I am in the same boat. I bought my XB a year ago when I was 37 and when I read reviews that say there is too much road noise or it has a mediocre 'ride' I don't understand what they are talking about.scionxb2006 said:I waited almost 2 years to finally take the plunge and by a new XB. Just got my 2006 Polar White XB & I LOVE IT!! We also have a new 2006 TC, mediteranean blue...love it but I drive the XB so I'm partial to the XB!! It is spacious, very quiet (don't believe people who complain about noise because it's very quiet I promise), my first tank of gas showed me 35 mpg with a 5speed manual transmission, and it has plenty of pep!! I had a 53 inch panoramic roof installed and it's awesome!! I'm 40 and I feel like a teenager in this car as it has sparked the "customizing" thoughts in me all over again!! Big plans for this car and I'll keep it a long time!