2005 Scion xB
A bad car, or just my bad luck
Water leaked inside of the car when it rained.
Many exterior parts were made of cheap plastic, which broke.
The back bumper corners came off bumping into a pile of snow.
The front bumper lip cracked, and a chunk broke off hitting a chunk of snow that was laying in the road.
The worst handling car in snow I have ever owned.
Good gas mileage for such a boxy car.
A reliable car if you are traveling on well kept flat roads, where you don't have to worry about mother nature's natural elements.
I would never buy another vehicle from Scion after owning my old XB.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th July, 2014
21st Jul 2014, 02:41
I also made the mistake of buying a xB from Scion. Also a big mistake... wanted a CR-V or a Element, but the resale value on those is so high, it is not practical to buy one, at least at the cost they are going at. So it fell to the xB or a Korean car.
I picked the xB, and it's a crude car at best. Basic transportation, and I mean basic, but I must admit it might be a great car for a kid starting out in this world... and I would only get it new... not used like I did.
The ride is harsh. The materials are durable but very cheaply made... rattles and squeaks galore. The gas pedal is jumpy. Just an overall cheaply built car... so do yourself a favor and pass on one of these.
I also don't know much about the xD, the xA, or the tC or their new little sports car. So I can't pass judgement on Scion as a whole, but the xB should only be looked at if you have no other options... and need a very, very basic car.
9th Feb 2016, 01:20
Well, after this year they'll be wearing Toyota nameplates, when they pull the plug on this brand.
9th Jun 2017, 21:37
Well, the tC and xB are dead, but the iA, iM, and FR-S will live on at least.
The xB excelled at space efficiency and value. It definitely was lacking in insulation, being as cheap as it was, and that lead to a lot of road noise and an overall tinny quality. I think that it imparted a nostalgic charm to the car, though I can completely understand others feeling differently.