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2005 Scion tC Hatchback

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Best car for the money
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By Andrew
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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It is not a sports car, so if that's what you need, turn around and read reviews of the 350z. Now, its a great car. 100,000 miles, and no repairs, only maintenance. I love it. The 5-speed manual is very quick and smooth engagement of the gears, easy release clutch. Sound system is AWESOME! Its got everything you need, its a great car, with Toyota quality, and its not on the recall list, because its made in Japan, where the Toyota reputation was made.


Best Features

Sound System, 5-speed manual, hatchback for cargo, flat-folding rear seats, good rear seat room, low ride, glass roof, and more!


Worst Features

6th gear for improved fuel economy


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Great Car
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By herb
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I had this car 5 years and not a single problem, car is quick and sharp looking


Best Features

Looks and speed


Worst Features

6 speed


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Not perfect but good
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By Michael
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this car used privately and so far it's been fantastic. The rear trunk latch/garnish is utter bs. Apparently it's a big problem with the tCs, but $150 part and $80 installation fee was pretty bad for a flimsy piece of plastic. The car rattles a bit and the moonroof is extremely touchy. Gets really loud inside at freeway speeds. Kinda crappy gas mileage for such a small car, too. The interior plastics seem kind of cheap. Other than that it's very reliable, fun to drive, looks very cool and the engine is very powerful!


Best Features

Styling, Moonroof, Seats, Room


Worst Features

Better build material for interior and exterior garnishes, less noise at higher speeds


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Great car, but problems with hatch
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By ScottB
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I love this car. True, they could have used better material for the interior instead of the scratch-prone stuff they use, but then it would cost more. My only beef is with the latch to the hatchback. It has always been temperamental and difficult to open until last week when it finally snapped off. That's just poor design. I hope that they've fixed this in newer models. But despite that, this has been a great car and I'd definitely get another Scion.


Best Features

A lot of room, nice layout of controls, very zippy and eye-catching.


Worst Features

the latch to the hatchback and maybe upgrade the interior .


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Most reliable car I ever had..
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By Lynn
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2005 Scion tC Hatchback 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I am in outside sales, and I bought the car as a workhorse. I got one of the first TC's made. I have driven my car 160,000 miles and have never had a problem. It trembles a little with the a/ c on when you are stopped, and the brakes squeak sometimes in reverse in the morning, and the CD changer get's jammed from time to time. These are my ONLY complaints. The power is great, and the handling is too (I have TRD struts) but this car has been a fun car to drive/own, and the cost to own is the cheapest I have ever seen. (besides tires)---What a GREAT car!


Best Features

Fun to drive. Soooo reliable! I get lots of compliments on it!


Worst Features

none.. It's the best car for the money..


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