2005 Scion tC

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67,601 Miles
54,780
Miles below average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 67601
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission: Manual
Engine Type: I4
Drive Train: FWD
Location: Waynesboro, PA
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Option & Equipment

Sunroof/Moonroof
Alloy Wheels

Notes

Front Wheel Drive,​Tires - Front Performance,​Tires - Rear Performance,​Temporary Spare Tire,​Aluminum Wheels,​Power Steering,​4-Wheel Disc Brakes,​ABS,​Generic Sun/Moonroof,​Panoramic Roof,​Power Mirror(s),​Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors,​Intermittent Wipers,​Bucket Seats,​Pass-Through Rear Seat,​Rear Bench Seat,​Cloth Seats,​Adjustable Steering Wheel,​Power Windows,​Keyless Entry,​Power Door Locks,​Cruise Control,​A/C,​Rear Defrost,​AM/FM Stereo,​CD Player,​Premium Sound System,​MP3 Player,​Equalizer,​Power Outlet,​Driver Vanity Mirror,​Passenger Vanity Mirror,​Cargo Shade,​ABS,​Driver Air Bag,​Passenger Air Bag,​Knee Air Bag


Recalls & Defects

VIN JTKDE177750052348 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A GLASS WIND DEFLECTOR, THE DEFLECTOR, IF IMPACTED BY A PROJECTILE, SUCH AS ROAD DEBRIS, WHILE DRIVING WITH THE WIND DEFLECTOR IN THE UPWARD-TILTED POSITION AT HIGHWAYS SPEEDS, MAY SHATTER AND SEPARATE FROM THE FRAME.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 454 reviews

217,000 miles and still going strong

4
sciondriver on 06/27/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

This car has been great! Very low maintenance. Still on the original clutch! Have only had brake pads replaced. The sun roof doesn't open/close and whistles on the highway and there is a CD stuck in the player, but it doesn't matter b/c it gets me where I need to go!

Great Car

5
Glenn Cionek on 04/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

125kmi....Still drives great, no problems except regular maintenance, could be a little quicker but with the 2.4l the gas mileage is great and that's a sacrifice you take with any car. Handles real well with the stock 18" Alloy Rims Drives Smooth and Quiet

Best Car Yet

5
zhanje on 05/30/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the best car I've owned yet. Quality, interior room (surprisingly, back seats are very spacious), performance, style and appearance are all top-notch. I had 130K without a single issue (besides rear-brake replacement), and it's unfortunate we're switching it out for a more family-friendly vehicle. Great car!

GREAT LITTLE CAR

4.9
yamahaguy on 08/13/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my tc for 9 months now and it is probably the best car I have ever owned when it comes to quality and driving fun. Ive read alot of people on here talking smack about how crappy these cars are but there is nothing wrong with them. I believe most of the negative comments are from those who just watched the fast and furious movie and expect their cars to fly or whatever other kind of stupid crap they see in the movie. WELL IT WONT!

Good Car with a Noisy Engine

3.4
99custom on 06/04/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

It's my wife's car, but I do all the work on it. It's a good car for the price, but the engine is very loud. If you do your research you will see a problem with waterpumps going out, lifters tapping, and cold starts making lots of noise. Another problem I have encountered is the breaks. They always make noise in reverse, no matter what. I'm not using cheap parts either. Of course my rear hatch broke, It's been JB-welded for years now..LOL. But the car runs good and does not consume oil like others have mentioned online.

Fun and Safe!

4.6
goofy11 on 02/03/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned this car for nine months and really enjoyed it while it lasted. We had no problems with the car when we bought it from a friend. The car drives and handles very well for an affordable car. I took it to the track a couple of times and it surprised a professional driver on how well it handles and manages to keep up with a modded Subaru sti, honda s2000, and even a corvette in the corners (although it didn't have the power to keep up on the straights). The car has very good performance for the price. I recommend the manual. The reason why i didn't own this car to long is because it was totaled in a freak accident at 70 miles an hour, however I was able to walkaway completely unharme

I absolutely loved and adored my tC but....

4.4
morrisseygirl on 01/05/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Okay I bought my 2005 tC on May of 05' and I was way super ecstatic. I still was up until my engine blew. I was completely 110% satisfied with it and I still am, that's why I am considering getting another but before I do I really need some feedback on the engine. I'm hoping what happened to my car was a fluke but any information would be great. What happened was the regulator valve or whatever it is that regulates the pressure of the engine apperantly went out. This caused too much pressure in the engine and blew off my oil filter (while driving) and naturally the oil came out while driving. I haven't read anything about this happening but any help would be great.

Best car I've ever owned!!!

5
tabby9111 on 07/02/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just recently had my Tc totaled by a giant truck and my car gave as much damage as it received.I walked away with out a scratch. I had 161000 miles on my car and it ran perfectly, even though I drove it like I was dale earnhardt. I was so happy with this car that my next car will be another Tc..

Scion TCs rear handle hatch molding broke

2.4
sciontc05 on 02/06/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

Our 05 Toyota Scion TCs rear handle hatch molding broke of a few years ago, shortly after the hydraulic shocks went out that hold the hatch (after 3 years/20,000mile). The dealer wanted $800 to replace them but suggested we buy after market, which we did but the after markets aren’t hydraulic so the hatch needs more strength to open/lift. Consequently, the trunk handle broke off and trunk release just hangs there. We keep taping it over and over with packing tape but now we have all this layers of ghetto tape. We have noticed a lot of taped Scion tcs and xbs on the road! We’d like to sell the car but would have to invest over $1500 to make it right. Scion won’t take responsibility for the cheap inferior design and plastic parts. We have spoke to them on the phone many times but they wont help us. We will NEVER buy another Toyota! We found a Facebook PAGE with helpful info and class action suit. [HTML removed]

Pros far outweigh the cons

4.8
fairlady03 on 12/01/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought mine as a demo with 2900 miles on it, and we'll be celebrating our 7 year anniversary in February. I've put 155k (not easy miles either - I beat on my cars pretty soundly) and I have to say it has withstood everything I put it through with class and style. It's like the little Scion that could. Most problems have been wear and tear, otherwise VERY minimal maintenance and still runs like a top. Overall a solid investment, fun to tune (have TRD exhaust, K&N Typhoon intake, B&M short throw), easy to work on/troubleshoot, respectably quick. I bought a 350Z this past February and kept the tC for winter and shopping trips - she's still got a lot of life left in her :)

safety

4.9
lindhn on 11/05/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My daughter was in a major accident, involving the following scenario. Person merged into the car sending into a spin, then hit again and was airborn for a full 360 landing on driver's side, sliding into the back of a flat bed big rig, righting back onto wheels and sending across 4 lanes of freeway. This occured at 65 mph. Both driver and passenger walked out of car. The car is a complete total but occupants okay, other than severe whiplash. Amazing!

JUNK JUNK JUNK!

1.9
andsantucci on 08/15/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2

Let's see here, I've owned the car since 2007 and I've had nothing but a hard time. Scion is of no help either. They can only say they have made a note but have no pending open recalls or other complaints about the car. I have no working radio, a sunroof that squeals, breaks that pop and make noises, a front bumper that looks like it is holding on by floss, the rear hatch plastic is about to break off (I've seen other Scions with tape holding up the part), over all I've found the car to be sub-par with what Toyota has made in the past.

Good, reliable, toyota product, but a little boring

3.9
krisinindy on 07/25/2011

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car overall, reliable, cost effective, minimal maintenence costs.

My first baby

5
vanessabee on 04/03/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car in Nov 04. Mechanically I've never had a single issue with it, just like other tC's Ive seen the rear hatch lever broke off, I took it to Scion to see if it was covered under warranty and it isn't I was always hoping I'd get a letter in the mail saying it was a defect :| Since buying this car I had a daughter, it's a pain getting a car seat in and out of, but most 2 door cars are. She also cant see out the windows, which she hated. Last week my husband rolled it down a hill. He sustained no injuries and the car survived with a couple of broken windows and dents. The car easily made it to 98,000 miles with no trips to a mechanic, just basic oil changes and what not. Great buy!

Some really obvious design oversights

3.5
WL on 09/14/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

A "cool" looking car, however I have had numerous issues with it. The most recent being the poor construction of the rear hatch handle. It snapped off after regular use (not excessive force) and I've had it epoxied back on twice. It is only held in place by plastic screws and it is the only way to lift open the heavy hatch. The tires are also expensive (low profile racing-type tires).

Stop Looking Right Here

5
Peter on 07/18/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was out to find a used car in the $10,000-$12,000 range, and found quite a variety awaiting me. I was considering a 2007 Honda Civic, a 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK, and a 2008 Toyota Corolla. After driving all of them, none offered the kind of driving experience that the Scion offers. With a more-than-enough 2.4 liter engine that delivers surprising fuel economy, as well as plenty of power for such a small car, this Scion easily blows away anything else in its class. The interior is also class-leading, with a long list of standard features that other car companies charge much more for. My advice: Get the manual. It's so much fun to drive! I couldn't ask for anything more in a small car!

Excellent Sporty Ride

4.9
MrE on 06/24/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive around. It turns on a dime and handles great. Bucket seats in front and back are comfortable, even for road trips. I have always got better than 30 mpg, with the AC on, (over 40 with the wind at my back). AC doesn't feel as cold or powerful as some other vehicles, and has a hard time cooling off in hotter weather but it works fine when I'm by myself. My car does have a lot of road noise though, don't think that's a default on all makes though. I've put 40K miles on in 2 years and my biggest replacement was new tires when I got it.

I like it. Been good to me

4.1
since it came out on 06/15/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I read about this car and waited its arrival. When they became available I bought one. It's comfortable and reasonably sporty driving wise. I have fit so much stuff in this car at once it's astounding. Flip all the seats down including the passenger by taking the head rest off and you'll be amazed. It does hold the road and corner well and once you get used to the shifter it accelerates with more than enough oomph. I have changed the oil replaced the tires and that is it. I plan on driving it till the wheels fall off and given its performance to date I think that will be a long time coming.

Not as great as I 1st thought

3.5
jagon91 on 04/27/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

When i first purchased the car i was excited and it seemed like a pretty sporty car until i used it for a few months and realize it really isnt. it is sluggish and in the manual you are in 5th gear befor 45 or else it just feels strange driving around. i just want a car that i dont have to shift gears before i am halfway through an intersection. build quality is a joke. over time i have found at least 5 different rattles from all over the car. oh and my rear hatch handle straight up came off. repairs cost over 300 if not under warranty anymore and is a well known problem that scion refuses to deal with.

Best car for the money

4.9
Andrew on 04/08/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is not a sports car, so if that's what you need, turn around and read reviews of the 350z. Now, its a great car. 100,000 miles, and no repairs, only maintenance. I love it. The 5-speed manual is very quick and smooth engagement of the gears, easy release clutch. Sound system is AWESOME! Its got everything you need, its a great car, with Toyota quality, and its not on the recall list, because its made in Japan, where the Toyota reputation was made.

Great Car

5
herb on 01/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had this car 5 years and not a single problem, car is quick and sharp looking

Not perfect but good

4.6
Michael on 01/20/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car used privately and so far it's been fantastic. The rear trunk latch/garnish is utter bs. Apparently it's a big problem with the tCs, but $150 part and $80 installation fee was pretty bad for a flimsy piece of plastic. The car rattles a bit and the moonroof is extremely touchy. Gets really loud inside at freeway speeds. Kinda crappy gas mileage for such a small car, too. The interior plastics seem kind of cheap. Other than that it's very reliable, fun to drive, looks very cool and the engine is very powerful!

Great car, but problems with hatch

4.1
ScottB on 11/27/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. True, they could have used better material for the interior instead of the scratch-prone stuff they use, but then it would cost more. My only beef is with the latch to the hatchback. It has always been temperamental and difficult to open until last week when it finally snapped off. That's just poor design. I hope that they've fixed this in newer models. But despite that, this has been a great car and I'd definitely get another Scion.

Most reliable car I ever had..

4.9
Lynn on 09/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am in outside sales, and I bought the car as a workhorse. I got one of the first TC's made. I have driven my car 160,000 miles and have never had a problem. It trembles a little with the a/ c on when you are stopped, and the brakes squeak sometimes in reverse in the morning, and the CD changer get's jammed from time to time. These are my ONLY complaints. The power is great, and the handling is too (I have TRD struts) but this car has been a fun car to drive/own, and the cost to own is the cheapest I have ever seen. (besides tires)---What a GREAT car!

not too happy with Toyota/Scion

2.1
AndrewS. on 07/18/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I have had this car for over 3 years; I have grown to HATE it. It is so small. It is so cheap, you really do get what you pay for when it comes to Scion. The car makes noise, hit a bump and you will hear the car make noise for the rest of your life, it creeks and rattles over every bump. The front bumper scrapes on EVERYTHING. The sunroof whistles, the rear hatch does not stay up, a/c condensation leaked into the radio - I now have no radio/speakers, mpg should be better, tires (no matter what brand) slide/slip in rain/snow and need replacing fast, brakes don’t last the same of other cars. Poorly built car, very disappointing coming from Toyota.

very nice

4.8
powerstrokediesel97 on 04/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this car as a rollover with 700 miles, fixed it up, now has 55,000. Great car, very fun to drive especially cuz its standard, sound system is pretty good. Very happy with it, has never broken down... Its also very hard to get stuck, its amazing how rough of terrain you can drive it over with it being so low to the ground. I have also managed over 34 mpg out of it. A's across the board for this one, another great car from Toyota.

Can't Complain

3.5
jmm143 on 03/23/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my tC for 4 years now and overall its great. Never been in the shop and always reliable. plenty of room for me but a little crowded for a family of more than 3. Would like a little more power and a less squeaky hatch but other than that its great!

At least it looks sporty...

4.4
big Dog Davidson on 03/17/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ok, here goes. I've had this car for 3 years. I live in the southwest and it gets' hot. The air in this car doesn't get cold, I guess it's too much Glass to effectively cool also my sun-visor broke 3 months ago. I agree the skin is too weak to absorb any impact. You will find within weeks that the acres of smooth well fitted sheet metal are too much temptation for rude parking neighbors to resist. I have so many dents and dings I lost count, and I park far away from the doors! The engine is good for the price. But it's def not a sports car. Then handling is "so, so". Biggest complaint is Toyota's "debilitating" maintenance schedule. Unless your name is Rockefeller don't plan on keeping up.

Fun and Reliable

4.9
AJ on 02/20/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car in November 2004 to replace my stolen Acura Integra. The car is absolute bliss considering the price;plenty of amenities. The car is fun to drive, plenty of power, great look inside and out. I received multiple compliments on the road. The interior is roomy and comfortable. This car lugs around 4 big guys no problem. The gas mileage is not too bad. This car is RELIABLE. I put 102,000 miles on it in about 3 1/2 years. This car has seen the coldest winters(I live in CO) and some of the hottest summers. I have taken this car to Las Vegas twice and to LA as well. Did not have any major issues when I had it. The engine is bullet proof (No longer own: accident total loss)

pretty good overall

4.4
andrea on 02/07/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for over three years and I feel I can make an adequate assessment of the vehicle. The car is not made of the best quality parts. The pain chips and the body dents easily. The gas mileage is OK, and I find it hard to believe the manual trans gets worse mileage than the auto. I take the car in every 5k for oil changes/maintenance and have treated it well. The hatchback rattles like crazy in 40 or below weather and the hatchback struts gave out on me after about a year of having the car (not covered in the extended warranty). You feel every bump on the road, but I guess that is due to low pro tires. It is slippery in the snow, but handles well in rain. Great CA car!

Solid car for the money.

4.1
JAG on 01/07/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving my Scion tC for almost a year now and I really enjoy this vehicle. It looks great and had all the features I was looking for such as power everything, decent gas mileage, sun roof, air conditioning, and disc changer. I bought it with 57,000 miles on it and it still drives like a brand new car. I am hoping to get as many miles out of my current tC as possible and would definitely purchase another one in the future.

Wish it was a lil better, o well.

3.9
jagon09 on 12/22/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the car used with only 27k miles and it is actually a pretty good buy. It is pretty fun to drive just wish it wasn't so heavy around turns. My dad's lil old Honda is smoother around turns, but what can ya say. I still love it. O and gas mileage isn't where it should be but I think that is due to weird weather lately and me not having standard 215/45/17 tires but 235/45/17 tires. O well. 21 is way better than the old 13 I got with a Chevy truck. lol

ok car

3.8
dsl on 11/26/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this car when it first came out towards the end of 04. So far no engine problems. But the brakes squeaks a lot on reverse. Also, the liftback rattles from time to time. Radio cover also squeaks constantly. I took it back to the dealer, they tried to fix it but the problems are still there.

Not Bad

3.8
Paul on 10/06/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought mine used after reading mostly good things for a not-too-expensive sporty coupe. I think that the car should get better fuel mileage for a relatively small engine. Also, the interior materials are fairly easily marred from a simple wedding ring or touching it with your key. On the good side, it has plenty of torque and is a great car to learn to drive a manual or if you don't have good knees but still want a manual as a lot of shifting is not required for function.

Love my Tc

4.8
jagon09 on 06/25/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Tc used with only 23k miles. very rare to find an 05 vehicle with such low miles for a three year old car. it is very sporty and has a very good turn radius. love the pioneer system in it i put it on feel and its good to go. handling is very good and it handles curves very well around corners even at speeds of 80mph. not sure bout mpg yet considering im still calculating but it is way better than my old truck. i bought this car as an alternate to a mustang since my mother said i couldn't have one considering im still 17. but i love this car and what else is awesome is that it has the same name as my dad, his name is TC too. lol

Fun, I guess..

3.8
rjy1988 on 06/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

I got this car after looking around at similar cars. This one seemed like the best buy. After having it for a couple of months I had to take it in to have a protective screen put on the moonroof. A few months later the moonroof had trouble closing. It would get close to closing then open all the way again, it now still takes about one minute for it to close completely. Other than that I haven't had many problems with it. It doesn't handle very well in rainy/snowy conditions and I can feel the tires slipping a lot. It is a great car though for adding on aftermarket parts. I put on cold-air intake and new exhaust, and like it a lot. It is a good car for its price, but don't expect too much.

