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2010 Scion tC Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Fantastic, Ultra-Reliable Car
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By ray137
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2010 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Mine is a black 2006. This same model carries all the way over to 2010. I now have 115,000 on it and the only things I have done are oil changes, transmission fluid, new brakes, and tires. Still runs like brand new. You will not find any other car out there for under 18 grand that has all the features of this vehicle. The 5-speed shifter is buttery smooth, even at 115,000. There is plenty of low and mid-range torque. I drop it into 3rd and hit the gas to merge onto highway and it blasts forward with no issues. Although the huge glass sunroof makes it top heavy, the car still handles corners very well. Plenty of power. If you want more power, then you will have to pay much more than 18 grand.


Best Features

Standard dual-pane glass sunroof Buttery smooth 5-speed shifter Standard beautiful 17-inch alloy wheels Lots of low to mid-range torque with 162 lbs. of torque. (If you want noticeable more power for little money, just install an Injen Cold Air Intake, Axle or Cat Back Exhaust, and Agency Power Light Weight Crank Pulley.) You'll see complaints about lack of power and even comparing the tC to civic si which is absurd. Again, if you want more power spend 4 grand or more for a civic Si, mazdaspeed3, minicooper s, etc. and stop whining. How much power can you possibly expect for under 18 grand? Plus you can only go so fast unless you want to kill yourself or others by racing on highways.


Worst Features

None. This car is one of the absolute best bargains out there. You will not find a single car out there that has all the options this car has standard for under 18 grand. The huge glass power sunroof that you get on this car as a standard feature is worth around two grand or more. The standard 17-inch alloy rims are around 376 bucks each. The engine and clutch are pretty much indestructible, provided they are not abused. It uses 87 octane, which is a big plus with gas prices that keep going up and up. Although the gas mileage could be better, considering the power the engine is putting out, 20 city and 27 mpg highway isn't all that bad. Do note that the manual is quite quicker than automatic


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Great car to commute in
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By Tony P III
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2010 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I just purchased a 2010 TC last month. Interior is nice, sound system is awesome, car handles very nicely. I disagree about it's lack of power...it's a 4cyl commuter car, I think it's rather torquey and responsive compared to civics I've owned. If you want to be fast, go buy an LSX car. This car looks great and delivers, no complaints thus far.


Best Features

Stereo, interior design, handling


Worst Features

factory tinted windows would be nice.


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Stylish But Sluggish
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By Ted
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2010 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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The TC shows plenty of signs of potential for excellence, but comes up short with certain flaws. The numerous standard features, and sleek aerodynamic design are unmatched. Unfortunately, the acceleration of the car is rather unimpressive, even though its fuel efficiency is one of the lowest in its class.


Best Features

excellent standard features: panoramic moonroof, 6 speaker pioneer sound system, aux/ipod input, side mirror blinkers, chrome wheels, and cruise control.


Worst Features

better fuel efficiency, more torque


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