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2004 Scion xB Ratings

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Scion xB 2004
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    6/14/2004 5:12:58 AM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: 'Above the road ride' with high visibility

    Cons: The lighter outlet only works when the key is on

    Advice: Be prepared for people to stare at you and want a ride

    This vehicle is a head-turner! What you see on the outside is nothing like what you get on the inside. It is spacious and comfortable. It feels more like a mini van when I am driving. Despite poor reviews on acceleration, my automatic performs well on streets and on the highway. It feels safe inside as the seats are comfortable and the rear seat gets rave reviews from my two children.

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    6/1/2004 3:01:22 PM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: BACK SEAT ROOM

    Cons: STYLE

    Advice: DRIVE MANY CARS AND THEN CHOOSE

    HANDLES WELL. LOTS OF ROOM IN BACK SEAT. STYLING YOU EITHER LIKE IT OR HATE IT.

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    4/25/2004 3:32:25 PM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Looks

    Cons: No armrest and bumpy/bouncy.

    Advice: Buy the base and customize off the internet.

    I like not looking like everyone else. It does have a bumpy ride with the base package. Searching for a way to soften the ride. All the extras can be found on ebay at much less than the dealer. The paint on the rear bumper is peeling after 1 week of ownership.

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    4/25/2004 10:34:31 AM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: spaceous interior front and back.

    Cons: low power of engine

    Advice: This is great first car or second small family car, great price to feature ratio

    Just test drove the xB. What a suprise! For a low market car it has great standard features (safety and audio). I drove the base model with automatic transmission. While this is not a race car, it had good pep on the freeway and handled well on side streets. A little on the rough side but hey this is a sub compact and priced to sell... Inside: the drive is fairly quiet, the AC was acceptable, the Pioneer stereo was great but most importantly you do not feel like you are driving a compact car. It feels like you are driving a larger car, roomy inside and raised slightly over most other cars. For the money this is a great deal. And remember it's really a Toyota (Quality #1)

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    3/14/2004 7:40:54 PM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: generic style, gas saver, good for the environment,size

    Cons: I like it all

    Advice: Buy one

    What a great car! Love it! Talk about a fun car..this one has it all. Simple style. I call it the generic car of all time. XB stands for extra boxy, and boy is it boxy. I know most think it is shy on pic up. For me its just the best. If only everyone had less pick up imagine how many lives would be saved in traffic accidents. This is definately the anti-suv car. Think small and boxy not big and stupid. Live simply so others can simply live.

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    2/27/2004 3:06:38 AM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: style, gas milage, different, stereo, sales experience, price, no sales person haggle over pricing

    Cons: no cruise controll

    Advice: buy the basic, it comes with everything you want you need, built the car you want over the internet,

    Little bit bumpy,

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    2/15/2004 1:20:25 PM

    2004 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: style

    Cons: Engine

    Advice: wait till they improve on the engine.

    Purchased approx 6 months ago. My main complaint is with the engine. It is very under powered. Drive this vehicle on the frwy before purchasing. The engine revs above 4000 rpm in 5th gear at 80 mph (normal san diego frwy driving)