Used Car of the Day: 2005 Scion XB

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's used car of the day is a quirky little runabout that has an owner uniquely qualified to care for it. This 2005 Scion xB has been owned by a Toyota tech.

He or she is the second owner of this 126,000-mile car and has had it for eight years. It's being sold because the seller bought a newer xB. It's in Maryland, and this apparently well-maintained, manual-transmission xB has custom wheels, a custom stereo, a custom grille, a custom exhaust, and more.

What "more" means here is not clear, the listing is short. So we'll encourage you to check it out yourself.

Click here to do so.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 04, 2023

    Not all Toyotas are worth owning.

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    • El scotto El scotto on Feb 05, 2023

      @ToolGuy; Sir, you dodged a bullet. A great many of the cheap Toyota jihad are cleaning their New Balance walking shoes with Mr. Clean magic erasers and paying no mind. Stan Smith Addidas here.

  • Aaron Aaron on Feb 14, 2023

    I see a white XB at a local store almost every day, and I can’t help but chuckle.

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