I have had this car for four months. The car is a looker and thats where it ends. It doesn't perform much better than the average car, doesn't handle well, doesn't get good gas mileage, its paint is too thin, and its build quality and materials are not good. If you're looking for performance or practicality, look elsewhere. If you want a lot of features/toys, fairly cheap, reliable, and a nice looking commuter car, this is for you. The tC can be made to be fast but that would cost too much. My last car was an '02 Civic. I was happier with that. As an unhappy buyer said, if your last vehicle was an SUV or van, this may feel like a sports car but it's far from it. No matter how they market this car, it's just an average car
With only two doors, the hatch helps with a little storage. There are a lot of toys (even though they may not be necessary). The glass roof is nice, but some may not like it. The factory seats are pretty good. No matter how the interior of the car rattles, the engine and transmission will last!
Toyota should have stuck a real motor under the hood like the 2ZZ-GE. The car is damn heavy! A 6-speed transmission is a must! Cruising at 60 MPH, the tach reads ~2800 RPM. Cruising at 75-80 equals lots of engine noise! I'm talking ~4000 RPM...