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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:06 pm

Thinking of picking up a 2005 scion xb.  Automatic.  Thoughts? Here is an image of a similar one. It is black with the same wheels.

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Post by dynchel on Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:45 pm

Basically a Toyota...... ie good vehicle. My mother in law bought one new, and hasn't had a problem with it. (2010 model)
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:00 pm

Not a fan. Those and that KIA Soul are too boxy for me.

They remind me of the electric car that was slapped together on "Top Gear" UK

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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:37 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:Not a fan. Those and that KIA Soul are too boxy for me.

They remind me of the electric car that was slapped together on "Top Gear" UK

Yes, but the Kia and Scion won't actually kill you, unlike Geoff. RIP Stig.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:39 pm

True.

RIP Jeremy! Sux. Won't be the same show.


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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 07, 2015 1:45 pm

Agreed.  Don't know how they'll replace him -- he was the perfect complement to Hammond and Captain Slow.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:49 pm

All he did was slap some d/b producer for not getting his food order right...what has this world come to!
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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:52 pm

driveit wrote:Thinking of picking up a 2005 scion xb.  Automatic.  Thoughts?  Here is an image of a similar one.  It is black with the same wheels.


I can't remember where I read this (edmunds?) but I don't think they are very safe.  I'm sure that true of most of the smaller cars & CUV's though.
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Post by Hawk03 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:15 pm

77mali wrote:
I can't remember where I read this (edmunds?) but I don't think they are very safe.  I'm sure that true of most of the smaller cars & CUV's though.

They're very safe for hip rats.
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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:45 pm

Hip rats?
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:52 pm

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driveit wrote:Hip rats?

YEA Hipster Rodents


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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:01 pm

I always hated those commercials. Proof that the marketing department has a two drink minimum.
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:45 pm

Not for nuthin but I couldnt drive that. You gotta do what you gotta do though.
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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:55 pm

lol. Well I had hoped for a more positive review, but I guess I have always been able to count on you guys to be honest. I am praying about a new daily so that I can park the chevelle a bit to do some more work on it. We shall see what the Lord has in store.
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:56 am

I had a good mileage daily for a while. 92 geo storm. so ive got this problem where i like to go fast. Well it went from a good daily to triple the horsepower and half the mileage and about a 10th as reliable when I turbod it.




I traded that off for a motorcycle and some cash and bought an s10 truck to drive everyday and then the damn problem hit again... Now I drive a V8 s10 as a daily, which is great but 13mpg kinda sucks.
I hated the ugly box on wheels when they came out. Ive driven a few they are kinda weird feeling to drive to me. But I grew to like them more as they do seem to be roomy and its a toyota so its a decent car. Get it if you like it, it doesnt matter what everyone else thinks. Make sure you drive one before tho and decide its what you want.

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Post by pila on Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:33 am

It may be boxy, but appears to have room in it. More of a utility vehicle than a fashion statement....
Everybody to their own poison as far as appearance is concerned. Smile

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Post by ant7377 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:03 am

Just a suggestion but what about a Pontiac Grand Prix or other GM car with a 3800 v6? We have a Regal for about 12 years. Motor is great but you have to look out for tranny problems and rust in rocker panels. They get really good mileage and ride nice. Probably could score a really nice one for 5 grand or less.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:48 am

Don't let people's opinions discourage you. They are made by Toyota, so they are well built and reliable. The real question is would like to drive that? I personally like my beater crown Victoria, but only you can choose for you.
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:55 am

dynchel wrote:Don't let people's opinions discourage you.  They are made by Toyota, so they are well built and reliable.  The real question is would like to drive that?  I personally like my beater crown Victoria,  but only you can choose for you.

Agreed...DD comes down to practicality, price and what you can live with.
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It's little and its ugly, but its quick and I get 40 MPG hwy.

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Post by Wallyuph on Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:35 am

Sub woofer box in the back and that cube will be rock-en. Turn the tunes up and who care what it looks like it sounds good when driving it.

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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:39 am

Yeah, in the end a DD is really about what you can get that's reliable. The less time you have to spend on it means more time spent on the real car. You don't care what it looks like or who likes it.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:12 pm

dynchel wrote:Don't let people's opinions discourage you.  They are made by Toyota, so they are well built and reliable.  The real question is would like to drive that?  I personally like my beater crown Victoria,  but only you can choose for you.

I agree.

I wouldn't drive that Toyota, but if that's what you like ... go for it. Always good to have a beater. So enjoy my 1979 Caprice Classic for the winter & my 1989 Caprice Classic for the summer.


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