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#87 of 116 Re: XB Site/Purchase SR 3.0 [ferrisbuller]
May 19, 2006 (9:29 pm)
We purchased our xb the end of January in Athens, GA. The dealer was getting three or four cars a week with no problem. We drove ours out of the showroom with 47 miles on it. Color is Black Cherry with a few extras, Spoiler, power mirrors, overdrive.
Just for info to those thinking of buying an xb
We took the car to Corpus Christi,TX in April. People talk of the engine being too small. Ran most of the trip at seventy mph, still had plenty of pickup to pass another vehicle if need be. Averaged 32mpg for the round trip. We sure do like the car. The only complaint I had with the drive was a sore butt going out. The seats are fairly firm. A stop in WalMart for a four dollar soft pillow resolved that on the trip home We downsized from a 1990 GMC Conversion Van and also a 1977 Chrysler Cordoba, which we are keeping but not driving too much now.
#88 of 116 My Scion purchase
May 20, 2006 (12:11 am)
When I purchased my Scion xB in 2-05, I bascially told them the color and options. My options were put on at the distibutor and I had the car in two and a half weeks. Having said that, I did purchase the car from a high volume dealer.
#89 of 116 A/C Strength For Texas
May 22, 2006 (8:28 am)
We live in central Texas and are thinking about an xB. Is the A/C strong enough to cool both the front and rear seats on a 94 degree day?
#90 of 116 I was going to buy an Xb, but then found a better car, the Honda Fit Sport!
May 22, 2006 (2:00 pm)
I test drove both. No comparison. The fit drives like a little sports car, the XB drove like a mini van. Interior quality is similar, but the driving drove me to the fit.
May 22, 2006 (6:08 pm)
Front seats: yes
Rear seats: unknown (no one ever sits back in mine)
#92 of 116 Re: A/C Strength For Texas [bprenderson]
May 22, 2006 (7:15 pm)
I'm in Phoenix and there doesn't seem to be a problem in the back seat, the A/C blows great! The interior gets really hot when parked though so I recommend a sun shade for the windshield.
#93 of 116 xb dash lights
May 22, 2006 (9:41 pm)
I just purchased a used 2005 xb and had a question regarding the dash lights. Unfortunately I didn't receive a manual with my purchase, but have ordered one from Toyota..I noticed this evening that when I started the car the maintenance required light blinked about a half a dozen times before turning off like the others...is this normal? I bought the car at carmax and they do recondition before resale and I have 5 days to change my mind if theres a problem..love the car though, it's a fun drive!
anybody have any thoughts on this one?
#94 of 116 Re: xb dash lights [miamax]
May 24, 2006 (10:31 am)
"... when I started the car the maintenance required light blinked about a half a dozen times before turning off like the others...is this normal?"
That sounds like the car's reminder that an oil change is due. It flashes on start up for 500 miles, then will stay one. The oil change interval comes set at 5000 miles, but can be reset for 4000 or 3000.
#95 of 116 Re: I was going to buy an Xb, but then found a better car, the Honda Fit Sport! [carfanatic007]
May 24, 2006 (2:00 pm)
"... The fit drives like a little sports car, the XB drove like a mini van."
I drove some minivans, and the xB that I ended up getting drives like a sports car to me, not a minivan. It may feel like a minivan getting in the doors without bending down, and having lots of legroom and headroom. The xB and the Fit do have appproximately the same engines, suspensions and weights.
#96 of 116 Re: xb dash lights [aatherton]
May 24, 2006 (8:17 pm)
I had a feeling that might be it, but they changed the oil right before I purchased the car and I've checked it myself and it is all good. Is there a way to stop the light from flashing?`