2006 Scion xB RS 4.0 1.5 litre from North America
Everything you need, and nothing you don't
A touch of clutch chatter after sitting in the rain for a couple weeks unused.
It's all the car anyone needs. Comfortable. It gets tons of use with kids and nothing is broken on the interior at all. I use it for hauling everything from Costco runs to full size arcade machines. Next best thing to having a small pickup truck.
It parks like a dream, and has a good turning radius.
Great visibility out of the mirrors and windows. I never miss a merge.
Fun to drive. It's no drag racer, but I don't live on a drag strip. It goes just as fast as my 400 HP GTO ever did in the real world. It's just more fun to drive. I can beat on it and actually have fun driving it, or drive it nice and smooth. The couple of friends I've let drive it comment on how darn easy it is to drive. Everything just works the way it should.
I tried to find a car to replace my wife's 2 door now that the kids are able to get in and out of the car on their own. Seemed like every other car was paying money for stuff that would just feed my vanity.
I've owned some 40+ cars from BMW 7 Series and Mercedes, to Jeeps and pickups, and this is the only car I've not gotten sick of in less than a year. This car has outlasted my favorite car by 2 years.
Wish it had cruise control; but I also live urban so it would be rare to use, and a kit to put it in is available and easy to install.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th March, 2009