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2005 Scion xB Ratings

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Scion xB 2005
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    1/12/2011 8:17:55 AM

    2005 Scion xB

    Hard to beat!

    Pros: room for all

    Cons: seats/ride

    Over all you can't fault much. Three negatives.... Headlights have been blinding people since day one and can't be adjusted low enough. Seats are WAY TO SHORT in the butt. Only your butt and the top 3rd of your thigh is on any cushion. Rides like a buckboard on the highway.... no suspension travel, stiff springs, tires have no sidewalls to cushion ride. Mileage and performance is spectacular.... just don't plan any long trips. (50+ miles)

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    12/10/2009 7:59:41 AM

    2005 Scion xB - (A4)

    Pros: Reliability

    Cons: Not the fastest car

    Advice: Lots of bang for the buck. I am thinking about buying a second one used.

    Not the fastest, but roomy and economical. Dependable with 114,000+ and running strong.

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    4/30/2007 6:07:16 PM

    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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    11/2/2006 11:00:31 AM

    2005 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: looks and mileage

    Cons: performance and noise

    Advice: I don't know if i got a lemon but this car is extremely loud!Not a good loud either a sickly loud.I wonder if other people have this problem at certain rpms.

    The performance is pretty week but i also got the automatic so thats somewhat my fault.It's roomy though.

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    7/16/2006 8:22:53 PM

    2005 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Great handling for a small car.

    Cons: No Cassette

    Advice: Expect what you pay for and no more

    People who complain about the acceleration of this vehicle are being some what foolish, for a 1.5 litre engine the acceleration is quite good. The intent was too build a small gas saving, quality vehicle that is reliable and pleasing to the eye, the manufactures have done exactly that... and then some! I could not be happier with my XB. Great gas mileage. good handling and quality, what more could one ask for? In February 2006 I drove my XB from downtown Arkansas to Alaska and back, I was extremely happy with the vehicle. It saves me money!

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    1/21/2006 8:43:42 AM

    2005 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: Looks and interior room

    Cons: Needs more cargo space

    Advice: get the cruise control and the arm rest

    My wife has wanted this car for the longest time. She had to have a black one. We love all the room. The performance is good, the only thing that I didn't like is traveling through the mountains. You have to drive with the overdrive off and rpms get a little high. Get the optional cruise control. I love that is backed with a name like toyota. I purchased toyota's platium extended warranty. All in all, we love the attention that we get when we are out in it. People have told me that it is the weirdest car they have ever seen. All my co-workers call it a shoebox with wheels. I plan on istalling cold air intake and a dvd system (for the kids.) Great gas mileage and will perform on the freeway.

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    12/19/2005 9:49:55 AM

    2005 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: The style

    Cons: The gas mileage is'nt even close to what they advertise on the window.

    Advice: If your looking for fuel economy

    Great play vehicle.