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2005 Scion tC Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Solid car for the money.
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By JAG
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I have been driving my Scion tC for almost a year now and I really enjoy this vehicle. It looks great and had all the features I was looking for such as power everything, decent gas mileage, sun roof, air conditioning, and disc changer. I bought it with 57,000 miles on it and it still drives like a brand new car. I am hoping to get as many miles out of my current tC as possible and would definitely purchase another one in the future.


Best Features

Sporty design, sunroof, and over all road performance.


Worst Features

This may not be an issue for all 05 tC's but the tire pressure light is extremely sensitive and goes off constantly. (nothing wrong with tires) The sunroof whistles occasionally while traveling at high speeds.


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Wish it was a lil better, o well.
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By jagon09
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought the car used with only 27k miles and it is actually a pretty good buy. It is pretty fun to drive just wish it wasn't so heavy around turns. My dad's lil old Honda is smoother around turns, but what can ya say. I still love it. O and gas mileage isn't where it should be but I think that is due to weird weather lately and me not having standard 215/45/17 tires but 235/45/17 tires. O well. 21 is way better than the old 13 I got with a Chevy truck. lol


Best Features

standard, pretty fast for a 4 cyl, sunroof, and moonroof, trd air intake and exhaust make it sound awesome.


Worst Features

Not so heavy, more durable (entire front fender destroyed buy a feather touch of a Chevy, it was no bueno) one sunroof is fine, better gear ratios, have to switch almost instantly in first 3 gears, all Glass roof is no bueno when you flip the lil devil but other than that it is a pretty good lil ride


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ok car
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By dsl
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car when it first came out towards the end of 04. So far no engine problems. But the brakes squeaks a lot on reverse. Also, the liftback rattles from time to time. Radio cover also squeaks constantly. I took it back to the dealer, they tried to fix it but the problems are still there.


Best Features

reliability, Toyota engine


Worst Features

fix the problems; brake squeaks, liftback rattles, and radio cover squeaks


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Not Bad
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By Paul
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought mine used after reading mostly good things for a not-too-expensive sporty coupe. I think that the car should get better fuel mileage for a relatively small engine. Also, the interior materials are fairly easily marred from a simple wedding ring or touching it with your key. On the good side, it has plenty of torque and is a great car to learn to drive a manual or if you don't have good knees but still want a manual as a lot of shifting is not required for function.


Best Features

Standard features: sunroof, cd player, panoramic roof, keyless entry. Enough torque to get moving easily.


Worst Features

A sixth gear that is an overdrive gear for cruising. 3200 RPM in 5th at 60 isn't very respectable. Better interior finish and materials.


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Love my Tc
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By jagon09
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Tc used with only 23k miles. very rare to find an 05 vehicle with such low miles for a three year old car. it is very sporty and has a very good turn radius. love the pioneer system in it i put it on feel and its good to go. handling is very good and it handles curves very well around corners even at speeds of 80mph. not sure bout mpg yet considering im still calculating but it is way better than my old truck. i bought this car as an alternate to a mustang since my mother said i couldn't have one considering im still 17. but i love this car and what else is awesome is that it has the same name as my dad, his name is TC too. lol


Best Features

Double moon roof, double one touch windows(driver and passenger), pioneer system, has a lot of power for a 4cyl engine, same name as my dad(TC)


Worst Features

More space between pedals, they're so close that people with big feet like me have to drive barefoot or hit all three pedals at the same time, cheap interior, a plastic piece broke off of trunk door and wont snap back into place, hard to keep clean on inside as well with black interior


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