2008 Scion xB User Reviews

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    Displaying 31 - 37 of 37 2008 Scion xB reviews.

    2008 Scion xB 5-DoorReview
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    35

    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2012 Scion xB Reviews

    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

    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

    Nice All Around Car And The Reliability Is Great By reblhunter

    the light in the back dosnt come one when you open the back hatch. the headlights could be a little brighter. being that the front of the car is flat it gets some stone chips . other than that its ... Read More

    2010 Scion xB Reviews

    It's A Little On The Outside And Big On The Inside Fun Kinda Car! By evilwillieg

    My wife and I have rode comfortably in this car with 3 kids and one in a car seat. The inside of this car is huge. There's no need to worry about setting the seat back to far that it might interfere w... Read More

    Fun Commuter Car By George

    Fun car to drive to and from work. Maintenance has only been oil changes and recently new tires. Other than that there have been no issues at all with this vehicle. Gets great gas mileage on the highw... Read More

    2009 Scion xB Reviews

    Cool Car For Gettin Around In. By MPWallace

    I primarily use this car to get to and from work. I am a musician. The Scion xB has more room than most SAVs and is great on gas. The only downside to the car is that if running Low Pro tires, it can ... Read More

    Great Car For The Money And It's Made By Toyota. By jxprice

    Great car! Does well all the way around. Wallet friendly on everything from oil changes to tires to gas. Good pick up for a four banger and handles nicely on the road. There's a lot more room insi... Read More

    2006 Scion xB Reviews

    The Toaster By stanman

    I like it fine. Very cool factor, better design than later models. Easy to customize with lots of accessories available. Fits lots of cargo with rear seats folded flat. Typical Toyota construction qua... Read More

    Boxy But Dependable And Safe! By ashaleeta

    I've loved this car since the first day I bought it. It has been very reliable and dependable throughout the years, making getting around cities an absolute breeze. Safe, yet tough, this Scion xB is f... Read More

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