Used 2005 Scion tC Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2005 Scion Tc - Consumer Reviews

2005 Scion tC

Average Consumer Rating

452 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific tC model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Helpful|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Nightmare
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By STANGMAC8183
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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


Favorite Features

Sunroof, radio, torque, and it was a nice handling car before an axle broke


Suggested Improvements

Everything but the engine


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Not all that
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By kevin
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Roomy back seats, all glass roof (although adds a lot of weight), exterior styling and i loved how the headlights turned off automatically.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the gas mileage, interior quality (too many cheap plastics used). Improve the BUILD QUALITY (too many rattles)! The car should come lower from the factory. Make the car lighter... it's a pretty heavy for a coupe.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Scion TCs rear handle hatch molding broke
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By sciontc05
on

Vehicle

2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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]


Suggested Improvements

Replace rear garnish with the reinforced part Scion has manufactured and hydraulic shocks that lift/hold trunk hatch up FOR FREE.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

My Horrible Experience
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Billy
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Spacious back seat.


Suggested Improvements

Build a car worth buying, I wouldn't have minded spending a little more for a car that wasn't made so cheaply.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

scion tc
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lilchic
on

Vehicle

2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

overall appearance, sunroof, roominess


Suggested Improvements

better shock absorbers and exhaust. better fuel economy.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411