2005 Scion tC 2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Some really obvious design oversights
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2005 Scion tC - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Some really obvious design oversights
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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

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A "cool" looking car, however I have had numerous issues with it. The most recent being the poor construction of the rear hatch handle. It snapped off after regular use (not excessive force) and I've had it epoxied back on twice. It is only held in place by plastic screws and it is the only way to lift open the heavy hatch. The tires are also expensive (low profile racing-type tires).

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Drives well, pretty good gas mileage. Looks nice, lots of space when you fold down the back seats and use the hatch.

Suggested Improvements

Rear hatch door handle needs much stronger construction. And the hatch itself has been very difficult to open. The pneumatics don't do anything to help it open.
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By sciontc05
on 02/05/12 21:37 PM (PST)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scion-tC-and-XB-Defective-Trunk-Hatch-Handle/295767133769843?ref=tn_tnmn Numerous issues with it, the most recent being the poor construction of the rear hatch handle. It snapped off after regular use (not excessive force) and I've had it epoxied back on twice. It is only held in place by plastic screws and it is the only way to lift open the heavy hatch.

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By borquezmike
on 07/29/11 19:36 PM (PDT)

You can save money by stepping up to 50/215/17 on the tire size. Besides the fact they are cheaper, they also last a lot longer. I have done this and there is no effect on performance or speedometer accuracy.

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