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Scion xB, Wagon
#30 of 347 2005 xB in Santa Fe
Oct 16, 2004 (9:06 pm)
I just recently purchased a new Scion xB at Beaver Toyota in Santa Fe. The buying experience at this dealer was very pleasant. It has been by far the best car-buying experience in my life! I chose the options I wanted, put down a $500 deposit, and had it ordered direct from Japan. The salesman updated me regularly with a call when it came into the port of entry (L.A.) and called me again when it arrived in Albuquerque, NM. I waited about 4 weeks total before it arrived at the dealership. I spent less than an hour and a half at the dealership signing paperwork and getting everything squared away - no aftermarket sales demos, etc.
As for price, it seems that they have a no-bargaining policy. I, for one, find the vehicle to have great value; so, I paid what the same price I calculated while adding options on the scion.com web page. No vehicle can compare to this one - styling, economy, and standard features for the price. Although a bit underpowered, my little "toaster on wheels" is roomy, different and fun to drive.
#31 of 347 Re: xB Pricing and the salesman you get. [mydingo]
Oct 26, 2004 (6:25 am)
We just bought a 2005 scion xb last Thursday, and we love it. No negotiations on pricing, didn't add any extras. We have a 5spd manual, so with dealer fees the total was 14,195, plus tax and tags. I have 2 golden retreivers, so I need the space - I just got rid of my 96 taurus sw, which had all the gadgets and whistles available at the time. There are a few things I miss-like the doors locking automatically, and the side view mirrors defrosting with the rear window defroster on. By the way, if anyone reads the manual for the 2005 Scion xB, I'm told it is a misprint that it states that the side view mirrors defrost with the rear window defogger. I loved the salesperson- just right, not pushy, and everyone at the dealership was very nice-,we got our Scion from Sloane Toyota in Glenside, Pa
#32 of 347 Pricing for 2005 Scion XB
Nov 18, 2004 (12:54 pm)
I'm looking to buy a new XB hopefully w/ leather seats and an car alarm as my extra options. Is it true that the msrp is set by scion? Any tips on what I can negotiate for would be really appreciated. And a realistic price of what I would pay "out the door".
I have a new baby + we need a bigger car to commute to the babysitter/work. Thanks in advance! I'm in San Francisco, if that matters.
#33 of 347 A set price is a good thing
Nov 24, 2004 (11:42 am)
I work at a big Toyota dealer in Dayton, New Jersey. Now that getting a different price is not an option where you buy your Scion is easier. You should take some things into consideration when it is time to buy. First you have to feel comfortable with your salesperson, did he or she answer all your questions and are they concerned with your needs. Too often I find future customers brushed aside due to stereo typing of age or dress. Scion is a great reliable and affordable vehicle. As a salesperson I assume everyone who comes in to inquire about a Scion is a serious buyer. I find the Scion buyer to be more knowledgeable than most customers who are looking for a vehicle. I get many customers who come in to my dealership after they had a bad experience at other places. Bad for other places, good for me.
#34 of 347 Re: 2005 xB in Santa Fe [santafedude]
Dec 02, 2004 (10:13 pm)
Ditto this buying experience! (except for the ordering from Japan). I bought mine in Illinois; $14,195 base price for a manual transmission, just under $1,500 in accessories, $1,500 down payment. No haggling on anything, no pressure to add items, less than an hour and a half doing the closing paperwork. After tax title etc total was around $17,000. A very pleasant car buying experience. I've had the xB for 2 and a half months and I love it. Many comments, questions, and looks. I bought it for the looks, price, practicality in that order. Undoubtedly one of the best buys for the money on the current auto market.
Dec 06, 2004 (10:48 am)
You may not be able to negotiate on the sticker price, but you can still haggle if you bring a trade-in. It goes without saying that you have to shop smart. If a dealer is trying to screw you over with "documentation fees" or other BS, find another dealer. The fixed-price concept means you can go to any Scion store and get the same base MSRP.
I live in Colorado, but bought our xB in Oregon to avoid paying about $800 in sales tax. Of course, you need to have a legitmate Oregon address to register the car (my folks live there). If I'm not mistaken, New Hampshire is the only other state with no sales tax.
I had an excellent buying experience with Ron Tonkin Toyota Scion in Portland. They had the color I wanted, and I was able to do most of the deal via e-mail and fax. When arrived to pick up the car, there were no surprises, no bogus doc fees or other markups, and no pressure to finance through the dealer when I already had a loan through Lending Tree. Oh, there were the usual offers for extended warranty and such, but no hard sell. I got out the door for $14,641 including registration and a few accessories.
Dec 08, 2004 (1:58 pm)
A reporter is interested in speaking with anyone who has recently purchased any of the following vehicles: Chrysler 300, Mazda 3, Scion xB, Audi A6, Land Rover LR3 or the Honda Odyssey. He would like to discuss which other vehicles you considered, why you bought the vehicle you bought, likes/dislikes, etc. If you are interested in speaking with this reporter, please forward your name, the vehicle you purchased and your daytime contact information to Pam Krebs, Edmunds.com PR, at pkrebsedmunds.com no later than end of day Tuesday, Dec. 14. Thank you
#37 of 347 Talk to the Press
Jan 03, 2005 (5:59 pm)
A newspaper reporter is hoping to speak with a Scion xB owner - particularly anyone who was attracted by the spare, Japanese-type styling.
Please send your daytime contact info to jfallonedmunds.com no later than Monday, January 10, 2005.
#38 of 347 Re: Talk to the Press [Sylvia]
Feb 26, 2005 (3:28 pm)
I' curious...did anyone ever talk to the reporter concerning the Xb purchase?
#39 of 347 Extended warranty?
Mar 04, 2005 (8:12 pm)
Since it's a Toyota, can you get the extended warranty (platinum?) when you buy a new xB?