I’ve given up on the xB after a month old repair failed in exactly the same way. 10+ years of ownership is coming to an end.
So now i am car hunting, and 2009+ Honda Fits are what I’ve decided on as having the right combination of cargo space, size, fuel efficiency, and fun driving dynamics. I’m heading out after work tonight to look at this one. It is very purple, but is otherwise what I’m looking for and a decent price.
Wish me luck.