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#8 of 63 Great feature content, exterior styling reminds me of a Chevy Tahoe
Feb 23, 2007 (9:09 am)
I really like the improved feature content of the 2008 Scion XB. The new styling reminds me of a mini 2007 Chevy Tahoe; especially from the rear/side view.
I really like my 2005 Scion XB for the following reasons:
Great handling, interior room, rear seat room, ABS, traction control, stability control, unique styling, cavernous cargo space with the rear seats down.
However after driving it a while I realized that I missed cruise control, trip computer, exterior temperature, and the car also lacked storage space with the rear seats up. The vehicle also lacked passing power on the highway.
The new XB has addressed all those issues; and most important my wife likes it, so she might let me trade in the 05 to get an 08.
I just hope they keep the pricing in the same price range. I am also concerned about the gas mileage...I can only hope that they tuned down the 2.4 liter to get the same gas mileage as the 1.5 liter, while still taking advantage of the increased torque and power from the larger engine.
#9 of 63 Re: Great feature content, exterior styling reminds me of a Chevy Tahoe [sd
Mar 03, 2007 (11:03 am)
I would expect the fuel economy to be about the same as a FWD RAV4 with the same engine and tranmission. That was 24/30 in 2007, which will translate to about 21/27 using 2008 test procedures.
#11 of 63 2008 XB is Here
Mar 02, 2007 (9:55 pm)
Late Spring is approaching very fast; as a result, the All New 2008 Xb will be here soon. I been looking around the web for as much info as I could possible get on this XB. Scion(Toyota) has leaked alot of info, just not of alot of sites post it. The best one I have seen is http://www.leftlanenews.com/2008-scion-xb.html
That will give you a taste of the '08 Xb. Also wondering if anyone has talked with dealers about ordering their Xb's. Alright guys. Later
#12 of 63 Re: Great feature content, exterior styling reminds me of a Chevy Tahoe [sd
Mar 14, 2007 (8:40 am)
"... I really like my 2005 Scion XB... However after driving it a while I realized that I missed cruise control, trip computer..."
Bought the Rostra cruise control for $195 and had it installed for $150.
Bought a ScanGuageII for $170 that plugs into the diagnostic port behind pull-out dash cubby. It goes in the ledge above the steering wheel, and displays all the info that the car's computer knows about the engine, as well displaying any trouble codes, and also doing trip computations.
#13 of 63 Re: 2008 XB is Here [redbrien]
Apr 09, 2007 (12:02 pm)
Any idea on what month they will be selling the 2008. It really needed a new engine bad and it may now be possible for me to get one.
#14 of 63 Re: 2008 XB is Here [gunga64]
Apr 27, 2007 (6:56 am)
You can build one on the website now. Word is that it will be on sale by May.
May 08, 2007 (5:48 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 (5:38 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 (6:25 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.