'08-'15 xB is awesome.Most reliable car i've owned
October 20, 2018
xB is awesome.
You sit in hatchback and feel like you sitting in a SUV. It's fun and is true, that is most reliable car i've owned.
First xB i buy in 2008 with ~4000 miles on it. I owned till 2017 fall.(~180,000miles).
My wife driving this car, and all my kids grew up and driving this car. Reliable car.
No much electronics. Like a sensors, modules or something else. Just couple of them. Very simple vehicle.
Accelerator pedal, brake pedal, heating, A/C, radio. That's it. There is no headache with electronic malfunctions or mechanical problems.
Just regular maintenance. If you take care this vehicle in time and do in time regular maintenance, this car works for you a long time.
Yes, rear wheel bearings and several different parts cost a lot, for a car like this one (who is not expensive). It's not a MB, BMW or Lexus.
But anyway, you change once and forget about this in the future.
It's fun to drive to. With 158 hp @ 6,000+ rpm and that gearbox (similar little bit to SMG gearbox in BMW) this car is like flying.
When kids gives me a ride :) I'm sometimes feel like driving a superbike.
If you have an automatic transmission and drived manually, the gear never changed if you don't want to.
I am glad that my young lady's do not know how to drive manually and do not use it.
Also. It would be nice if this car comes with a heated, electric front seats and leather.
Minus is - the driver's seat is a little bit a high to sit.
So, in short talk, a good car and fun to drive it.