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Old 03-14-2012, 04:35 PM
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My 2011 Scion xB

Picked it up today in Ann Arbor.

Tires at 44, added 2 gallons to the dealers fill up and hit the highway to Jackson, with a stop in Grass Lake for some supplies I needed for a job.

Cruise set at 60, dash showed 38.7mpg for the ride.

I guess I'm spoiled driving my full size van and truck. I've noticed people usually don't tailgate me in either of those. Within seconds of getting on I 94 a jeep was on my butt. I gradually slowed to under 55 and after about 10 miles she finally went around. No tailgators for another 10 minutes than a repeat. That's going to take some getting used to. Fortunately, a good part of my driving I can do on Michigan ave, between Albion and Jackson and stay off the highway.
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Congrats on the new ride James.
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Thanks. I really like this thing. Wont be the 50+ mpgs a lot of you get, but it sure is better than 12 in the van.
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First 250 miles did 34.x mpg.
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Re: My 2011 Scion xB

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First 250 miles did 34.x mpg.
Pretty good FE. When they tailgate me, I drop my speed 5 mph. If that doesn't get them off, I start P&G. That has never failed to either get them to pass, or to back off.
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It happened again Tuesday. The Agent & I got on I94 to go to Jackson, with me driving the Scion. Within seconds of getting to 60 mph a Volvo was glued to my rear end.

So I tell the Agent "I'll drop back to 55 she if he goes around"
T.A. - "doubt it, he'll probably get closer"

55 mph does nothing for him

Me: "Maybe I should pull a reverse pass on him"
T.A "what's a reverse pass" (with a look of fear, like shes about to experience something stupid"

Me:"Watch this"

I wait for a break in the fast lane traffic, left signal on, over into the fast lane.
Mr Volvo speeds on past me in the right lane.

I get back over into the slow lane and say "what do you bet, he's going to glue himself to that semi truck in the right lane up ahead, all the way to Jackson?" Yup thats what he did.

Most of my driving in the xB will be around Albion, and to Jackson or Battle Creek. Most of that I can stay off the highway and on 2 lane roads with 55 mph psl
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Re: My 2011 Scion xB

That sounds familiar! I see it every time I'm on the Interstates. Some people refuse to move left to pass, but are happy to pass on the right. ??

Enjoy your xB! When the original generation appeared, my first impression was that it looked strangely like a miniature Chevy van. I was interested in the xA, until I saw how little space it has.
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Whats wrong with my 2011 X/B. 3,500 miles. I can hardly get 20mpg, it runs great just using way to much gas. I'm driving it like an old lady and still getting bad gas milage. Somebody help me.
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