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Scion xB. When Scion set out to redesign the nearly three-year-old xB, it asked current owners and fans of the brand what they would like to see on the next generation. Their feedback revealed that people wanted the box-like styling to stay, but also wanted the car to be larger, with a more powerful engine and more standard features, such as cruise control. The result is a vehicle that should appeal to both Scion enthusiasts and other potential buyers, all at a reasonable price. Scion's straight-forward "mono spec" basic equipment level continues, encouraging customization and making the car-buying process more personal. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit kbb.com today.
Kia Soul & Nissan Cube Go Head to Head - Kelley Blue Book
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Kia Soul. Nissan Cube. A growing number of ultra-stylish budget-conscious compact car choices mean there has never been a better time to be a fashionable, yet frugal car buyer. Two of the newest entries to this rapidly expanding category are the Nissan Cube and the Kia Soul. In this video Kelley Blue Books Jack Nerad and Micah Muzio pit the Nissan Cube and Kia Soul against each other in a Battle Royale to see which one has the most useful interior, looks the coolest, drives the best and offers the best value. Fight!
Scion xD Review - Kelley Blue Book
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Scion xD. You may not know it but this is a golden era for entry-level car buyers. Think about it -- at one time a small budget meant buying a small car with limited equipment and even more limited style. Things are different now. Not only do inexpensive cars come decently equipped but some are even considered cool.
Welcome to our comprehensive Kelley Blue Book review of the Scion xD.
The Scion brand has done a masterful job of building their vehicles as blank palettes, designed to satisfy the custom-car dreams of twenty-something year-old hipsters. Look beyond the marketing hype however, and the Scion xD emerges as a logical choice for anyone who needs a sensible car at a fair price. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.
2010 Kia Soul Long Term Review Part 1-- Kelley Blue Book
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Kelley Blue Book recently took possession of a long-term Kia Soul! test car. Over the next year, our goal is to wade past the clever hamster-related marketing hype and see how the Soul performs as a day-to-day commuter. In this video, Kelley Blue Book's Leigh Anne Sessions and Micah Muzio share their initial impressions of the Soul.
Honda Element SC Video Review - Kelley Blue Book
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2009 Honda Element SC. Building on the success of the Element SUV, Honda takes its rolling dorm room concept to the next level with the Element SC. Designed to appeal to a more street-wise crowd, the SC does away with the all-wheel-drive option and substitutes racy 18-inch wheels, a stiffer suspension and a lower ride height. The SC also jettisons the industrial-grade plastic floor mat in favor of a carpeted passenger compartment. Aimed squarely at younger drivers who enjoy modifying their own vehicles, Honda wisely offers a long list of accessories specifically designed for the Element. For more new car reviews, interviews and automotive news visit http://www.kbb.com today.
flipping xb over
My boyfriend flipped his 2004 Scion xB. This is it getting righted.
2008 Scion XB
Video made on Nov 18 2007. Made it mainly for a few friends and family members to see. Thought anyone else interested in a 2008 Scion XB may like to check it out too. Made one error in my statements. The other Scion models are the TC and the XD(I said the XA) It also has another plug in on the center counsel dedicated for an Ipod. I'm not an Apple hype lemming. No offense to lemmings. :-) I buy Cowon MP3 units. The best sounding MP3 players in my opinion. Also, as was mentioned in the comments, it is pronounced "sigh-on" not "zion"...:-)
Cooler than Scion? Nissan Cube S Full Test
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If you want to find out everything you need to know about the 2009 Nissan Cube S, just pull into In-N-Out Burger.
We're living in a drive-thru world, and the Cube is scaled to suit; a little self-contained habitat where life comes to you in a warm paper bag pushed through the driver side window. There in the line at In-N-Out, you've got a panoramic view of your world — neon colors, flashing lights and the big board with all your dining options. There's no reason to hurry, since you're already where you want to be.
Best of all, there's always someplace to put your stuff. A bin, a box, a shelf, a slot with bungee cords. A sliding, folding, tumbling collection of seats that you put together like a puzzle. You never fumble around when you're trying to put something down, because the perfect spot always magically comes to hand.
The fact that the 2009 Nissan Cube S is self-propelled is just a kind of unexpected bonus.
2008 Scion xB - Drive Line Review - CAR and DRIVER
Freelancer and xB owner/enthusiast, Jim Lau, compares the 2007 and 2008 Scion xB.
2008 Scion xB RS 5.0 - Auto Shows
2008 Scion xB - Road Test
2011 Scion xB from WINDING ROAD Magazine
WINDING ROAD presents, in a new video short, the comfortable and stylish 2011 Scion xB.
