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#1367 of 1370 My Scion now has 215,000k miles
Dec 07, 2012 (9:18 am)
My Scion is a reverse lemon, I am convinced, a miracle car for me, the first new car I've ever owned, and probably the last. It was a gift to me from my family way back in 2004. I trap cats for spay neuter. I cut a board, and folded the rear seats forward with the board over it and have carried up to 27 cats in the back in traps and carriers to spay surgery. I have probably hauled over 6000 cats in the car. I've used the car like a truck, like a four wheel drive. I have loved the car. It still gets over 30 mpg. The seat upholstery is torn. I've replaced the drivers' side mirror with one off ebay motors and also the switch that operates the windows, with a used part off ebay motors. The back hatch lever has broken off but I screwed it on and no problems since. Blew a coil pack but that is the only thing that's ever seriously gone wrong. It's been a miracle for me. I sleep in it often, when out trapping or during the day, in a rest area, while cats are being fixed. I've had tire issues, blew one on the way to a Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon clinic, after hitting something in the road, and darn it, by the time I got to the side of the freeway, I found myself on a slope next to a ripe rotting dead deer. I had to take out 17 cats and carry them into a field, before putting on the donut, which went flat too, but I'd gotten to the clinic by then. Adventures galore! That car has been absolutely wonderful and should be bronzed into a statue when it finally dies. I love my Scion xb. It kind of stinks from hauling so many cats, it's scratched, with a few pieces of this and that on the exterior fallen off, but no car has worked harder for me and driven so economically and reliably through thick and thin. I even found myself in a flood in the dark, last winter, every which way I turned, higher and higher street water until I had to drive up on a sidewalk so the car wouldn't drown. It didn't and I made it through. Yes, I worry about the miles on it, but I hope it just keeps going, as it has, through it all, hauling me and the strays of Oregon, faithfully.
#1368 of 1370 Re: My Scion now has 215,000k miles [sciontrapper]
Dec 07, 2012 (9:56 am)
06 xB: now at 140,000 and one, single, repair, heater blower motor for under $300 installed.
04 xA: now at 125,000 and zero repairs. We did just replace shocks and struts.
Both get 30 MPG or better. Both sorta fun to drive. Both have high utility in terms of cargo space and flexible interior use. Both holding their own in terms of value.
#1369 of 1370 Re: My Scion now has 215,000k miles [chumsae]
Dec 07, 2012 (10:08 am)
That's awesome yours also are doing so well. Sometimes, I can open certain windows, with wind, and the car becomes a sail! Wind can push it along, with the right windows open.
#1370 of 1370 Re: My Scion now has 215,000k miles [sciontrapper]
Aug 29, 2013 (8:29 pm)
I love your story!! I have a 2009 Scion xb and absolutely adore it! She has 74,000k and has no problems. Has been great! I am using to do landscaping/gardening jobs. I can get a full size mower in there and two 30lb bags of debris and all my tools. Branches sticking out all the windows, looks like the car ate a tree sometimes. But, she cleans up nice for a night on the town. But, your story is the best and made me smile and then I saw you're also from the NW and made me smile even more!! Good luck saving all those cats! You're good soul!!