Scion tC

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by Justin Pritchard
August 06, 2015
Launched for model year 2011, the second-generation Scion tC advanced the original model’s offering of affordable sports coupe goodness...

Owner Reviews: Scion / tC

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2011 Scion tC

by Thefunologist on 11-18-2012
Love my tC with the Five Axis trim and TRD exhaust
This car is the most comfortable ride I've driven to date - I even have a bed in the back with the rear seats folded down - have bed will travel I say :)) Lots of get up and go and great fuel economy and the sunroof and moonroof are terrific when traveling or sleeping under the stars - the hatchback makes it perfect for the Drive-in experience cuddled up in the back too ;)

I've got lots of pictures of mine being totally utilized and multi-tasking :)
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2011 Scion tC

Trim: 6Spd
by vinniemack on 11-16-2012
Great car but lacks interior design
This is my review after 30 thousand KMs.

I have had fun with my tC. It's aggressive styling and overall options in 2011 were a good bang for the buck. However I have had a few issues. Sometimes the fuel door won't open, the sunroof brackets were faulty and made a terrible rattling noise (fixed under warranty). The interior pieces are basic and cheap. The overall treatment in the interior is very early 2000s. The dash design is nice however it lacks any perks or amenities. Dealer installed bluetooth works most of the time although with the road noise using an iPhone 4s Siri never knows what the heck i'm saying. Others on the phone think the same. The stereo is above average. Good range from low to high but the head unit ruins it. The 8 inch woofers in the doors are drowned out by poor door panel design rattles.

Overall performance is decent. Although the car is quite heavy and the electric steering doesn't provide any good feedback. the transmission in the 6 speed is noisy at low speeds and very noticeable. The 6th gear could be a lot longer. 6th gear at 120km/hr the engine is at 3k RPM. There is only a 500 RPM difference from 5th and 6th so I skip 5th all together.

Overall the car is good but could definitely be a lot better. Would that have drove up the costs too much to appeal to the younger crowd? Who knows.

Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
2/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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2008 Scion tC

by mary on 11-13-2012
Scion 2008
Had this vehicle - and absolutely loved it. Phenomenal pick up and go..sound system was fanastic. and great on gas..
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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