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Here's what I saw on the 2008 Scion xB:

Exterior: 5 Axis body kit (will be available thru the dealer)
19" Volks (bronze) with 235-35-19 five lug rims
Four Wheel Disc Brakes (poss. from the Celica)
'06 Camry door handles
Turn signals in the mirrors
Basic front and rear T2B morphed with the xB on the sides (the rear
most side glass is gone now)
Lowering Springs
Ambiant temp sensor in front of the condensor:)

Headlights: Projector on the outside (highs)
Low beam bulbs you can see and they're 9006's
turn signal bulbs on the inside 1157's
Black background like the tC's
Taillights: Kind of look like the T2B but they stick out about 1/2 inch
They're RED
Reverse light 3" round and located on driver's side rear bumper

Engine: 2.4L:) (we got the model to open the hood for us and Troy[from 5
axis] ran over to close it but I still got a good look)

Interior: tC Key with the fob built into the key
Cupholders are flared into the lower pockets (one in each door)
Armrest
Doorlock built into the center of the door latch
Shifter is raised like the Matrix (the one I saw was an Automatic)
Larger Cargo Area also flush when you open the door (not stepped
like on our xB's)
Cargo space under rear seats


Sound System: Speakers :tweeters on the backside of where the mirror
mounts like on the lexus
Speaker in each door
Double Din Radio
Steering Wheel Controls
 

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Sounds sweet...
 

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The new xB is awesome. If I had the money I'd buy one. But I'm saving up for an xD.
 

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They released it? Where can we find some pics?:)
 

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We saw it at the Miami event. :D You see pics in two months.
 

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so its going to be like the new bB that is on sale in Japan now?
 

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Sounds like the one posted up that is for sale in China.
 

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My initial impression was that it was sooo cool. I was in love with it, but after thinking about it more, I kinda changed my mind.

Design-wise I don't really like it too much: it's too big and over-styled. I also don't like the fact the xB moved out of the gas-sipping, compact car segment.

Value-wise, you will pay a more for more car, but you'll definitely get your money's worth - very Scion valued! If I ever move out of a crowded urban setting (or have kids ..lol), I would probably get one for practicality's sake despite not being so thrilled with the design. From what I can see, no other car company is even close to offering such a unique car.
 

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Sounds like the one posted up that is for sale in China.
That one looks like a current xb with a t2b front on it.
The new one doesnt look much like the current b at all. They took away most of the boxiness of it.


That was an awesome observation though.

The xD looks very Matrixy from the a pillar back but is supposed to have the same interior room as the current xB and the 1.8 out of the Marix XR.
 

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Nice description Jason. Screw waiting for Christmas...I'm more excited about seeing the new models!
 

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This is why I was saying somewhere else that the new Siphon Magazine wil pretty much be for the Honda Fit. New Scions won't be in that segment anymore. No it won't be like the new Japan bB. it's still a small car like the curent model. Disappoiting. oh well.
 

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Yeah, more like a mini-SUV, and from the sounds of it, sounds like Toyota is using Matrix components for it. Not going to be true JDM, like the bB/xB series. I'm keeping my xB, but prolly selling the Matrix.
 

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I thought the new B and D look very cool and I can't wait till I have enough money to get me an xD.
 

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From the descriptions that have been given,,,
Toyota may have "shot themselves in the foot" as far as the "gray hair'd" future customers,
what drew so many to purchase the box is/was fuel economy, no blind spots,small overall size,and unmatched visibility. as well as ease of entry/exit... all for under $15k.
even just a modest rise in price will prevent those on fixed incomes from considering the t2b knockoff.

just my 1.75 cents worth
 
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