View Full Version : Who is actually going to buy an '08 xB?


Matrixv01
02-28-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm going to be buying either the '08 xD or xB later this year. Who else is actually going to purchase one of the nextgen Scions?

DJResol
02-28-2007, 07:36 PM
Maybe not an '08, but I should be getting the style.. I wanted one of the xB1's but just couldn't work it in the budget. So in the next 3 year life of the xB2 I should be able to.

JoMac
02-28-2007, 07:39 PM
I have fully decided yet. I loved the one in Miami. I will wait until they come out with an RS, if they do. And that will be the one I get. If not, it will be the tC RS3, if any are left, lol.

superboxcarxb
02-28-2007, 07:51 PM
i don't think i will have the money to get the 2nd gen in time, maybe the 3rd gen.

Notacop
02-28-2007, 08:09 PM
I plan on giving the 08 xB a good look. If it fits my needs then I will likely buy one. I can't say for sure till i sit in one and drive it.

grizzly_choppers
02-28-2007, 08:52 PM
At the Chicago Auto Show I used their little configurator to make up a new xB in Lava. It looks REALLY good. I'm going to be very tempted if they recycle the color from my car...

theguch123
02-28-2007, 09:09 PM
I have to say that I really like the new 08's, but im not really sold on them yet. I think I have put allot into my 06 that I am still really connected to the box. But i'm sure some awsome body kit will come out, and then it's off to the dealership.

superboxcarxb
02-28-2007, 09:18 PM
if my car blows up or disappeared from the face of the earth, i will buy one. or if it gets totalled, i won't have a choice, and i will get the new one. i hope none of this ever happens btw.

toyotatodd
03-01-2007, 06:27 AM
I am getting the new b 4 sure.

I'd also like to go to regional events but, DANG there has been some nastieness spoken on this forum and others. The new b owners might have to start a forum.

For those who plan on buying one, will you feel like you are joining a crew?

ExcelRevs
03-01-2007, 09:30 PM
I was gonna purchase the 07 but then i found out about the 08 so i'm still waiting on it. I plan to be the first one in the Berkeley, CA area with an 08 XB

CBSIMONSEZ
03-01-2007, 09:38 PM
I'd also like to go to regional events but, DANG there has been some nastieness spoken on this forum and others. The new b owners might have to start a forum.

For those who plan on buying one, will you feel like you are joining a crew?

Those here in the NorthEast really arent against the new B. I have first dibbs as they hit port in Newark so im planning on having mine ASAP. Dont count on it looking stock for too long though. That being said, i also dont anticipate any negativity towards me or my new box here in my region.

If i really was worried about how i will be recieved with the new xB, then i wouldnt buy it for me, i would be buying it for everyone else. Im not, im buying it for me, and cause i think it has a world of possibilities.

peestandingup
03-02-2007, 01:13 AM
I'd also like to go to regional events but, DANG there has been some nastieness spoken on this forum and others. The new b owners might have to start a forum.

For those who plan on buying one, will you feel like you are joining a crew?

Those here in the NorthEast really arent against the new B.
Speak for yourself. I have 2 friends that own xBs (3 if you include me) & 1 who owns the xA. We ALL pretty much hate it.

All of us live actually down in DC, so we all like that "city car" feel to the classic xB, so I guess thats why we dont like the new one. Hardly anyone here in the city drives big cars. Scions & Mini Coopers are EVERYWHERE.

Max
03-02-2007, 01:24 AM
I am awaiting color confirmation on the RS1. If that is not acceptable, I wait for RS2, and so on.

typhoonorchid
03-02-2007, 12:18 PM
I'd also like to go to regional events but, DANG there has been some nastieness spoken on this forum and others. The new b owners might have to start a forum.

For those who plan on buying one, will you feel like you are joining a crew?

Those here in the NorthEast really arent against the new B.
Speak for yourself. I have 2 friends that own xBs (3 if you include me) & 1 who owns the xA. We ALL pretty much hate it.

