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Scion xB, Wagon
#298 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [macljs]
Mar 23, 2008 (3:36 pm)
The resale of the prior model xB is (was?) real good, but since the new 08 can't see knew I would doubt the resale value will be very strong. The Civic always has strong resale value, for sure if you buy near invoice you will not lose as much money down the road when it is time to sell.
#299 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [jfritsch]
Mar 23, 2008 (5:16 pm)
Thanks JJF. It seems it is impossible to cut the price off since everyone said the MSRP is fit in scion. But $3000 worth stuff is not so important to me because the XB's standard trim is good enough to me.
#300 of 347 I will get the xB !!!
Mar 25, 2008 (6:43 pm)
Well, I have been to weasel lot lizard dealers, surfed the net. Was looking at various cars and finally had an inspiration. I toned down the amount of money I was going to lay out and found the Scion xB seemed to do the trick. It is a Toyota and configured with the do-dads I wanted comes in at $20,090. This is the bigger Scion. Very roomy. Tx, licens in addition to price.
I will have to order it but nice car and plenty of room to haul hunting stuff. Clincher was MPG and lower price. I'll post a picture when I get delivery.
As long as things go smoothly at dealer I'll be happy. I'll give you an update. Looking to get the deal done this Saturday.
May 07, 2008 (3:37 pm)
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#302 of 347 Re: I will get the xB !!! [firehouse46]
May 07, 2008 (6:14 pm)
I would try to look at the pontiac Vibe (15000-16000 street price 08 if any left in your area), Toyota matrix (same) possibly Hyundia tuscon, santa fe, Ford escape, etc. For hunting and such Scion has a rather low ground clearance and is overpriced. At least get 5 bids and try to get some overallowance on a trade or $2000 or so of their (overpriced) list price options thrown in. I guess this would depend on popularity in your area.
#303 of 347 New xB owner
May 14, 2008 (5:40 pm)
We picked up our Blackberry xB today. Got it for $15,497 (plus TTL, sales tax, and processing) for the manual tranny version. Have to put in a good word for Fitzgerald Scion in Gaithersburg, MD. Their Pure Price was $800 lower the the dealers in my neck of the woods in VA, and MD dealers can't charge the outrageous processing fees the dealers here want. The xB has everything we wanted, and is almost $4-5k cheaper than a comparably equipped Matrix.
#304 of 347 Re: New xB owner [dave594]
May 14, 2008 (6:34 pm)
Congratulations, that's a great price. I got the exact same xB (5spd blackberry) last October for $16270 w/o any add'l fees other than ttl (but I also paid cash, so I don't know if that's why they waived the other fees).
It's a great ride and I've been more than happy with the mpg. If you don't drive much over 70mph and avoid jackrabbit starts it really returns great mpg. I get 33mpg on my normal commute to work which takes me 40 mins (22 miles one way); roughly 30%city/70%hwy. Oddly enough I got 32mpg on a cross country hwy trip, but traveling 70-75mph most of the way cuts into the gas. The xB's sweet spot is right around 50mph, so if you drive alot of rural back roads you should get great mpg.
The only things I plan to do in the near future is to:
1) Install the TRD short shift kit. I've heard nothing but great reviews by other users regarding improving the smoothness and reducing the throw by a good 30% - 40%. My take on the stock shifter is that it's adequate, but gets notchy when rushed.
2) Begin using synthetic oil when I get to 15000 miles on the odo.
#305 of 347 Re: New xB owner [dave594]
May 15, 2008 (7:49 am)
Gotta love the Fitz Way! $16,400 for our blackberry '08 xB with automatic, plus $21 for a 60-day temp Maryland tag. Took a $59 overnight Greyhound ride from Illinois to pick it up. Drove it real easy on the way back, averaging 49 mph. After expenses, we saved $1000-$1200 over buying local.
#306 of 347 2009 Scion XB 5-speed
May 29, 2008 (4:32 pm)
Just need your opinion about how much I should pay for 2009 Scion XB 5-speed. By the way, I am located in San Gabriel Valley. I am planning to go to Longo Toyota. I don't know if you all are familiar with the dealer. Anyway, they gave me a quote of $18181.73. That price including the process & handling fee of $620. I added a quick shifter costing $266.50. The car comes with the carpet as well. I really need your opinion so badly. How much do you think I can push down the price? And I am planning to trade-in my car as well. The thing is I lost my title for my current car. I have to wait 10 business day for it. Is there any way that I can sell the car without the title? or can dealer check to DMV regarding the ownership of the car? Thank you so much for all your input.
#307 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [dwynne]
May 31, 2008 (11:44 am)
niether the civic or the fit come withtraction control or vehicle stabilty control. you would have to add that to the price f bot to comaper apple to applles. Xb is just a lot more car than either the civic or fit. Edmunds compares the fit to the xd and
rate the xd as better.