View Poll Results: Smash or Trash? Scion XB
Smash ! 35 47.30%
Trash ;-( 39 52.70%
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May 04, 2004, 04:57 PM
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RookieOne -

What kind of car is that? Front wheel or all-wheel drive? You Euros have all the cool cars.

Pete

p.s. - despite my earlier snide comment, I am 100% down with the XB. My daily driver is a Mazda P5.
May 04, 2004, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Taylor
94 K on a set of brakes is pretty good....... What's your best ET? My best is 13.4 @ 106.4 mph - still have the time slip - and that was before the bolt-on induction mods...

BTW, try Mobil One if you still drive on Dino-oil - going to all synthetics fluids gave me a 15 HP boost...
Yea the brakes really didn't need changed, but and my inspection was due so I got the pads incase . Could have passed, but the wheel was already off I had the pads and had a nice dry warm garage as it was winter. My buddy has the same car w/118K...factory pads, but he doesn't tow a trailer.

ETA: Don't know, don't care Don't really drive fast. Acceleration is limited by traction in 1st gear and depending on the road surface 2nd gear anyway. Original tires were really sticky, but only lasted 16K miles, and were over $200 apiece to replace. Got some 80K Michilens. Had to sign a waiver and all as the weren't 148 MPH tires.

Anyway pulled these #s from a post on maxima.org. Apparently stock, and an automatic :shock: . Don't even know what the numbers really mean. It is kinda funny to see smoke coming from the front end

12.1 Timeslip 12.6 Video: http://jime.homeip.net/maximase/Jim126.wmv
95 GXE Auto
12.1 @ 110 MPH, 60 Foot-1.75 150 Wet
2k2 SE Auto
13.5 @ 102 MPH, 60 Foot-2.02 N/A
12.1 @ 111 MPH, 60 Foot-1.75 100 Wet

Does the synthetics give you better milage? Not really interested in more HP, just better milage

BusyBee. So you liked your 4Runner? I halfheartedly entertained getting a SUV 2 years ago when my old plane hauler ( a 89 Dodge B250 van) went belly up, and the 4Runner was the clear winner for me. Got the trailer to haul stuff instead. Can't wait for the Highlander hybrid to come out, will be checking that one out.

From what I understand the Scion's are "priced" lke the Saturns That is, here's the price..take it or leave it. Bill, is that the case were you are, or just around here? Saturn has a great idea there, just if the prices were lower, a lot lower. Heck when I got my car in 96, After dickering I got it for less than $500 more than a decked out Saturn whenever.
May 04, 2004, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rcav8r2
From what I understand the Scion's are "priced" lke the Saturns That is, here's the price..take it or leave it. Bill, is that the case were you are, or just around here? Saturn has a great idea there, just if the prices were lower, a lot lower. Heck when I got my car in 96, After dickering I got it for less than $500 more than a decked out Saturn whenever.
They were "bottom priced" when I bought mine, on the day it came out- the salesman was visibly upset when I just paid for it instead of getting it financed through the dealership- nothing unusual there. The Toyota dealer here has non negotiable pricing on all new cars. AFAIK, mine was the first one in GA. I stopped at the lot to test drive a used BMW they had , and saw the XB sitting back in the prep area and ended up buying it ...

Bill Davenport
AMA 28141
Last edited by badbill; May 04, 2004 at 08:56 PM.
May 04, 2004, 10:30 PM
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RC,

Yep, the synthetics are slipperier and reduce drag everywhere you use them (motor, trans, rear end) and they do help with the mileage.

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12.1 Timeslip 12.6 Video: http://jime.homeip.net/maximase/Jim126.wmv
95 GXE Auto
12.1 @ 110 MPH, 60 Foot-1.75 150 Wet
2k2 SE Auto
13.5 @ 102 MPH, 60 Foot-2.02 N/A
12.1 @ 111 MPH, 60 Foot-1.75 100 Wet
The 12s are all running a 100 or 150 shot of NOS, wet. The 13.5 N/A (normally aspirated, I assume) at 102 is a very impressive run, but I would bet that the car in the first run has done more doen to it than just juice... Its right there with the juiced runs... Of course, maybe its one of those fabled Jap gray-market, not-for-U.S., supercars...
May 05, 2004, 01:15 AM
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Nice Scion, very cool. I can see how people either love it or hate it. Most people are either "form follows function" Like me or "function follows form"
May 05, 2004, 01:18 AM
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[QUOTE=fok]RookieOne -

What kind of car is that? Front wheel or all-wheel drive? You Euros have all the cool cars.[QUOTE]

You can buy Scions in the US!
May 06, 2004, 12:22 PM
Michele Somaschini, Spain
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Sorry for the late reply. Mine is a Peugeot 307SW.

It's only 90 hp but enough for me. The max speed ever reached was 180 km/h but police patrols are getting more nasty than usual and I don't want to assume such a risk.

I run normally at 140-150 Km/h. The speed limit is 120 km/h.

IHMO: it's a nice car despite it's french

BTW: I love the Focus too. Specially the new RS version (215 hp). Nice racing look. I dunno if you have such model in the US.
Last edited by RookieOne; May 06, 2004 at 12:26 PM.
May 06, 2004, 07:52 PM
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This hauls planes and a$$ ok with the top down......
Last edited by uglyplane; May 06, 2004 at 07:56 PM.
May 07, 2004, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by uglyplane
This hauls planes and a$$ ok with the top down......
Doesn't haul planes but does haul a$$, I know...

And it is a good reminder of the fact that you can spend alot more on a hobby than e-flight... sold a '69 Stingray recently that cost me alot more than I have ever spent on RC. Probably drove it less than 300 mi per year. I put more than that on my mountain bike.

But it definitely looked good.
May 07, 2004, 10:59 AM
Registered User

I like it!


I think its a great, practical car. Ive heard that it handles pretty well, too, esp. considering the CoG must be pretty high. I probably would have gotten one if it had a little more "oomph".

BTW- I am a newbie living in Macon - are there any unofficial electric flying fields in the area? Grew up in WR, so I familiar with most of the area.

Thanks,

Brian
May 07, 2004, 11:06 AM
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Brian,

PM Badbill (the guy who started this topic). He lives in Warner Robins and can get you hooked up with a field.
May 07, 2004, 10:15 PM
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I rent cars mostly (travelling job) but other than that, it's a daily driver, the insurance actually went down from my 2002 Wrangler, hard to believe....
May 07, 2004, 10:41 PM
I can TOO fly!
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The Ultimate Toy Hauler.

A/C and heat, running water, generator, table and TV.
The best pit vehicle ever!
May 07, 2004, 10:52 PM
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Ok, Spad, you win...
May 07, 2004, 11:05 PM
I can TOO fly!
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He who dies with the most toys....



Is nonetheless still dead!


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