Scion Ratings

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    2006 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: Could be a little more comfortable on long trips.

    Advice: Get it. You will never regret it!

    I love this vehicle. It handles like a dream. It's small so there is no problem passing mail trucks or garbage collectors, yet it has a tremendous amount of room. It is the perfect compact car for a tall person. Though compact, it offers plenty of room. I love that the gas cap is connected, so you can't forget it when getting gas. It has great gas mileage. I never enjoyed driving until I got this car. It offers great visibility. It is stable in the wind. It is easy to get in and out of, especially with senior passengers. Backseat passengers have plenty of leg room. I can's say enough great things about it. My search for a dream car has permanently ended.

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    2006 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Easy to manuever

    Cons: cheaply made

    Advice: buy something else

    Is ok for short rides. Long haul very uncomfortable. Slow for acceleration. Windshield cracks easily.

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    2005 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: boxy appearance

    Cons: lack of cruise control

    Advice: make you sure you LOVE the xB...you will get alot of good and bad looks. lol

    great gas mileage, cool boxy look, quite roomy like an SUV, very comfortable, not built tough...so if you get in to a little fender bender...not good for the xB...other than that...great car.

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    2006 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: head room

    Cons: it could use more horsepower

    Advice: try it

    Two of my favorite things about this car are the panoramic visibility, and how open the interior is. I recently had to drive a chevy cavalier as a rental car and I thought I was going to die. After driving my xB for a few months, I can't even stand driving a mercedes. One thing I wouldn't recommend is getting the sports suspension if you have low-profile tires, as it doesn't take large bumps/potholes very well. It could also use about 30 extra horsepower, but I routinely blow past people at stoplights and take corners like no other. One thing I don't like is that the top of the windshield is low enough that sometimes I have to lean foward to be able to see a stoplight that I'm waiting for. This car also has a lot more leg room that you would expect, and when I moved across the country not long ago, I was able to pack far far more into it than you would have ever thought possible. In short, if you are in the market for a new car but don't particularly like the way the xB looks, take a step inside before you pass judgement. Everyone that I have given a ride to was amazed by it.

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    2006 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Customization

    Cons: Windshield Cracks/Chip too easily

    Advice: Avoid it or have full glass coverage on the car, you will need it.

    The main problem I have with the car is broken windshields. I have looked around online and no one seems to be bringing this little design flaw up. I have owned my xB for about 6 months now and I have had to replace the windshield glass 7 times. That means 7 entirely new pieces of glass have been installed on the car. That is just insane. This week alone I have had to replace the glass 3 times. Each time the glass has cracked/chipped, the first time was 2 days after I purchased the car, I was driving between 40-70mph and have been about 4-10 car lengths away from the person in front of me.

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    2006 Scion xA - (M5)

    Pros: Everything on it makes sense.

    Cons: No cruise.

    Advice: Drive it on lots of different pavement, really look it over for defects, and if you have issues that the dealer won't fix, call Scion directly. The warranty is much better than the dealership will let on.

    I've got a 5 speed and lack of power doesn't seem to be a major issue. It handles well but does have a good hum to it on the highway (it could really use a 6th gear, as it runs at 3000 rpm at 60 mph), but that's why I don't have to downshift to pass. Due to the stiff suspension and short wheel base, the ride can be jarring, but thats the quality of the road reflected by the car, so it really vary. Handling is good, but the gas milage isn't all it's cracked up to be. The best way to sum it up is this: It's almost like driving an ultra-super-duper-refined air cooled VW bug....with heat and A/C. If you want a smoother, quieter ride with more power and all the options that are on this car, look in the $16000+ range.

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    2006 Scion tC - (M5)

    Pros: The full glass top, and the sliding glass moonroof

    Cons: I did not like the gas mileage at first, but once broken in, its normal for a car its size and being a sports car!

    Advice: GET ONE, they are awesome, you cant go wrong!

    This car is a great value, for a great price! Its very powerful, has quick acceleration, road noise is kind of loud (but with undercoating sound dampened). It puts you in your seat, and other than at take-off the most power is noticed in 3rd and 4th gear...I LOVE it, my friends love it..its attractive design and numerous features and aftermarket features are amazing!