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2008 Scion tC

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Great Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By A.M.
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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased the car used with 17k miles on it in February of 2010. It now has close to 40k and has been great! Excellent performance for a 4 cylinder engine. The car actually has some torque so its not necessary to downshift every time you come across a hill. The transmission is a little clunky, and it would be nice to have a 6th gear for extended periods on the highway, but its not enough to take away from the car. Stock tires were junk, but still had a little tread left @ 35k. Good sound system for a factory stereo, and its nice that its ipod compatible. Overall its been a great car!!


Favorite Features

Radio, fun to drive, looks good, super easy to maintain/work on.


Suggested Improvements

The stock tires could be better, paint isn't the most durable in the world. Other than that nothing!


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Scion Tc's need rear windshield wiper
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Steve
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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my car..Nothing but routine maintenance for my Tc. No problems what so ever after 2 1/2 years of ownership. Will probably buy a new battery for her. The only thing that scion forgot to put on these cars was a rear window wiper/sprayer assembly. Other than that, ,everything has been great. I would not mind having a 6th gear on this manual transmission. And scion, ,please put a short throw shifter in during assembly, ,with a shorter height to shift lever also. No need for a truck like shifter in a sporty car as the tc. That is why I lowered mine. Great car and will buy again when that time comes.


Favorite Features

ALL


Suggested Improvements

Rear window wiper/washer assembly or an aftermarket one if a company would make one for it, I would and a lot of others would purchase one.


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Great bang for the buck
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Mouse
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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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My 2008 is the second brand new Scion tC that I have purchased. It is a well built vehicle with the Toyota quality. After almost 100,000 trouble free miles on my first one I decided to purchase another brand new one. The 2008 tC was planned to be a performance modified race & show car, of which it is now. Being a mechanic the tC has been one of the easiest vehicles I have ever worked on and maintained. I have seen countless testimonies of owners getting 100-200K and higher miles on the tC with virtually no issues outside of normal maintenance. While no vehicle is perfect, I definitely would say that you get a lot of car and quality for the price.


Favorite Features

engine bay layout, upgraded factory Pioneer system with underfloor sub-woofer, interior room I'm 6 foot and have plenty of leg room.


Suggested Improvements

not many on my list, but a rear wiper system for the large rear hatch window would be nice, and better quality in the exterior paint. It does tend to chip more easily than I think it should.


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My baby
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By Misshapp
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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my car. It is fun to drive, great gas mileage and a real head turner. I am an empty nester and this car reminds me of all the fun I used to have driving. I am always up for a road trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Favorite Features

I have GPS a back-up camera and a sub woffer. You decide.


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Superb Value
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By Chris
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2008 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Great acceleration and fun to drive, but with toyota build quality and reliability. I get a lot of comments from folks admiring the car.


Favorite Features

Sound system, interior look and feel, shift pattern, moonroof.


Suggested Improvements

telescoping steering wheel would be great.


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