Geat Car

5
Herb on 06/04/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car new in 2004 and still think it's great! I have taken six trips to Tennessee in it 540 miles one way and always get 30 miles per gallon doing 75-80 mph. I have yet to drive it in the winter though. I really like the looks of the car, the only complaint, is that when I first drive it sometimes the sunroof rattles, oh and I traded my new Honda Civic EX for it, now that was a really slow car. You can't get a better car for the money than the TC.

Scion tc review

4.1
erin on 05/31/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

This car is a nice looking car and fun to drive. For the price you get what you paid for. I have some problems with the body of the car. This car is horrible in the snow.

Faster than a Supra!

4.5
hachiroku on 05/01/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have an 05 tC and an 88 Supra. R&T tested both cars in the year they were produced, the tC was 7.8 to 60, the Supra 7.9. The car handles like it's on rails, the stock tires are very good. The build quality is very good, but there is a rattle in the dash when it's cold (surprise...). Driveability is extremely good. Except for being a little taller and being FWD this car is as much a blast as my '85 Corolla GTS was. The stock sound system is good, better speakers like Quarts make it excellent.

Nightmare

2.8
STANGMAC8183 on 04/27/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I traded in a 2001 Acura Integra GSR for a 2005 Scion TC, that was the biggest mistake in my life car wise. My scion was in the shop 13 times in 3 months. The windshield was replaced bc it broke due to bad weather stripping. The rear hatch panels as well at the glove box were all replace. There are to many problems to list but this car was a nightmare, I traded it in after just 9 months

Scion tC

4.6
Monet on 03/25/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! Amazing on gas. Good Mileage. Great comfort. And i love the style.

Great Car!!

4.9
OMork06 on 02/09/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my Scion about 6 months ago. It's been the best decision I could've ever made. The only thing that was a concern was the 50,000 miles already put on the engine. With the miles already on engine, it runs great with its powerful 2.4 engine but wouldn't hurt to go a little faster. The car looks great stock! Bought mine slammed about 5 inches off the ground and takes corners like a champ! Great on gas, especially when I drive from PHX to LA about every month. AC comes in handy with the 120 degree weather in the AZ.

Wonderful car for price

4.8
SJScionTC on 08/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After reading countless reviews, I decided to buy a used tC. The previous reviews are correct. There is rattling in the car from different places. The interior door handles are easily scratched. Six speakers sharing 160 watts is a little weak, especially when you have the windows rolled down on the freeway, but when up it sounds good. Overall, I bought this car used with 45,000 miles and it runs wonderfully. I expected the rattling especially a car that starts at $16,000. I do get 28 mpg, but I am 80% freeway. My other cars were a civic prelude and integra and they rattle a bit as well. I recommend this car, but remember it's a car that is under $20,000 so you can't expect too much.

Nothing else comes close.

5
Dan on 08/06/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car new three years ago because it was by far the best bet for the money. I have driven it coast to coast with everything I own and my dog in it. I have driven it in ice and zero visibility. I have left it in the pouring rain with the sunroof and windows open. At no point in the last 40k miles have I been disappointed. It is very much a toyota, and it is cheap. I have read through these reviews and have been shocked to see people listing things like lack of power, cheap materials, and "I can't work my iPod and drive at the same time" type criticism. If you want the perfect car, you had better look to BMW or Audi. This is a Scion, built for good looks, value, economy.

The Real Deal on the tC

4.9
tCtuner56 on 08/05/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great. The power of the tuned up Camry engine is awesome in this small car. Actually once you're inside its not small at all. I'm 6'1 and my seat isn't even back all the way and there's tons of room in the back. I don't get 20 mpg either but it is easy to know why. I can't resist pushing the pedal. I dont see how anyone could! This car is very fun to drive. Sometimes I even take the long way home! As for engine noise, I have the TRD exhaust so I couldn't tell you much there. The only problem I did have was the Hercules tires, not sure if they were stock. Sunroof cover is cheap but who cares?

Scion tC

5
Shellonda on 07/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car for the price. I am contemplating buying a newer one this year because I love it so much. It is pretty on the outside as well as in!

Great car for the money

4.6
Derek-Fort Myers FL on 07/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the vehicle used in Jan 07 with just 30K miles. I have been pleasantly surprised with the performance, handling, and comfort of the tC. I don't get great gas mileage, but I drive it pretty hard. The only ongoing problem I have is with the sunroof - it whistles on the highway and continues to jam up when I close it, needing my assistance to get beyond a certain point. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

Scion tC

4.1
jag85 on 06/25/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car a year into college. I have always been a big fan of Toyotas, and the Scion brand offered many options standard for a reasonable price. There probably isn't a better overall car you can buy for 17k brand new in the U.S. Since its a big 4 cylinder 2.4 liters, I would expect a bit more horsepower, at least 175-180. Overall it's a great car, fuel efficient, very reliable, unique styling, Lexus like interior, fairly priced. This is definitely a great car to give to your high school grad.

Not all that

3.3
kevin on 06/06/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 3

I was expecting a lot from the Scion tC because everyone told me "best bang for your buck" but to me it didn't deliver. You can tell Toyota really cut corners when building this car, and that's why they offer it for so cheap. The interior would constantly rattle to the point I hated driving it. My radio cover would squeak and the hatch would always rattle. The sunroof covers started to sag after 12,000 miles. Gas mileage is pathetic considering Toyota makes 270 hp V6 with the same MPG. After a year and a half of owning I traded it in.

tC after two years

4.9
Geo on 06/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only complaint I have is that it rattles, and Toyota has not fixed the rattle. Intermittent, of course, sounds like the hatchback or the sun roof. I love this car. I love the way it reponds at 60 to 70 mph, I love to put it through hard corners, I love the manual transmission. People over 6 foot 3 have a hard time with the head room, but it fits me fine. I look forward to driving it.

Great Car for the Price!

4.9
stl.tc.king on 03/21/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking for quite a while at several different cars, I decided to buy a Scion tC. The major factors which led to my decision include the Camry's 2.4L engine (proven to be reliable), the styling, both interior as well as exterior, and the long list of standard features that are included within the base price (keyless entry, 17" alloy wheels, dual sunroofs, reclining rear seats, etc..) After my purchase, Scion has done a great job keeping buyer's remorse to a minimum because of their superior marketing. I feel as if I "belong" to somewhat of a community of enthusiasts with similar interests.

Great Car for the Money

4
Scot on 02/24/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the happiest days for me was when I drove away with a new '05 Scion tC. It's an all around great car and when it comes to durability, the fact that it's a Toyota speaks for itself. It has some pretty good power thanks to Toyota's modifying the Camry engine to boost the torque. The only complaint that I have are the following: the sunroof rattles (Toyota mechanics were baffled and couldn't fix it), it has loud engine noise, the seat material is cheap and uncomfortable, it has ultra-cheap side mirrors and sunroof cover, and finally... the paint and interior plastic scratches easily. Still, these were minor problems and for the money, you get all the goodies for the biggest bang for your buck!

Love It, but It's Killin' My Wallet.

4.4
ScionRox on 01/17/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! It has been nothing but good to me. I have had it since new for nearly two years now. I bought this puppy before it was cool to have a tC! It is a nice car, but it is a little low on power for a supposed "sports coupe." I would love to supercharge it, but I'm not a millionaire. It gets pretty poor gas mileage. I've never gotten the 22 mpg they say you can get. I average about 18.5 - 19.5 mpg around town (about 21 on the highway). This car also easily skids in the rain. I think that is more the tires than anything. But when its barely raining and you're going about 40 mph, you start hydroplaning. That is a problem. The xB has really good cornering ability as well. I just wish I had bought a stick!

Scion tC

4
scion tc on 01/01/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I love this car. It is a beautiful car and it is fun to drive. The only problem with the car is that is skids easily in the rain. I don't recommend this car if you drive in an area that it rains a lot. This car tends to fish tail making turns. It is a very light car so you would have to be careful driving in poor weather conditions. Other then that it is comfortable to drive in and is a great looking car.

Moms and Tall Adults

5
tall cip on 12/19/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm a tall mom, 5'10, and love my car! It has a great look, my two kids love to pick their friends up in it! It also is a comfortable car. It's easy to drive around the city. I have never had a problem with it! I can grocery shop in it also! :-) Its gas mileage is great, my avg. is 10 days before filling up. Toyota has done it's job keeping mom's young and alive. :-) This car is definitely a keeper, a hand-me-down for a teenager. Try one, buy one, and have fun!

Lovin My 2005 tC

4.3
slchick2006 on 12/10/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Since I drive 172 miles each day to and from work, I needed something economical, this car was that and more. I love the even more since owning it. It's very reliable and since buying it I have not had any problems with this car. I am consistent with oil changes and tire rotation. This car rocks.

Hate to Say Goodnight

5
David on 12/01/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car so much. I heard a lot about it before I bought it and man everything I heard about and read is so true. The car has an excellent take off response and is so smooth off the line. Its handling is tight and the car has no vibrations. I would recommend this car because once you drive it you can't leave it alone, you want to keep on going. Plus the after market accessories are worth it alone. You can make the car hotter than it already is, a lot hotter. The options are endless. Next summer I plan to add Lambo doors and drop the car about 1 1/2 inches with a full body kit and to install the supercharger. I hope you decide on the tC. Have fun safely.

Love the Car

4.8
Justin on 11/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love driving the car, a 5-speed manual. It has 18 inch rims supercharged, cold air intake, and the TRD exhaust. It even has custom seats that has Supercharged engraved on them. The only complaints I have is that it is so inexpensive to buy at $17,000 used, yet the parts are expensive around $350 for one tire and $515 for front brakes. Other than that, the car is very quick and is a lot fun to drive. The car gets a lot of looks no matter where you go.

A Fun Car to Drive

4.8
Melvin Nudelman on 11/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC is a fun car to drive. It burns rubber when the need hits you. The sound system in the car is awesome. The hatchback is a great feature. It turns into a station-wagon when you need to move cargo. Three adults fit into the back seat with comfort. The best part is that the car acts like a sports car and looks like one.

Fun Car to Drive

4.8
emily532 on 10/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my tC. I bought it in December 2005 after my husband bought his in October of the same year. After I test drove his, I HAD to get one too. Mine has 18" rims and ground effects, which makes it look much sportier than my husband's. I've had so many people come up to me in parking lots around town and ask about it. Everyone is SO impressed with it, especially me and my husband. And this is an absolute gem of a car, even compared with other cars in much higher price ranges. I am very proud of my tC and would recommend it to anyone. My younger brother even bought one after he drove mine. GET IT, you won't regret it.

My 2005 Scion

5
Mark on 09/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had no problems with my Scion since the day I bought it. It handles smoothly, accelerates rather quickly, and gets great gas mileage. I would recommend anyone to try a test drive in a tC. I had to order mine and have loved it ever since.

Scion tC: Great New Car for Your Student

4.8
Rob on 09/04/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car handles extremely well, especially around corners at speeds where most cars would be begin to shake. The tC is the best value out there. It has many options standard that most cars have as optional or not at all, including 4-wheel disc brakes, ABS, a panoramic sunroof with an additional moonroof, 17-inch alloy rims, reclinable rear seats, and a 6-speaker Panasonic Sound System. It is also VERY practical. The rear seats can be folded flat to provide enough room for several large TV sets, snowboard equipment for four, etc. The tC is fun to drive, built well, and looks good!

Great Car!

4.5
Matt on 08/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

There is no better deal out there. For all of the standard features you get and the power, this car should cost $20,000. The standard transmission is tons of fun and sporty. It has lots of power and a sporty feel when driving while maintaining a comfortable drive. I don't know how Scion is making any money on these with all of the bells and toys that they have in there.

I Love This Car!

3.8
ken on 08/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Scion tC in 2005, a couple months after it came out. I'm glad to say I don't regret it at all. I love the exterior look of it, it has the best of all higher priced cars put into one. Its performance is alright, you could always add a supercharger though =). It is very easy to customize, audio wise. The hatch is perfect for music lovers like me and I can fit my bike in the hatch with the seats down! I thank Toyota everyday for making a perfect, affordable and great car for a college student like me.

Nice Car, Some Problems

3.8
Blake on 08/15/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I like my '05 tC, for the options you couldn't beat the price. However there are some issues that irk me. I have driven six tCs, two on a regular basis for about a year now. I find that each one is different in terms of performance, shifting, handling, etc. Some to the extent they feel like a completely different car. This inconsitency along with several interior and exterior flaws in workmanship/craftmanship (poor seams on seats, thin paint, rattles, whistiling sunroof) lead me to believe that Toyota has lost a lot in terms of quality control compared to my previous '93 Camry and '85 Celica.

Love My Car

4.6
dkdc68 on 08/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The only problem I have experienced, living in the city and parking on the street is that the body components seem extremely susceptible to dents and dings. I've heard others comment on this as well..and body work can be expensive on the metallic paint colors. Otherwise this is my dream car, it is great in town, even better on the higway. I have been getting 34 mpg doing 73 mph in cruise control with the AC on. This car has a high head turning quotient and a good stereo. It feels a little delicate going over bumps, but it's otherwise excellent.

Scion tC

3.4
Sk7007 on 07/26/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This car's air conditioner fails to cool in over 90 degree weather. Also, it has a poor paint job, it chips extremely easily. Also, I have been having trouble with the window moldings.

Sweetness for the Cake

4.9
marky mark on 07/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC is a pretty fast for a 4 banger. It gets up quick. It provides lots of fun for the money, but it needs better sound system and a better seat belt system for driver. The driver's belt digs into my neck. Other than that the car kicks butt.

What a Lemon!

3.4
jcf on 07/21/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

Lets see, there's the soft paint that chips too easily, the long doors you usually can't open, the squeaky rear hatch, the sagging rear deck cover, the annoying bright beam light indicator, the horrible stereo cover, the inconvenient stereo buttons, the stupid partially lit brake light, the unsteady cruise control, the marginal air conditioning, and the mediocre gas mileage. Most of all, there's the popping, cracking, rattling moonroof that's plagued my car for most of its 20,000 miles, despite four dealership repairs. The car looks good and runs great, but it's so full of problems that I'd never recommend it to anyone.

Great car for the money

4.5
CentralIL on 07/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive a ton for work and have always been a fan of the tC for the long drives. The car is a bit noisy (I think it is just the Potenza tires) and does have more squeaks and rattles then I would have hoped for after 50,000 miles, but the drivtrain and looks of the car are worth the money.

I Love My tC

4.6
K.S. on 07/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my tC for almost two years and I have loved every minute of driving my car. I have no regrets about buying this car over any of the other models that I considered buying. It is very affordable and well stocked even in the base model. I have the interior LCD floor lights in blue and the pedestal spoiler.

Couldn't Ask for More

5
Caleb on 07/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Want more bang for your buck? Electric seats? HA! try finding another car built this well that performs this sharply! I changed my spark plugs to NGK iridium and now get 33 mpg hwy! I'm 6'2" and actually find the car more comfortable than my '98 eclipse! The jellybean shape helps to provide a lot of headroom . There isn't much headroom in the back though, but enough there's legroom for someone who is 6' tall to sit behind me. You can't ask for much more than that. With a bombproof engine, BMW styling and a pandoras box of power just waiting to be opened you can't beat the performance or styling of this vehicle until you reach $22,000 with the supercharged Saturn, but then your car isn't as well built! Do the math on that one!

Scion tC is an Amazing Car

5
lt manis on 06/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Scion tC about a year ago and it has been my transportation all over the northeast. I get amazing gas mileage, with the high gas prices it has definitly helped me out financially. With all the options on the tC you can really call it your own car. Scion's manual transmission is great, it has better pick up better than my friend's Camaro, not to mention the steel sport peddle covers that you can have put on and the 6 different shifting knobs you can choose from. When you buy your tC you can choose to have neon lightss installed above the two front riders feet and in the cup holders which gives the interior a truely incredible look. I recommend the tC for anyone that wants a great car.

Scion tC, if your taller than 5' 5"

3.5
dave burge on 06/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 5

If your taller than 5' 5", this car is probably not for you. I'm 5' 10" tall and I have had the seats in every position. There is no position that I am comfortable in. The steering wheel is too far forward for the average height of a man. When the steering wheel is in a comfortable position my legs are in the birthing position and very cramped. When my legs are comfortable, my arms are fully extended. Don't even think about being able to recline the driver's seat, you'll never reach the steering wheel. Toyota needs to take men who are taller than 5' 5" into consideration when designing vehicles. Otherwise the car is excellent in all other aspects, but the lack of comfort ruins the whole car for me.

Should I drive it?

2
Judy Cox on 06/18/2006

Performance: 2 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

I just bought a silver 2005 Scion tC with 20,000 miles. I took it in the first week for bubbles on the dash and new carpet. The curb turning to the right is blinded. Backing up is blinded in the rain with no rear wiper. The front cup holders are hard to get to. The doors are too large for compact parking. The window ledge is too high for arm resting. The dashboard reflects way too much light inside. The air conditioning is not nearly cold enough. The trunk is hard to pull down while holding other items. There is no outside trunk latch. It takes two hands to turn the steering wheel. The seat belt is hard to reach. It has lots of road vibration. It scratches and dents easily. My head and foot hit getting in and out.

Good Idea...

4.1
SDMCDERM on 06/09/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Coming straight out of college, this inexpensive coupe was at the top of my list. The tC has great features and standard options. I love the moonroof, interior finish, etc. It has a great power band, I love the torque. Its 17" wheels with Potenzas, can't beat that for $17,000. Having said this now that I've driven it for a year and a half, I wish I could sell this thing back to Toyota. Mine sounds like a baby rattle inside. The hatch, dash, and moonroof rattle even on smooth roads. I should've waited for the '06 Civic Si. This car was such a great idea, too bad. I will never buy a Lexus thanks to this thing.

Best of the best

5
tctinkerdc on 06/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

tC is the best of the small coupe market. I drove up to Boston from DC in mine and only had to fill up two times. The tC is great for the passing lane as you pass the small nasty Civic.

Good car, but be careful...

4.4
mathu on 06/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

While reading over the reviews of the `05 tC posted here, I agreed with everyones' comments but just wanted to inform all owners to be careful of a little problem. Up until a couple months ago I loved everything about my tC, but beware the wind deflector on the sunroof. As you all likely know, there was recently a recall for these requiring a laminate be installed. My warning: This laminate doesn't do its job. My fiancee and I were recently on vacation when the deflector decided to shatter out of nowhere, while driving, sending loose pieces of glass into the car, hitting myself in the arm and even scratching my fiance's sunglasses (I had the laminate prior to this). Just wanted to warn everyone.

