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Scion xB, Scion xD, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#11 of 356 Re: The new Scions: 2008 xB and xD [nippononly]
Feb 11, 2007 (4:33 am)
I do like the new xB. It is dissapointing that they didn't go all the way with the body features on the t2B, like the 3 doors and 'wrap-around' windows. Looks like they opted to just paint the pillars black. It looks good, and I understand that it's probably more economical to do it that way, but I still feel a little cheated.
I'm glad they didn't go with the t2B's goofy interior. It was a little over the top. The new interior for the xB is definitely a huge improvement.
And what's up with going from a 1.5L to a 2.4L? That doesn't seem like a very logical leap! I love my xB's mileage. It was the obvious choice in a new car when my Datsun 510 started dying and I had to replace it. It had a custom 1.8L that wasn't very efficient, so the xB's mileage is a relief at the pump
What color is Blackberry Crush? Is that purple or a dark red? When did auto makers decide to stop calling colors by simple names?
Feb 11, 2007 (8:59 am)
you went from a Datsun 510 to a Scion xB? Anything in between the two? Wow, that's an old car.
What year of Datsun 510 did you have? I have a plastic model I hand-built of a 1968 Datsun 510 and love it. I painted it a burnt-yellow, almost a mustard color and it turned out great. It has a front valance and full body kit. 510's are awesome cars.
#13 of 356 Re: title change [killerpiece]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 12, 2007 (12:21 pm)
Moved the relevant ones to the xB discussion instead. Hey, they're still interesting!
#14 of 356 Re: The new Scions: 2008 xB and xD [darthclutch]
Feb 12, 2007 (1:12 pm)
Yeah, it seems like if you are looking for fuel economy at Scion beginning this summer, you will have to look at the xD instead of the xB.
Still if you consider the xB to be a microvan, then its only real competition in the States is the Mazda5. That one only makes 22/27, which will probably mean the new xB is the fuel efficiency champ between the two, if not by much.
The xD looks to be a lot more sporty and will have more power right out of the box than the current xA, which is good, but even if it moves to the Corolla platform (as I suspect it will if it has the Corolla's engine, but that's just speculation), it still won't have an independent rear. That's an unfortunate choice for a Scion, I think.
And it is clear that the new xD is going to step all over the Matrix's toes unless the Matrix makes some major changes at the redo a year from now.
#15 of 356 Two Tings!
Feb 13, 2007 (11:43 am)
#1: The 2.4 was the right move in the xB.
This should be a step up vehicle from the smaller xD, and I expect the tC to sport 200 HP in 2009. 26/34 MPG would be very nice.
My #2: The Matrix will now be a bigger xD. If you want more than a xB, get the Rav4. If you want more than the xD, get the next Matrix.
Looks like Toyota's plan. Works for me!
#16 of 356 What about 2008 xB's specs?
Feb 18, 2007 (12:38 pm)
Wonder why no one ever mentions the spec's I found.
Unless it is a snow job, my reading is that xB has more driver's legroom, and headroom (I'm a big guy) than any other car on the road.True? That is why I am considering.
Write schreftbyahoo.com direct please!
#17 of 356 Re: What about 2008 xB's specs? [schreftb]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 23, 2007 (9:11 am)
This is a Forum format, so members are more likely to respond to you here than by e-mail. Besides, publicly we can ALL benefit from the conversation!
#19 of 356 Why no 5-speed auto?
Feb 19, 2007 (12:33 pm)
Wouldn't a 5-speed auto give better highway MPGs?
#20 of 356 Re: Why no 5-speed auto? [otis12]
Mar 01, 2007 (8:07 pm)
yeah, it keeps your engine from searching for the optimal power band all the time and it keeps your revs lower.
I think the xd is defintely an improvment over the xa, but something about its profile reminded me of a smoothed over caliber..ugh.