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post #41 of 50 Old 07-22-2010, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Alberta xB'ers?

This was back in 2007. Since they were still pretty hard to come by, the prices were jacked hardcore. You could buy a bone stock xB1 for 14,080 plus taxes i'm assuming. When I bought mine there were a couple choices.

A) 2006.1 BOP, 5 speed, 14k miles, loaded interior, tinted front to back, OEM fog lights and rear spoiler, and a massive 6" tipped eBay special axleback exhaust.

B) 2006.5 BCP, auto, 1500 miles, no extras.

C) Silver, auto, 24k miles, no extras.

All three were priced at $24,995. Their excuse for the price jack was the import fees and red tape, as well as the general rarity of the car at the time. I ponied up the cash for a few reasons, like the inability to finance a fresh xB from the states, the xB I bought had everything I could want, and I didn't have to deal with travelling to the nearest USA Scion dealership and figuring out all the customs and import fees. If I did that myself I could have saved about $6,000 off the sticker price considering all the extras.

Now adays i'm sure you can find a lowish mileage xB for a decent price. There was an RS2.0 that was lowered, tinted, enkei rims, etc for $16,995 at Heritage Auto in Calgary. If you are willing to get higher miles, you could probably almost find one under $10k, but kinda doubt it.

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Now adays i'm sure you can find a lowish mileage xB for a decent price. There was an RS2.0 that was lowered, tinted, enkei rims, etc for $16,995 at Heritage Auto in Calgary.
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hey i seen you guys got your xb's in alberta just wondering if you got them from a dealer and if so where are they located ?
a few of us got them from the US, which is by far the cheaper option. But if you're dead set on goin to a dealer, Stampede Toyota's been the better option as they always seem to have a Scion or two in stock. Also, buysell.com usually has a listing of what dealers are selling Scions. But really, just import one from the US. I did all the paperwork myself and it's really easy. The dealers here will bend you over on the price.

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Re: Alberta xB'ers?

hey iam thinking of getting a 2005 box but everyone wants to steer me away from getting one, they seem to think they will be unreliable because you don't see many around so i was wondering if anyone had any problems with theirs
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hey iam thinking of getting a 2005 box but everyone wants to steer me away from getting one, they seem to think they will be unreliable because you don't see many around so i was wondering if anyone had any problems with theirs
Y'know I don't see alot of lamborghini gallardos around...they must be unreliable.

They've got Toyota engines and they're some of the most useful, innovative rides around today. Their quality isn't in question from what I've seen. I say get one.
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Re: Alberta xB'ers?

I was about to say that an xb is just a cool looking yaris. My box is at 49000 miles now and the only problems I've had with it are the ones I've caused. and even those were fixed quick and easy.

BTW lambos with the 640 engine were prone to spontaneous combustion.

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Re: Alberta xB'ers?

Hello there alberta Xb'ers.
I just recently purchased a 2011 xb up here in hawaii, but i plan to move back home to calgary sometime within the next year or so.. yea yea yea, i know. who in their right mind would move from hawaii, to calgary? But i was born and raised there, and plan to move closer to my extended fam.
Anyone know how much the fees would be to move it across the border?
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are you talking about having it transported to Calgary or would you be driving it?
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i'd probably drive it through the border. Which was it easier/cheaper?

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i'd probably drive it through the border. Which was it easier/cheaper?
*which way is easier*

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Well there's no charge at the border as you already own it, so you'd just have get it registered.
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Re: Alberta xB'ers?

I just picked up a 2011 xb. Haven't payed any import fees or anything. I'm currently living in hawaii, but plan to move up to calgary sometime in the future..
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