When I was in the market for a new car, I looked at a lot of different styles/types of cars. Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Vue, Dodge Nitro, etc. The Scion xB was also on my list, but I was a little skeptical...
When I was in the market for a new car, I looked at a lot of different styles/types of cars. Chevrolet HHR, Saturn Vue, Dodge Nitro, etc. The Scion xB was also on my list, but I was a little skeptical. However, once I sat in one, and took a test drive, I was hooked. I bought it the next day (for a very good price), and couldn't be happier with what I have.
With the 2008, you are not getting the original box or 'toaster' exterior. This is a little more sleek, but still has it's own unique flair. It looks small from the outside, but the inside is as roomy as can be. I am a bigger guy at 6'1", 230, and this car fits me great. Plenty of room for the wife and son as well. The storage area is a little small than excepted, but still has enough room to get everything back from a large shopping trip.
It is the small things in this car that really me put me over the edge. There is an iPod hookup, and if you have an older version iPod, you can control your music through your stereo, or the controls mounted on the steering wheel. This is WONDERFUL for long trips, on even just on the commute home. Note that this does not work for iPhones or newer iPods. You can still play the music through your speakers, but to change songs, you have to use the device. The sound system is great. It has built in XM radio. It comes with tie-downs in the back, which make for easier storage. Also, There is storage under the back seat, which is good for first aid kits/ chains, etc. Again, the small things.
Overall, I love this car, and anyone that has ridden in it, even is they were skeptical at first, loves it. I would recommend this to anyone. Give it a try!