Best Bang for the Buck

4.1
Oz on 05/30/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my tC a year and a half ago, it now has 32,xxx miles. Stepping down to this economy car from my 1990 LS 400 with 200,xxx miles was a wise decision, especially with skyrocketing gas prices. I average around 26-28 mpg mostly highway, my highest on single tank was 32 mpg. I once fit 3 adult friends + me + mountain bike in it. I replaced the hatch struts at 30,000 miles =( . Also, it has spongy brakes. The large tire / fender gap makes it feel like I am driving an SUV. Please remember that the tC is an economy car and in stock form is a nice daily driver. It has a soft suspension and seat belt buzzer. Many of the tC's pitfalls can be remedied with upgrades. The tC is the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and sportiness (or lack thereof). I am happy with my purchase.

Best Inexpensive Sports Car ever

4.6
Rodrigo Sepulveda on 04/03/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Scion tC not knowing what to expect because it was the first time it had been introduced in the market and there were no reviews. We knew the engine was that of a Camry and for the price we liked the style and features. My wife and I fell in love with the car after test drving a demo car. The salesmanship was great for there were no pressures to buy. We then test drove a Corolla, Jetta and a Civic and for the price, the Scion was way under priced. Ever since we bought it, we have enjoyed the confort, speed, moonroof, looks and smooth ride of the car that is definetly top notch. I've had many cars and the tC is the best small coupe ever.

My favorite car so far

5
Somers on 03/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to unexpectedly buy a new car. My last car was a Ponitac Sunfire. What an upgrade! My tC is so awesome! I love it so much. I got it in red with the painted rims. It looks so hot. I get asked a lot of questioned about it. It's a great looking car and it's great to drive. I am very happy with my car.

It could be better

4.1
RobLewiston on 03/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The storage room in this car is great. I had four 16" wheels and tires from my truck in the back once - no problem! Love the reclining back seat. The front seats have good support, but the leg room in the front is cramped. The stereo sounds best when it is turned up loud. The power is amazing for a car of this type and it is fun to drive.

Great, Except for Minor Things

4.4
Desertdweller on 02/23/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We were the first Scion tC owners in our area, buying the first one to hit the local dealership. Our tC now has 45,000 miles on it with no engine problems. It has been a blast to drive. There is plenty of room in front, and the engine is peppy, though a turbo would be extra cool. I drive through a tight hair-pin down-hill grade every morning to work. I have noticed that the tC handles nicely and I frequently pass more expensive sports cars with ease. I'd say the tC is a great deal for the money. Our only complaint is the paint does not hold up at all! There are chips and door-dings everywhere. The front bumper and head light domes are riddled with a permanent sandblast from driving in the desert.

tC is Awesome

4.9
Mike on 02/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC is just a great vehicle for the money. If you want speed and think about other cars that are faster, stop thinkin', buy the tC, throw a turbo in it and you will have a 12.12 1/4 mile time (w/slicks). This is an extremely beautifyl car. It's awesome!

Loce my tC

5
connie on 02/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My Scion tC is fun to drive. It has a lot of pick up and is very sporty. I definitely would buy another. It is a great car for anyone. People stop me and ask how I like the car. I am very happy that I picked this over the Mazada6. Test drive the car, you will be happy that you did.

Great Car for the Money

4.3
antioch on 02/12/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Scion tC for my long commute. It is fun to drive and gets decent gas mileage. You can also buy Toyota TRD upgrades that can add some more vroom without voiding your warranty. I like it!

You Can't Do Better for the Money

4.8
Swamprat on 02/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my tC after doing a lot of reasearch. After 6,500 miles I can honestly say that this car has style, power, and features of cars that cost much more, while still getting 26 mph average fuel economy. There is no other car in its class!

Fun Coupe for an Awesome Price

4.6
dachmo on 02/08/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For only slightly more money than a Dodge Neon or a Chevy Cobalt (non SC) the performance that you get from the Scion tC is excellent. It rides smoothly and corners tightly. It is fuel efficient and I havn't had one problem with it in over 20,000 miles so far. I knew the engine would be no problem because it is taken right from the Toyota Camry. This car has rock solid performance and is affordable!

Great Car, Except for the Gas Mileage

4.4
cummr01 on 01/27/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family loved our Scion tC until my daughter totaled it. It has a simple elegant style. The engine was plenty strong. The standard features that came with it were great. When we compared it to similarly equipped Honda Civics, VWs, Mazda3s, Toyota Corrolas none of them impressed us like the tC. Our big complaint was poor gas mileage. We may buy something else now due to the gas mileage. If a 6-speed transmission was put in, that might solve the problem. It tached at 3,000rpm at 65 mph. There wouldn't be reason not to buy the tC if the gas mileage was fixed.

Love Every Inch

5
Fast88Pony on 12/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion tC. I've driven a lot of cars out there and this takes the cake in its class! I have never had any problems in the almost year that I've had it. It's very fun to drive!

Small Hatchback with a Peppy Attitude

4.5
Joe on 12/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC is so much fun to drive and I get very good gas mileage with it. It gets me from point A to point B with style, speed, and great gas mileage. I love it more than any other car I've had so far.

Scion tC for Me

5
sjvisme23 on 12/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my Scion tC. It's such a fun little car to drive. It has lots of get up and go...and a lot of good looks as well. I get a lot of compliments on my car too. I have had no problems with my tC. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that is looking for a fun, sporty car but wants a fairly priced one too. I can't believe all you get for the price! I got mine in a week and a half. You can't beat that! I love my Scion! I am a very proud owner.

Good car for the Money!

4.1
GForce on 11/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I tested the Scion tC vs. the Pontiac G6, Mazda3, Honda Civic Coupe, Kia Spectra, and Chevy Cobalt. The Scion is better equipped for the price than all others but the Kia, and is just a much better car overall than the Kia. It's nearly as fun as the Mazda, even though it's thousands less with the options. It is a good buy. You won't regret it.

Great for Young Drivers

4.5
Jessica on 11/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Scion tC is a great car. I love mine. I recently upgraded from a 1997 Honda Civic to my tC and I was amazed by the difference in power, looks, and the overall way that it drives. Honda can't touch what this car has to offer as far as price, power, and options. The gas milage well...it's not that of my old Honda. I have no problem giving that up for the performance. It's an all around great car. The insurance is cheaper on it than it was on my Civic. The two things that I wish the car had are daytime running lamps and a bigger trunk, but besides that I have no complaints. This is a great car for young buyers like myself. It has the relablity of Toyota and the perforamce and style to impress young buyers at a great price.

A beautiful vehicle.

4.8
Alan Schlossberg on 10/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a nut for nice looking clean cars. I have never been asked so many times what kind of car I am driving and how beautiful it is. My tC's perfprmance is excellent. It has lots of room inside (I am 6 foot 4 inches). I think it is a great car for the money.

A Fun Car

5
Jay on 10/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am over 70 and have ownwd cars three times the price of my tC. However, I have never been as fond of an automobile as I am of this one. It handles as if I am part of the road and I find the seats most comfortable and with more than ample room. My tC has features that are not present in my wife's full-size sedan. The radio and sound system are quite satisfactory and the controls are attractive as well as well-placed. While simple in design, I find the exterior lines attractive. I am a large person, yet find more than ample leg and head room. While certainly not a "family" car, I would certainly recommend the Scion tC to anyone looking for a fun second car.

Great car

4.9
tonylexus on 10/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has exceeded my expectations in every way. Performance, mileage, quality and fun-to-drive. Still believe, that all things considered, there is not a vehicle in this class that can beat the tC's value. Took some getting used to living in a coupe again, but was ready for a change of pace and have no regrets. Considering my utter satisfaction with the tC, the badge on the grill might as well say "Lexus".

Great Car,Still :)

5
Dave Young on 10/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just turned over 30,000 miles in my 2005 Scion tC. Not bad for one year of ownership. I love the car, the only change I would make is add a 6th gear. 5th is turning to high an RPM at freeway speeds. I must be luckly because I seem to be getting metter gas mileage than most here. My worst tank was 27.5 and I average around 29. I always get 31 to 33 on longer (500 mile) trips.

Teen Car

4.9
lc2824 on 10/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC is excellent car for teens. It is stylish, has good safety features and is well accepted by the teen group. The driver's seat could be more comfortable (coming from an Infiniti). I wish it had better gas mileage.

Scion tC

5
bgougeon on 09/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car at a great price. Fun to drive and fun to look at... I love it.

Scion tC

5
jgougeon on 09/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As quick as it looks and comfortable too, that's the '06 tC. With a smooth shifting 5 speed and that 2.4 liter 4, it gets up and goes. If you don't mind the inevitable question "what kind of car is that"? or "Is that the new BMW"? you won't mind driving the tC.

Not exactly a 10 but close enough

5
jennifer osting on 09/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I researched this car and others like it for atleast 3 months before i went to the dealership to actually test drive the tc. After researching i search around dealership until i found one similiar to what i wanted to purchase, which was a manual transmission; once i found one, i took a test drive and fell in love.

Fun to Drive, but Lots of Problems

4
mully on 09/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I see everyone loves this car, and I do too except for all of the problems! Rattles, rattles everywhere. My sunroof doesn't close, front brakes make a clicking noise constantly, hatch rattles, dashboard rattles and squeeks. it also doesn't help that my dealership is terrible. I probably have the most mileage of anyone I have talked to (24,000), but the car just doesn't seem to be holding up well. The paint is very cheap, the front of the car has so many scratches and chips you can't even see the color of the car (indigo ink). Overall I love the car, I just hate all the issues it has. I will be returning to Honda now that the new Civic is out.

GREAT CAR++++++

5
Dave on 08/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You can see by my milage I drive a lot and love this car. I don't know how Edmunds.com only averaged 21.6 mpg in it, I drive hard and my worst tank was 26.5! I get 29-30 communting to work & 30-33 on trips. The only change that I would like to see would be to add a 6-speed, it needs another clog at freeway speeds.

loving my tC

4.9
hot momma on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my black cherry Scion tC. I get so many compliments on the way it looks people actually stop and ask me what kind of car it is. Obviously i tell them it's a Scion made by Toyota and how you get so much for the money. Mind you, I am 44 years old and out of the minivan stage. So I thought why not buy something that is young, fun and classy looking at the same time.

I like this car a lot!

4.8
ScubaSteve on 08/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I test drove the Mazda 3, VW GTI and Scion tC all in the same day. All had great features about them - Mazda felt more nimble, had 4 doors, and I like the design & the VW was the sportiest and had leather seats - but the tC was without a doubt the best overall value. And factoring in Toyota's reliability record compared to Mazda and VW and the haggle free selling approach I just couldn't pass up on the tC. Its stylish, comfortable, has tons of standard features that usually cost extra on other cars in this price range, and offers a decent amount of performance. Unfortunately, at around 8,000 miles, I started getting the sunroof "pop" and now there's a rattle coming from somewhere in my hatch :-\

If You're thinking of Buying...Buy NEW!

4.6
Brandi on 08/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my tC about a week ago. When I went out on the lot I didn't even give the car a second look because it looked too expensive for my budget, but when the representative told me he thought he could get me in it, I was amazed. However, the next day I realized how dumb I was, we bought the car with 14,000 miles on it, and we could have gotten a brand new one for close to the same price. So, basically, if you're looking to buy one, buy it brand new, order it off the computer yourself so that you get the options you want.

Buy one now!

5
Mark on 08/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at a lot of cars in this price range before purchasing the Scion and this was the obvious choice. With its load of standard features, it is the best value on the road. After 14,000 miles, I have had zero problems and the car is solid.

Rockin' tc

4.8
jblee on 07/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a great ride! I've had mine about 3 months & 2800 miles and love it. You don't see a lot on the road which is nice. Can't believe all the stuff that comes standard. Could use more HP but Toyota now has the turbo for these puppies as a dealer option. Only option I have are the factory airbags - all this for $17,200!! Could defintely use a 6th gear as I run about 3500 rpms at 75 mph. Stereo system rocks for a "stock" unit! My kids fit in the back seat with no problems. So far so good!..

Tall driver is very pleased

5
Sean Malley on 07/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have nothing but good things to say about my Scion tC ownership experience, even though the CNN review said that tall drivers would be cramped, I heartily disagree, I am 6'5 and 200 lbs. and I am completely comfortable thanks to the ease of adjustment of the seat. It handles like a dream and even coped with the large amount of snow we had last winter very well, thanks to the front wheel drive I was able to move about even in icy conditions. The stock stereo system is quite nice and the upgrade im sure is better. The air conditioning and recirculating feature is very effective in keeping the car cool and smelling nicely, Ive had it for a little over a year now and it still smells new.

These are going to sell.

5
jgill17 on 07/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my TC for a little over 3 months and I'm very happy with it so far. Very fun to drive, nice acceleration and good handling. For the price there is not a better all around car out there. Gas milage is reasonable depending on your driving style, I'm avging 26mpg. Not having to pay for premium helps balance that. I have read some complaints about highway noise but I think the TC is queiter than my 96 Accord EX was. I'm very happy with the build quality. Back seats actually fit adults comfortably. Warning this car wants to run on the highway. at 80mph rpm's are around 4K so it might benefit from a higher final drive ratio. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.

2005 Scion tC Release Series 1.0

5
Christopher Case on 07/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle.. Great on gas.. Will be very reliable since it is a Toyota.. Peppy 2.4L engine.. The Release Series 1.0 is a real head turner.. I love this car..

Proud to say it's MY CAR

5
Eileen on 07/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Designed for the young crowd, my Scion tc, 2005 is a head-turner. I'm a 57 year old female. I added a rear pedestal spoiler, and I have loved every mile driven in this car. On nearly a daily basis I am asked 'What kind of car is that?' People love the style, the value, the color (azure pearl). It is sporty, zippy, comfortable, standard loaded with the features I thought I'd have to pay extra to have installed.

Scion

4
Tejas on 07/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I got my scion about 9 days ago and so far so good. I just wish it had better fuel efficiency. It has good standard features for this price, difficult to find in other cars. It has turned few heads :) Excellent room for the passengers in the back, easy to get in and get out. Nice interior and exterior design.

Great for the price, but.....

3.9
Sakio on 07/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I will say at the start, this is a great looking and fun to drive car. With some dealer installed options (Aero kit, performance exhaust, foglights) it looks like $30K instead of $20K. That being said, I have only put 2000 miles on the car and there are some troubles. 1. My hatchback struts failed and it took three weeks just to get the part. 2. The drivers seat upholstery seems to be coming off the seams at the area of the back release. 3. There's a piece of something that came off that rattles in the rear area that nobody seems to be able to pin-point. 4. Paint is way too easy to scratch (maybe in the lighter shades it's not a problem, mine's black).

Great Car

5
Tom C on 06/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

In a word, this car is awesome. I was shocked to find such a diamond for the price of a gumdrop. This thing is sporty, comfortable, AND economical. I absolutely love my car, and I compared it against the Mazda 3, the Ford Focus, and the Toyota Matrix, as well as the bigger Pontiac G6. Hands down, for the price, did I get the best performance vehicle.

A great buy , i'm so happy

5
Kelly on 06/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got my TC as a birthday gift for myself. This auto is so comfortable, so unique. I get looks everywhere I go. The best feature is the sunroof an the awesome steering & control it has.

Great Car!

4.8
Jess on 06/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As soon as I walked on the lot and saw this car, I knew I wanted it. When I sat in it to test drive, it just felt right, and it goes wonderfully! Mine is a 5-speed, and it handles turns great, has a lot of power, comfortable, great design, it's all I've ever wanted in a car for this price.

Very Fun Car

4.8
T on 06/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Fun, be careful with it's expensive tires. They are costly to replace. Around $200 a piece. Other than that, a great car.

Best Investment yet.

5
Todd on 06/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for a month now and I still can't believe the quality and features that went into this car. The engine has plenty of power and the suspension is terrific as long as your not trying to go canyon carving. All in all an ecxellent car at a great price!!

Worth It

4.5
magna145 on 06/13/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Good value for the money. Reliable, stylish, and good fuel economy.

Thunder

4.8
thunder on 06/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is awesome.. but it needs better interior functions... (A/C controls looks lame)... they need to have a convertable version of tC. and more horse-power/ torch-power... the exterior looks good except the back lights... thats all for NOW!!

Most Unreliable New Car I've Owned

4.1
Greg on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

It took around 7 weeks to get this car not the week Toyota had as a target. The car was fine until the cold weather set in. The hatch latch refused to latch in sub 20 degree temperatures. It took two trips to the dealer to get this fixed. I had to drive 70 miles on the expressway with an open hatch because the dealer didn't believe me the first time.The other day my wife was stranded at work 35 miles from home due to a dead battery.She was able to jump start it and get to the dealer.The alternator failed at 11,000 miles.I've never owned a car with this many electrical problems in my life.I was looking for an inexpensive,relable, sportycar for my wife.I sure didn't get it in the tC.

I LOVE IT

4.8
CJ on 06/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I do have to say, this is the best car I have ever purchased. I looked at about 7-8 other cars of similar price and I have to say I don't think I could have made a better decision. It rides so nice, and has all the features that I was looking for. It is worth the wait if you have to order one.

tips review

4.9
tiffany on 06/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a phat car. i think toyota should of made this car a long time ago. thank you

Best Car in It's Class!

5
Gabriel Santos on 06/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my new scion tC. Be sure to honk and wave at fellow owners. The only negative thing I can think of to say about this car is that when you drive into a steep parking lot, you often hear a "popping" sound around the sunroof area (no doubt a result of a shifting frame). However, since the entire top is made of glass and not steel, it is not surprising.

Spitfire on Wheels

4.8
Peter on 06/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a 4-door Altima before this car. There is no comparison. First of all, the car looks like a million bucks, inside and out. Secondly, the engine is not only adequate, but also well-laid-out and easy to work on. The handling is responsive and very playful. Did I mention that it looks like a million bucks? BTW, baby blue is definitely the best color for it :)

Great buy

4.9
gatorgirl5482 on 06/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first car I have ever bought on my own, and so far I have been extremely happy. It is fun to drive and the back has so much room (I have lots of tall friends w/ long legs). I get awesome gas mileage on the highway and even in the city (I travel quite a ways to work and back everyday). The price was a huge factor since I'm just out of college. I feel like I got a ton of bang for my buck, and got 2 out of the 3 options I really wanted. Overall, I would recommend!

my car

5
Art on 06/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have one and love it!!!!!!

i love this car..

