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#47 of 63 Re: 2008 XB Safety Features [bigfieroman]
Jul 03, 2007 (11:23 am)
Hi! If you find the crash test results or other interesting info please post a link to it. Before I bought my 2008 xB, I spent time on www.scion.com using the build your xB. It shows the car in zoom and you can open the hood, doors, and tailgate to see inside. Notable items: Power brake vacuum assist chamber and master cylinder is on the Passenger side actuated by a cross-rod, and the Power steering is Electric Motor assisted, not driven by belt drive from the engine as the norm. Also, on my 2005 xB the standard Pioneer radio display could be changed to display any message you want upon power-up (didn't try the 2008 yet).
#49 of 63 Re: 2008 XB Safety Features [tonyklo]
Jul 04, 2007 (6:04 am)
Re. the display message on the radio during power up . . . yes, this can be done on the 2008 as well.
#50 of 63 poor choice of OEM tires
Jul 07, 2007 (1:10 pm)
The only serious problem with our 08 XB has been the Bridgestone EL400-02 tires. At 1300 miles we had a sidewall failure, a perfectly straight separation from the edge of the tread to the rim. We did nothing to cause this failure and Bridgestone refused to replace this tire which we strongly believe is a manufacturing defect. Reviews from most customers of Tire Rack owning this tire reviewed it to be poor in wear and driveability. If others buy a new 08 XB my advice is to make a serious attempt to immediately trade these tires out for a better tire such as the serenity, but it seems to me that customer service with Bridgestone is nonexistant. They did not answer my emails and I could not find listed anywhere an 800 number such as the other tire manufacturers list.
#51 of 63 Re: poor choice of OEM tires [subjective]
Jul 18, 2007 (3:17 pm)
Yeah the Bridgestones are dogs. But on the west coast the 2008 xB has Goodyear tires.
#52 of 63 I Like Both
Jul 26, 2007 (3:43 pm)
I Really Like Both Designes, How The New One Is More Wavy And Old One Is Boxy. Overall I Love The Scion xB!!!
#53 of 63 Bridgestone EL400-02 tire replacement
Aug 01, 2007 (5:32 am)
With assistance of Scion and Bridgestone Corporate customer service overriding the local mgr., the tires were replaced with the Bridgestone Serenity which are much better. I hope this will help other Scion XB owners with the Bridgestone EL400-02 tires. I would strongly recomend if you have this tire immediately change it out for a better safer tire.
#54 of 63 Re: Looks good... [iluvmysephia1]
Jul 07, 2008 (4:10 pm)
Place small close-up mirror on outer edge of both L/R rear view mirrors. Adjust until blind spot is gone.
#55 of 63 Re: Bridgestone EL400-02 tire replacement [subjective]
Jul 07, 2008 (4:17 pm)
Bridgestone and Firestone owed by same company.
I'll stick with the Goodyears that's what's on my 2008 xB. Great ride and no worries.
#56 of 63 advice from scion xb owners wanted!
Sep 01, 2008 (11:51 am)
I currently drive a mini cooper, manual transmission, and i love it but my lease is up in October and my needs have changed..I have kids that are larger, so I need a bigger vehicle but my sense of quirky style hasn't changed and I have absolutely decided upon a Scion Xb...but! to buy the newer 2008 or the older style 2006 is my dilemma. i am not a crazt fast driver (I have kids) but I do enjoy the control of a manual transmission...and I am mostly a city driver but again, the manual transmission thing is stimulating and keeps me super alert. iI think i love the boxier but smaller style of the 2006 but there is something about having an even more modern vehicle....I may be answering my own question here but if anyone has any advise knowing what I drive now to what what is a good transformation....?