All of us live actually down in DC, so we all like that "city car" feel to the classic xB, so I guess thats why we dont like the new one. Hardly anyone here in the city drives big cars. Scions & Mini Coopers are EVERYWHERE.

You live in the city, or suburbs?
I used to live in Fairfax and Falls church, back in '99-'00

CBSIMONSEZ
03-02-2007, 01:37 PM
Speak for yourself. I have 2 friends that own xBs (3 if you include me) & 1 who owns the xA. We ALL pretty much hate it.

Good thing i dont consider DC part of the NorthEast.

Good thing im buying the new xB for me, not you.

<=== speaking for himself.

peestandingup
03-03-2007, 12:43 AM
I'd also like to go to regional events but, DANG there has been some nastieness spoken on this forum and others. The new b owners might have to start a forum.

For those who plan on buying one, will you feel like you are joining a crew?

Those here in the NorthEast really arent against the new B.
Speak for yourself. I have 2 friends that own xBs (3 if you include me) & 1 who owns the xA. We ALL pretty much hate it.

All of us live actually down in DC, so we all like that "city car" feel to the classic xB, so I guess thats why we dont like the new one. Hardly anyone here in the city drives big cars. Scions & Mini Coopers are EVERYWHERE.

You live in the city, or suburbs?
I used to live in Fairfax and Falls church, back in '99-'00
Nope, I live in the city. Inside the U Street Corridor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_Street_Corridor).

Speak for yourself. I have 2 friends that own xBs (3 if you include me) & 1 who owns the xA. We ALL pretty much hate it.

Good thing i dont consider DC part of the NorthEast.

Good thing im buying the new xB for me, not you.

<=== speaking for himself.
Well, thats fine. But, you were making a mass generalization that everyone in the northeast isnt against the new xB & thats just not true. Did you take a survey??

And if you don't consider DC part of the northeast, then what do you consider it?? Yeah, I guess technically its part of the Mid-Atlantic region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_States), but guess what chief, so is Jersey AND New York.

So, guess you're not part of the northeast either ;-)

CBSIMONSEZ
03-03-2007, 07:24 PM
Well, thats fine. But, you were making a mass generalization that everyone in the northeast isnt against the new xB & thats just not true. Did you take a survey??

As a matter of fact i have been asking around. Seeing as how i attend several local ScioNRG meets in NJ and NY and was at the NYC PreVue the over all consensus is that the car is nice. Some; like myself, are into it more then others, but unless my members are intimidated by me ( which im sure they arent ) then the feed back is overal good.

And both are still Scions, so they wont be excluded from my club nor any Scion related events.

And if you don't consider DC part of the northeast, then what do you consider it?? Yeah, I guess technically its part of the Mid-Atlantic region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Atlantic_States), but guess what chief, so is Jersey AND New York.

So, guess you're not part of the northeast either ;-)

Im not going to get into a geographical ____ing match on whos N.E. and whos not, but im further North and East then you. :rofl:

superboxcarxb
03-04-2007, 04:39 AM
i am actually going to buy a new xb2 and i want to be the first in hawaii, but i probably won't. But i will get an 08 model fo sho! it looks like it has a lot more possiblities performance-wise than the smaller 1.5 liter engine. not that i don't like my current xb, i just like the new xb alot more, with all the added stuff to it. i won't feel like a loser if i lose a race against the CityBus now. lol..

rogcjms
03-05-2007, 03:24 AM
only thing that is stopping me from making a decision is the price. It looks like its gonna be at least 17K with that lip kit from 5-Axis, and then Id have to save up for some wheels. But yeah it looks like its gonna be pricey with all the standard features...

toyotatodd
03-05-2007, 01:33 PM
air bags are extra

any idea on how much?

Max
03-05-2007, 05:22 PM
air bags are extra

any idea on how much?

According to the latest brochure, they are standard. It's inside the cover, first page.

