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2014 vs 2013 xB

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What are the differences (if any) between the 2014 and 2013 xB?
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Scion is meant to have no hassle pricing but since the model continued in '14 you're sure to get a deal on a '13 leftover. I believe they are exactly the same. Early '13 's had a different radio than late '13's.

Don't be afraid to ask for a deal or options. I got a '12 real late in '13 and got a discount, factory 16" rims, upgraded radio and money to pay off my current lease!

Good luck.
Maybe the value on the old ones will go up then. Honestly I was looking for a first gen but their **** near impossible to find for a decent price and if it is a decent price its a rebuilt. Only reason I got my 2nd gen for so cheap was the manual transmission.

The xB had a good run and I certainly wouldn't be shattered if they were discontinued. With the newer ads that Scion has been pushing I feel like they may start leaning more towards sportier cars with the FR-S and TC. The xB was never supposed to get as big as it did, the target markets for the xA and xB actually flipped once the cars hit the streets.

I agree with you I believe I got a deal because I also got a manual in an unpopular color and it was a way way leftover. If time comes it'll be hard to sell I guess but I'm fine with that. And I actually like my color now, coupled with the 5 speed I can call it rare. :)
I still assume manual or not these cars have a good resale value and seem to have a niche market. Craigslist is good for selling a car. Not sure what the percentage of manual to automatic sales are. Does this forum have an auto/manual pole? (Sticky?)

Are you thinking of getting another Scion or Toyota? That may help you a little if you want out of the xb. Idk.
I ONLY buy Honda, Nissan, or Toyota. I'd probably have a Subaru if it were the right kind. Subsidiaries count but lately I haven't even been considering newer Hondas and the only other Scion I will ever consider is a 1st gen xB. I'd have a 7th gen Celica over a TC any day and the FR-S just isn't quite right for some reason although I haven't driven it.

On the family car front which is really what the Scion is id like a Maxima or Altima. I liked my xterra too though. I finally got another bike so that's my main commuter now and the wife and kids just need something to drive. She can drive stick but she hates it.

And on the re-sale value front the Scions are dropping much faster than I see real Toyotas going down. First gen stuff is still holding ok but all of the later gen Scion stuff just doesn't seem to have it. Again though the manual transmission really cuts out a huge chunk of market so that's likely my problem. Senta SE-R's are going for dirt cheap right now and even manual corollas and stuff are on average $1,000 or less than an auto.
Everyone seems to customize an xB that can obviously hurt it's value because some may not like what another did to it. The current Maxima (had it) is a near luxury car great performance plenty of room but premium gas required stinks and they don't hold value at all they are hugely discounted by the thousands from Nissan. And yes a manual xb or non sports car will always go for a lot less than its auto counterpart. Subaru is a great engineered car and hold their value well.
Value will always depend on demand and the area. An used 2008 Scion XB2 auto with over 100K miles are selling for around $10K in my area. Id say they are holding up ok.
Wow that's crazy. Good for the xb2 seller if they get it. That's great.
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