5
shane miller on 06/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love this car... and how can you go wrong with a toyota. i have been waiting to get this car for a while and i love that i am one of the few owners that i know who own a scion. everyone asks, what kind of car is that.? and i tell them and they have never heard of it.. i like being different and having a car that i never see on the road. i love the whole line up of scions, but the tc is the best looking of the three. i would reccomend to any one to test drive this car and they are gauranteed to love it. its very smooth and quick.. toyota has done it again..and you cant beat the price unless you drive a kia... no thanks. i love my scion tc and i will stick with toyota forever.

The Car for Me

5
Brett on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun car to drive. Sporty, quick, perfect car for the everyday driver. Not too much, nor too little power. Front seats are comfortable, and hold you in place through the winding turns. Rear seats have much more leg room, very suprising. I have a few 6'+ friends who enjoy riding in the back w/me. Interior is very stylish, with a radio cover panel that looks sweet, could use steering wheel controls though. Safety ratings show its a safe car... the side impact air bags would help, though expensive, worth the safety. All of the std and opt features available made this an easy choice for me. So, roll the windows down, open the sunroof, lay on the throttle, and enjoy the ride.

I love my Scion

5
KristenDon17 on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Scion tC's are awesome! I just bought mine less then a week ago and i already put over 500 miles on it. It's just so much fun to drive and everyone i've showed it too love it. It's a beautiful car. When anyone i know sees it, they say "that car is so you"

I love my Tc

5
Maria on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What I like about the Scion Tc is that you can customize it how you want it. It's also a great car to drive, it handles great.

Great value but needs some tweaking

4.9
mydogpooky on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Was having my 1985 toyota corolla SR5 serviced at 180k and saw the silver tc. Love at first sight. Purchased immediately with all the bells and whistles. A beautiful little jewel, quick as mercury and has got 'the' look. People are still trying to figure out what make/model it is. Had passerby's ask if it was European. Ha! It's a Toyota, baby...eat my dust.

Scion BabyBoomer!!

5
Karen on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was marketed for the young kids but I'm a babyboomer who was getting frustrated finding a hot coupe for under 20K. Then my son told me a 5 letter word.."SCION" and my prayers were answered. The interior cabin is so comfortable it belies it's sport coupe look. Good power combined with an easy to use manual transmission with a short throw makes driving FUN!!! And with lots of experience with a stick you can leave the "youngsters" in your dust!! After more than 5 mts, I still enjoy all the comments about how hot my black cherry pearl Scion is. So all you babyboomers out there who are saving for retirement but still want a fun car to drive, try SCION tC & you won't be disappointed!

How is this so inexpensive?

4.9
Eric on 05/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is fun to drive, looks great, safe, affordable, what more could you ask for? The minute I saw it I fell in love and since driving it, I look forward to taking the wheel. I will probably DD more often now.

Scion tC

4.5
TCRS1 on 05/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Quick , sporty , Reliable (Toyota Reputation), Clean looking , Well mannored in city and highway speeds , Fit of body panels and lines very good , Easy vehicle to customize to your personal liking , Controls very friendly to use , everything in reach , good fuel economy (expierenced 26mpg on average) . Well built motor , Transmission(auto) shifts smoothly and crisply , Door slam is is sturdy not tinny like most sub compacts , Paint very deep in color and gloss , Seats adjust easily just as steering does .

Middle-Aged Female Owner/Driver

4.5
KoastalKata on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I know that this car is marketed toward a younger crowd, but I really enjoy this car! It's affordable, great looking, rides well, and it's so much fun to drive. This car is a great value for the money, for ANY age group.

Scion Tc Limited Editon 1.0

5
Matt on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked this car up and I can barely put the keys down before I want to get back into it. This car is really fun to drive and man does it look good. The bright red gets alot of attention so you have to watch your speed. As fas a comfort this car is amazing. The interior is very spacious. My recommedation is that if your going to buy a new car, test drive this one last because your going to take it home.

21,000 and Going Strong

5
Tom J Dixon on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered the Scion TC without a test drive or ever seeing one. The car was delivered with papers ready. The first impression was that the car looked great! Jumped inside and my head was at ceiling level! However, with a few pushes down on the seat height and I was in heaven. I have driven through the Smoky Mountains and the car sticks like glue and I never have to downshift. Plenty of Power! Six months have passed and only complaints, Needs sixth gear to increase the 29mpg that I get to mid thirties. Radio cover squeaks and the radio needs a dial. Love the MP3 playback and I've programmed the radio screen to read "I Love Anita" when it comes on. Love the Dual Sunroof! Great, Great Value!!

Great

5
princekofa on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive! It looks great and makes you feel great!. What a brilliant idea from toyota to market this to the younger crowd-its a toyota but scion sounds so much more cool. Plus, very affordable.

Best Buy I Ever Made

5
SAshton on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned several Honda Civics in the past and my last car was a Nissan Altima all of which I bought new. Even though the Scion has much less horsepower than the Nissan I find it much more exciting to drive. The standard features on the Scion far outpace the competition. I am definitely sold on Scion and have recommended the Tc to several people.

Scion TC 1.0

5
Tony on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one hot vehicle. This is the limited edition TC 1.0 in Absolute Red. The car is very sharp looking with the 18 inch black rims. This one came with the spoiler and ground effects. This particular car is #6 of 2,500. This car is quick and handles great. The interior is very sharp looking and the seats are very comfortable. The stereo also sounds great. The car comes with a Panasonic stereo as standard equipment. Also the sunroof is standard. The entire top of the car is glass. Real cool!! I am also very happy with the build quality. So far so good. The engine is smooth and the auto trans four speed is fine. You can also add a lot of options to the TC. I recommend this car!!

Even with issues still a good car.

4.6
tCinHou on 05/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love my tC but was supprised of the build quality issues. Had A/C vents pop off dash, rattles, floor mat wore out after only 3mo.(7000miles) and a lower dash cover fall off. Also the paint chips VERY easily.

The Best

5
Rick on 05/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car, compared to the civic, rsx, ion, and the cobalt it blows all of them out of the water.

Scion Owner

4.5
laredo on 05/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking at all coupes including Audi TT, 350Z, G35, etc. Needed combination of reasonable cargo, fun drive, fuel economy, style, and traction. The tc was lowest on style and traction, but won....., and I could have bought two for the price of the other cars. The car is loaded with goodies and fun to drive. The stick is fun, but the automatic would be boring and render the car to "just like any other compact". My fuel economy is 23 in town and 30 on the highway. It's basically hard to complain about the car, but there are some annoying flaws. The double press "all unlock" key feature is poorly designed. The roof posts badly obstruct critical vision, front and back(a surprise to me

excellent

5
fernanda labree on 05/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased the scion 3 weeks ago, and so far it's fun to drive, very safe, performance it's excellent and i love the looks of it.

Scion tC

4.8
Teddy on 05/19/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Comfort is great. Build quality is exceptional.

Great Car

4.9
dave on 05/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Mine is an Indigo Ink Pearl 5 spd. Its fun to drive, handles well and has tons of features for the buck. I probably get 2 comments a week on it from people, many of which is that it looks and feels much more expensive than it is.

Excellent Car for the Cost.

4.9
Josh on 05/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion TC comes absolutely loaded with features you would have to pay a premium for on other cars: 17" wheels, ABS brakes, power windows/door locks, and panoramic sunroof to name a few. Although all of these features make this car rather heavy, it still has plenty of "get-up-and-go" for cars in this price range. The tC is fun to drive around town and is plenty comfortable on long trips. Build quality is solid. You can buy a tC with confidence, knowing that it is built by Toyota.

Great car for great price

4.9
J on 05/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The ride is a little rough over bumps, but its a blast to drive; good pick up, great handling on curves, good sound system, beautiful exterior.

T6 scion

5
2005 scion tc on 05/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The T6 is awesome!! Fun to drive and great mileage. Relaxing and just fun to chill in. We also added a Satellite radio system to it which has made it even more fun to play with. They continue to give free oil changes to me and have just been very generous which gives you a sense of trust which right away makes everyone in the car buying market feel more positive. Its a great car but there is not enough advertising for it, lets get busy advertising becase they will be the hottest car going once there is more advertising. I would recommend this car to everyone out there looking for a new car, it's a little awesome car and wonderful on gas mileage.

Rough ride

4.9
Peterpipper on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ride a little stiff.You can run over a penny and tell if it's heads or tails.Regular tires would help.

Our new Scion tC

5
Dave and Nancy on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This little car is awesome! It came with everything that we wanted in a car standard and there was no questions about do we want this option or that option. It looks great, is fun to drive and has plenty of backseat room for extra passengers. We got one of the very first tCs in July 2004 and it really turned heads everywhere. People would approach us in parking lots and ask us what kind of car it is. When we went to pick up the plates for the car, the salesman who got them for us pulled out the plates from the file cabinet and said "You've got one of those rare birds". We have recommended it to several friends and now they are waiting for their new tCs to come in. Great car!!!!

I love my Scion tc

4.9
Mar on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The tc is a sporty car,lots of extras, at a great price. For a little extra money, my dealer got me leather interior. This is a new, little known package. My tc is black and with the black leather interior it adds so much to a "high price" look but,with a very reasonable pricetag. The car has a lot of energy on the highway. It is a solid car that seems to hug the road. There is no hesitation when accelerating. The stereo/cd player has a great sound. So far, I have absolutely no complaints about my tc!

Scion Tc auto

5
P on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent ride, great gas mileage, superior sound. Lots of people stop to look at it. Well worth the investment.

Great Car - Great Value

4.9
janet aubry on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I saw this auto (the TC) online and told my college age kids I wanted one. They said "how do you even KNOW about them ?"I wanted a light blue one, hard to track down but my dealer got it and the dealership then had people trying to buy it while it was parked out front waiting for me to pick it up. It was love at first sight for me. Driving it makes me feel happy. Valet parkers rave over it. The price as amazing and everything was included. Although designed for the young, it is also great for the young at heart!

Good value

4
Lumpyhotdog on 05/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Not really meant for tall people to drive. Paint chips easily.

Reason why I purchase Scion TC

4.8
Deberah Williams on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Appearance is great I love the quality, and I love the performace Style outstanding

Terrific Tc

4.9
Karen on 05/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our Tc is a sweet ride,it's roomy,quiet,comfortable,awesome looking for it's price,which is also great! So happy we found a cute,eye catching car,our grown children want it,sorry,this is our baby now!My husband wants another one,maybe the Xb!

tC totally Cool!!!!

4.4
justme on 05/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

All i can say is WOW do you get a lot for your money!!!!!! even if you don't get all the bells and whistle which are nice but even if you don't want to of can't afford them, the base stripped down model is anything but stripped down...

'05 Scion tC

4.6
Kevin on 05/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is definately the best value on the market. Not only is it affordable, it gives you everything a more expensive car would and more.

Best mini coupe Ever

5
AbeeM on 05/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is awsome in just about every aspect. The price , style, and performance. What more can you ask for out of it.

love my scion

4.8
jerry delco on 05/03/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle restores that "oh what a feeling" feeling.

tC, as in Totally Clever, Totally Cool!

5
Jade on 05/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is ridiculously underpriced! It handles sooo smooth, is *quick*, has a great factory installed stereo, huge panoramic sunroof, and is very roomy for a 2 door. What more could someone want from their car? Oh .. not to mention there is no other vehicile on the market that looks as good as this one!

New Scion TC Series 1.0

4.8
Tony on 04/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Real Cool Car. This car looks great in absolute red!! This series 1.0 is #6 of 2,500. This one includes the TRD Exhaust, Rear Pedestal Spoiler and Ground Effects. The car handles great!!! The 18 inch rims help with the handling and ride better than I thought. If the TRD supercharger becomes available this will be added for sure. The car is quick but an additional 40 hp would be great. I really like the fact that the car feels roomy for such as small car. The car stereo is actually quite good. I also like the fact that Scion offers so many accessories at a great price. You can customize the car to your liking. Oh I also like the fact the car is a Toyota and of good quality.

I love my Scion Tc

4.8
SarahS on 04/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is awesome! The look, the drive, the feel- everything is great. The design is nearly flawless and I have had absolutely NO problems with it. I would definately recommend this car!

TC Love

4.6
Missy on 04/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everyone how asks me about my car is surprised when I tell them it's a Scion, they think it's a more expensive car. I've heard everything from Lexus IS300 to that Mercedes hatchback!

Great Car

5
Betsy on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience with my tC has been awesome! I love driving it, it's fun, easy to get into and out of. My daughter loves to drive it, stereo system is great. I am tall and it is very comfortable to drive around town and on long trips! Went 400 mi. on 1 tank of gas! God Bless it!

extraordinary value

4.9
rol on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have approx 5 k driven. What a fun vehicle! I recommend to anyone looking for a sporty affordable way to scoot around.

Best Sport Coupe for the Money

4.9
Marty on 04/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Before I bought my tC, I looked at cars all over the spectrum, including the Accord Coupe, RSX, Tiburon, Celica, WRX, Eclipse, Corolla, and Camry. The tC drives like a dream and is loads of fun. You will not find a better combination of features, value, fun factor, and reliability than the tC.

An honest review

4.8
pepe on 04/26/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I will say that just about every review I have read here is quite accurate about the new TC. Great value nontheless.

Love my tC

4.9
K Salvi on 04/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was looking for a reliable fun-to-drive car that didn't cost a ton. My options were down to the civic and the eclipse. When researching these on Edmunds, I learnt about the tC and instantly fell in love. After checking it out, I bought it and I have to say ITS AWESOME!!!. Toyota reliability, 160hp engine, looks cool and comes with almost all the bells and whistles. Plus the no-haggle pricing experience is much better than the traditional dealership approach.

FANTASTIC

4.8
chris on 04/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this car last week and I just cant stop driving it. You just cant beat the car for the price. 5- speed, dual sun roofs, killer looks, this car is AMAZING!

Amazing !!

4.9
Sabrina on 04/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first brand new car and it is awesome. The standard features are not what most companies would consider standrad. As I've driven my car I've noticed all the little things that make this car so cool. All you need to do is shift into a different gear, step on the gas, and you will know that this car has power! I couldn't be happier. And the "pure pricing" that Scion uses makes getting your Scion they way you want it very easy.

scion needs some improvements

4.4
kls0383 on 04/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great on handling, and its fun to drive. The engine seems very reliable thus far.

My Scion Tc

5
Bridget Parker -Berr on 04/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Scion tc on October 31, 2004. I now have over 7000 miles on it. It is a beautiful Flint Mica. For the price, you cannot get a better car! As I park and walk into stores, I've been approached by people who ask me about the vehicle and are intrigued by its style and unique look. When I tell them more about the car they are even more amazed. Most importantly, it is fun to drive.

Good For the money

4.5
Peter on 04/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Im 17 years old and my mom just bought me this car. The car is very good in all of its aspects, it can go fast, beleive me, handles well and love the way you can modify it at the dealership. The car audio system is some what overrated because they are hyping it up because of its pioneer sound but the bass isnt realy there so dont expect the best sound in the world but it is good. The car suits me very well and have had no problems with it so i would recomend it for people.

Excellent Car

4.9
Dan on 04/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not only one of the coolest cars ive ever driven, but with a LOAD of features that will knock ur socks off. Toyota build quality feels same as my Lexus IS 300 i bought back in 2003. Very Agile and the weight of the car makes it feel more expensive than it really is. With the power everything, sunroof, reliability, etc... id pay $22,000+ for this car as it has features not even $30,000 cars have. Strong first and 2nd gear on the manual is amazing and smokes people off the line. I get looks from the chicks all the time in this bad boy, a real head turner.

my scion and me

5
Nicole on 04/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my scion exactly 6 months ago and I don't know how i lived without it before!! I love my scion. It's the style that I have been looking for and it has a smooth ride. I test drove other cars before settling on the scion- when i sat behind that seat and i looked up and saw the panaramic sunroof- i was sold on the spot!!!

My First New Car

4.8
DC on 04/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Has a look that attracts attention...take into consideration what cars are in the same price class and this most likely be your choice. I had planned to get mine with all the options and did just the opposite...my car has nothing added and it is fantastic...

Best compact base model

4.3
jc on 04/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After many test drives, I think the tc is the best compact base model for the money. It is more desirable than focus, cheaper and better looking than mazda 3, impreza, lancer or eclipse, faster and roomier than rsx/civic, and better built than vw or mini or hyundai. with side airbags it is much safer than neon or beetle. The interior and exterior design is completely derivative, but looks and feels as nice if not nicer than the competition it one ups. Other cars in the segment offer premium trims like the sti, evo, or type-s but that's apples and oranges. All around good car.

Recently Purchased

4.9
Fred Kleckner on 04/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Fun Sporty Little Rocket

AWESOME CAR

5
John on 04/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car a week now and I am loving it. It is great fun to drive and I couldn't be happier with my decision. I drove several other makes and models before deciding on the tC and boy am I glad I did. The handling is great, the acceleration is more than I need and all the options are stellar.

Not bad

4.1
anthony on 04/07/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a nice car, but it has a few designer flaws. But the car handles well, its a smooth ride with no problems.

This is an AMAZING car!!!

4.9
Kiwi on 04/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It runs smooth and quiet, but fast for those who like to drive on the fast lane. There's an option of making the car run faster (up to 200 mph). The interior is sleek and futuristic. The exterior is unique. It's got dual sunroofs; you and the rest of ur passengers can RECLINE and relax while looking out at the sky. And best of all, being made by Toyota, it's cheap when it comes to maintainance. One little flaw is that the car's body is BIG; theres still plenty of room in the back, but the car takes up a lot of space, making it as big as a sedan when it should be as big as a coupe. Another cool feature is that it was made for young drivers, therefore every owner can make his/her car unique.

Love it!!!

