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There is presently, as of typing, a police chase with a white xB2.
It is in Las Vegas.


And the folks on Fox News have NO IDEA what the xB is, or even what KIND of vehicle it is . . .
They van called it an SUV, truck, minivan, and "that boxy thing" (which cracks me up).
 

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Wow!! I remember watching a 1st gen xB in a police chase in California once. If I lived in Las Vegas I would have sooo had my police scanner on... ;) :D

I can't find any footage of it online.... :(
 

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It was over by 10 (EST- that was dawn Las Vegas time), as the xB pulled into the garage of the Suncoast Casino.  The police surrounded it and reports came out that the driver was in custody.  Nothing has been mentioned since then on CNN or Fox that I've seen.

The handling and acceleration of the xB was evident, as it turned sharp and fast, plus accelerated and outbraked the other traffic.  The police weren't close, so it wasn't dramatic.  The xB did zip around parking lots, around lanes, and looked very agile.  Bill Hammer on Fox News commented that it might be modified, as it didn't drive like a normal SUV or truck (during his comments on not knowing what it was for about 10 minutes, until someone in the studio said it was a Scion xB).

SO, . . .
Anyone want to be on the look for a white impounded xB in Las Vegas?  The "Metro Police" (whoever that is in LV) are the ones that got it.
 

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My favorite line is "Police and news helicopters followed the boxy white sedan". I have never heard anyone refer to an xB as a "boxy sedan" before.

Really funny, thanks TartanJack. I hope a longer video comes out.
 

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Fox News only covered the last 10-15 minutes. It cracked me up as they tries to explain what it was (and I guess they didn't know what a Scion was). It has stock silver steelies, so probably was "bone" stock as well as bone colored . . . :p Yet, they said it looked like it was modified to handle better and make it speed up faster (based on how it cornered and how it pulled away from lights and stopped when approaching stopped cars. The Scion hit NOTHING that I saw, only sped, passed illegally (sometimes on the wrong side of a double-yellow line) and ran lights, It scooted right along.
I just happened to catch it when flipping channels on my day off . . .
They said they would replay some of the "amazing moves" from earlier, but never did that I could see. Since then, it has mostly been normal economic and political news.
(I often turn on 2 TVs, one on news- flipping between CNN and FoxNews- and the other on History, Speed, or some interesting program non-news related. Sometimes, I put one on CNN and one on Fox for breaking news to see the difference in how they air it . . . but that's the topic for different thread, if at all on here).
 

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Even on FOX the "talking heads" are just that :yawn: and not too smart or much common sense :confused:. You just have to cringe at some of the things that flow out of their mouths--the questions they ask people.
 

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:yes:

Sometimes it's quite funny.
In general, I prefer something I learn from . . .
Or a race.
 

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That's it!
- At least a couple minutes of it.
One audio is the local Las Vegas, while the other is Fox News. They are talking on top of each other.
 

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HAHAA Yeah these cars are surprising in the way they run.
 

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AxionXB said:
I know one thing....the XB will get up and go when you want it to. People act surprised when I tell them that.
You mean, they BELIEVE you . . . ?
Most don't believe me, . . . till I leave them in the dust behind me, anyway (or they ride with me and scare themselves by what they are NOT expecting, even though I told them).
 

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TartanJack said:
AxionXB said:
I know one thing....the XB will get up and go when you want it to. People act surprised when I tell them that.
You mean, they BELIEVE you . . . ?
Most don't believe me, . . . till I leave them in the dust behind me, anyway (or they ride with me and scare themselves by what they are NOT expecting, even though I told them).
Almost no one ever believes me that my toaster like to boogie... that is, until either I smoke 'em, or they ride in it. :) My friends drive trucks and SUV's and do not particularly like my xB, but they love riding in it!
 
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