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I think this is great news for all of us! It shows that Toyota does in fact put out some quality products even to their lower or younger line of products! I've got 0 problems since I got my XB and it shows! Im not sure if the XB was based on a Corolla tho even though it has the older 2.4 Camry engine in it. Rock on!! :cheers:

"The 2011 Scion xB from Toyota's youth brand is most reliable compact multi-purpose vehicle, say J.D. Power data. Next: Kia Soul from that year. No others qualified for mention. The xB is based on a Toyota Corolla, itself highly reliable, according to Power."

J.D. Power: Most reliable 3-year old cars

 

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Toyota has a long history of good drivetrains in multiple vehicles though, like my 90 Celica had the same engine as the camry and MR2 and my 89 MR2 had a corolla engine from that year.

I will say of all my vehicles the least impressive is the xB. It has far too many computers and is very over engineered when it comes to its computer systems. It's probably perfect for most people who own one but I'm still not ready to give up on my sportier cars with zero assists and analog tuning.

As a family type car though the little B works well, better fuel economy than something like my Xterra had and unlike a Minivan it says, "Yes, I am a parent but also a vehicle enthusiast and refuse to trade in my testes for a minivan." Especially since they offered a manual transmission.
 

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If you think the XB has lots of computers don't ever buy the newer models of Lexus. They have an ECU for everything. Believe me I hate dbw and still to this date prefer good ol cable throttle bodies.
 

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Ha no kidding. Pretty much every car out there now has more electronic gadgets and features than ours. My 2001 Grand Prix GTP had electric seat motion, electric lumbar support adjustment, heated seats, power sunroof, OnStar satellite, and a small amp in the trunk. Cars in the 80s and 90s had more. Yeah you're probably talking more about engine stuff, but this is just what I see.

and unlike a Minivan it says, "Yes, I am a parent but also a vehicle enthusiast and refuse to trade in my testes for a minivan."
LOL yes. I'll say that even goes for married folk without kids.


And congrats to our xB! Now I can add to my list of things to spout when people ask about my car.
 

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