Last night, I’m driving down the dark, two-lane Highway 54 back to my home. I have my wife, Sally, and four-year old boy, Otto with me. Sally mentioned that there were a lot of deer around, so I was going a bit slower than normal, and trying to be alert. It didn’t matter at all. I hit a deer.
Toyota just announced that the Scion xB is finally ending after a run of a dozen years. To anyone that really appreciated the xB, though, this is no big deal, as the car has really been dead since 2007, when the second generation was released. But it’s still worth taking a moment to appreciate what this underrated car…
Actually, it's not just a particular car that needs to exist, it's a whole new segement. And, sure, you'd think that every possible car segment has already been thought of, and while this one may have been considered before, it's not really available. What is this segment? It's the box. But not just any box. The luxury…
Sure, this was from this post from a while back, but, screw it, it's Tiff Needell and it's — as far as I know — the only time the man has ever been in a Scion xB. It's fun. Enjoy.
We were a little worried about SEMA when we saw the sad cars Chevy is bringing, but Scion has restored our faith with glorious Cragars and Shag. If there is a proper way to do SEMA, this would be it.
The Scion brand was launched in the early 2000s to get people under the age of 90 hooked on Toyotas. There was just one problem, according to Regular Car Reviews: Aging Baby Boomers were the ones who really bought them.
This week I was in Little Tokyo with my wife and son, and I found this toy Toyota bB Open Deck. I got it for Otto, because how often do you see these, and plus, it's close to the car he usually rides in. When I got home, I did some research, and the more I found out about this quirky trucklet, the more I liked it.
Tiff Needell is a man used to driving some very serious, very fast cars. It's amazing to watch him in action. But everyone's probably getting pretty sick of seeing him drive finely-tuned, expensive sports cars all the time, right? It's time he took something else on the track. Something that looks more like a washing…
A Scion xB driver didn't notice the biker in front of her and slammed into his bike, sending him over his handlebars and onto his feet. Despite the knock he seems okay. Another argument for lane-splitting. (Thanks Ian!)
Never say Toyota doesn't understand the crowd at SEMA, bringing a Sienna minivan and Scion xB with bodies engorged several feet like rolling demonstrators for ExtenZe. How else do you put the swagger in your wagon?
Bailing on a moving stolen vehicle in the middle of a car chase makes you a bad criminal. Bailing on a moving stolen vehicle with your girlfriend still inside makes you an awful boyfriend. Defending the driver? You're Dylan Ratigan.
Like salt and pepper, chocolate and vanilla, our look at the 20 most expensive cars to insure for 2009 has a flip-side. Today we'll be looking at the 20 least expensive cars to insure for 2009.
A lunatic in a Scion xB took California police on a bizarre 40 mile high speed chase, at times stopping to get out of the car to hurl obscenities and "gestures" at officers.
Tomorrow comes a day too soon in Japan as Nissan has already released a load of pictures of both the USDM and JDM Cube, which is to be "unveiled" tomorrow at the LA Auto Show. This eccentric little box is vying for the same niche as the polarizing Scion xB. Japanese Cubes are powered by a 107 Horsepower, 109 lb-feet…
It takes a certain kind of genius to combine two seemingly disparate products like tacos and paint into one business venture. It took Toyota to do 'em both in this Scion xB modified for duty as a taco and paint truck. See, now that you've seen it, the imaginary palm to forehead moment is inevitable. This particular