"Simply the best bang for the buck"4.0 starson by dephconn
Pros: Price, fuel economy, power, dual sunroofs
Cons: Moonroof rattle, heavy, paint scratches very easily
Summary: There's not much to dislike here. The tC just gives you so much for your money, you just can't stop wondering how they did it. The build quality and sound deadening is that of a Lexus. The stock stereo is impressive, and anyone who rides in the back seats will not only be amazed by how much room there is back there, but by the rear sunroof as well.
The stock wheels (17") are nice, but the suspension rolls too much during turns.
The engine is torquey and the perfect fit for the car. The five speed manual's shifts are a bit long but extremely solid. Rev's a bit high on the freeway, but not a big deal. My average fuel economy has been 27.7 mpg (15 or so tanks of gas), and I haven't exactly been driving it conservatively. 30 mpg could be attained if I cared.
The paint is probably the worst part of the car - it seems like Toyota really skimped here. It scratches very, very easily - a huge disappointment considering there's really nothing that can remedy this short of a new clearcoat, which if professionally done costs around $1000.
Other than the paint, this car is phenomonel. I cannot recommend it enough.