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Review: 2008 Scion xB

In the latter part of the 1990s, Toyota realized it had a problem on its hands. Although its sales had been climbing steadily for years, the average age of its customers was also climbing. That's fine in the short term, but over the long haul if a company isn't attracting some younger clientele into its showrooms, sales will eventually begin to dry up. After several years of unsuccessfully trying to attract more youthful customers with cars like the Echo, the Japanese behemoth tried a new tack in early 2003. That was when Toyota announced a new brand called Scion that would be targeted... Read More

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    Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB
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    We get tipped off to a lot of spy shots, some taken by professionals and others snapped with the nearest Treo handy. We've never received spy shots like these, but hey, they get the job done. These spy shots, which have been converted to a negative of their original files, were posted on the ScionSmoke.com forum last night. We inverted them to have a black ...

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    Redesigned Scion xB and new xD set to debut in Chicago
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    Auto show season is in full tilt boogie and the latest news is that Scion intends to debut two new vehicles at the Chicago show next month.The first vehicle will be a redesign of the rolling toaster known as the xB, which may share some design cues with the t2b that debuted in New York in 2005. The other vehicle set to be unveiled in the Windy City is the ...

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    How do you say 'lazy designers' in Chinese? Coolbear.
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    Great Wall Automobile Xiong debuted this, the Coolbear, last week in China, proving, once again, that originality is a scarce commodity when it comes to Chinese car design.Although an argument could be made that it's hard to make a rolling box not look like a Scion xB, it would seem that Great Wall didn't even try. We suspect the designers made charcoal ...

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    New York Auto Show: Honda rocks the box with Element SC prototype
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    Finally answering the cult of Element enthusiasts (hey, we know a few), Honda is set to rock its Box with a production version of SC prototype unveiled here in New York. Lowered three-inches on a sport suspension and seen here on 21" wheels and tires (245/35R21), the 2007 Element SC prototype sports a full body kit, painted exterior paneling and ...

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