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Scion xB, Wagon
#270 of 347 Re: Help Needed on Price Quoted for a 2007 - XB in Southern California [icechuu]
Jan 27, 2007 (10:17 am)
Icechuu, there isn't a 2007 Scion xB model. All the remaining inventory is from the 2006 year, as this particular model has gone out of production in anticipation of the redesigned 2008 version out later this year.
Thus far, no official designs for the new xB have been released. As far as the quote you received, it seems fair but only if you want those extra features. If you hunt around, you might find a base model without them for around $15G. Good luck.
#271 of 347 Re: Help Needed on Price Quoted for a 2007 - XB in Southern California [brucepadgett]
Jan 29, 2007 (3:56 pm)
Hey brucepadgett, thanks for all the info. I found one and only one with the color : Show Mica
at a dealer ship. With the options that I want:
Fog Light Kit
The out the door price with tax/license/fee : $18,143.84 was quoted. They were very frank and admit they have to make about $883.00 on this deal. You think this is still a fair deal? Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#272 of 347 Re: Help Needed on Price Quoted for a 2007 - XB in Southern California [icechuu]
Jan 29, 2007 (4:54 pm)
Icechuu, I believe that $883 is what they CHOOSE to make, that's why they included all those options. The important question is: do you think they're worth the extra cost to obtain that particular xB? IOW could you get one with your desired color anywhere else w/o the options?
I would recommend you keep calling local dealers. Try contacting the internet sales manager for each one as they may offer you lower prices than the floor salesmen. Link via the Scion website--your messages should route directly
to the dealers' internet staff. Good luck.
May 23, 2007 (4:23 am)
Purchase my 2008 auto black on black xB this past weekend. 17,180 just as on the sticker--$600 tax and $100 dealer fee I believe--great trade in amount on my old 02 Suzuki Vitara. The experience (for the most part) was great. The only thing lacking was that apparently they put the upgraded stereo in it and didn't include that on the sticker (the one with the graphics plate) and when I came back in the next day to finish getting detailed they tried to tell me to either pay the $600 for the stereo or take the general pioneer back--sorry dude but I already have signed off on all of the paperword for a set price for THAT car.
I called their bluff and asked "well what would I have to do to return it" and after a talk with the manager the stereo was mine at no extra cost. That in my opinion--was a bit ridiculous--their mistake not mine.
#274 of 347 Plan to buy 2008 xB TRD turbo
May 25, 2007 (3:48 pm)
I am planning to buy 2008 xB (white or teal mica) with the following options
-TRD supercharger (boost to 200 hp)
-TRD 19' alloy wheels
I am located in chicago.
Am I expecting to pay build price (scion website) ?
Any suggestions ?
#275 of 347 fleet pricing?
Jun 23, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Any one tried the Costco/credit union buying service for a Scion yet? They have you set up an appointment with a specific fleet manager and give you a no haggle, fixed amount over dealer invoice. I have seen listings for Saturn in the listings so I would assume Scion would be a player also.
#276 of 347 Are these features standard or optional?
Jun 29, 2007 (6:28 am)
It is not clear from the Scion website if the following features are standard or optional on the new 2008 Xb:
1. Cargo Cover
2. Tinted Windows (Deep or Light?)
3. Fog Lights
Can any of the owners comment? If they are optional, how much extra do you pay for them?
#277 of 347 Showed the 2008 to wifey and she likey
Jun 29, 2007 (8:11 am)
We have 180,000 miles on a 2001 Sienna that we like a lot, due in part to a good Scion/Toyota/Lexus dealership. But it's a bit pricey to drive the van as much as she does, so I'm always on the look out for something cheaper when it comes time to replace it. Previously I'd brought home a 4 cylinder/FWD RAV4 which she liked well enough to replace the Sienna. As it would be about $4000 cheaper to buy, cheaper to service, better mileage, and probably better during our snowy winters, I was very pleased.
As she works out of town I end up taking it in for service, but we happened to be nearby the dealer yesterday. So I pulled in to show her the new xB. She liked it! She was OK to give up room and the third seat! She even wanted to get it with a manual transmission! This would save another $5000 over the RAV4.
The only down side is that I was thinking of getting it for myself (before we replace the Sienna) and don't want two of the same car.
#279 of 347 Re: Why pick one dealer over another? [aatherton]
Jul 09, 2007 (3:30 pm)
In regards to picking one dealer over another, I have a few questions on buying a new 2008 Scion XB that maybe some owners/buyers could answer?
I know that "pure pricing" means you pay the MSRP on the sticker. However, when you add the accessories, do you have to pay the MSRP on those, or are they negotiable?
I've checked all the Scion dealers around where I live, and they all charge the exact same for the accessories (their prices are listed on their dealer websites and in the showrooms). So if they all charge the exact same, what's the benefit of one dealer over another? Or can you negotiate price on the accessories?
Also, all the dealers around where I live charge a $675 dealer fee and $50 doc fee on top of the "pure price." This seems pretty high, but they all charge both of those. Does anybody know if these are negotiable; can you get one dealer to lower them over another?
And one last question: most dealers around here only have a few 2008 XBs in stock on their lot, but they list upwards of 50 available on their website. Do you have to pay any fee (besides the one built into the MSRP) to get one that they list as available? You don't have to pay any type of relocation fee, do you?
Any and all advice would be great. How did any of you owners/buyers out there handle these things? Thanks!