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Old 07-21-2004, 06:47 PM
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FAQ: Release Series 2.0 Yellow xB

OK guys, this is hot off of the press. In fact, it is so hot that I don't think the press has had a chance to get ahold of it yet.

I have been told that the Release Series 2.0 xB will be bright yellow. It will feature some things like mirrors with turn signals, and the mirrors will angle down when you put the car in reverse. How neat!

UPDATE 1/11/05: The official announcement from Scion:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced today that a limited-production xB Release Series 2.0 will go on sale this March.

The 2005 xB Release Series 2.0 is the third limited edition vehicle for Scion, and like its predecessors – the Hot Lava xB Release Series 1.0 and the Absolutely Red xA Release Series 1.0 – this xB will offer unique interior and exterior appearance enhancements.

All xB Release Series 2.0 vehicles will have an eye-catching, bright Solar Yellow exterior. Exterior features include color-keyed side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, color-keyed rear spoiler, a tunable sport muffler and a metal sport mesh grille.

Inside, stainless steel xB Release Series 2.0 appliqués line the door sills, and black fabric with yellow accents are designed to match the brilliant yellow exterior paint. As a reminder of the exclusivity of this vehicle, a small numbered plaque will be applied to the interior of each Release Series car.

Only 2,500 units of the xB Release Series 2.0 will be available at Scion dealers nationwide. The xB Release Series 2.0 model will carry a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $1,375 over the base price of the xB.
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Old 07-21-2004, 07:12 PM
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I'm waiting until the next limited comes out before I buy one. Who knows what color it will end up being? I can see how yellow could be a possibility since they have made bBs that color in Japan before. If you get any photos, company or newswire press releases then please let us know. Until then I'll keep dreaming. I was actually hoping for the lime one, though yellow would be okay too. I've never liked turn signals in the side mirrors. I think side mirror turn signals are ugly and pointless. They look like something people with too much money do to their cars just to say they have "custom" sideviews. Having them angle down when reversing would be a nice touch though.
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wow talks of another limited xB and the xA's limited edition isn't even out yet :o
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Yellow would be cool, just think of all the other yellow vehicles out there. We bought a yellow Jeep and thought there wouldn't be that many now you see a yellow jeep every 5 minutes of driving around. Might look real good on a BOX though I'd like to see a nice bright blue metallic that would be off the hook!!!
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Originally Posted by mill0048
How is it that people keep trading in their Scions as soon as a new version gets released? Do they take a huge depreciation hit? Find some private party sap? I dunno about yellow though... not a fan of yellow boxes.
In the case of the Hot Lava's, no. They are selling for more than purchase price right now. Remember, they were only offered in 27 states. That leaves a lot of people in 23 states wanting them also. Huge demand + no supply = $$$
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Originally Posted by 2tone_xB
Lava's are nice and all...I just wouldn't want 2,100 other owners out there having the same colored car. But whatever, my opinion...

If that's true about the mirrors...I want =)
And how mant BSP & TCM are out ther? Definantly more than 2100.
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Funny thing about Hot Lavas is at the last Boxx Run, the NY edition, out of about 20ish cars, I was the only Polar White box, and there were more Hot Lavas than any other colors.
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In Ft Lauderdale FL, I see as many HL's as I do all the other colors combined.
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I hope it is a yellow simular to the LONGO Scion
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if this is true when would it be coming out? September 2004? January 2005? Any ideas would be helpful
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Well the thing you have to remember is, the Lava's aren't being made anymore, Camo's and Polars are, since Scion is still new there's not that many, more will come...but the Lava's are done, there aren't anymore.
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Hmm, side mirrors that point down when going in reverse. The first time I saw this feature was a mid-90's BMW 7-Series. I dont even think the LS430 does that.
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Originally Posted by sexyscionlover
if this is true when would it be coming out? September 2004? January 2005? Any ideas would be helpful
most likely it will be Feb. or Mar. of '05
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This may make me sound really dumb, but what is the point of a mirror that angles down when the car is in reverse? Then how would you see anything in the mirror while you are backing up?
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Well since I always make right lane changes by looking over the shoulder, my right side mirror is always pointed at the ground so i can parallel park and align myself with the curb to line myself up against so i can park flush w/ the sidewalk. The mirrors pointing down might be for the same reason except automatic so they wouldn't have to move the mirrors.
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Originally Posted by KevinxB
This may make me sound really dumb, but what is the point of a mirror that angles down when the car is in reverse? Then how would you see anything in the mirror while you are backing up?
The idea or the mirror angling down is for parking. the passenger side mirror that is. this way you see the curb and not rub your wheels. Acura has been doing this on the TL's and RL's, not sure if Lexus does, maybe they'll start.

As for Lime or Yellow, I'm sure Toyota will do the Yellow. it's allready a JDM color over in Japan just like last year Japan has the Hot Lava before Scion launched.
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I'm guessing this "short bus" will be solar yellow, if it is going to be yellow.
I would rather see a baby blue one or a lime green one myself.
Having people constantly clown about driving "the short bus" would get old.
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My dealer told me yesterday that they are in fact making the RS 2.0 Yellow. She didnt say what else was coming with it but its going to be yellow. Yellow isnt my fav color so i doubt i would buy one, I'm happy with my BOP. :D
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RS1's ranged from about 15.5/6 to a few that had way to much dealer installed crap and were pushing 25k off the floor.

I paid out 18.1k cash to get off the lot - which seemed to be about 'average'. Got ALOT more than that in it now though.

RS2 shouldn't be much more if any at all. Few hundred tops.
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