4.8
Rochelle on 04/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my car!!! The only thing is that it is awful on gas (compared to the 2003 Corolla I had previously and traded in) and with gas prices on the rise...it makes it a big issue.

awesome car

5
Ashley Forcier on 04/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing. You definitely get your money's worth! My model has the side airbags, which I wouldn't do without. It also came with the floor mats, advanced security system, and rear spoiler, along with all the basic features these cars come stocked with. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a fun, worry-free ride, because everyone knows you can't go wrong with a Toyota, and the new Scion TC is just another example that proves that point.

B"s Tc

4.8
Brian on 04/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my Car for a month, but it beats my previous car which was a 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse. It's more fun to drive and faster . Don't get me wrong, I loved my Eclipse, but this car just feels different. I feel safer, it's quieter, has more features, and was cheaper. All around a great car.

Great

5
Laura on 03/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The price is good and you will not find a better buy for the price

Great Value

4.4
ElMariaci on 03/30/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased a tc, I am very pleased with it. The car itself is a great value with excellent standard features. It is clear that the profit margin for the vehicle is made on scion accessories. I don't know that any of the accessories are a great buy. For instance I can get chrome wheel locks for $25 and scion is asking $49. This is just the beginning. You can't beat this car at this price, but consider going to other vendors for accessories.

Blast to Drive

4.8
Cary on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a world leader car in its class. It can compete with $30,000 cars in ride, handling, looks and personality. It is loaded with amenities and has the highest crash rating. The back seat is huge for a sports coupe. The Yokohama tires and 17 inch alloy wheels that are standard. Extremely underpriced.

The tC is da bomb!

4.6
GumboMan on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one solid, sporty little head- turner! I can't count the favorable comments I've gotten on it - even from strangers. My main gripe is, I'm only 5'8" tall and I whack my head on the edge of the roof nearly every time I get in it. Of course, if it were an inch higher, the looks probably wouldn't be as sporty. And there's no place for maps, other than on the seats or in the optional $125 nylon carrier. The seat's extra firm and grips a bit too much, making long hauls a tad uncomfortable. I wish they were wider, and leather. The minuses are minor when compared with the quality and many little extra features you get for very little money. I LOVE IT!

so far so good

5
greg on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, best investment i have made in a automobile in years. This car costs less than half of what i normally pay for a car & it is twice the fun. So far the build quality is typical toyota which is fine with me. The standard features in this car can not be touched in this price class. I hope the long term experience with this car is just as enjoyable as the short term[350 miles].

Noisy

3.8
butterflyjones on 03/24/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I took a test drive of about 10 miles in a 5-speed Scion tC today and felt it needs a lot more insulation for reduction of wind noise. The engine was fairly quiet at 3,000 rpms at about 70 mph. This car's rear cargo cover is not designed for use on a regular basis. It is very flimsy! Also, severely pulled to the right side when you took your hands off the steering wheel and when braking. I looked for the clutch reserivor and could not find it so a technician said it was included in with the brake reserivor so that eliminates having to put fluid in a seperate one. Changing my oil should be o.k. and the air cleaner is easy to get to. All the fluids were full and are easily accessible.

Excellent Vehicle for Price

5
Dan on 03/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drives beautifully and i love racing my friends in it. Could use slightly more power, but for $16,500. i EASILY beats honda civics, ford focus', VW 1.8T, toyota celica's, and more. Interior quality is top notch, and exterior styling from bmw 3 series, nissan skyline, and the new GTO/G6 gives the car the complete edge over others. I LOVE getting looks from other drivers and beating em at the line. Although some complain of the weight, i love that it has some beef because it gives it the weight that puts cars on the higher class level, such as lexus, bmw, and mercedes. The heavier the car, the easily noticed better build quality that it accompanies.

KGs new tC

5
KG tC on 03/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

from the second I saw this vehicle on the showroom floor I knew I had to have it. It is beautiful inside and out, and is a blast to drive. No other car under 20k can offer as much as the tC. Not only is it priced cheap, but scion has set up an array of aftermarket parts and service that is matched by none. enough of me telling you about this car, just be on the lookout for the new tuner craze replacement............ the Scion tC!

Scion Is Superb

5
Dennis on 03/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Scion TC is superb. Handles great, drives nice and looks awesome.I have a flint mica TC with extra air bags added...that's all! Only $17,400. I use it to go to work and around town. I tried for a month to find a better car for the money and could not find one. Acura...no, Volvo...no, Audi...no, VW...yeah right. I even looked at Mercedes but decided to save the cash and put it in my daughters' college fund. Scion supposedly markets to generation Y. Silly Scion... Believe me, this car is not just for kids.(I am 38). If you want a fancy car buy a mercedes, but be prepared to spend a lot more. The only drawback is once word gets out, expect these cars to be everywhere.

Wow

5
John on 03/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had totaled my eclipse and was in the hunt for a new car. I seen the TC on the commercials and thought it was a nice looking car. The commercials dont do this car justice. I went and took a look at it and had to have it. It is beautifully designed. Nice sleek curves and well drawn out lines. There is no need for aftermarket body kits or better wheels. Performance suprised me for the price. Its not a break neck performer but can be tuned to be that way easily. I suggest the cold air intake and the borla exhaust from the factory. All in all, this is an excellent car for the price.

Great Car

5
Justin on 03/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am so happy that this car was produced i abosolutly love this car it is fun to drive. I love the design i just believe it is a great car all around. I hope that they dont stop making scions because i want my next car to be a scion hopefully another tc.

Scion Tc review

5
james delgado on 03/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since i got the scion tc as a gift from my parents ive had nothing but Excellent thing to say a bout it. the outer body is an execellent disine. the over all confort in the scion tc is confortable. My daughter really loves it and she has enough room in the back. the performance is more than what i expected when i first test drove the tc. the pick up and go was fantastic...

Value, value, value...

4.9
AV tC on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I only have 1200 miles on it, but so far the TC has gone beyond my expectations. The handling is fantastic. I commute through steep curvy hills everyday. The ride is sporty, but still smooth enough for comfort. There is plenty of power to take the hills and the N. California freeways with ease. The car is an extreme value. The accessories can bring the value of the purchase down a bit. Buy the add-ons that you can install yourself later online and save money. The no haggle pricing made the purchase experience stress free. Ordering exactly what I wanted was fantastic, took 2 weeks. The TC is in high demand right now though. Choice of transmission, color and side air bags may take 6.

Great car at a low price

5
Kevin on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Spent 5 months looking for a car. Wanted a sporty car under $25,000. Narrowed down to Mazda 3, RSX, and the tC. Not only was the tC the least expensive but it has great power, good looks, and a very nice stock stereo system. The glass roof if pretty awesome also. No haggle pricing also made it nice to deal with the dealer.

Love It

4.8
dlookn27 on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After I purchased the Scion TC I have had no complaints. Living in North East Pennsylvania my main concern was how it would handle in the snow. I have to say it handles great.

I love my Car!!!!!!

5
Laura on 03/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would recommend this car to anyone. it is the best car to drive, not to mention the most comfortable.

tC Scion (I love my Scion!)

5
atlmrj1 on 03/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion! I purchased a 2005 limited edition tC and I have no complaints. I went in to test drive and walked out two hours later with this car. It's a bargain hunter's dream come true.

Nice ride for the money

4.8
Andrew on 03/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has more than I expected. The standard options and power are fantastic! I would have expected somewhat better gas mileage, but the trade off for more power is ok.

16k well invested in a new car

3.9
Bazzgazm on 03/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

The car has ample acceleration, response (not sports car) suspension and steering, and does actually get higher gas mileage than expected (the ones i've seen driven, all about 25- 27mpg). If you go in comparing to a 250hp suped up sports car, of course it's not going to satisfy you. If you want a car that can move well, get you from point a to point b, and have a very attractive exterior. this is a great buy.

realy cool

4.8
timothy on 03/05/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

good all around car handles nice realy holds the road good accerlartion pretty good gas milege

Best in Class

4.6
Nick on 03/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car in class, hands down. I've driven the Mazda3 (M3) and while not as responsive (or "sportie") as the M3, overall it is a much better car then the M3. Build quailty is FAR better on the tC, Interior is laid out better, ride is less harsh, good low down torque. Overall, the quality of daily driving the tC makes up for not being as well tuned as the M3. One problem is that the dealership treats you like dirt. Low profit = unhappy dealers. My car had 3 bad scratches/chips, pulled to the right, and the sunroof cracked when I took dilivery, they refused to fix the problems. That was AFTER they promised they'd fix everything IF I told Toyota I was happy with my dealership experence.

A-Mazing!!!!

5
Captain tC on 02/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No car in same class/category can compete with the tC. So many features for such a fair price. I dont see why anyone would get any other car around same price range. I pity those would spend the same amount on the civic, which looks plain, and is unequipped with little power. Move over Honda....SCION RULES!!!

tC model

5
ANN GRIMES on 02/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car, hit road debris on I-95 and part took over 3 weeks to get that was real frustrating car is back now and i am happy tc owner

MY TC

5
LHM on 02/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It drives like a high performance luxury car. Very affordable. Fuel efficient with plenty of power.

SWEET

4.8
Paige on 02/19/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I looked at 12 different cars before deciding on 3 for my daughter to choose from. She picked the Scion with no reservations. And we bought it feeling good about her choice. This car has nearly every safety feature a parent could want. It is incredibly easy to drive, daughter just got in and took off. For a first time driver this is a great car. The value and quality for the price was wonderful! We purchased a car with practically every option available and still were well under 25K. Highly recomend car and dealer. Great car, great people.

Great Car!

4.5
Eleni on 02/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for a couple months and I love it! This is my first coupe and I was a little hesitant but I am am glad I went with the scion. It has tons of space.

I like it alot but...

4
tom on 02/16/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

my review about my scion tc is... My thougts on the scion tc are very skattered. If i could have control of the car i would first off put more horsepower. This car needs to have at least 220-230 horsepower, it would attract more people, because people love speed. Affordable is another thing even if the car comes out with 230 horsepower and its now $18,000-$19,000 (starting) its worth it. So my review of the car is basicly all i need is horsepower everything else about the car i like alot but always end up bein left behind the crowd in traffic.....

How can they do this

4.8
sstaszak11 on 02/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I still can't figure out how you can get all of this car for around 17,000. It has the look and feel of a luxury car with power everything. The panorama moonroof is a great feature. I've read some complaints about road noise and/or engine noise at higher speeds, and maybe I'm just used to the sounds of my old Saturn, but this car seems extremely quiet to me. I made it a point to drive with the radio off to see if I could pick up any noise. Nothing. I cannot stress how much I recommend this car

Best Value

4.9
Blue Scion tC on 02/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Started looking for a good gas mileage car (I drive 23k a year) but decided on the Scion. Looked at Elanta (didn't like dash) Corolla S (small hard plastic armrest and dash seem old fashioned) and Mazda 3 (too high price). While at Toyota dealership test drove the tC and couldn't resist getting it. It just ran great and had such a solid/quality feel to it. What I really liked was there were no options I had to buy. It already had 4wheel disc brakes, ABS, sunroof, cruise control and alloy wheels. Got 27mpg with first tank and 29 with second one. Overall, you just can't beat the value and quality and to me it was worth the extra $7 a week for gas.

I love it

4.4
Felicia Dixion on 02/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price of the car and the standard features that it comes with, it just seems too good to be true. I would have expected to pay more. I also love the no haggel, no hassel, policy. You shouldn't feel like you've been raped when buying a car.

Best Value... Hands Down

5
Damon Walker on 02/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Can you imagine a Camry in all it's greatness with more features, more power, more style and an anorexic price tag? Turn it into a TRUE sports-coupe and you have the SCION tC. This is, without question, the highest fun-to- value ratio in the modern day of automotion. Drive all you want -- it's a Toyota (excuse me, Scion), it will never break. Faster than a Solara and more leg room in the back seat, this vehicle is engineering at it's best. The Scion tC is tit-mouse quiet but roars when provoked. Trade in what ever you drive now while it still has any value and do the smart thing; Flint Mica... stick shift -- You won't be sorry. Let all Toyota's children say Amen... and Amen!!

Awesome Car!

5
Lorrha on 02/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car has such an awesome look to it, nice sleek lines and a great array of colours. Like the car so much, we own two Scion tCs. And 10 doesn't even begin to be a rating for how fun the car is to drive, as well as the performance. Personally I'd rate the car a 20. Our kids love the cars too, and they have lots of room in the back seat (even I do when I sit back there). The cargo space is roomier than I originally expected. We are able to fit $300 worth of groceries back there when shopping at BJ's. I'm a loyal Celica fan and the tC makes the grade for me - especially when it comes to room.

my 2005 Scion tC

5
Jose on 02/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handling is great, enough room for 4 adults, great mileage, good response from under the hood when needed, it's a fun car to drive! And best of all at a good price!

Scion Review

4.5
Jamie Robinson on 02/08/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had this car for almost 7 months and so far am very happy. It drives smooth and in the winter it handles well. Gas on it is pretty decent. I get about 24mi/gl. Not too bad.

Perfection on wheels

5
TCowner on 02/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have moved from the Forn Mustang to the Scion TC and must say I can feel the difference. I dont really want to say how much I enjoy this car in hopes that everyone doesnt go out and buy one, I like the idea of looking special on the road and not common place, but the SCION nation is here, and we are enjoying the ride.

The real BMW 1 series..made in Japan

4.8
steve on 02/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the car with most options, Sat. radio, 6-disc changer, A/T,Spoiler. Since then,i have purchased an aluminium shift knob, and will be doing performance and visual upgrades in the near future. This is a great car, not only for the money , but in general. The performance is pretty good, and depending on your wallet size it can be as mild or wild as you like. The styling is very BMW'esqe, especially at the c-piller. The interior has a Lexus like fit and finish, with all the controls easily accessable. The Pioneer Radio/CD player could have better buttons, but i am nit- picking. This is a car that is perfect for the first time buyer as well as a "seasoned" veteran like myself.

cool car

4.6
valleygirl76 on 02/06/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my scion TC for about 2 months now, and so far so good. If you are looking for an attention getting stylish somewhat inexpensive car, this is perfect. It handles well and is seemingly reliable (of course time will tell). Everywhere I go, people compliment me on it, which is fun!!! It is very roomy inside and I feel very safe in it (heavy solid doors and tons of airbags). I also love that it is a toyota (heard it has the same engine as a camry). Definitley a cool, fun, safe, reliable car!!! highly recomeneded!

Scion Tc

4.9
Ben on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion Tc is great.

great car

5
michaelj on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding car. Have had no problems with 8000 miles so far. The fit and finish is of Lexus caliber.

Best Car!

5
Sara on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought my 17 year old sister this car for her birthday and it was the best investment. Other then it taking forever to locate a Scion tC. This car is well worth it. It's amazing that all of the features come standard, since I had to pay more $ to upgrade my Acura RSX with the same features. It is so much fun to drive and such a head turner. I've had a lot of cars and I would trade my RSX in in a heartbeat for this car! Bonus: The first 3 oil changes are free! You can't go wrong with the price and the overall quality of the car. The cars are just very hard to locate, because of their popularity.

Don't know what this means?

4.8
What does this mean? on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A fun and inexpensive car to drive and own.

scion tc 2005

4.9
tonyamorrow on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my little car it is good on gas and it is sharp. People always stopping me wanting to know what kind of car is it. It has been very reliable

2 day old TC

4.8
nicky on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

As far as sales and the actual purchase at dealership,i wasnt that pleased with my experience. this includes my final total price for the vehicle which includes trade-in/ taxes/ and upgrades, and the way the dealerships go about selling you this vehicle. Scion has geared and marketed this car to be a no hassal no haggle buying experience. But that wasnt the case with my situation. But did, in the end get a vehicle that meet my expectations performance wise. The car handles great and has a nice heavy/solid ride,although my ride is a little noisier due to the upgrade in 18" low profile rims. but thats expected. Body design upholds an expensive look. the more upgrades the sportier your look.

my scion tc

5
she11ry on 02/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really love my car. I have purchased a different spoiler because I wanted a larger one that what scion offered. the experience has been way worth the money.

I love this car!

4.6
BDUtah on 02/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nothing in this price range even compares to the tC. Based on the prices of comparable cars, I feel like I got a fantastic deal. The car is fun to drive (three speeding tickets in three months though), handles incredibily well, and is comfortable, especially for a compact.

TC Scion

5
Herb on 02/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like the car, alot of people ask me who makes it! Great gas milage too!

Great car if yours isn't 'damage' prone

4.4
PENTY on 02/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

GREAT CAR otherwise, but doesn't seem to do too well in snow. current milage 9k and the power steering broke. the car also shakes violently and when going through dips on the road, the car has great momentum (i get car sick). i'm in the midst of getting this fixed... i think it was due to the snow.

Scion tc

5
C.Shearer on 02/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like the power door, power windows, sunroof, and the cruise control that are standard on every tc. The back seats fold forward so I have plenty of room for cargo. The exterior design is what actually caught my eye when I went looking for a new vehicle. Most of all, it's fun to drive. My husband says it's a sports car, but I call it my toy car.

One unique best kept secret....

4.6
Trent on 02/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I work for a dealership selling cars (sorry) and when I saw this car roll into the lot I knew I had to have it. I got the light blue, auto(if it was manny then that would be sweet), with 9 thousand miles and change on it. This was my first NEW car and I knew that this would be a great investment. The great thing is that you don't see many of these on the road. The Tc is a sweet ride!

Great package at a great price

5
taComa on 02/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my black Scion tC for almost a month now and am very pleased with the purchase. No haggle pricing saved lots of time and trouble. Plentiful horsepower and torque for daily driving and highway passing. Throttle response feels excellent, like drive-by-wire. Smooth auto transmission. The dual- panel panoramic moonroof is very cool and unbelievable in a $17,000 car. Exterior is very stylish, especially the 17" wheels and turn signals on the side mirrors. Excellent fabrics, fit and finish in the interior. Gladly traded in my 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo (after 4 brake jobs and 2 steering rack replacements) for this 100% Japanese- built top-quality vehicle.

I love my car- it completely rocks

4.9
Nikki on 02/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked into every car in my price range (under 20k.) This car was THE ONLY car that had everything that I wanted and needed. Sunroof/ Moonroof is awesome. The car has a great feel, good power. Its a fun, practical car. People are very surprised that I paid so little for such a great car. All in all I adore my car and am extremely proud of my purchase. I highly recommend this car to anyone in the market.

best car in its class!

