2006 Scion xB from North America
Fabulous car until the engine blows at 100k miles...
Engine just blew after 100K miles.
Trunk release in the back broke after one month.
This car was purchased as a business delivery vehicle, and also used as the means of transport for my delivery man, from and to our business.
It was fast. It was steady. Its cargo room is amazing. We used it for loading and unloading supplies on a daily basis, as well as delivery of customer orders all over NYC.
While the interior isn't luxurious, it is comfortable.
I love this car so much, that I am actually investing in a new engine for it, so that my son can use it when he starts driving in a few months.
The only complaint I ever had about this car is that the manual trunk release in the back broke almost immediately, and it seems to be common, as I've noticed it on many xB's on the road of this model year/design.
Gas mileage is amazing on this car. Highly recommend, as gas once again is about to go thru the stratosphere.
The cargo area is high and very generous.
Car always handled well, and I am used to foreign luxury cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th January, 2011
12th Feb 2016, 07:12
I have a 2006 Scion xB, automatic transmission.
First of all, I owned many cars and still own a 2001 Mercedes Benz S500 and 1999 BMW M3 convertible. I drive the Scion xB most of the time because of its reliability. Does not have a great suspension, not for someone who wants a smooth ride, but if you want dependability and great gas mileage, this is your car. I have 126,000 miles on it and all I have replaced are my brakes, tires and a couple of spark plugs! That is it. I believe this car can go another 200,000 miles. Just need to get oil changes every 3000 miles.
Andrew Enriquez, firstname.lastname@example.org