2004 Scion xB Reviews

2004 Scion xB 2.5L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.5L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

I love this car, will drive it until it dies, and will probably buy another after that

Faults:

The only problems I have had with this car are the rear wiper fluid motor went out, and I had an issue with the CD player not giving back my CDs. Both were covered under warranty.

The front grill also has two side pieces that have fallen off repeatedly; again covered under warranty until it ran out.

General Comments:

Great gas mileage. 35mpg highway.

Incredibly roomy inside, back seat included.

Drives very smoothly for such a small engine.

I have had no serious problems with this car, and it's approaching 150,000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2010

2004 Scion xB 1.5L from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance26200 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

You can not go wrong with this car!

Faults:

Literally no problems at all.

General Comments:

For the size this car is the most comfortable car ever... especially in the back seat. It is extremely roomy.

Considering that it has virtually no aerodynamics it gets incredible gas mileage. With the standard transmission I get generally around 39 miles per gallon. I've gotten as high as 45 miles per gallon!

It has a tiny little motor but it does not lag at all!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2005

2004 Scion xB Series 1.0 'Hot Lava' 1.5 AEM from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 AEM Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Great value and very fun to drive

Faults:

We have not had any problems with this car at all. One small item that may turn into a problem is the AEM intake system that is installed on the car is hard to service.

General Comments:

This car gets all the looks. I bought my Scion XB 'Hot Lava' orange box last year. It still gets all the looks and questions that it did in the first weeks of ownership. The best part about the 'Hot Lava' is the resale value. Only 2100 cars were made in orange and the demand is very high.

In the city I get 31 mpg, highway I get 35+ mpg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2005

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews