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By Nick
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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Best car in class, hands down. I've driven the Mazda3 (M3) and while not as responsive (or "sportie") as the M3, overall it is a much better car then the M3. Build quailty is FAR better on the tC, Interior is laid out better, ride is less harsh, good low down torque. Overall, the quality of daily driving the tC makes up for not being as well tuned as the M3. One problem is that the dealership treats you like dirt. Low profit = unhappy dealers. My car had 3 bad scratches/chips, pulled to the right, and the sunroof cracked when I took dilivery, they refused to fix the problems. That was AFTER they promised they'd fix everything IF I told Toyota I was happy with my dealership experence.


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Pros: Toyota build quality, high quality inside and out. Good performance for the price. Well laid out for maintanance (do not need to jack the car up to change oil, drain plug and filter are within easy reach) Belts, Waterpump, O2 Sensor, etc. will be easy to replace when the time comes.


Worst Features

Drivers leg room width at the knees is TIGHT (and I'm only 5'9!) not a very fun after 30 minutes of driving. Got Understeer? Car needs a LSD bad. TRD should have made a Turbo not a S/C. And why in the wolrd hasn't anybody made a RWD I-4 (2.6L) 6spd. low curb weight hatch? It'd sell like hot cakes!


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A-Mazing!!!!
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By Captain tC
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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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No car in same class/category can compete with the tC. So many features for such a fair price. I dont see why anyone would get any other car around same price range. I pity those would spend the same amount on the civic, which looks plain, and is unequipped with little power. Move over Honda....SCION RULES!!!


Best Features

Panorama moonroof.


Worst Features

Fix the mysterious noises from random places in the car.


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By ANN GRIMES
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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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great car, hit road debris on I-95 and part took over 3 weeks to get that was real frustrating car is back now and i am happy tc owner


Best Features

it looks real expensive tC MODEL


Worst Features

get parts on shelf so repair time is limited


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By LHM
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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I love this car. It drives like a high performance luxury car. Very affordable. Fuel efficient with plenty of power.


Best Features

The sporty look. The great value for the price. Power moon roof is excellent feature.


Worst Features

Would be nice to have lighted vanity mirrors.


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SWEET
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By Paige
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2005 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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My husband and I looked at 12 different cars before deciding on 3 for my daughter to choose from. She picked the Scion with no reservations. And we bought it feeling good about her choice. This car has nearly every safety feature a parent could want. It is incredibly easy to drive, daughter just got in and took off. For a first time driver this is a great car. The value and quality for the price was wonderful! We purchased a car with practically every option available and still were well under 25K. Highly recomend car and dealer. Great car, great people.


Best Features

light enhancement, stereo, overall sleekness, daughter thinks the car is "sweet"


Worst Features

interior cloth a bit on the blah side, have to have daughter' s all re-done, maybe offer "OnStar" as well.


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