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post #1 of 35 Old 12-16-2005, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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why does most people call the xB "toaster on wheels"?

this might be off-topic, but oh well...

it kinda bothers me (not much) when someone (like my friends) tells me that i have a "toaster on wheels". i mean, does the GMC Safari/Chevy Astro got picked on when it first came out? the xB do have almost the same design as those vans. thats my thought of the night. what do you guys think?

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Just roll with it Johnny must people still don't know how to react to the xB yet.
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Well if you have a TCM, then its a toaster. the color just makes it look like a toaster. If you gotta PW, then it looks like an ice cream truck. And all the other colors dont have nick names.

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no no no, if the xB got a chrome paint job (which is illegal btw) then it would look like a toaster, haha.

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Just roll with it Johnny must people still don't know how to react to the xB yet.
People always pick on something they don't understand. I get that from people all the time, "toaster, fridge, rollin' brick"..... I don't feel a need to explain my reason for buying the xB, nor do I care what they call it.

But, you'll notice that all those who seem to hate it, or call it ugly are the most curious about them. Hmmm....... looks like they're the ones who are afraid to "step out of the box!"
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I absolutely can't imagine why...





(The xB *is* rather 'toaster shaped' compared to most little cars in the US...)
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I absolutely can't imagine why...





(The xB *is* rather 'toaster shaped' compared to most little cars in the US...)
I've never seen that before, Tomas! That's great. You made my night, thanks!!
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this might be off-topic, but oh well...

it kinda bothers me (not much) when someone (like my friends) tells me that i have a "toaster on wheels". i mean, does the GMC Safari/Chevy Astro got picked on when it first came out? the xB do have almost the same design as those vans. thats my thought of the night. what do you guys think?
I totally agree with the shape of the Astro Van and how it looks a lot like a box and it was never thought of as a "toaster". But a lot of people just don't understand the xB, they are so use to the "norm" and then Scion comes along and turns things around with the xB. You're gonna have a lot of haters and lovers of the xB. Look at me, I don't like MiniVans, I don't like them, but, to each his own, again. "I'm not a Soccer Mom, I'm a Scion Mom".

I can care less about what people call it or what they think it, to each his own, right??? Now I get more looks cuz of the graphix and the license plate and frame. I like to stand out and be different and well, it's working. LOL!!

**Tomas, thanks for the pix...too funny!!
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no no no, if the xB got a chrome paint job (which is illegal btw) then it would look like a toaster, haha.
Man that stinks I wanted to chrome the whole car
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Man that stinks I wanted to chrome the whole car
You can always get the magnetic pieces and put them on at shows. I know they make the magnetic signs to put on cars, too bad they couldn't get a chromed mirror look to put on them and shape them to fit the box.
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LOL oh my this has been the funniest day on here I cant stop laughing you guys are great Magnets ROFL
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You can always get the magnetic pieces and put them on at shows. I know they make the magnetic signs to put on cars, too bad they couldn't get a chromed mirror look to put on them and shape them to fit the box.
Well maybe not the whole box, but.......
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Gotta love the chrome accents!!
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Wow I have never seen that picture where do you find this sht
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Too bad the hood couldn't be chromed. Makes me wish I had Photoshop.
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Wow I have never seen that picture where do you find this sht
Like I said before, too much pc time!


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Very nice I like the last one
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Very nice I like the last one
Me too! I like the way the headlights look...is that a kit to make them look like that? Just curious.
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LOL oh my this has been the funniest day on here I cant stop laughing you guys are great Magnets ROFL
I wasn't kidding, I was serious!!
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oh I don't know, maybe because we are what we are.


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