5
gcloveshertc! on 02/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my TC 3 weeks ago I am extremely satisfied with my purchase! It looks great (heads will turn:) and it is very responsive and fun to drive. Every other day, I discover a new feature I didn't know about! It only shows me how much R&D Toyota must have put into the creation of this car. Save your time test-driving cause the Acura RSX, Hyundai Tiburon and Honda Civic don't hold a candle to the value and performance of the Scion TC!

hey let me drive it!!!

4.6
i betancourt on 02/01/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we recently purchased a scion tc for our 16 yo daughter...what a great car especially at the price. it's got the airbags and antilock brakes, nimble precise performance without too much tempting horsepower, visibility is excellent and all the standard features she wanted - great stereo, 2 moonroofs!!! all in a hatchback with great styling inside and out. we all want to drive it!

Awesome Car, two notes

4.9
Glenn M. Rife on 02/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my tC since November and have racked up the miles. It's performed wonderfully, was a huge bargain, and continues to delight. Two notes: some folks complain about the "cheap" sunroof shades. Hello! They're retractable/roll-up fabric b/c you're getting TWO sunroofs! Also, some say the exterior resembles a Tiburon crossed with a BMW. I urge folks to compare the rear profile of the tC with that of it's predecessor, the celica. It's similar, at least to my eyes, though beefier!

All I gotta say is WOW!

5
Medi on 01/30/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

First of all, I am Mr. BMW who traded in a 1997 BMW 540i 6-speed manual for my new Scion tC. I am not only enjoying the european/japanese feel of this car, I am getting better gas mileage and love the looks of it. Everyone checks this car out and they have all the reasons to! It has a great look to it on the outside and all the features, fit and finish and comfort on the inside! By the way, I am loving the upgraded leather. MP3 is awesome!

I love my TC

5
Aja on 01/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my TC, it has a great style inside and out at an amazing price.

best car for the dollar

4.9
malk on 01/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the most fun car I've ever driven. The 160hp is more than ample power to handle everyday driving, not to mention beating Civics off the line. The center console is beautifully designed and well crafted without any dials that clash with the rest of the car, which is also with high quality materials. And with a laundry list of options, and aftermarket tuner parts by TRD and AEM, the fun with this car never stops. My only complaints are the blindspot in the driver side rear window and the gearshift. The shifter is loose. At a quick glance, first gear can look like third gear. A sinxth gear would be nice too. The engine revs a bit high travelling at highway speed.

Great Car!

5
JohnInPdx on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first car I was looking at was the Camry. When the dealer would not knock down the price, I looked at the Scion & noticed that it offered the same options with a price tag about $5000-6000 lower ($8000-9000 if you compare it to the GT-S). The Scion is a better deal in all areas. Personally, I like the no haggling sales approach (I've never been one to play stuipid dealer sales games!). I love the way it handles, and also love the power it delivers from a 4 cylinder engine (my previous care was a 5 liter v-8). You can get very good gas milage driving it smoothly, or you can get not good milage driving it like a hot rod (Another nice option!). Overall, I recommend it highly!

A little disappointed

3.9
Carey on 01/27/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Not sure if it's because I had such high expectations after waiting almost 3 MONTHS to actually get the car, but now that I have it, I'm not as impressed with it as I feel I should be. I do love the car, but am bummed at the lousy gas mileage (my V6 Mustang got better gas mileage than the tC) and the teeny tiny trunk. The ride is really loud, but maybe it's because of the low profile tires. But then again, for $19K out the door, you can't expect it to ride like a Lexus. It is a fun car to drive and the interior is huge. My 6'4" BF fits comfortably in the front seats.

Great Fun Coupe!!

4.6
jaimean on 01/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a rough time waiting for the dealer to get me the car I ordered, and ended up getting one available in the dealer after I got tired of waiting for almost two months. The color is not the one I ordered, but the indigo blue is just as nice. The perfomance is outstanding, great handling on the road, and fun to drive. The interiro design brings a lot of attention to the people that looks at it; they say it looks like a pricey car. I just hope it lives up to my expectations, but knowing is a Toyota-made car, I have no doubts about it...

My Horrible Experience

3
Billy on 01/23/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought this car with 167 mi. on it and since I drove it off the lot it's been nothing but problems. It has been in the shop 6 weeks total time, has been repainted, and I'm still having problems with it. The sunroof won't stop creaking (even though I've had it "fixed" twice), the CD player broke, the ac/heat button are sticking for some unknown reason, and sometimes the heat doesnt even work. Worst car I have EVER owned.

Best car I ever owned!

5
Roy Lindahl on 01/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ordered my 2005 Scion tC back in June 2004 and waited a month for it. It was well worth it. I have never had a car that I enjoy driving. First time in my life driving to work is fun. For as little as it costs it is such a great quality car. Plus it gets lots of looks. Add XM to it and you will just want to drive around in it forever!

Satisfied Scion Owner

4.8
john on 01/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very happy so far. Did change the tires for winter driving. The ride is solid, fun to drive.

I love my scion

5
faye creter on 01/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have found nothing to complain about with this car yet.

So Happy!

4.9
Sam on 01/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Scion Tc before moving to San Francisco. I was trying to decide between it and the Jetta. I can not tell you how happy I have been with my decision. It has so many standard features for a car that is so cheap. It is much roomier than it appears and the sun/moonroof is really fun. I bought the XM radio and have been equally pleased with that purchase. All in all, the Scion has totally lived up to the hype. I couldn't be happier.

Best car for the cash

5
italianman4585 on 01/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the money the 2005 Scion tC is definitely the best car you can buy. It blows away any other vehicles in its price range. The sound system is incredible and all of the other features that one would find on a higher end car are incorporated in the tC. It has nice pick up and handling around corners. Over all this car is the best.

So much for so little

4.8
JoeJoeAZ on 01/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't beleive what an amazing value the TC is. I can't think of anything that I could possibly want that this car doesn't have.

blue streak tc

4.9
joshsmallwood on 01/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the car has alot of good handling and has a nice takeoff without having any Performance parts. I think the interior is alright but the seats could be a little better.

Perfect fit for a Y-gen guy

4.8
Rebaza on 01/11/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is amazing. It is sporty, light, quick. It has everything stock. It is amazingly affordable. And one last thing, the design and looks are incredible. People look at it, and they do not even know what it is. It looks like a $40K car. Just outstanding.

Best car for the price

5
Bonifacio Recile on 01/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car handles sweet and so much fun to drive. the interior has so much room compare to diff. coupes. my friend were amazed with the interior space.

Happy couper

5
joeyB on 01/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first new car and I love it. The acceleration is smooth. The car hugs the road like a more expensive sport car and is very comfortable. The features are second to none. I can't believe how little I paid for this car!

tC lover

4.9
Purbred on 01/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Usually, when you anticipate something this good, the hype can sometimes overtake what it really turns out to be. NOT FOR THIS CAR! I've been drooling over this car since December of 2003 and I'd have to say, it was worth the wait. There aren't enough words to describe the thrill of driving one of these bad boys. The options are endless when it comes to tuning, but the basic model itself is loaded!

bang for the buck

5
B on 01/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove over 10 different cars before buying the scion. The power, styling and reliability of this car far outdo its competitors like the rsx, vw 1.8t, tiburon, neon, etc... Not to mention the price, at anywhere from 1K to 6K cheaper it is an awsome sport compact. There is also the TRD performance options that are available. Overall I have to give this car a 10.

great car

5
craig on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is really nice -- i love it. it is a really fun car to drive

Silver Scion

4.8
tsluti on 01/02/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Fun to drive, lots of looks from others drivers, definitely the best bang for the buck.

A Great Value

4.9
Thom on 01/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Enjoyed buying this car no dealing about price. What they price it at that is what you pay. Lots of standards for the price, and has Toyota quality behind it. Has a powerful engine for a small car. Handling is excellent.Would recomend this car to a friend. I really made a good decision on this purchase.

Awesome car

5
Justin Samuel on 12/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is most amazing compared to the cars in its class. Nothing comes close. The exterior styling is original and you get nice looks in this car from other people. I have been asked my many people where I got the car from and how much I have spent on it; and they freak out when they find out that I have only spent 17,500 on this car. The interior is top notch, features provided are nothing but spectacular and never cease to amaze me (especialy the "to alert" gauges)...I would recommend this car to anyone who is into style and performance. And there is already a turbo'd version out on the streets in FL that is pushing 295 hp @10psi on STOCK internals...so the car has insane potential

Excellent Bang for the Buck

4.8
MGG on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, it's an excellent small coupe. Sure it has some weaknesses; but at this price-point, I'd be nit picking. Pros - Punchy engine, good handling, excellent interior and exterior fit/finish, outstanding value, Toyota reliability, nice features Cons - stereo volume control should be a dial, not tiny buttons. The car needs a 6th gear. It runs high in the RPMs. Mileage could be better, I get 26/27 MPG mixed driving. The car is geared low, so you'll use the higher gears in the city, helping our city rating. Again, a 6th gear would be welcome. I get 30 MPG highway. That should be better. The car is quiet except at highway speeds, even with undercoating.

Overall a great vehicle

4.8
Dave on 12/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best features: Sporty & Stylish - gets lots of attention from people, everyone likes it. Power - Engine provides effortless acceleration and it's fun to drive. Slight Problems: Gas Mileage - Gets roughly 30... not bad but it could be better. Stereo Cover - Doesn't seem to work all the time, hard to get open. It's not just mine, i've seen this problem mentioned in other reviews also.

No better bang for the buck

4.8
Michael on 12/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at just about every small sporty car under $20k and chose the tC. Panoramic moonroof, good stock stereo(!), knee airbag, ABS, power windows/locks and alloys all standard - plus good looks, and a tested engine (same used in the Camry) add up to an amazing deal. More than enough power to pass on the freeway, and gets lots of stares as I pass.

Best CAr of the year

5
Andy on 12/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Its the best coupe

Fun Little car

4.5
Perry C on 12/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Performance: Coming from a 5.0 mustang gives me a bit more perspective than some of the kids moving up from their Civic to this car. It isn't particularly fast, but it is quick, and handles well, is comfortable and the stereo system rocks Gearing/Tranny: I think they did a great job with matching the gearing to the engine. Even in 5th gear, you can pass on the highway, which makes highway driving much more tolerable. First is really short, but thats not a bad thing. Interior: This car is really comfortable and seems much bigger on the inside than it looks like it should from the outside. The seats are firm and supportive, and the driving controls are well placed.

Head Turner!

4
EJ on 12/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've had the tC for 2 weeks now and I love it! It drives great, despite me learning to drive manual on it! My co-workers and friends were impressed with all the standard features. I'm still breaking it in and I have about 500 miles on it so far.

Most Excellent

5
Joehairybearsc on 12/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Blows my 2003 Turbo VW Beetle away, excellent all around, best car I have owned.

The Car of the Year

5
ALEX on 12/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't believe how well this car handles. I'm breaking it in, not pushing it at all, and it amazes me in Its breaking abilities, handling, and acceleration. The fuel mileage isn't bad at all. If i was to say something bad about it, I perfer to haggle rather than dealing with a fixed price, but it's worth it.

The Best Car that I've Ever Driven

5
dudechewy on 12/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car It is a headturner and the drive is awesome. I like the fact that it is something new. No one has seen it around the area I live in so its something unique.

Best Bang For Your Buck

5
ozonetaco on 12/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The tC, I believe, is the best bang for your buck that is out there. I am 6'1" and I fit PERFECTLY in the car. The drive of the vehicle is unmatched by ANY competitors in it's class. Sure, there may be "stronger" motors as way of horsepower, but bang for your buck, you can't go wrong.

2+ Months and Loving It

4.9
buckeyecase on 12/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say, besides the fact that I love the tC. It has very good acceleration from the 2.4L engine. Its handling is also top- notch. It is such a fun car to drive, and it turns heads. Nobody thinks I paid less than $17,000 for it. Considering the fact that it's a Toyota, and shares its 4-cyl. engine with the Camry, and is built in Japan, its reliability should be great. The list of standard features is amazing. I challenge anybody to find a better overall package for under $17,000.

tC gets lots of looks

4.6
shbreshears on 12/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well worth the six weeks I waited to get my tC. Parked along a curb on a Saturday night by a club in front of a new Benz SL 500. I saw no less than ten people stop and stare at the tC. They also looked at the logo to try and figure out what it was. Mine is Black with tinted windows and looks great. It swallows all of my music equipment, amps, guitars, keyboards, etc. with the back seats folded down. Drives like it is on rails. LOVE IT.

A great buy

4.8
bairds on 11/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My family has always owned high end european cars, but when I bought my scion, I was not at all disapointed! It runs great, and I love the styling! I usually let my fiance drive everywhere but now I drive! I love it!

best car purchased

4.9
moose86 on 11/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

well i just got the tc about a month and a half ago and it is the coolest car, the mp3 player is awesome, the interior and exterior styling is great. i would rate this vehicle a 10 in fun to drive bc you never get sick of driving it no matter where you're going. i got the 5 speed manual and the handling is great on it.

Sweet Deal of a Car!

4.8
Jujtsu33 on 11/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic Value for the money! Put everything in the car and still under 20K purchase price. Stock tires are horrendous in New England weather! Put Continental ExtremeContacts on and it made a world of difference. Have owned cars costing 2, 3X more than the tC but what a value and kick- ass fun to drive!

I love my car!!!

4.9
ranchnumber51 on 11/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my tC. Drives great, looks great, feels much more expensive than it really is. It suits my personality very well and I'm very excited to have it.

TC FUN

4.8
dbc129 on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new scion tc is a blast to drive even for those of us in the 40+ range. It has a nice exterior design and sporty interior.

Very Happy with purchase

5
Erik in Denver on 11/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As the owner of a Toyota Corrola, I was very happy with the quality of my vehicle. When I went to the dealership for scheduled maintenance there it was, a 2005 Scion TC. The sporty style and chrome wheels caught my eye, I had to test drive. Sitting inside I instantly noticed the large glass roof and stylish gauges, once I hit the open road I felt a kick of power and the fact that it was raining made this even better. The tires gripped the road like velcro, I was able to change lanes and turn as if the pavement was dry. Stopping was effortless with the abs system and the sound system blasted with ease with no distortion. The trunk space was large and the cover can be easily removed. A++

I love my car!!

4.9
joyous_knoxville on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my scion in September and love riding it around the hills of Knoxville. It's such a smooth little speed dragon! I would recommend this car to anyone who wants performance with reliability.

TC and Loving it

4.6
Tc Stitch on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had the car for about 3 months now. So far I haven't pushed it too much but im approaching 3k so Im gonna get on it soon. As of yet it hasn't disappointed me in the power dept, but 1st gear is a dog. Loving the ride but wishing I spent the money on the exhaust.

love it!

4.9
aeb on 11/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had a black cherry scion for a month. Love the way it drives, great gas mileage. I've had tons of compliments from those who have seen it and those I've taken for a ride in it. Only complaint-tires aren't rated the best.

i cant believe it

5
kritta21 on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The quality and the handling of this car for $16,100. I'm 29, drive 35 mi a day and cant WAIT to get into that car any chance i get! I volunteer to drive everwhere now!

What's not to love???

4.9
tc_lover_baltimore on 11/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 1 year old Camry for this just because I was tired of being anonymous and driving something that wasn't really FUN. Sure the storage in the tC isn't as plentiful, but the one thing I loved about my Camry was that silky smooth and powerful 4 cylinder - and the tC has that with 300 less pounds. Add that to the exceptional handling and it's genuine GREAT looks and this was one car I couldn't wait to own. THANK YOU Toyota for adding yet another great product to your line-up!

can't be beat

4.6
t0331 on 11/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great car, looked at the jetta TDI but with a price of 5k more this was a better deal plus it has a toyota motor.You can get a better car but you would have to pay a lot more for it. drives great, lots of looks. gets good mpg as long as you keep your foot out of it.

smooth ride

4.3
alex32 on 11/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

overall the vehicle is great. mileage is average. this car needs about another 60 horsepower and road noise needs to be reduced. it has a beautiful, smooth body style. an little more than average interior. it should have more after market style. it is difficult to get any after market accessories. for example air intake; turbo; exterior lights.

great except final

5
LCR chicago chapter on 11/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love the tc, but its so new im makin all the parts from custom companies at 10x the price

My Super White 2005 Scion tC

4.9
DONSCION on 11/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Greatest car out now for under $17,000. Comes standard with panorama roof (all glass) and 17 inch wheels. Sport tires are excellent. This car guhs the turns at 70 mph! Great Job Scion!

A dream to drive

4.9
indigoinkSMO on 11/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Scion made this car for people who want to customize. It handles great, even with the stock Potenzas(Anyone wanting real handling needs to upgrade these) And for the price, how could they fit everything under the sun and still price it this low?

Great for the money!

5
GA tC on 10/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having had many other cars, some costing almost 3 times as many, it was time to not spend as much. This little car is fantastic. Admittedly not the greatest for a family of over 6 foot people, the driver and passenger side certainly are accomadating for us tall folks. Excellent pick-up and cornering. Really, it is a hard bargain to beat.

The little Lexus

5
tCMica on 10/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is incredible for the price. Its like getting Lexus quality w/ function without the overzealous pricetag. Fun and functional.

Best Investment

4.9
Iwona82 on 10/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car, in my opinion is the greatest car. It is priced great and it comes standard with great features. Drives great and is real quick.

tC 1st new car

4.9
dkdoc on 10/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A mostly refined, solid, safe, fun 2- door true 4-seater with hatch -- can't beat it. 30 mpg on highway with regular gas and zoom-zoom 0-60 -- can't beat it. Barely 20k fully loaded -- can't beat it. Custom-picked options from menu with no-haggle price - can't beat it. This is how cars should be built, priced, and distributed. Go go go for it.

tC Handles, Looks Great

4.6
tCOwner on 10/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The tC offers extremely responsive steering and the handling capabilities of a sports car with the interior space - front seat and back - of a sedan. The 4 cylinder engine provides surprising acceleration while maintaining terrific gas mileage - nearly 30 mpg highway and 28 in the city. A long list of options makes the tC easy to personalize, although the car is fun to drive and just as fun to look at without any extras.

Beats the compition in every way!

