Pros Powerful 2.4 liter engine from the Camry, comfortable interior, loads of standard feautres, a huge panoramic moonroof, great ride and handling, great exterior design, excellent build quality
Cons Some blind spots, people 6ft and over might find it uncomfortable to sit, sub-par interior design
Summary This is the car that i've done loads of research on and hope to buy one day. I sat in one at the NY Auto Show and the bucket seats were very comfortable and the dashboard material was inspired by this Japanese paper, the texture felt like leather. The design is well done, and looks like a true Scion. Back seats are able to reclign ad fold down to creat a huge space. Tons of after market add-ones. Ride seems to be smooth and the engine is a definite bonus. Hope to read CNET's review on the Scion tC!
Pros Front interior space - I am 6'1 and the chair is not all the way back!
Class leading handling
Class leading acceleration
Well appointed interior
Fine engine and transmission.
Real value for money
Smooth ride for commutes
Cons Rear head room can be a problem, leg room great, better than most small hatches
Engine loud in interior (when pushed to limit)
Ride a little soft for sports, but can be corrected with new suspension components
Rear tailgate rattles in mine now at 80K
Summary I bought this in Sep '05 in SC when preparing to move to CA. At the time it was the best value for automotive money I was willing to spend - up to $25K or thereabouts and it still holds it's own today. I test drove a few cars at the time, including the RSX ... I did not want to live with its raucous engine! I now live in the south again, and the car has made numerous trips across the US, on one occasion, full of my stuff ... which probably caused the tailgate rattle (overloaded).
On my travels I have driven many rental cars including: Pontiac g5, g6, Focus, Cobalt, European Accord (Acura tsx), Vauxhaul Astra (Saturn Astra?) and some others, the tsx only was better than the tc, and only in interior appointments and finesse.
At 17K this car still cannot be beaten. It has 80K on the clock and I have not had to have it serviced outside of normal periodical maintenance. I do not intend on getting another car until the tc is old, I am 35, like sporty cars, can afford a car far more expensive and really don't see the point of having something more expensive as it seems to be a waste of good money! Unless I plumped for an Elise/Exige, but then I would have to get two cars as well as my wife's car and the SUV.
I am thus very happy with my purchase.
"Excellent car!"on by gotfunk446
Pros Plenty of get-up-n-go; Plenty of room; Sleek; Inexpensive; Great sound system!
Cons A bit bulkier and higher up than some sleek sports cars.
Summary I have had my tC for about 6 months now and I cant really think of any cons. I am a former Toyota Celica driver--and the Scion tC seems like it's bigger brother. A touch heavier...a touch quicker than a GT.
I keep reading reviews that say six footers wont have room--i dont know who's trying to puff up and make themselves feel bigger but this 6'1 240 pound gym rat has plenty of head, leg and shoulder room. Armrests are right where i need them, too.
Wouldn't trade this car for anything..other than an italian sports car!
Pros Handling,..stereo system...
Cons tires...and rattles
Summary I have a question for those of you that own a scion. Is it just my car that is defected or others too? After a few months after purchasing my car, there's this rattling noise from the left side of my trunk/lid whatever you want to call it. I don't know what it is and I've taken it to the dealer twice, but they can't seem to find out what's causing it to rattle.
But over all the car is fantastic. I love the performance. Mine is a 5 speed manual trams... and gosh...I've done some very dangerous drifting with it...ugly corners and all...fantastic handling...but im not advising you to do it =P haha!!
Pros Good power, exelent standard equiptment
Cons Blind spot, need a 6 speed manual transmition
Summary great car, no problems, great sound system, great power with supercharger