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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
Jared writes:
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To Not Underestimate The Box. — Performance is greater than expected. Put the car into manual mode and take off the traction control and you got a rocket. The normal person will get about 24/25 in town, and 25/26 highway; less if you speed. The fun factor is a 10/10 if you've been in my vehicle in the past. The apperance it looks smaller in the inside but it easily fits a 6' 8 person with room to spare. The built quality is high up because it is owned by Toyota.

Pros: Great point A to B car that does not let you down in any situation.

Cons: My tire life is already halfway gone and im at 15,000.  Too soft of a tread.  Goodyear Eagles = high performanc tires

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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Beast — this car has a few kinks to work out but overall it is an amazing car for stock

Pros: quick with the 5-speed

Cons: only a 4-cylindar

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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My 08 Scion Xb — Its got a lot of room and can have stuff done quick heaply but of course gotta have money. And great for systems. But stock its boring car slow and odd

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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Great Platform For Modification — My 2nd Scion xB, one of the best cars to modify and retain its value. My last xB was the only car ever that I have owned that actually appreciated in value and I made a little money on it. Very dependable, lots of room even for someone who is 6'3 and 300lbs. Love it

Pros: Roomy, fun to drive, economical, easy to park, dependable

Cons: Slow acceleration, cheap plastic parts on the inside

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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Box On Wheels — Although not as boxy as the first generation Scion xB (Or Toyota bB in Japan), the second generation xB (Based on the JDM Corolla Rumion) is larger and more powerful. The 2.4L engine gives the new xB a lot more power over the 1.5L equipped first generation xB, at the expense of slightly worse fuel economy (31 vs 36 MPG), but the extra horsepower is worth it, especially on models equipped with an automatic transmission. Head and foot room is plentiful, even in the back seat.

Pros: Stereo, interior room, fuel economy

Cons: Rear cargo area not all that big, but the rear seats fold down for hauling larger items, sun visors don't slide rearward when flipped to the side, don't block the sun very well from the side

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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Fantastic Price/value. Well Built With All You Would Expect And More. — It is no Lexux but it is a Toyota. All the safety features you may want. Good power/economy ratio. It is not a 4.3 V8 but a 2.4 4L. It would be nice if it had a 5 or 6 spd automatic but the 4 auto stick is adequate. For the price you can't beat it and did I say it is a Toyota.

Pros: Air bags all around, safety beams on the doors, anti lock breaks, 2.4 liter engine, auto stick, nice radio which accepts wma files. Uses unleaded fuel.

Cons: Noisy cabin at cruising speeds.

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2008 Scion xBReview
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Beating People With A Box Is Fun — the car is very smooth, has somewhat of a different look that people find ugly. It is not what other people like anyways. You buy the car for your personalization.

Pros: performance faster than the fit. Sound system

Cons: a-pillar creek that will be fixed this summer

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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Comparison Between 06 And 08 — I own an 06 xB which i love to death. I wouldn't trade it for the world because i made it my own by customizing it the way i want it. But i drove an 08 xB this past summer at a couple of scion backstage events and it was just awesome to be able to feel the difference between the two. I was able to test the power and handling in one track and i just couldn't have been happier with both. It was nice to have more power in my hands because the 06 models only have 103 hp. If there was one reason that would keep me from getting an 08 though, it would be because it's not boxy enough. xB's are known for their shape and the 08 model just lost a lot of it in my mind. But overall i just love the 08 and would recommend it to someone thinking about getting a scion.

Pros: standard cruise control, more power, even better handling

Cons: lost boxy shape a bit

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2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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The Box Gets Better — I just drove the new xB an hour ago. It is surprisingly spacious in the front AND back seats (I am a little more than 6 feet and I fit very comfortably in front as well as the back), it's deceptively small from the outside. The seats are comfortable and the power seemed to be adequate (I didn't really get the chance to test it though) and the car handled very well. The dash seemed a little boxy but in a car that has been designed to look like a box thats not a shocker. The dash materials did feel a little plasticky and unrefined, but hey, it's a Scion and at an MSRP of around $17,000 you couldn't ask for much more than that. I'm very surprised with my reaction to the Box. I would never has billed myself as a person who would actually consider one of these, but after driving one I am left wanting more of it. I'll definitely consider one when buying my next car.

Pros: Edgy looks, incredibly spacious, easily customizable, more horsepower, interior is extremely quiet.

Cons: Fuel economy given up for the better power, rims should be standard on such a "hip" vehicle.

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2008 Scion xB 5-Door Review
Eric says:
Out of all the cars Ive owned this car remains to be my favorite. If It were possible, Id still have it one now. I got the car at 55k and I had it til 130k. The car never gave me an issue. Drove great in the snow, has tons of room, very comfortable to drive, high seating position that compares to an SUV, tall ceiling so even for someone who is 6ft and over, you dont feel like cramped in. Downside, is that it has less than average mpg. But comparing it to similar size wagons/suvs on the market, its still decent; around 27mpg. The 2nd Gen XB had oil consumption issues and Toyota sent out a recall notice, and after the engine is tested for oil consumption, then they rebuild the engine and fix the issue. Sadly for me, I had to get rid of it because alot of issues with the rear end; between brakes, rotors, suspension and a number of other rear end issues, I couldnt justify spending more money on repairing the car than what the car was worth. Still though, If I had I could, I would own this car again. Overall, the car was just so fun to drive.
vs2013 Toyota Prius v Two FWD
2008 Scion xB 5-Door winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2013 Toyota Prius v Two FWD worse.
"The seating is more elevated and more SUV like for the Scion. Where as with the Prius V, the seating is comfortable, but not elevated enough for my preference and sometimes, my legs get numb after long drives. "
Would Buy Ranked 2013 Toyota Prius v Two FWD better.
"The Prius is the most reliable car on the market and cheapest for cost to own. These cars are known to go past 200,000 miles without major issues. At 134,000 miles, Ive yet to experience a major issue. Also, comparing MPG, you cant beat the Prius. However, the Scion XB is alot more fun to drive."
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0nly thing missing from this car is... .. ME Hopefully I can get a Scion Xb in the near future. Read More

2013 Scion xB Reviews

Review By hutchisme

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2012 Scion xB Reviews

Review By Guru9BHJJR

No key fob. One key only. Tires are new. Car and Driver floor mats! Love that! The AC is colder at the 3rd setting. Gonna get that check. Overall, any used car buy is a crapshoot. But I’m familiar wit... Read More

Love It! By qrystel

Really there is not much that i don't like about this car. The interior is a little soft, so it has a few scratches. The color is great. I handles so well, its higher off the ground, but handles great... Read More

2011 Scion xB Reviews

Review By Ruslan

I like that car and I think its good price on this days. Read More

Nice Sporty Vehicle With Many Options Including An Alpine Sound System By rsimps

this is a really nice car with only 42,xxx miles on it. has many options including Alpine sound system with subwoofer and sunroof. only 2000 of these were made. good gas mileage at 28 - 30 mpg. be... Read More

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