Filmed and edited by Chris Amos.
Music: Impact Prelude by Kevin MacLeod - (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Pros of my Scion 2011 xB over my Subaru WRX
So far I've put 35,000 miles on my Scion xB and I do not regret this purchase at all (which shock those who are pro-Subaru, which is fine). The 2007 Subaru WRX didn't suit my driving needs, which is driving a total of 1.5 hours a day in traffic, car trips with two dogs, boyfriend, and luggage, and the high cost of maintenance/insurance.
Of course, if you need the speed that comes with a turbo, then the xB is not for you.
Subaru WRX Cons:
-91 Octane Gas is expensive
-Car Insurance is expensive (Bare min. insurance for Subaru: $170/month, bare min. insurance for Scion: $90/month)
-Symmetrical All Wheel Drive means you have to replace all wheels if one goes out. (I had to do this twice while owning my car, so my $200 repair was actually a $1200 repair)
-Fixing anything within the engine is expensive, because of the "turbo"
-Only the Subaru dealership could fix "check engine light" issues, because no other shop had the "Subaru" tools to accurately diagnose engine problems.
-My commute involves lots of traffic, and sports sedans are not meant for driving in 5 mph traffic.
-Spartan (bare) Interior
-CD player would only work for 2 hours straight. After that it'd get too hot and start skipping.
-Random guys ask me if my driving my boyfriend's car, which is annoying.
Subaru WRX Pros:
-Great performance. 230 horsepower
-Handles well in severe rain
-Has high safety ratings
-Impresses "car" guys.
I began looking for a car that would be less expensive maintenance-wise (which is why I didn't go with another Subaru) and have more cargo room. Originally I was looking at hatchbacks and was close to getting the Honda Fit, but, after a test drive, the 117 horsepower wasn't doing it for me. And it still felt cramped.
The Scion xB had everything I wanted. This car is geared toward a younger generation, so it's designed to be very safe, has a great stereo, and has lots of room for modifications.
Scion xB Pros:
-This car is extremely safe: http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Scion_xB/Safety/
-Mirror LED Turn Signals
-Because the Scion is very safe and not a sports sedan, insurance is very cheap. (Bare Minimum Car Insurance-- Subaru: $170/month ; Scion xB: $90/month)
-"Little, Big Car" Feel (deceptively spacious interior, yet not as big as a SUV)
-Cheap overall price ($17,000 for Scion, $27,000 for Subaru WRX)
-Awesome Pioneer stereo.
-Digital Speedometer Display
-Digital Readout displays the following: current mpg, average mpg, average mph, how many miles until the gas tank is empty, and the time elapsed during a trip
-USB and Auxiliary port
-Stereo Display shows the artist and song title when you play CDs, use MP3 player, or use XM.
-You can control the volume and change track/station through the steering wheel
-Lots of room for storage (6 cup holders, center console, shelf over glove compartment)
-Lots of cargo space (with seats folded down-- Scion xB: 70 cubic feet, Honda Fit: 57 cubic feet, Subaru: 11 cubic feet)
-158 horsepower (Subaru w/o turbo: 173 hp, Honda Fit: 117 hp)
-Cheaper 87 octane gas
-30 mpg average (although this isn't as fuel economic as other hatchbacks, but better than my Subaru)
-Drives well in traffic! I can cruise comfortably at 5 mph, whereas, in the Subaru, I had to constantly flip into neutral, give it gas, neutral, gas, which can be very Exhausting.
-After one year with my Scion, I actually have money in my savings account! I save around $100 per month on gas/insurance compared to my Subaru.
Some specific Pros with my car:
-Silver color means my car never looks dirty!
-Getting XM installed ($400 more) is very worth it. Especially if you drive more than an hour each day like me.
Scion xB Cons:
Plastic scratches easily
People hate the breadbox shape
Within 6 months of owning my car, I was mailed 8 long surveys to fill out about my Scion. (I filled out 2 and trashed the rest).
I think the breadbox look could turn buyers away, but after sitting inside, I can see why all cars should have that shape! it feels so roomy! This car is a must have, especially for drivers with long commutes. So far I've taken my car on plenty of long car trips (ranging from 3 hour drives to 5 hours) and my boyfriend and I don't miss my cramped Subaru.
Plain White T's- Hate (I Really Don't Like You)
Scion XB Feature - Surface 3
wanted to post a featured ride from our newest dvd
we chose this one because we felt it best represented the level of editing we aimed for. hope you like it, if you do theres lots more stuff in the new dvd
surface - reintroduction