4.8
skydean03 on 10/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car because my '03 Civic was totalled. When I compared the 05' civics and the TC, it was obvious which car won in every category. I have not been let down at all since purchasing the TC. It handles like a DREAM. It instills so much confidence in high-speed cornering, thanks to 17in wheels and grippy potenza's. The more I look at the styling, the hotter the car gets. Yeah, the radio cover is retarded, and the flimsy shades are cheap, but DANG! This car rocks!

Home Run

5
tonylexus on 10/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Did extensive shopping in & out of this class of vehicle and found nothing to compare to the balance of performance, comfort, amenities, quality, detail and, of course, price! As long as you are not expecting a Prius (mileage) or Porche (performance) you can't beat this car for having all of the right stuff. Reasonable compromises (performance vs. practicality) make it a competant and comfortable weekday commuter and lots of fun on the weekend.

My first 2005 Scion

4.5
Nadeem on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very responsive on handling corners and great for upgrading to enhance the speed and looks!

Great car

5
Tigarddave on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive, gets much better milage than the EPA says (I average 30- and get 34 on trips). I already have 7,000 miles on it and love it. I am way over the target group scion wanted but I see a good thing here, and why spend $10,000 more if you don't have to? PS Glad I got the 5-speed!

having good taste in style and power

5
Mark Preciado on 10/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Its a fun car with great stuff backed in it. The car is so nice just plane as well like I got it with a below 260 monthly payment. This car is for every one young and old. Very user friendly over all compered to other cars with gadgets, buttons and light desplays, this car has the same thing and keeps things simple with all the gadgets and all. Power is usful and fun when now one is looking. Gas milege is actulay on the dot too after test that I have done. Any one can like this car and leaves you impressed every time you get in it and out and saying "I got this for $17000!" at the same time.WORTH EVERY PENNY NO MATTER WHAT YOU ADD TO IT!

Fun and Value.Rare that it goes together

5
Winkiebum on 10/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car. More power, More Feutures and more space at less than more expensive cars. I love the two moonroofs, Built in CD MP3 player and standard ABS brakes. A quiet comforatable sports car for 17,000. WOW!

$16.465 it is worth more.

5
igorK on 10/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is my first brand new car and this is the best deal i have ever had. for the price you almost everything. the roof along is a beauty, 17 inch wheels standard. where else can you find that in under $17000.

Vroooooooooooooom!

4.9
cw2004 on 10/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It was painful having to wait the 5 weeks from date of order to date of picking up my Flint Mica beauty, but every day was worth it! She is a dream to ride-- and forget the talk of an automatic underperforming a manual. I got the AT up to 105 MPH on the backroads of Michigan over the weekend and didn't feel any jolts, shakes, or shimmies! She handles like a dream and has more than sufficient space for the three of us in my household. Kudos to Toyota and their marketing wonks!

good

5
german on 10/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is an amazing vehicle to drive. It is very comfortable and smooth. It is also very quick so if someone tries me you bet im goin after him.

I LOVE the TC

5
JohnLucas on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently bought my TC, with all the bells and whistles. I got $2400 rims and wheels, the spoiler, the 6 cd changer, the subwoofer, the under dash lights, the cup holder lights, the floor mats... I got all of the features that are currently available. However, I walked out of the dealership paying $26K which is 10K more than I was expecting. But, let me tell you, it is worth every single penny. I love the look and style and power of the car. It has amazing handling, short stopping breaks, a nice throw on the stick and clutch, and it rides so smoothly. I opted for the better springs/shocks because the ride in the back can be a bit rough without them

I love it despite it's faults.

4.9
Vinny8 on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Scion. I have been driving it for three months now and have enjoyed every moment. I drove it on a long road trip to go to school (~600 miles). It was such a smooth ride, great handling, and very comfortable in the cockpit. Everyone that I have showed the car off to has complimented the styling of the car. I don't think the Civic (my other choice) would be turning as many heads as the tC has.

Fun Car

4.5
nmaddio on 10/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Basically bought this car sight unseen and feel that I was rewarded for my patience in waiting for it to be deliverd. It is fun to drive, comfortable for both my wife and I (I am 6'). If I were to buy it again, I would opt for the 5 speed to make it more fun to drive.

Finally they get it

4.5
CortPrince on 10/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car comes with many features that I would never have dreamed would be made available at such an affordable price. Many of those features are made available as either dealership options or after-market enhancements. I am thankful for this company's gracious and bold move in this direction.

scion tc a wonderful car

5
sciontc05 on 10/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far the greatest car for the money and the best part is that aftermarket companies are really looking at this car for kool things to do to it. great car

Best Car for Your Money!!!

5
KDSmith on 10/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have never had so much fun owning and driving a car!! So many people stop me to ask about it. It handles like a dream and has a suprising amount of power. I never thought I would want a two door car because of the leg-room issue but this car has more room than my 4-door Alero. It is definatly worth every penny!

The greatest sports coupe ever

5
Larry's tC on 10/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC: Greatest sports coupe in history. Once I climbed inside this car at the dealership I instantly fell in love. It's the best car in it's class, many unexpected luxury features. There's nothing like the Scion tC.

scion tc

3
lilchic on 10/04/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 3

i have had my TC for about a week now and i am somewhat disappointed. The ride is rough and you can feel every bump on the road. i dont like the noise it makes when i accelerate.

My Scion

5
shell643 on 10/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had my scion for a week now, but I love every bit of it ! The car is very roomy and runs great. The dealership where I purchased the car made everything a great experience !

Buy it today! I love mine

4.9
Edmond Torbati on 10/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Buy it today! I love mine. And others compliment me too. It's fun to drive, smooth, sporty and fuel efficient. Plus, no body has it. Get it. The quality and reliability is #1 becaue it has a Toyota camry engine and Toyota/lexus make the best reliable cars. Plus it was made in Japan, unlike all the Toyotas.

Sweet Car!

5
weav727 on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to wait about 6 weeks for my silver 5 speed Scion tC, and it was well worth the wait. It is comfortable, bank vault solid, and suprisingly powerful.

I love my Scion tc

4.9
schelly on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded my 2001 cam in for this one. I love the way it feels behind the wheel, The sicon tc is a whole new driving experience. It handles very well in bad weather, and picks up speed very well. When i am behind the weel of the sicon tc i feel like 20 again. The car has syle and lots of room. I just love my scion

little brother of lexus

5
golflover on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a wonderful car. It has exceeded all of my expectations. I have driven alot of cars and this is definitely the most fun car I have ever driven. Plenty of zip and great handling.

Toyota/Lexus for Saturn price

5
phyre76 on 10/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent vehicle, its not a "you get what you pay for" it a "You get what you don't deserve, for a really low price" there are NO cars, currently, in the tC's class that even comes close, for over all bang your your buck. Its more like back for you cent. Definitely built like a Toyota/Lexus, but nice and affordable.

About Time

5
TC PEePEe on 09/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's about time car companies pay attention to what the consumer wants in a car. Scion gives many features and stylings that only luxury cars have for under $20k.

2 Thumbs up! =)

5
Michi on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't expect anything more. It's awesome. Good on fuel, spacious, and economically priced.

FUn FUN FUN

4.9
Eshorty2 on 09/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car to get your bang for your buck!

Worth Much More Than $16k

5
Chia on 09/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm still shocked at how much car I get for a mere $16,500. The Potenza tires alone are great. I feel very confident driving it around town and can't wait to put more parts in (supercharger, exhaust, sub, amp). The roominess of the interior is amazing too. I'm still amazed at what I got.

Absoultely impressed with my tC!

4.4
jsmith on 09/22/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Mine is Flint Mica (beautiful) & I could not be happier with the car! It has everything I wanted in a new car (except leather) - & most of it is standard equpiment. Unbeatable for the $$! Sun/moon roof is very cool, the cloth seats are sporty & comfortable (not made of that "plush crap" they sometimes use). Center console is really nice to look at and very easy to use. It has great pick up - super sporty look & solid feel. Radio/CD player sounds awesome. This car looks much more expensive than it is (most of my friends guess it cost over $25,000), and right now it gets stares (few out)! Wheels/tires kick butt! Not as luxurious or powerful,

Amazing luxury car!

4.9
morimori on 09/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so phenomenal, I don't know where to start. It has just as many, if not more gadgets than cars twice the price. My parents have a Lexus SUV, and got upset when I topped the features of their car. The ride is incredible, the stereo system sounds terrific with great base, the interior is comfortable, and the best thing: it takes off like a rocket to where I left a Mitsubishi 3000 behind in the dust (not that I'm into racing), but if power is needed..it's there! It also has Toyota quality with a great warranty. For up to $30,000, I truly believe that you can't do better when everything is considered. It really is the best kept secret!

2005 Scion Tc 5 Speed

4.5
Scottg on 09/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Amazing car when you consider the price. It's pretty quick, has a very solid ride, handles good, and looks good. I just have a couple of complaints about minor details. The leather shift boot tore the 1st day I had the car, the radio cover is hard to open, roof rattles, and now something is squeaking. Dealer fixed shift boot, said radio cover is supposed to be like that and couldn't find source of roof rattle.

Love it...but having mpg problems

4
nvi4imaqt pi on 09/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I love it-- it's a great car, and it drives great. However, has anyone else been having gas mileage problems? It's supposed to get 23-29 mpg, but I've tested it twice and mine only gets 15 mpg! This is really scary, and I know I'm figuring it out right. But besides that, I've had no problems with it. If anyone else has noticed their tC's gas mileage is considerably worse than it should be, please respond in a review.

More bang for your buck....

4.9
Murf the Surf on 09/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're looking for a fun, fast(relatively speaking) and versatile vehicle with excellent fuel economy, then the search is over(if you can find one for sale). The '05 Scion tC is, for once, better than the hype. The quality, fit and finish is up to Lexus standards. The value is exceptional with standard features like one touch up/down power windows for both driver and passenger, a sound system with 6 speakers that puts you in the center of the concert and 4 wheel force balanced ABS brakes that puts safety at all corners. The only drawback is that they are hard to find right now.(are you listening Toyota?) I think it's worth the wait....

what a car.

5
jaye west on 09/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This truly is a great car. I traded in a nissan maxima for this.It's affordable, fun to drive and looks great, what more can you want. More torque and horse power than the rsx

12333a

5
Trey Hugga on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is as stable as a castle, and even without the supercharger can take Civics!! Luxurious, fun, pleasing to the eye, and a great value that keeps you happy at the pump.

Love It!

5
smacklin on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love to drive my new tC! It's fun, sporty and gets lots of inquisitive looks. I have 1,100 miles on it and have gotten around 29 MPG already.

My ToyCar (TC)

5
mabooty on 09/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have a great impression from other driver, smooth to drive, a lot of admirers of this car. The look of this car I would say "half BMW, half TSX, half G35 coupe".

The car of your dreams

3
Rashed on 09/14/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

The car is cheap. The interior is cheap and the there isnt alot of room in the car. The backseats dont have much room. At a stoplite when I am in front, the car next to always beats me.

worth money

4.8
tc's owner on 09/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

worth your money, looking forward to seeing those 200hp model. however it's a little bit noisy inside when driving fast (but, it's 16,000 dollars car) Tons of stuffs to install to the car. I installed the exhaust system, pretty nice sound. great design. overall, perfect for budget and very fun to drive.

GREAT CAR

5
E. A. DALY on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A GREAT CAR TO DRIVE AND OWN. THE COLOR SELECTIONS ARE WONDERFUL AND THE STANDARD OPTIONS ARE MORE THAN ON ANY OTHER CAR WE LOOK AT. tHE SCION TC WE BE A GREAT FIRST OWNER CAR FOR A GROWNING FAMILY.

The Best I Have

5
RASSPEED on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love My Tc it is better than I imagined

Great Value / Fun to Drive / Minor Flaws

4.9
shifter on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The tC is really fun to drive. I bought it based on the Low Price & Toyota's Quality. It has plenty of power & the handling is excellent. I found myself wanting a 6th gear since it tachs 3K at 65. Also, 1st gear is very short causing you to shift almost immediately to 2nd & overall it’s hard to shift the tC smoothly, but it does have very good acceleration. The tC's exterior is a piece of art & I wouldn't change a thing. The interior layout is great, the gauges are easy to read, & the seats are very comfortable with plenty of adjustments for the driver. The arm rest could be a little longer and ditto about the flimsy radio cover. A great car for $16,500!

A PERFECT 1st CAR!!!

5
Ex_CIVIC_Dryver on 09/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Toyota has finally come up with a contender that will be competetive with Civic and RSX in the performance crowd. This car is LOADED! Don't blow your dough on a blandly designed Civic EX, where you have to spend a ton for the same options that come standard on this Scion tC. The RSX meanwhile, due to its semi-luxury assumptions, automatically starts at $20K, and rises from there. For around $17K, ($19K TOTALLY equipped), the Scion tC delivers a host of refined standard features. The only practical options I implemented were side impact airbags ($600) and larger wheels.

i love it

4.8
nkelly on 09/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car, it so smoth to drive and with out wasting the much money you can get a luxury car. I smiple love this car, I love everything about it.

No buyer's remorse

4.9
batman99 on 09/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had this car for 3 days, but so far it has lived up to expectations (which were high). This was an excellent compromise between my wife and I. I wanted a true sports car, while she wanted a more understated sedan.

More than you might expect

4.6
Dtemple on 09/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When reviewing this car one must be realistic. I feel that for the price sold this car delivers magnificantly. Beginning with the exterior, a quick walkaround will elicit several head turns with sexy yet subtle curves. The interior is intuitively designed. Quality was not sacraficed in order to preserve low costs, and this is apparent with just one quick upon the snug sport bucket seats. The engine is extremely smooth with firm acceleration (0-60 in 7.7 w/AT) while the steering is tight arounf corners and in the city. Zipping for spots on the expressway is no problem. All things considered, the tC is a soild investment that will return huge smiles.

Super Cool

5
czardoz1 on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My TC is just great. It rides good and handles like a sports car while getting great gas mileage. It is built better than most cars costing 10,000 more.

2005 Scion Tc Automatic

5
ActionBronson on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car, Great Power, Lots of "options" that are included in the price. Well under $20k with everything you'd want. Drives nice, good handling, cornering, stable, comfortable ride, good legroom (I'm tall).

By far the best car by Scion

5
Michelly on 09/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car when my '02 Honda Accord was wrecked beyond repair, I had to find a car around the same price range as the accords value. I liked the look of the tC from the outside but did not expect it to stand up to my accord, but it did. The personalization options are great and I love the original interior design and the awesome standard panoramic sunroof, blinking mirrors, and keyless entry programmed into the key definetly turn heads!!!

Great value for a first time buyer!

5
TcGirl on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Tc is great. I am a first time buyer with no regrets. I looked all around and couldn't find a car with these features anywhere, for the price tag on the Tc. I get heads turning everywhere I go. It rides as smooth as a high end car, and the reliability of the car is great. People I know were doubting my car till they saw it and drove it. Even the ones that just rode in the passenger seat loved it. I couldn't have picked a better first car then the Tc. All my friends wanted one before my arrived from the factory. The only thing that was difficult for me was waiting for it to come in from the factory.

This car is great

4.9
Krn9880 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is so much fun to drive and overall its a great car. The only problem i have is that i have blind spots in the back and the window is short. But other than that i would recommend this car to anyone.

It's Named After Me!!!!

5
Taffney on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first car purchased by myself and my mom as a graduation present. This car has caught the attention of people every where! I am so comfortable in this car. It's called the Scion tC for "total comfort". I could not be happier with the purchase I have made. It's definitely the car of the new millenium!

My new Scion Tc

4.1
Gibsongirl on 09/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT FUN to drive..poor mileage...Air Conditioning needs to be more powerful in 90+ heat. Feel the road bumps..great moonroof, radio is wonderful--BLIND spot over driver's shoulder..nice hatchback (needs a release button inside car),..I bought the neon lights inside..nice touch ! Everyone wants to know WHO MAKES IT??? LOL...I am happy..for awhile..

Scion tC

4.9
falcon9094 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car turns heads, accelerates great, handles like a sports car and all around is a great car to own and drive.

Scion TC

5
nhlboysrhot on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my TC!

what a beauty!

4.9
soapdish on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an amazing car. It handles extremely well, smooth as can be and have a punch when needed. I am trading in an Acura TL (1999) for this car so it's quite a difference but a difference that I do not mind at all. Whoever purchases car will be happy with drive, quality, looks and performance.

let down

3.8
luv1sight on 08/31/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

When i heard and saw the coupe tC i flipped, this was my car! I bought one and was let down. While the pick up ,design, interior, safety were everything i hoped for the car was just not enjoyable. The biggest problem was visibility! I can't see past the enormous dash,at least foot and a half! and the hood dips so fast it will make your head spin. When you turn around the visibility gets worse. The heater is blocking the rear window making the visibility as good as one of the old cadilac eldorados. While around me was spacious, i feel like i'm going to bang my head, and i am only 5'10. If they work out these major problems this will be the best car,

Affordable fun

4.6
chuck54633 on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car was clearly designed to appeal to people with expensive taste and small pocket books. When I look at it and drive it I identify with all kinds of european cars that I can't afford to purchase, maintain, or insure. I wasn't really going to buy a car, but when I drove it for a family member who couldn't locate one in their town, I fell in love with it and bought it. This car has a little bit of everything that I want: great handling, low end torque, interior comfort/convenience, many safety features, and a rediculously low purchase price. This car makes every other car in it's price bracket look like a total joke because they spent the money in the right places.

Scion is GREAT

5
brtpinhilo on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is Fantastic! Not only is it a piece of art to look at, it's also a gem to own. You couldn't ask for more for your money. I recommend one to everyone.

the perfect car

4.9
tCDriver on 08/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the price and features combination, the tC can't be beat. The interior build quality and the sleek exterior make this the best sport-coupe for Gen-Y drivers. Not only is the car affordable, but it has a ton of features you won't see on other cars in the price segment. I got mine with the ground effects kit and the spoiler, and it looks like an expensive sports car. The interior is designed with usability in mind. All of the controls are easy to reach and are intuitive. The engine (which, by the way, is the same 2.4L, 160HP power plant you'll find in a Camry) is smooth and powerful. Overall, you won't be able to find a car with this many features at this price.

big bang for the buck

5
Jack H. on 08/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just sold my 1998 1.8 Audi Quattro. Bought the car new and had an engine management chip put in. Though it was fun to drive, I had mucho problems, turbo, brakes, broken timing belt, and more. My Tc is as much fun, even with automatic, and my guess is the build quality will far exceed the Audi. Fit and finish is great. The standard features and solid feeling, can't be beat and a dealer that rally knew his product. I'm having a blast. At 66, who says the car is only for kids?