CBSIMONSEZ
03-05-2007, 06:55 PM
only thing that is stopping me from making a decision is the price. It looks like its gonna be at least 17K with that lip kit from 5-Axis, and then Id have to save up for some wheels. But yeah it looks like its gonna be pricey with all the standard features...

IMO i think that the price for the stock with the lip kit will run more like 17,5 or 18K. If you figure the 5 speed alone with no bells and whistles will be in the neighborhood of 16,5 .... i would think that Scion is going to get a grand for the kit. As of now, there is no compitition on the aftermarket for either car. Scion has that cornered, and they want to make up for the low cost of the cars. I only hope Scion proves me wrong, and they come in much lower on what i would expect them to charge for the aftermarket add-ons. :pray:

TheScionicMan
03-05-2007, 07:10 PM
If I can keep from losing money on my wife's Grand Caravan, I'd like to get one. It sux to have one car on the Top Ten list of reliability and value and one in the Worst 10.

The new xB didn't seem that much bigger than the originals, at least not when I saw it in Miami. But bigger enough for me. I wonder what possiblities it will have for towing? Anyone know the tow capacity on that engine in its other applications?

I plan on keeping my xB. My hope is that my son will drive it to high school!

rogcjms
03-05-2007, 08:11 PM
i really hope they shock everyone and keep the price a little higher than the current xB. But since there is more features that are standard and I do want an AT, lip kit its gonna be way too much for my blood, plus i gotta hope i get a good trade in on my RS 2.0 xB. I am also thinking about going to a tC...

SoonerFever
03-06-2007, 02:46 AM
I want to see it in person and if the extra space meets my wife's needs (we now have a 3 month old) then we will sell our RS3 and buy the '08

Mickie3
03-11-2007, 01:38 PM
I was gonna purchase the 07 but then i found out about the 08 so i'm still waiting on it. I plan to be the first one in the Berkeley, CA area with an 08 XB

Same here. The 06 didn't have the side curtain bags, so waited for the 07. Emailed Scion, asked when they 07 was coming out, they responded no 07, wait on an 08, so we have.

Have an order for the 1st silver or red auto xb2 that comes into metro Louisville (KY) area, but it did feel kind of funny writing a contract for an unknown price at an unknown date. :P

And yes, its a refundable deposit, if we want the car at the price and after a test drive, its ours. Seemed fair enough to us and the dealer. They were happy to fax in their 1st order for a 08 xb2.

My wife is going bonkers awaiting the car, though, as its for her. :rofl:

Mickie3
03-11-2007, 02:09 PM
only thing that is stopping me from making a decision is the price. It looks like its gonna be at least 17K with that lip kit from 5-Axis, and then Id have to save up for some wheels. But yeah it looks like its gonna be pricey with all the standard features...

IMO i think that the price for the stock with the lip kit will run more like 17,5 or 18K. If you figure the 5 speed alone with no bells and whistles will be in the neighborhood of 16,5 .... i would think that Scion is going to get a grand for the kit. As of now, there is no compitition on the aftermarket for either car. Scion has that cornered, and they want to make up for the low cost of the cars. I only hope Scion proves me wrong, and they come in much lower on what i would expect them to charge for the aftermarket add-ons. :pray:

If the xB2 is anticipated to sell well by the folks that make after-market parts, they will be here soon. That is the way it works in every industry that I know of (and have worked in), so think it will be the same with the new Scion models.

My wife HATES hub-caps and I don't particularly care for the alloy wheels that Scion is showing, so will replace them, hopefully, with after-markets from another source. Same with a few other things, but most will come from the usual suspects. :)

Kailey
03-11-2007, 03:48 PM
In my tc manual it says to not tow.....it should b the name in the 08 b right? Same engine.....
I don't know anything about towing so if its something beyond the engine then don't listen to me!

Anyways....I plan on getting one! But I won't part with my 07 tc.....but I LOVE it...I like the original a lot...but I really like the 08....its almost in a way a "mature" b...notpointed toward the owners the car looks like its grown up. I dunno