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By zhanje
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


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Interior leg room (front and back), back seats fold down for ample storage room, reliability.


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GREAT LITTLE CAR
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By yamahaguy
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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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!


Best Features

Extremely fun to drive! Has alot of power and corners pretty good. Fun to open the sunroof and cruise down the freeway. I love this car!


Worst Features

Nothing. This car is great just the way it is (regardless of what others may say)


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Good Car with a Noisy Engine
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By 99custom
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

It's cheap, and it's built better then a GM.


Worst Features

I think I just listed some.


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Fun and Safe!
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By goofy11
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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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


Best Features

The handling is amazing for a car in this price range. Big back seat for a two door car. (I'm 6'2" and could easy fit back there, and the seats recline!) Versatility of the hatchback trunk. Good looking car.


Worst Features

Could use more power and a 6th gear. Steering wheel (which they updated next year) needs somewhere else to honk the horn rather than along the wheel, way too easy to accidentally honk while going around a corner. needs more head room. its no to bad for me in the front but its a little short in the back. I had the radio volume button stick so that it wouldn't go down. I was able to take the radio out myself though and clean the button and make it good as new.


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I absolutely loved and adored my tC but....
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By morrisseygirl
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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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 Features

Pretty much the way it all looks.


Worst Features

Def. the hatch.


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