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Old 09-24-2018, 01:11 AM
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Just picked up this l'il Toaster for my kiddo 203,000 miles on it but runs strong (for a car with barely 100hp) has new axles and struts before I purchased it. I replaced the blower motor, installed a O2 sensor extension (to fix check engine light
because I'm not buying a cat right now) flushed every fluid and changed every filter and changed spark plugs (I work at Toyota so it cost me very little to do so). I'm sure this lil box will last a long time. If it had more power I'd drive it myself.

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Old 03-01-2019, 02:14 AM
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Default '06 xB

Bought my 2006 new.
Present mileage 60,000. Still averaging 30 MPG.
It's in very good condition (including tires) so I think I could sell it today (2/28/19) for about $4,000.00 - $5,000.00.

Total Repairs:
AC compressor

Improvements:
roof rack
cruise control
upgraded radio with WiFi for phone
washable engine air filter
installed directional arrows in left and right door rear view mirrors.

Replacements:
4 new tires
2 batts (I listen to a lot of radio with the engine turned off)
New windshield because of scratches.

Maintenance:
Changed spark plugs
oil and filter changes every 6000 miles.
about 7 changes of front and rear wiper blades
tire rotations every 6 months
professional buffing and wax job 2017 (still looks new)
replaced cabin filter 2x
2x per year a can of injector cleaner

Minor repairs:
AC compressor condensate leak in cabin driver's side: required snaking the condensate drain tube to eliminate overflow.
Replaced both windshield washer nozzles due to clogging. I recommend snaking a 3/8" fresh water hose down to the bottom of the washer fluid reservoir to flush out slime that clogs the washer pump screen filter (perhaps it's a heat-bacteria thing here in Hawaii).

Given the reliability and remarkable low repair costs and I'm very happy with my xB; I'm thinking of keeping it for another 10 years.

Suggestions to Toyota:
Re: windshield washer. Make it so water comes out first before first swipe of blades. Presently the blades grind dust into the dry glass before the first spray of water.
Use different material for dashboard and doors. The present dimpled plastic material scratches too easily.
Use different material for seats, they are hard to clean.
Make trip-mileage and clock numbers larger, they are hard to read under certain lighting.
Make the turn signal indicator noise louder; it's too easy to forget they are on.
Add disk brakes to all four wheels as with the '07. I would have bought an '07 except for its higher MPG.

I think Toyota blew it when they changed the '06. It was fast becoming cult-like with the younger generation. I had hoped that Toyota would adopt the early VW trend of the same body each year with minor performance changes only.

Cudos to the Toyota-Scion employees for the excellent product.




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