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Pros: standard features are unbeatable and toyota reliability is awsome.
Cons: the road noise.. but this can be fixed easy whith the used of the stereo which is great!
Advice: I've done my shopping and research.. Best car for the pricecompered to its outward appearance this 'box' is actually very nimble. previously I owned an 05 ford focus, which is supposed to be a very easy to handle car and the xb handles much more to my likeing. Road noise is really the only thing i noticed. Seats are excellent, easy to get into very comfortable. If you have children in car seats it's easy to get them in and out. So far my scion is great
Cons: I would like to eventually replace the tires with more aggressive tread.
Advice: Buy this carWe bought the lot demo with 4200 miles on it. We had been driving a 4-cylinder, 2-wheel-drive Toyota Highlander. It was very sluggish and unstable on wet roads. I was unable to adjust the driver's seat to comfort. The Hyundai Tucson feels 'peppy'; the seats are very comfortable (accommodating my back problem); the 6-CD changer is convenient and the heated leather seats are wonderful on cold winter days. During a snowstorm with several inches of slush on the road, I attempted to put the car into a spin in a vacant culdesac. It was impossible. This car has never even quivered on a wet road with standing water. I like knowing there are air bags all around the passenger compartment. I am very impressed with this vehicle.
Pros: The style
Cons: The gas mileage is'nt even close to what they advertise on the window.
Advice: If your looking for fuel economyGreat play vehicle.
Pros: Interior design
Advice: If you want German quality and attributes for a fair price, this is the vehicle.This is the best handling SUV on the market, even better than the BMW X5. A great alternative to the glut of Lexus RX's, Acura/Honda-MDX/Pilot's, and Nissan Murano, etc. The best AWD system of any of them. The best interior. Subaru took all that they learned in making the excellent but under recognized SVX Luxury Sports car from 92-97, and applied it to this vehicle, but in a package that was much more in line with what the typical Subaru customer needs. This is a Japanese designed car, using German build attributes, highly engineered, yet still sourced (even the boxer six engine) and assembled in America. What more could one want from an SUV?
Pros: the box shape :-), not going to the gas station every other day, cheap auto insurance :-)
Cons: low interior lighting, no armrest, small mirrors/small sunvisors,no speeds for back windshield wiper.
Advice: look at this car as a 'fun' car not a fast and furious car-it doesn't like going up hills much.I absolutely love my 2005 black scion xb. I love getting the stares from people as I drive past them. I'm only 5'2 tall so the room in this car is amazing! The only negatives about this car is that I feel that an arm rest should come standard in it, the interior lighting is bad (there needs to be light in the back cargo area!),there are no speeds for the back window wiper and the sunvisors and mirrors are to small. But other than that I love it! The gas is great. I have my eye out on the 2006 orange colored xb. that's so sweet....
Pros: THE ROOM
Cons: NO LEATER SEATS
Advice: IF YOU WANT FUEL ECONOMY THEN ITS HERE IF YOU WANT FUN ITS HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE NOTICE YOU WILLIT MAY NOT BE THE PRETTIEST BUT ITS ALOT OF FUN AND TAKES ME FAR ON A TANK OF FUEL
Pros: it's looks
Cons: it has a bad electrical system and moter is too small for this size of truck
Advice: beware of electrical break downs and manufactor will not help in replacing it even if it is a dangerI have a 2004 jeep liberty and have had nothing but electrical break downs that have almost gotten me in two major accidents on the freeway think twice before buying for it seems to do well in the city but not on long distance drives it has safty issues..