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Pros: The ride and the obvious quality.
Cons: There is no automatic locking of the front doors
Advice: Buy a V6...the 4 cylinder is not an optionI test drove a GLS V6 and was really impressed with the quality of the entire vehicle, from the sound the doors made when closed to the finish of the interior, there was the sense that the Tucson was well built. The V6 has enough power (it's not a sports car!) to traverse off highway roads with ease, and cruising the highway is no problem. I wound up buying the car and I couldn't be happier with the driving experience. This is one fine car!!! And, it compares very favorably with the Honda CRV and the Ford Escape....and is cheaper and comes with a better warranty!!
Pros: The whole driving experience
Cons: Gas tank on passenger's side
Advice: Dont' test drive it if you don't want to buy it.OK - the nose takes some getting used to, but the ride is the best I've ever experienced. It simply floats over the, bur responsively. Plenty of power for responsible driving. This is the quietest vehicle I've ever driven. No defects noted whatsoever, and everything is standard - dual zone heat and air, power seats, heated mirrors and wiper grid.
Advice: dont buy new find a good used for half the pricei really love this land rover i bought mine used and got a steal for this super suv.
Pros: Room for big driver + mp3 capability reduces risks of accidents caused by searching for CDs
Cons: Engine feels like a small car, would be GREAT with a V6 inside, or at least more HP
Advice: After driving it for seven weeks, it feels like a good deal. If you live somewhere with bad traffic, expensive gas and competitive parking, Scion xB is a contender.The Scion xB is an ideal ride for a musician in a large metropolitan area like Los Angeles. REASONS: 1--Efficient gas mileage (traffic + a/c blasting still has me at around 24-27 mpg) musicians are often broke, so less money spent on gas means more money spent on CDs 2--The xB can fit in tight parking spots, and negotiates quick lane changes 3--With the back seats folded down, there is room for hauling lots of gear to gigs 4--The sound system helps calm the LA road rage tendency, good low end frequency response soothes the nerves 5--It is quick to wash (9-12 quarters at a coin wash), and easy to keep clean, the angles of the car create a unique reflection of light so it looks REALLY clean even if it's only moderately clean 6--I'm 6'3' tall and 265 pounds, there is plenty of room for me. It doesn't feel like a subcompact (although I can't imagine making out with a tall woman in the back) 7--Good for tailgate parties/barbecues 8--The stock paint job has a few layers or depth to it, it's not just some flat generic paint 9--For a four banger, when I need to punch it, it moves. Honestly, I do miss the beef of a bigger engine, but with gas so expensive in LA, I can get over it. 10--I have a friend who is disabled, and it is easy for him to get in and out of the car 11--THE STEREO READS MP3 DISCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Haven't tried a long roadtrip or a nap in the car yet, but the xB is my favorite city car I've ever driven.
Pros: privacy glass,interior exterior color,dash,carpet,smoothhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Cons: Cant find a new one to purchase LOL!!!!!
Advice: I like all the Scions but this one has room,Just purchased 05 XB,polar white,auto,mats,door sill guards. Traded in my 99 Tacoma TRD for this and still have my 98 lifted wrangler. I like the smallness of the xb but its way roomy,stylish,120miles on quarter tank,black interior is cool. Its fun to be lower i like the standard wheels and tires,pioneer cd. Much funner than the 03 corolla ive been driving. Its a cool slow crusier. Some ask if i have a BMW X2? It was the XB or New Accord i was going to purchase the scion dealer got two in last night and both sold by eight hours lucky me jumped on it.
Advice: buy it now!goood!
Pros: Can't decide on just one. Mmm...the round tires.
Cons: The lack of attractive color choices
Advice: Buy one!I spent several months researching vehicles and was drawn to the Tucson initially because of its saftey features (I have four grandchildren and drive in Washington, DC traffic). No matter what other small to mid-size SUV I researched, I kept coming back to the Tucson GLS FWD. The value of this vehicle surpasses even competitors that are considered to be in the luxury class: airbags & curtains front and back, rear center 3-point seatbelt, V6, Shiftronic transmission, keyless entry, alarm, three power outlets, number of cup holders and positions, cassette player, adjustable driver's seat, flip-up rear glass, rear head & leg room, large cargo area with flat-folding seats. The only option I had to purchase was the sunroof. Everything else was standard! After only 2,400 miles I'm getting 19-20 MPH driving in DC traffic! Was fabulous on a 6-hour drive to New York. I love this car!