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Scion xB, Wagon
Jun 13, 2006 (1:17 pm)
Go to scion.com and build an 06 xB with automatic. The MSRP is $14,830, Del, Proc & Handling is $540, for a subtotal of $15,370. Add your state tax, a license fee (usually around $30), and a $100 fee for the dealer's paperwork. The total would be considered a very good price. If the total is less than the $16,995 you were quoted, then the dealer has used a higher fee (or even several fees). The three dealers around here charge $400, $500 and $950 in fees.
Going into the 2007 model year, an oddly-painted 2005 with 21,000 possibly hard miles for $13,125 does not sound like a good deal. The Kelley Blue Book trade-in value on that car is $10,500, using a vehicle condition of "Fair" due to the odd cosmetics.
Compare the $13,125 to the new figure of $15,370 above. For about $2,000 more, you could have a perfect new car with 0 miles, factory warranty, a factory paint color, and high resale value.
Jun 16, 2006 (2:55 pm)
I picked up my xB two days ago, gotta say I didnt have a single prob with pricing, delivery, or anything else. I paid $15,808 for my Box which has, all the standard equip + 5 spd, floor and cargo mats, spoiler, graphics, 6 disc c/d, and center armrest. I am also getting an $84.00 check cut back to me because I got rid of the security system and opted for the 6 disc and armrest. I live in Upstate NY picked it up from Empire Toy/Sci Oneonta. A great Dealer, gotta say most people hate dealerships but I can honestly say that this one does right by its customers.
Jun 21, 2006 (5:32 pm)
All I can say is you got a very good deal.
I will pickup mine tomorrow. Out the door price is 17,000 XB automatics with cargo cover and rear bumper applique. Location is 98058. Since there is no haggling on this price so this is the lowest I can do. 9% tax, 35 doc, and 100+ licensing.
Let me know if this can be better.
#240 of 347 Crazy Florida doc fees--any way out?
Jun 22, 2006 (7:15 pm)
I am in the market for an xB, but all the dealers here have a $500 doc fee. This seems excessive considering the destination is more than Honda or Mazda and the fixed pricing. Is there any way to get out of it? It looks like you can get a carsdirect quote w/o this fee, but there are no participating dealers in my area.
#241 of 347 Re: Crazy Florida doc fees--any way out? [erc1]
Jun 26, 2006 (4:02 pm)
That fee is not excessive as a total fee, given the short supply of xBs. The 3 dealers in Louisville have total fees of $400, $500 and $950. I went with the dealer who had the $500 fees. They are just a market value adjustment.
Jul 21, 2006 (1:48 pm)
i am in the shopping phase now and i have some cars i am interested in...the scions xA and xB are top on our list but i have one question for owners...
1- how is the xB in the snow??? my husband is ready to scratch it from the list because he thinks it will do horrible in the snow(weight at the back versus in the front)...any owners with experience with the xB and the snow???
we drove it a couple of months ago and we really like it!!!
and just a personal comment here...
when i first saw an xB last yr... ( i am from canada and i never got to see one over there)i went
" what in the world is THAT car??????!!!! someone built a lego truck and put it on the road????!!!!"
anyways...i see the terms " toaster" and "xbox" but i my eyes it is a lego truck all the way!!! (especially the white ones!!!)