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Scion xB, Wagon
#983 of 1370 Re: cruise control and removable rear seat [inharmsway]
Nov 01, 2004 (7:14 pm)
The extras for a Scion are pricey, unlike the base price, which is a good deal. Sounds like the cruise control would be added by the dealer. As far as I know, you canít get cruise control on a 2004 or 2005 Scion xA or xB as a factory-installed option.
Does anyone know for a fact how easy or hard it is to remove the rear seats in either a 2004 or 2005 xB?
#984 of 1370 Re: Cargo or sleeping space
Nov 05, 2004 (7:21 am)
I have a '05 Scion xB with manual. I am 6' tall and did actually sleep in my xB a few times: the front passenger seat folds back to a slight 10 degree angle (from the horizontal) to match up with the back cargo area (with the back seats folded flat) and fit with oodles of room to spare, but please note that you will want to have a small 1" mat to put down to reduce the effective high spots in the back of the seats due to the child seat anchors.
Also, I installed the front strut tower brace and the body lean has been greatly reduced. The traction control and stability control are very effective in heavy rain storms, but I will better know how these systems react once the winter comes to Michigan...expect a report then.
#985 of 1370 Re: Cargo or sleeping space [phil_landan]
Nov 05, 2004 (4:51 pm)
Yes, I would really like to hear about stability control on snow...I've heard it's much better than none, not quite as good as snow tires or 4 wheel drive.
#986 of 1370 Re: Cargo or sleeping space [phil_landan]
Nov 11, 2004 (1:26 pm)
Sorry to hear that you're living in your car! Seriously, could you give a measurement of the length of the cargo floor area with the back seats folded down? I haven't been able to find this anywhere. Thanks, HS
#987 of 1370 Roof Rack Available?
Nov 13, 2004 (5:17 am)
Greetings, xBoxx Fans!
Does anybody out there know if you can
get a roof rack on an xB? (Stock or not)
Does anyone currently have a roof rack?
Does anybody really care?
I just drove an xB (auto) and I am
ready to give up my lil' red ECHO,
which I really dig.....
Nov 15, 2004 (11:07 am)
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Nov 15, 2004 (4:53 pm)
You can get a Yakima roof rack through Scion. It cost $200 plus. I have seen one on an xb with bicycles on top.
#990 of 1370 Using the Xb for small landscaping jobs
Nov 17, 2004 (11:36 am)
I am currently the owner of a small landscape company, with the seats removed from the Xb, would this be a good vehicle to put bags of dirt, small plants, flowers, a shovel, rake, etc. into?
Would this greatly affect the power of the engine?
Nov 17, 2004 (1:10 pm)
Look at torque, not power, when you're talking about carrying weight.
If you throw 20 bags of top soil in there, you're talking about 1000 lbs. You're gonna need torque to pull that safely.
I would recommend an Element but payload is actually weaker with that model, it's just the hose-out interior would come in handy.
Vibe and Matrix also have a non-carpeted cargo area I believe.
Or just get a sturdy liner for an xB, should do the trick.
#992 of 1370 Re: [ateixeira]
Nov 18, 2004 (7:18 am)
Thanks for the info, I usually don't carry more than 10 bags of dirt (approximately 500 pounds), 3-5 flats of flowers, 3-5 shrubs, shovel, rake, broom, etc. Would the Xb cargo space be sufficient or would I have a difficult time getting all of that to fit? Also, do you know of a manufacturer that makes a liner for the Xb?