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Honda Fit, Scion xB, Car Comparisons, Hatchback, Wagon
#37 of 66 Re: xB vs Fit [strager]
May 13, 2006 (9:34 am)
"As far as gas mileage, I get 26 mpg/city and about 36 freeway. My guess is that in reality, the Fit gets about the same."
Actually, over in the MPG thread, most Fit owners report beating those numbers.
#38 of 66 Re: As for new xB design... [raychuang00]
May 13, 2006 (11:29 am)
I saw a site that said the next xB would be based on the Corolla platform, too. I guess that means longer, roomier, bigger enginel, more expensive, and more gas. More like an Element. Glad I got my little old '06 xB.
May 16, 2006 (12:02 pm)
Well being a large fellow, at 6'4" I find the XB very confortable even in the back seat. I can actually ride behind the driver and be comfortable. There are not many cars at all that I can say that about. The element is one but the gas mileage is just not as good.
#40 of 66 2006 Japan version bb
Jul 22, 2006 (12:29 am)
BTY, just wanna show you guys the Japan version bb.
This picture was taken on a street in Hong Kong. I hope America will have this one soon.
#41 of 66 Re: xB vs Fit [aatherton]
Aug 08, 2006 (12:57 am)
I am a brand new xB owner and am quite disappointed with the ride. Did not take it on the "right" test drive roads to determine that the suspension was so harsh. Read your email and cannot find Monroe Sensatracs for a Scion xB on internet. Where did you get yours? Did you get them for the Echo? Help, want to sell this car because of the harsh ride and it only has 40 miles on it!
#42 of 66 Re: xB vs Fit [newownerxb]
Aug 08, 2006 (3:54 pm)
Both guys I know that have put Monroe Sensatracs on their xB's used Monroe Part #5987 for the rear, and #71575 for the front, which are technically for the 2001-2003 Toyota Echo. Monroe doesn't officially acknowledge having a Sensatrac for the xB.
#43 of 66 Re: xB vs Fit [dewaltdakota]
Aug 08, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Just to clarify...did this add more comfort to the ride by changing the shocks? Need to ask because I've talked to 2 shock places and they told me that it would make a minimal difference.
Aug 08, 2006 (7:56 pm)
I'm a new owner of a 2006 xb, polar white, 5 speed. I have test driven the Fit twice, both times a 5 speed. While it was fun to drive and had great shifting and handling and most likely better gas mileage, I felt my seating position was a little low for my liking and also could not swallow the appearance/design of the rear half of the car. Something about the looks didn't sit right with me. So I bought the xB. I have had lots of fun shifting the xB manual transmission. The car handles well and just feels crisp and is fun to drive. I almost bought a Versa that same day. It's more of a whole car than the xB, but not nearly as fun to drive. At 38 years old, I'm looking for some fun!
#45 of 66 Re: xB vs Fit [newownerxb]
Aug 08, 2006 (8:14 pm)
Yes, they did it to soften the ride of their xB's.
#46 of 66 Re: Fit v. xB [newownerxb]
Aug 08, 2006 (10:44 pm)
Personally, I find the XB to be one of the ugliest cars I have ever seen! I would be embarrassed to be seen riding in one! No insult to those of you who own one, that is my personal opinion. To each there own.