The styling of the xB lends itself to a love it or hate it opinion, but if you love it, but it. I've wanted an xB for ten years--since the first generation--and while the current body style, changed slightly over the last few years, took awhile to grow on me, I love this car. It's comfortable, affordable, safe, and FUN. It is on the younger side, which for me is fine--I'm kicking and screaming into "adulthood," but it's also ridiculously practical. It can actually hold four adults, you can actually take load it up with camping gear or drywall, and you can pull out on the highway without the fear of being rear ended. Which brings me to one fallible aspect. The 2.4L engine is more than adequate in traffic--and it's a proven, reliable, simple engine--but it's mated to an antiquated transmission and so it does do a little too much shifting and it doesn't get the best gas mileage, certainly nothing like the 1st gen. That said, I get about 23-25 in the city and well over 30 on the highway and the change-off for power is acceptable to me. Great car.
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