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Scion xB, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, Hatchback
Jun 15, 2007 (6:26 am)
I have driven a 2006 xB and found the seats somewhat uncomfortable, but I love the 208 seats. Then again, I am a man of considerable...width, so a more bony butt may find the 2006 seats a better home. It is so subjective, I would just recommend going to the dealer and trying it out.
The nav system does not work off of the base system, it is a completely seperate head unit. It is basically an Alpine nav unit that is Scion branded and has the connections to work with all of the stock controls and inputs.
The Scion security system is a fairly basic unit that ties into the factory harness. It is expensive considering it's lack of features, but will be more reliable and much easier to install than an aftermarket alarm.
#230 of 312 Re: Or [drfill]
Jun 15, 2007 (7:27 am)
some people have different priorites...i'll take the ones that are inherent of a nicer/pricer vehicle.
#231 of 312 Question about the Dealer Fee???
Jun 29, 2007 (2:42 pm)
Hello everyone and I hope that you are having a great day.
In Central Florida the dealers have added an approximately $600.00 dealer fee for the Scions. My impression is the fee is simply additional dealer profit.
Does anyone have any more insight into this fee? What is the best negotiating tactic in your opinion?
With appreciation and kind regards.
Jun 30, 2007 (5:59 pm)
I personally LOVE my scion seats i have a 2008.
#233 of 312 After reading the Road Test in C&D,
Jul 05, 2007 (9:55 am)
they seem quite conflicted.
They applaude the new power (0-60 in 7.8, top speed of 124), and the content, but want quirkier styling and more cubbie holes.
More or less, it is more Toyota than Scion, to their eyes, which isn't necessarily bad, but counter to the mission.
Jul 05, 2007 (10:00 am)
has tanked, IMO. The print review and the online review of the xB seem to be polar opposites. I'm not renewing my subscription, I've given the new format over 6 issues and still find it illegible, blending in with paid-for-advertisements, and the specs pages are awful. Too bad, I used to love that 'zine..
#235 of 312 Re: After reading the Road Test in C&D, [drfill]
Jul 05, 2007 (10:06 am)
On balance, it seemed a positive review, at least for what I'm looking for. As a car that will also be used by my soon-to-be 16 year old son, all of the changes were necessary, particularly the safety equipment and added power (to make it work in Dallas traffic and, eventually, carting off everything to college).
#236 of 312 Re: C/D [alpha01]
Jul 05, 2007 (10:08 am)
Too true - they seem to think I buy it to see how well they can add up scores on their comparisons. I (used to) buy it because I respected their opinions, not their stopwatches. Not any more.
Jul 05, 2007 (10:57 am)
Their best days are behind them. They make a good article every now and then.
But their stopwatch does come in handy. I figured a xB with a stick was 8 seconds.
The HHR lacks the features and style of the xB.
#238 of 312 Just test drove one
Jul 06, 2007 (6:39 pm)
I think it is a good deal for $17K for what you get since most other cars for this price have fewer features.
However, I will still pass on it because I didn't like the driving position and many other attributes of the xB.
Seats too low and dash too high bathtub position, giant rear blind spots. Armrest is a joke. You have to try to balance your arm on the very narrow fold down armrest.
Factory radios look aftermarket, not integrated into the design of the dash and will attract theft. "I just bought this stereo from Best Buy. Please steal it and install in your 89 Camaro."
Gas mileage disappointing. 4-speed automatic disappointing on a car that is a new design.