Amazing Car

5
tC_Rider on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

By far the best car in it's class. When combined with the manual transmission the car feels a lot more exciting. You'll find it hard to believe you payed less than 20 grand.

Best dollar value

4.3
JL@SD_CA on 08/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Cannot find better dollar value in current market. Very rich of the standard features. Like the right price and no barging process.

Hot Car!!!

5
Stevo_043 on 08/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my car! I just got a week ago and I'm happy that I picked it over a Mazda 3. It has so many features, automatic windows, mirrors, doorlocks and sunroof! I like the way the windshield washer spray, they spray the entire windshield not just little streams of cleaner. The performance is pretty good and I like the interior! My sister's says its like a Lexus. Everywhere I go I get stares from people in other vehicles. They turn around all the way in their seat just to see what it is!! I love all the attention!

great car!

4.4
Im on 08/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am more happy than Lexus RX330 I had for a year. Lexus is a great car but it was just too pampering that I felt old in that car. This little tC has some stuff young people will enjoy and the design that even snobby architects (my coworkers) will love.

Impressed by the Value

4.8
Jerrold Hagstrom on 08/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Scion tC while shopping for a new Toyota. At first I wasn't interested in the tC having never heard of the car, but all that changed after I test drove one. The performance was very impressive. It accelerated and handled more like an expensive sports car than like an inexpensive sports coup. The exterior styling impressed me as well. It is clean and subtle with an elegant front end. Following my test drive I was introduced to a very long and impressive list of features that came standard with the $16,500 base price. I added a few additional accessories and purchased a car that I believe to be the best value in a small car in today's market.

New buyer potential

4.3
New buyer potential on 08/24/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I narrowed down to Base RSX(no leather and 5sp) and TC(5sp). I have hard time to chose which car is more fun. I hold back the tC due to resale value of car because of low version of Toyota. Is there anyone give me some comparision between them beside the number on specification?

Great Quality at an AFFORDABLE price!

4.9
Julietx86 on 08/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this car a month ago. It's the best buy you can get that comes standard with everything and is affordable as well. The interior is great, the exterior looks sharp, and it is WAY fun to drive. I was looking at the Honda Civic and the Mazda 3, but if I went with those I would have been settling for something I didn't love. This car is perfect!!!

i love this car

5
__EviL_cLoNe__ on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very fun car to drive. The power is good. This car is way way way better then my nissan sentra 1992. The space inside the car is HUGE. The inside is well designed. I got a different shift knob and silver pedals and the sub. i plan to get tinted windows and black rims.

Sweet Bang for Buyers of ALL KINDS Bucks

4.9
Fixtion on 08/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Scion tC comes from the highly reputable Lexus and Toyota Family, which makes it the entry level line for the newer aggressive driving generation that expects butt loads of goodies for as little money as possible. How can you go wrong with Scion's new approach of pure pricing and no corners cut with butt loads of standard features. The car is absoultely amazing on the road and screams to be taken to the race track. 15.8 on regular octance is pretty damn sweet for a four banger that comes from the company that makes the cars your parent's and grandparent's drive. For the quality and reliablity you purchase the tC is hands down the best buy of the Year.

tC

5
Andfx8 on 08/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

With all the standard features and low price, a consumer cannot go wrong when purchasing this car. As you know, this car comes with quality standard features such as a large sunroof with rear moonroof, 17in. alloy wheels, CD/MP3 player, 160 hp engine, cruise control, power everything, and rear seats that fold up or down (and can recline). The tC gets great mileage and offers the most power than any car in its class. This car is very stylish inside and out and is great for young and ever older buyers. The Scion tC offers a lot for any crowd at an affordable price!

Fantastic vehicle, recommend to all

5
Joe Balls on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought this vehicle for an every day driver car to go to work every day. I never expected to enjoy the drive the way I do. It seems that may people are quickly turning there heads in the direction I am heading to see and figure out what king of vehicle I am driving. It is very comfortable, very powerful (for its size) and its a great looking car...

tC-mama

4.8
ms-stlouis on 08/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the first to own one in St Louis, feels really good to have people looking and ask what it is. The Flint Mica is awesome! It has suprising response although a little slower than I'd like changing from first to second when getting on the highway, but makes up for it when it does shift. (Still learning how to play with my metallic baby!) Put over 500 hundred miles on it the first week! Really fun to drive, GOOD PRICE!!! GREAT PACKAGE!!!

Scion TC: Best Value For a car period

4.9
tmh357 on 08/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I did not believe the car was going to be so well put together. I heard about all the features and looked at the car and wondered why the price was so low. What the catch was. Well,I bought it and I love it. I still don't understand why it is so under priced but I'm not complaining. Bottom line, if you want a car with the same looks and features as the TC, it will set you back at least 22K. Everyone that has seen my car and driven in it thinks I paid Lexus prices for it. I don't blame them. It truly feels like a luxury car.

Awesome Azure tc

4.9
Awesome Azure tc on 08/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best overall fun car to drive! Didn't like the revvy,low torque engine of Toyota Matrix XR, XRS, but it had great cargo space & was comfortable. Mazda 3s sedan and Hatch lost acceleration feeling after a certain RPM compared to tc, & Mazda has poor resale value w/ questionable engine quality. So, I purchased the tc. Love the "oomph", smooth acceleration sensation matching a V6 engine. Great ride & handling, nice looks!

Awsome car for the price.

4.9
dulanic on 08/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have now had my tC for about a month and I love everything about it. I am beyond happy with my purchase. The car is nice to look at, quality is excellent, and it is comfortable. Recently took a 2000 miles roadtrip and I was happy with the comfort, and I am tall at 6'4" and have no issues. Performance is excellent with this car, it is quick, handles well, and has a nice ride. It could stand to be lowered, and that will be one of the first things I do. Feature wise, it is awsome, it has everything I could want, and I love the roof, I have it open all the time almost. As for accessories, I got none, their all too expensive, I mean come on $700 for a XM sat tuner?

Love it, hate the wait for delivery

4.9
patrickc on 08/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my TC for about a month. I went to the dealership and they had none available for immediate delivery (automatic transmission). I had to wait but it was worth it! Everyone asks about it and I would recommend this car to anyone interested in a great value that does not look cheap! The car is excellent and a smooth ride!

best low-medium budget car out there!

5
barbies_idol on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absoultely love this car! It's practical, functional, economical, and looks good, too. It has high reviews across the board because it is built to Toyota quality and standards, yet retains the Scion brand price tag. The interior is designed with the driver in mind - nothing, is out of reach. There are multiple little cubby spaces for the storage of personal effects.

My 1st Real Big Purchase!

4.9
Destinygirl on 08/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I couldn't be happier w/ this car. Everything that i had ask for. The stock rims,moonroofs,keyless entry..everything. i was comparing this car to the honda accord coupe and boy do they charge you for every option you put on. But w/ the scion tc~its all stock. I love the fact that i have only seen 1 so far on the road, and everywhere i go,i get comments on my car. its a great feeling. Also, another added plus to this car is the fact that it is a camry motor, so it is reliable!!!

Very NIce

4.8
PaulE1021 on 08/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

A very nice interior and exterior. It is a great drive. Smooth clutch. Very powerful and very cheap. The looks great and comes with a load of features.

Bazooka Problems

4.5
PhantomsSgt on 08/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like almost everything about the car minus the Bazooka speaker installed in the rear. Discovered a problem on one rainy Guam night. The spare tire and accessories are impossible to reach unless you disassemble the bazooka and remove it. Remove the speaker grill, take six screws out around the speaker, search for two bolts in the interior of the box and remove, disconnect the wiring harness. I reinstalled mine loose with a cargo strap over it. Ugly but effective. Duhhhh Bazooka, Quick Disconnects maybe?

Awesome Vehicle

5
wildleaf on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven many vehiclies in my short time driving. However this is the most fun to drive and has so many amazing features for the price. No hassle at the dealership, and great buying experience. I will be looking into adding the optional super-charger later.

Finally a car worth every penny and more

5
Hrd2Beat27 on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went from a 95 BMW 325IS to this Scion and I have not looked back. The build quality and the value of this car cannot be beaten. Not only is it a blast to drive but the standard features make it in a class of it's own. I would tell anyone in the market for a new car to really take a hard look at this car.

unbeatable for the price

4.8
spectrm on 08/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was drawn to this car since the first time I saw it. The level of standard features offered is unmatched in the price/class segment. It provides the perfect balance of performance/economical value. Was considering a Mazda 3, but to obtain the same level of features would have had to spend $2000 grand more.

SCION TC

4.4
CHARLES C on 08/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

HAVE FOUND THAT THE ROOF RATTLES AND CREAKS ALOT. HAVE THE CAR ONE WEEK, AND IS IN FOR SERVICE. EVER TIME I MAKE A TURN, THERE IS A CRACK IN THE CAR. WICKED FLEX PROBLEM IN THE SUNROOF AREA. ALSO SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING LOOOSE IN THE ROOF PANELS. HANDLING IS GOOD--POWER IS AMPLE. I'M NOT A GENERATION Y KID---I'M 57, AND WANTED A SMALL PERFORANCE SEDAN. AM WAITING FOR THE SUPERCHARGER.--- HAVE TO LEARN TO WEAR MY PANTS DOWN BY MY KNEES, AND MY HAT TO THE SIDE. FUN TO DRIVE HOPE THEY CAN FIX ALL THE PROBLEMS IN THE ROOF. AM ALSO HAVING TROUBLE WITH THE RADIO DOOR---HIT AND MISS OPENING IT UP CHASBO

My little hot pocket

5
CourtneyM25 on 08/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I waited for this car to come out since January 2004. When it did come out in /04. I was so excited. I bought the car one week while on the market. I waited for 3 weeks to have it shipped in and when I got it, it was more than what I expected. This is the best little sports car I have owned. It has an beauitful exterior and interior, a very peppy motor, shifts great, and overall fun to drive. This car was my first 5 speed ever, but the car was very easy to learn on. My fiance is going to trade in his car this December for the 200hp supercharged version that is supposed to arrive late 2004. For the price this car is perfect!!! I love it.

I Love This Car!

4.9
janaluke on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car with all the extras! Limited availability, but this car looks sharp and is fun to drive!

Most Bang for Your Buck

5
DimSumDude on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't believe all the standard features of this car for the "no haggle" price that they're asking for. Makes you ask "what's the catch"?! Bought the car because I was so impressed with it even though I already own a 2004 4Runner.

Toyota hits the younger market!

4.8
leonDB on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What can I say about this car??? There's too much. It's got the look, it can perform pretty well, though I cannot wait for the supercharger... It's got enough power to satisfy me, but I'll need a charger soon.

The best coupe ever

5
Poetic Mind on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been a long time admirer of this car for a long time and this car is just the best car that you can find for the money hands down. I mean if you are looking for a sexy, stylish and sporty coupe, this is it.

Awesome

5
Chris1019 on 08/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought my tC, what a great car. The car is incredible, its a blast to drive, and handles great. If you can get your hands on one I would recommend the car to anyone.

Scion TC

5
Octoberlady on 08/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Went to Toyota thinking of buying a Solara. When I saw the Scion, I fell in love with it. Drives beautifully. Great on gas mileage. I'm very happy with the car. Great gas mileage. For the price, it's worth taking a look at it. I'm very happy I went with the Scion.

Best Value and Fun for Money

4.9
MNixon on 08/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After reading information, I bought the car without even driving it. According to the dealer, I bought the first 5- Speed in Broward County. I flat out love my car. Sometimes I'll just walk around the car and admire its looks. The interior is equally as impressive as the exterior. Lexus build quality at a reasonable price. When I drive the car, I feel like a million bucks.

A MUST OWN VEHICLE!!!

5
kjuntaz on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is an awesome car to own. I've only had mine for a few days now but I simply love it. And to think I nearly made the mistake of buying a Nissan Sentra - thank goodness I came to my senses after seeing this car on the Toyota lot. Their no haggling over pricing was a joy to deal with. Thank you Toyota!!!

a bargain

4.3
jc23 on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

all u need to know about the car can be found in the specs, its a car above your civics and sentra's. u have a camry engine giving you 160hp and a load of standard features and hidden goodies that makes the car feel more luxurious. be warned of availability issues, it took me a complete month to get the car and not even the color i wanted. if u want the car, test drive and then put a deposit down (usually $500, make sure its refundable) and call up other dealers, this may help you get it faster .. the car is smooth and responsive, great pickup and a/c works well, MPG is decent, mp3 player is great and a ton of other little features

it's a steal..no questions about it !

5
Tai on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

There is no questions about it! tC is a steal no matter how you look @ it. Though the ride quality is a bit soft for me, I opt for the TRD spring which has not only give the car much better handling but it also gives it a firmer all over ride quality.

Toyota Hits a Home Run.

4.4
ehiser on 08/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Unbeatable value for the money. I did a lot of research for my first new car and narrowed the field to the Focus, the Mazda3 and the tC. The Focus was more fun to drive, the 3 was even better overall, but too expensive. The tC really is the best deal out there for a small, fun to drive car. Order one!

tC tC youll be hearing this alot

5
zacharkins on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have only had it a week and i have cleaned my garage out 4 times before parking my tC in it. i left the dealer wondering if they undercharged me when i was acquainted with all of the features ive never had i went to the dealer after test driving many vehicles knowing that this was another car that looked good on tv, and was not very interested. I ordered one two days later and thought i would have nervous breakdown waiting for it. the car amazed me i wanted a yamaha R1 and i left after ordering the tC i have always had great luck w/ toyotas.as for tC well see !?

my tC

5
ooopsij on 08/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is so far the best car you can get with all those standard features for the great price and the reliablity.

All Around Excellent Car

4.9
marat on 08/03/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been developed with people between the ages of 18-25 in mind. This car, however, would make an excellent match for any owner. The car provides great standard safety features (ABS, Knee airbags, side airbags), along with a very acceptable engine (2.4l 160hp, 163 lb-ft torque).The car also comes standard with many features that can be pricey in other cars (panorama moonroof, alloy 17in wheels, Pioneer sound system. From my experience, the gas mileage is very acceptable, and beats out several competitors. You feel comfortable and safe within the car, and wind noise is almost non- apparent.This car has the quality of Toyota with uniqueness of Scion

Looks like it cost twice as much!

4.6
rgs on 08/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is one heck of a deal for a small sporty car. There is nothing else out there that feels this solid, comes with 17" rims and a sunroof and looks this good.

2005 Scion TC

4.9
Rugger14 on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is perfect, after test driving the Mazda 6, Mazda 3, and the VW GTI, i am glad I "settled" with the tC. Every aspect of this car is heads and shoulders beyond what someone could expect from a base price os 16,500.

Sport coupe

4.4
little soldier on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

People really love the looks of this car. It is a real bargain for that price. Manual transmission version is surprisingly quick. A lot of tire noise.

Consider this alternative.

5
bencott on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car 2 days ago, and I don't ever want to get out of it. It rides so comfortably, yet there is very little body roll in turns. The design and build quality are impeccable. The styling is both eye catching and luxurious, inside and out. There is some torque steer, but that's to be expected on a front wheel drive with so much torque. The sound system is excellent. For the price, you really can't beat the tC. All in all, the tC is a solid piece of engineering, as well as a very fun and easy to drive automobile.

Awesome Car

4.9
Slamms on 07/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a blast driving and just standing next to it. Toyota put together a solid car that is fun and fast!!!!

Love it!

4.8
hwijono on 07/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is really good value in terms of style, design, performance and speed. It has been two weeks now and I have no complain. Had a Honda EX previously, this car cost about the same as a Honda. Not much cheaper.

Best Car on the road!(for <$20k atleast)

5
JSVH on 07/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever been in. It feels like a Lexus, the standard features are amazing. This car is rock solid! Powerful engine and fun to shift stick make driving a true pleasure. I look forward to every drive. This is one of the best stock stereos I have heard (aftermarket is better however), the MP3 ability is better then a CD changer IMO. The little touches really shine in this car (ex: the AC knob is cast aluminum and the little light on it fades from blue to red as you change the temp.) The rear seat has more room then many compact 4 doors I have been in! It still has not set in that I really own this car, it is too good for me. ;-)

Awesome car

5
ffoureye on 07/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has to be the best value for a car. Just look at the list of features and the base price stays the same. This car is as fun to drive as everyone says it is and well worth a look if you are in the civic class.

Pure Fun TO DRIVE

4.8
ff7raven on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is just plain fun, no ifs, ands or buts about it, it is just fun.

Can't Go Wrong

4.8
smk2310 on 07/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you don't like getting noticed, don't buy this car. I haven't been able to go from point A to point B without someone rolling their window down and asking about the car. While not the fastest car on the road, it handles great, the ride is smooth, and the driver seat(although no power seats) is very comfortable. The back seats have plenty of leg room, however the head room is tight, but then again you will never be sitting in the back if you buy it. I got the sub put into my car, and was very happy with the quality. Overall I LOVE IT

nothing but great

5
maluhhree on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i was so pleased by the scion. it was the most convienant car for that price i've ever seen. i love everything about it.

Best Bang for Your Buck!

4.9
JROE on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You get so much car for the money. The car looks like it cost much more. So far (one week) the car has proven quite fun to drive. It has plenty of pick up and go and cruises at 75MPH with no effort. Pretty good performance for a four cylinder. Handling is tight and the steering feels good. Although it's hard to find the perfect car, this has a great combination of sportiness, performance, looks, price, interior room, and standard features. I spent considerable time checking out other cars in this class (Mazda3, Corolla, Sentra, etc). The Scion tC is the best bang for your buck hands down.

WOW!

5
tc lover on 07/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Sweet car... It is as attractive visually as it is reliable. The price is very appealing and is very reasonable. The tC will inevitably become the leader in its class.

Good Buy People!

4.3
KnotKnyce on 07/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I had this car for a whole week now and I'm loving everyday with this vehicle. The excitement th