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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Mar 04, 2006 (7:49 pm)
I just test drove the new 2006 tc auto and I love it. However, the prices setup by the dealers are not the same as the website MSRP. Most of these bulls... dealers markup the sticker price by adding additional equipments to the car. The sticker price of the standard basic models were different at each dealers. Since, I can't haggle prices by so called "pure pricing", this is total BS. If the dealer is going to stick with the "pure pricing", then it should stick with MSRP price on the website. I would avoid Scion dealer in La Crecenta,CA. They are scam artists. They are very unprofessional, by all means avoid them. They go through same haggling process. Talking back and forth with the manager, "I can find something cheaper for you" etc. This guy started yelling, and saying we stick with "pure pricing" policy.
The true meaning of pure pricing means the price set up by the dealers. So beaware by this scam artists!!!!!!
#39 of 93 Performance of the XB
Mar 15, 2006 (9:33 am)
How does it handle it bad weather, especially highway driving during heavy rain. I used to own a small car and would have to slow down to 45 mph on the highway during a heavy rain while other cars were speeding by at 70. What about high winds, do you get blown into the next lane?
Mar 15, 2006 (8:17 pm)
Heavy rain is downright dangerous. Its not the xB, its the GoodYear Eagle LS tires that come on it. The traction control kicks in.
In terms of heavy winds (up to 50 I believe) which we have had the past week, you have to keep adusting it, but I never was blown into the next lane. The xB handles real well.
May 14, 2006 (9:17 pm)
Thank You for honest reviews for the Scion xB! I am looking forward to getting one this fall! I am trading in my 03 Ford Explorer Sport Trac! Hopefully I can get what I should out of my SUV!
Sliding towards the Salsa Red with all the goodies! 18 in TRD wheels also! Yippeeeee!
Also, I like the idea of being a "toaster pilot" This will be an awesome "mom" car and I drive 70 miles R/T up the mountains for work so I need that milage!
#42 of 93 Re: Considering an XB [futurexbmom]
Jun 03, 2006 (9:11 am)
Hey futurexbmom - I just got one in Salsa Red. It's really a cool little car. If you haven't driven one with 18s, you may want to try before you buy. There won't be much ruber between you and the road, and it will be a very harsh ride. Just got mine a little over a week ago. Traded my stock wheels/tires for 16s at Discount Tire. Didn't want to go any bigger for a daily commuter car. Pictures at the link below.
#43 of 93 Re: Considering an XB [futurexbmom]
Jun 07, 2006 (4:44 pm)
"... Sliding towards the Salsa Red with all the goodies! 18 in TRD wheels..."
What is it with the 18" wheels? Discarding the wheels and tires that the car came with, and then buying new wheels and tires, is a big cost. $2,000 or more? And for what? A harsher ride and worse mpg?
I like to corner hard enough to enjoy the rear sway bar and front strut bar that I bolted on. But I am perfectly content with the wheels and tires that the car came with.
Jun 19, 2006 (7:59 pm)
My name is Joey (25), picked up my brand new xB this past wednesday. Gotta say its the best purchase that I think I have ever made. I am getting 36 + mpg, price was great, and so was the dealer where I got it. Hope everyone is loving theirs as much as I love mine.
Jun 28, 2006 (7:42 pm)
I am buying an Xb tomorrow and I am wondering if I should purchase Gap insurance, any opinions to share on this topic would be appreciated.
#46 of 93 Re: Considering an XB [aatherton]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:30 am)
Most people also like to lower the car with shorter, stiffer springs with less travel, for that complete buckboard ride
Like you, I have stock wheels and tires and added a strut bar and sway bar. I must say the sway bar makes a big difference in cornering, eliminating lean and oversteer so that the car corners like a go-cart. However, the strut bar makes no difference that I can feel. The strut bar also prevents changing the air filter or changing the brake fluid, and I plan to remove and sell it at 15K miles.
I went to the Scion Exposed event last weekend at the Mid-Ohio track:
We got to do some fast laps, and the stock tires did put a limit on the cornering. They began to howl and felt like they were going to roll under and come off the wheels. But in hard cornering on public roads, they do fine.
#47 of 93 Re: tonylexus... [iluvmysephia1]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:18 pm)
I bought a 2006 Xb in December and have been seeing an honest 34mpg no matter where I drive. I'm another old fart who bought the kid's offering from Scion, so I don't race the thing. I bought because I have to use my car in my job (a lot). Being reimbursed at 46.5 cents per mile makes the purchase way easy. Everyone who rides in it is amazed at the interior room. I claim that it is a Tardis (Dr. Who fans know), Bigger on the inside than on the outside. I love it. The one problem is that the rear groung effects plastic below the bumper keeps coming loose. On my next oilchange, Toyota will hear of this. My advice: Drive easy (even if you hate to do it) for 1 week and then check your mileage. Hope you have many happy years with DA BOX.