The Truth About Cars » scion xB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:06:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » scion xB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Porsche Is Now Outselling Scion – Will Scion Ever Come Back? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/porsche-routinely-outselling-scion-will-scion-ever-come-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/porsche-routinely-outselling-scion-will-scion-ever-come-back/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1167490 Only seven years removed from selling more than 100,000 cars in the United States, Scion’s current woes are more easily understood by looking at the brands which now outsell Toyota’s “youth” brand. One such Scion-besting automaker: Porsche. Rewind just one year and Scion, through the first eight months of 2014, was outselling Porsche by 10,000 […]

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Only seven years removed from selling more than 100,000 cars in the United States, Scion’s current woes are more easily understood by looking at the brands which now outsell Toyota’s “youth” brand. One such Scion-besting automaker: Porsche. Rewind just one year and Scion, through the first eight months of 2014, was outselling Porsche by 10,000 […]

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Hammer Time: Is Scion The New Geo? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/hammer-time-scion-new-geo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/hammer-time-scion-new-geo/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138522 Imagine if you will. The world’s largest and most consistently successful automaker is in deep trouble. Not because of profits, but because of products. They build a small car… and a small army of overseas competitors blow it away. They build a bigger vehicle, and another, and yet another. They build so many models with […]

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Imagine if you will. The world’s largest and most consistently successful automaker is in deep trouble. Not because of profits, but because of products. They build a small car… and a small army of overseas competitors blow it away. They build a bigger vehicle, and another, and yet another. They build so many models with […]

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RIP Boxy Scions (2002-2014) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/rip-boxy-scions-2002-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/rip-boxy-scions-2002-2014/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:25:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=836305 It’s the end of an automotive era, as the Scion xB (as well as the milquetoast xD) are set to die by the year’s end. In exchange, we’re getting a couple of new, world market Toyotas to shore up Scion’s lineup. AutoGuide is reporting that two new additions will join the Scion lineup: first, Scion […]

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It’s the end of an automotive era, as the Scion xB (as well as the milquetoast xD) are set to die by the year’s end. In exchange, we’re getting a couple of new, world market Toyotas to shore up Scion’s lineup. AutoGuide is reporting that two new additions will join the Scion lineup: first, Scion […]

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Ur-Turn: A Metalhead Responds To The Scion Piece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ur-turn-a-metalhead-responds-to-the-scion-piece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ur-turn-a-metalhead-responds-to-the-scion-piece/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:43:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463001 TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan ” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself.  Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black […]

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TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan ” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself.  Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black […]

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Why Scion Matters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/455888/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/455888/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:22:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455888   A couple of months ago, Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver wrote an expansive article about Scion. This quote pretty much summarized his view on the brand. “I have no doubt that Scion will eventually go the way of Plymouth.” I’m sure he wasn’t implying that cheap Scions will someday morph their way into […]

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  A couple of months ago, Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver wrote an expansive article about Scion. This quote pretty much summarized his view on the brand. “I have no doubt that Scion will eventually go the way of Plymouth.” I’m sure he wasn’t implying that cheap Scions will someday morph their way into […]

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Peace Out, Scion xB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/peace-out-scion-xb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/peace-out-scion-xb/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:58:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441425 Scion will be killing off their xB hatchback (beloved by at least one commenter) and the xD hatchback (which nobody really liked). Scion sold only 17,000 xBs in 2012, down from a peak of 60,000 units just a few years ago. Scion seems to be moving in a different direction, with cars like the iQ and […]

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Scion will be killing off their xB hatchback (beloved by at least one commenter) and the xD hatchback (which nobody really liked). Scion sold only 17,000 xBs in 2012, down from a peak of 60,000 units just a few years ago. Scion seems to be moving in a different direction, with cars like the iQ and […]

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New or Used: His and Hers Rides? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-his-and-hers-rides/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-his-and-hers-rides/#comments Wed, 17 Aug 2011 20:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407534   Sokhom writes: Sajeev and Steve, I’m almost done with my tour here in Korea and it’s time to return to “America-land.”  That means it’s car shoppin’ time!  So if you’ll remember, I still have my S2000 that my father-in-law’s taken care of but I don’t want to use it as a DD.  And my wife […]

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  Sokhom writes: Sajeev and Steve, I’m almost done with my tour here in Korea and it’s time to return to “America-land.”  That means it’s car shoppin’ time!  So if you’ll remember, I still have my S2000 that my father-in-law’s taken care of but I don’t want to use it as a DD.  And my wife […]

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Depreciation? What’s That? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/depreciation-whats-that/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/depreciation-whats-that/#comments Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:51:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=369150 Five years ago when it was new, this Scion xB cost $14,030 (no-haggle Scion pricing, fully equipped). Another ad for a similar ’06 xB touts: “Hard To Find”. I realize that dealers’ asking prices for used cars are negotiable. But as the owner of an identical low mileage ‘O5, this makes me wonder whether I’ve […]

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Five years ago when it was new, this Scion xB cost $14,030 (no-haggle Scion pricing, fully equipped). Another ad for a similar ’06 xB touts: “Hard To Find”. I realize that dealers’ asking prices for used cars are negotiable. But as the owner of an identical low mileage ‘O5, this makes me wonder whether I’ve […]

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