The Scion Xb is the kind of car that you either get or you don't. If you never saw the appeal of Toyota's affordable little box, well, move on, because there's nothing here for you. However, if that same little box represented huge untapped potential, and you remember how it transformed the import tuner scene, this 2004 Scion Xb should get your attention in a big way.
There's a lot going on here, but the big things are that there is more than $60,000 wrapped up just in the modifications, never mind the purchase price of this cool little car. The two-tone paint is show-quality in almost every way, and if there's a flaw, it's only from having been driven onto the show field, because the 19,708 miles on the clock strongly suggests it doesn't see the daily grind. Brilliant pink with basic black is a dramatic statement that works really well on the boxy Xb. Looking sleek wasn't the point; Scion aimed this box at practical young buyers but it was so funky and unusual that customizers and tuners found it an irresistible starting point. As a result, this one is just incredible in every way and has never been hit or wrecked, and with only the most minor of tweaks, takes on a whole new look. A slightly deeper air dam, a rear spoiler, and tinted windows work with that trick paint to create a one-of-a-kind show piece that still stands out.
You can see just how much money went into the build by opening any of the doors. Completely redesigned by Cdidit, it starts with leather bucket seats, pink ambient lighting, and a lot of color-coordinated details. If you're thinking that's easy, guess again; taking each plastic part out of the car, smoothing and prepping it, and then carefully reinstalling it to prevent damage is part of that $60,000 bill. Of course, you already know it's got a big, thundering stereo system that fills the box with sound, anchored by an AM/FM/CD/iPod/Bluetooth setup with a touchscreen to manage it. The original gauges are still in the center of the dash, perched up high where they're easy to see, and all the creature comforts are still completely intact and functional: A/C, tilt wheel, power windows and locks, and a sunroof overhead. It's still practical, too, with a full back seat for your friends, although the cargo bay is full of a custom enclosure, two 10-inch subs, and enough amplifiers to light up a movie theater.
The engine is the stock 1500 cc inline-four, but the point of this car isn't winning drag races. The engine has been dressed up like the rest of the car, and everything under the hood was designed to show off. A chrome strut tower brace from DC adds some sparkle and the cam cover was painted pink to match the bodywork. A 5-speed makes this little block a lot of fun to drive and the air ride suspension system allows you to both cruise in comfort and slam it down at shows to really make it look right. A custom exhaust system gives it a snarling little bark, but if you're going to drive this car, you'll appreciate that it doesn't get annoying on the highway. Cool 18-inch Diablo wheels are fitted and come with fat 215/35/18 performance radials wrapped around them.
Given the investment in this car's construction, the asking price is a screaming bargain. This is a new kind of cool and if you're someone who appreciates looking into the future, this Xb is a real find. Call now!