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#14 of 63 Re: 2008 XB is Here [gunga64]
Apr 27, 2007 (7:56 am)
You can build one on the website now. Word is that it will be on sale by May.
May 08, 2007 (6:48 pm)
According to the dealer, they already have the shipment in for California and I am supposed to test drive the new vehicle tomorrow.
Will inform of the result afterward.
#16 of 63 test drive feed back
May 09, 2007 (6:38 pm)
I went into the dealer to test drive the silver automatic but was sold (don't know if that is true) and they showed me a teal color one.
The car has a lot of improvement over the 2006 and the dash is totally new, so is the gear shifter. (which is similar to Element now) A/C was sufficient enough over the 90 degree heat outside. When I pulled the car out of the lot, there is gusto underneath the hood, but the bottom seemed scrapped the drive way a bit. Cornering is good, under slow speed, and gassing up the car gets the immediate response from the new engine. Spacious interior, and comfortable ride according to my wife sitting in the back.
Overall, for the money, out the door price just slightly under 19K is not bad for a new car. There is room enough under the hood to work with most of the items. The trunk space is enormous, gives me a feel of the Element.
I told the salesperson that we want the silver, when they have it.
#17 of 63 Re: test drive feed back [lingnan]
May 11, 2007 (7:25 am)
"... There is room enough under the hood to work with most of the items."
But the 2.4 engine is turned around compared to the 1.5. The exhaust side, where there is nothing to do, is in the front. The intake side, with the airbox connection, fuel injectors, throttle connection, etc, is hidden on the back against the firewall. I put a cruise control on my 2006 xB -- it would be a lot more difficult on the 2008 xB.
#18 of 63 Re: 2008 Scion xB - new design... love it or hate it? [darthclutch]
May 11, 2007 (11:02 am)
It is much improved over the previous monstrosity.
#19 of 63 Re: 2008 Scion xB - new design... love it or hate it? [darthclutch]
May 11, 2007 (3:24 pm)
I was going to buy an Xb before they changed the style. I really liked that little car, and then Toyota/Scion had to change everything. Now it looks like its squinting like a constipated Chinaman. Sorry , but youve lost the sale with me.
#20 of 63 Re: 2008 Scion xB - new design... love it or hate it? [dtown40]
May 12, 2007 (6:02 am)
"... Now it looks like its squinting like a constipated Chinaman."
But it will be so cool to sit down low and peer out the squinty windows over the high sides.
#21 of 63 Re: test drive feed back [aatherton]
May 14, 2007 (12:24 pm)
You won't need to put cruise on it, since it comes standard with the 2008 xB.
#22 of 63 Re: 2008 Scion xB - new design... love it or hate it? [darthclutch]
May 21, 2007 (7:22 am)
Love it--bought it yesterday--they rolled off the trucks here in Indiana last week (week or May 14th 2007)--looks really great--great head turner!
#23 of 63 Toyota is brilliant re: the new Xb
May 21, 2007 (8:11 am)
Hello everyone and the Element now has serious competition. The Xb will sell extremely well in my opinion.
The new model is massively improved and now will have much broader demographic appeal. It still has the edgy design but is much more funtional.
For someone like myself who wants maximum storage space in a small package and does not want to blend in with the non descript styling masses, this is a bulls eye.
The question is will we be able to buy this vehicle without the dealers adding additional dealer markup for the first year?
What do think we will be able to buy it for?