Last post on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:29 PM
You are in the Scion xB
What is this discussion about?
Scion xB, Wagon
#1071 of 1370 Re: Is something wrong with the paint? [aatherton]
Mar 09, 2005 (3:33 pm)
Yeah, its not uncommon to have swirl marks aready on a spankin new scion. And it a big yes to paint chiping on the hood to I'd consider a bra (yuck, IMO) or a clear bra by 3M. Also many of my friend and I have reported the paint on the ground effects scratching off easily by road debris, even when you can recall hiting anything??
For reference I have a 2004 Orange Scion xB RS1 w/ 5spd tranny and about 17,500 miles racked up. I have had my car a full yr, and was one of/if not the first 5spd RS1 taken delevery of in TX. Any question folks have feel free to e-mail me dixiedude18yahoo.com or I strongly suggest checking out forum sites like scionlife.com ... lots of smart folks out there ready to ansewer anything.
Here's a link to my ride: http://www.scionlife.com/?Radiodude
#1072 of 1370 Re: XB [crazedcommuter]
Mar 09, 2005 (5:48 pm)
Oh and just to clarify the cruise issue. Cruise is a dealer or a port installed option (much like the other options on the enormous list).
The problem is that not all toyotas come from the same port or distributer. Here in Texas we have GST (Gulf States Toyota) and alot do some in through the port of houston. GST does not or has ever offered cruise for an xB (at least to my knowledge). However folks in the southeast (i.e. Georgia) can order cruise as an option because their ditributer offers it. AS with anything prices vary. Check this for yourself when you go to the "build your own scion" page... eneter a Georgia zip code, then try a TX one (like 77002)
Mar 09, 2005 (6:13 pm)
Does anyone drive this in the snow? How does it do- I live south of Buffalo in NYS so I would like to know- thanks for any thoughts.
Mar 09, 2005 (9:30 pm)
Automobile had a four seasons article on the xb in the latest issue. I got it last night in the mail. Interesting reading.
Mar 10, 2005 (11:40 am)
Someone said one of their ground effect plastic pieces got damaged by a snowpile at a curb or parking lot, and wanted to know how to remove them for winter.
Mar 12, 2005 (2:33 pm)
Can you give me an idea of what they have to say? I have been on other sites reading and it seems it is getting around well in the snow and the traction control is helpful.
So I would be replacing a 94 prizm with high miles with the xb. Since the price is not negotiable on the xb can I get dealers to compete on trade in value for the prizm? Will be paying cash.
#1077 of 1370 Re: Snow by aatherton [timberdoodle]
Mar 12, 2005 (4:13 pm)
I would sell the Prizm privately... Dealer will not give you what it is worth.
#1078 of 1370 comparing specs and real world mileage
Mar 13, 2005 (12:04 am)
I am thinking about trading my crv in on an Xb, or possibly the honda fit/jazz (if and when it ever sees the light of day stateside)
however, I am not sure how they compare on interior specs, has anyone ever seen the specs compared on any sites?, I am curious if the fit, would be roomier than the xA as it is just too cramped feeling.
Also for the long time owners, how good is real world fuel economy on average on your Xb
and on a side note any recomendations on a good COMFORTABLE arm rest for the xb (storage is a plus, but comfort is the bottom line ie padded)
Mar 13, 2005 (8:47 am)
The xB is much roomier than the xA. Gas mileage for me has ranged from 32-34.
And for that armrest, see link.
Mar 13, 2005 (8:49 am)
Just unless you want to unload that Prism, just keep it as your second car. However, if you do want to sell it, do it yourself.
I have a 95 Corolla, and I never plan on selling it until the day it dies.