2005 Scion xB 1.5L 4 cylinder from North America
A reliable car that's bigger than it looks
Water pump replaced at 113,000 miles.
Starter freewheeling once in a great while.
Love the interior space: head room and rear seat leg room are amazing for a car this size! My teenage kids don't complain about riding in the back seat.
Great gas mileage - I've averaged just over 38 MPG since I bought it.
The upright seating position and high-backed seats offer good support for an old upper back injury.
Good visibility, despite the large roof-support pillars.
A 6th gear in the manual transmission would be great for highway cruising. 3500 RPM in 5th gear at 70 mph is too high for an economy car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th March, 2013