• Jan 18, 2005
Scion xB Release 2.0

As if you could miss the huggable little shoebox before, Toyota will make sure that buyers of the xB Release Series 2.0 will stand out even further in their Solar Yellow trucklet. Other features of the 2.0 are color keyed side mirrors with turn signals, rear spoiler, tunable sport muffler and a metal mesh grille. Inside there's stainless appliqués on the door sills and yellow accents to match the exterior. Little numbered plaques will also be added on the dash to prove that you are one of the 2500 most special of different-land and had an extra $1,375 to spend to make you so special.



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      • 10 Years Ago
      Haha
      • 9 Years Ago
      Note to SHADETREE: Scion now offers a center console (arm rest) for about $120. Check with your dealer to see if it will fit a 2005. I just bought my 2006 scion xB on Monday (8-1-05) and it's great. This is my fifth or sixth Toyota, with never a bad memory. Their new radio option accepts iPod, too...first car company ever to do so.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I actually like the suspension and turning of my xB. Seems pretty responsive and 'floaty' suspensions make me carsick. This isn't a sports car and it's not a luxury car, I can live with that. I only have three complaints with it. No center console to rest your arm on. I'll either get a custom made one or try to find some seats with fold-down arms. Air conditioning quickly takes care of the front but the rest of the car takes some time to cool down. There's alot of space in these things. I'm a tall guy so my right leg leans up against the shift knob button when it is in drive. Easily solved with a new shift knob with the button on top. I have no regrets. It's one of the better cars in the price range. the MPG of these things is also pretty top notch. I love the visibility the large windscreen gives and the airy open feel of the interior. Engine and wind noise are minimal and the whole thing is put together well.
      • 9 Years Ago
      All I've gotta say, have you driven in a corolla!!1 (((tin can))). these cars have some get up and go. Its better than those cheap little civics and accords EVERYONE has. All i have to say is that its you who are pathetic. The environment needs more cars like this. I know this box doesnt have all the hustle a mustang does. But i dont have to pay 40 - 50 dollars to fill up my gas tank, saving you more money, "smart guy". And if you want to make fun of one of the scion cars, just direct your attention to the t2box. that is a ridiculous car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm a 32 year-old high school teacher who recently bought a 2005 xB. My students generally think I'm an old, uncool geezer, but surprisingly many of them love my new milk truck. I bought if for the gas mileage, head and leg room, ease of entry (much easier to load my 1-year-old into his car seat in this thing), carrying capacity and cause I think it looks hilarious. Pleasant surprises include: people's complements, expected high resale value, low price, no-haggle purchasing, good stock CD player, low cost to maintain and comfort on long trips. My only disappointment so far has been the number of bugs the windshield seems to attract. Overall: very high recommendation.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Yawn. Paint this road cube white and stick red and yellow dots on it and pray that you'll find wonder bread. The only good thing about this vehicle is that it is easy to get into. Hardly worthy of consideration. A second generation of the same old tired thing? Save your money, juveniles, and buy and old car and fix it up. This rolling cat box was meant for Fluffy.
      • 9 Years Ago
      My spouse and I aren't part of the "target audience" for the xB. Specifically, we're middle-aged techies. However, we're very pleased with our xB, which we've had for about a year. It's easy to get in and out of, has great visibility, parks in short spaces, and easily carries objects that wouldn't fit in our Camry. About the only fault that I can find with the vehicle is that it isn't all that comfortable for long trips. Because of the stiff suspension, anything over a couple of hours starts to get wearing. OTOH, we can always use our Camry as a road car, so this isn't a big issue for us.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree with most of the posts, this has got to be the biggest eye-sore on the road. i'm also part of the target audience (19) and i wouldnt be caught dead in one of these. i dont care how cheap or economical it is, its ugly as sin! if you want cheap and economical, get a motorcycle, nice sport bikes are cheaper than this and they get WAY better gas mileage, not to mention they're cool just by virtue of being a motorcycle....and i dont care how much "get up and go" these things have, my truck is more aerodynamic than that! that alone will kill your mileage at highway speeds.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I have had about every kind of cars (including a 928) in my lifetime and can honestly say that I enjoy my XB more than all the cars. Traded my Accord V6 for the XB two months ago and have no regrets. What I got, is a car that handles curves like a sports car, plenty on inside room like a Lexus, easy to park, all the acceleration that I ever used in my other cars, great gas millage (wait till you see the price of gas next year) and for the first time in my life I have finally bought a car that I felt like I got the best end on the deal.
      • 10 Years Ago
      I do love yellow cars, but I'm thinking this is the world's shortest school bus.
      • 10 Years Ago
      Oh god. Now I actually want to buy this to make a little "Short Bus" out of it, complete with full-length black stripe and warning ilghts. I'd have to add some fat [tiny] mag wheels to complete a full 70's bus style, though. Making a hand-cranked passenger door would rock.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I just bought my wife one of these (2005 Release 2.0). It is amazing watching all the people almost drive off the road twisting there heads to see what that is. The bright yellow color makes it stand out no matter what time of day it is. It may not be fast but what it lacks in speed it makes up for in uniqueness. Now, I realize that it is not the car for everyone. We got it because it was fuel efficient, roomy and had a different look to it. You can easily fit 4 full grown adults (notice the lack of insults here) comfortably. To all the complainers lighten up!
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