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post #1 of 6 Old 04-20-2017, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Was given a free xB, so here I am!

Hello All!

My '97 Saturn finally reached the point that I felt the required repairs were not worth my time, so I put out a feeler to friends for a new car. It just happened that a friend's company was trying to get rid of a company car and they would give me the car for free.

Welcome to my 2009 Scion xB!

Now, the reason they gave it to me for free was that it didn't pass the state inspection and they didn't want to spend the money. The car came with 250,000 miles, bad bearings, and a misfiring engine. I've had the car since September and so far I've put in around $2000.

1) $350 - Replaced both rear wheel bearings (Sounded like a jet engine going down the highway.)
2) $250 - Installed a second seat (The company had removed the rear seat and lost it. I needed it cause I have kids.)
3) $80 - Replaced driver's door interior panel (A crack in the armrest continually pinched my elbow.)
4) $5 - Removed company logos (Covering the car, took me 5 hours.)
5) $15 - Waxed car
6) $25 - Replaced wheel cover (Was missing one when I got it.)
7) $40 - New Spark Plugs
8) $1000 - New Engine (Tried everything I could but determined it was probably bad piston rings. New engine - 118,000 miles.)
9) $100 - Miscellaneous tools and items used in diagnosing engine trouble.
10) $50 - Replacing various bolts and small connectors that broke doing the engine swap.
11) $25 - Oil Change for new engine
12) $210 - New Windshield (Windshield came to me with a small ding I didn't notice until it turned into a huge crack.)

12) -$100 - Sold the old engine for $100.

After all of that, my car is finally complete and in great shape compared to how I got it. I wasn't very fond of it when I first saw it, but I am really enjoying it now!

Thanks!
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Hello All!

My '97 Saturn finally reached the point that I felt the required repairs were not worth my time, so I put out a feeler to friends for a new car. It just happened that a friend's company was trying to get rid of a company car and they would give me the car for free.

Welcome to my 2009 Scion xB!

Now, the reason they gave it to me for free was that it didn't pass the state inspection and they didn't want to spend the money. The car came with 250,000 miles, bad bearings, and a misfiring engine. I've had the car since September and so far I've put in around $2000.

1) $350 - Replaced both rear wheel bearings (Sounded like a jet engine going down the highway.)
2) $250 - Installed a second seat (The company had removed the rear seat and lost it. I needed it cause I have kids.)
3) $80 - Replaced driver's door interior panel (A crack in the armrest continually pinched my elbow.)
4) $5 - Removed company logos (Covering the car, took me 5 hours.)
5) $15 - Waxed car
6) $25 - Replaced wheel cover (Was missing one when I got it.)
7) $40 - New Spark Plugs
8) $1000 - New Engine (Tried everything I could but determined it was probably bad piston rings. New engine - 118,000 miles.)
9) $100 - Miscellaneous tools and items used in diagnosing engine trouble.
10) $50 - Replacing various bolts and small connectors that broke doing the engine swap.
11) $25 - Oil Change for new engine
12) $210 - New Windshield (Windshield came to me with a small ding I didn't notice until it turned into a huge crack.)

12) -$100 - Sold the old engine for $100.

After all of that, my car is finally complete and in great shape compared to how I got it. I wasn't very fond of it when I first saw it, but I am really enjoying it now!

Thanks!
Wow! Nice score. Welcome to the family. Great job on all the work you've done. In sure she will take you a long way. I've had my 05' for three years now. Sitting at 186000 and still running strong.

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Congrats on the free car, free is my favourite price too.
By spending some money and doing some hard work, you've saved a car that might otherwise have ended its life when it failed that inspection so well done for that, this is a superb example of proactive recycling.


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Welcome to the Family, always good to see another xB getting some love. Great cars and should last you a long time if treated right. Just keep up the service and enjoy the ride. Post some pics when you can.
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Before picture when I first got it. Don't really have an after picture.





After picture with the engine swap. Nothing special, but runs great now.



---------- Post added 04-21-2017 at 02:02 PM ----------

First picture didn't go through and I can't edit.

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Congrats! welcome to box life.
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