Used 2006 Scion tC

2006 Scion tC
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2006 Scion tC

Pros

  • High quality all around, unexpected safety and luxury features, tight handling, spacious cabin, bargain price.

Cons

  • A couple of odd design elements, drab styling.

Used 2006 Scion tC for Sale

Scion tC 2006
113,360 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Scion tC 2006
133,212 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
List$4,500
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Scion tC 2006 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
91,351 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
List$4,994
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$137 Below Market
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Scion tC 2006 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
122,017 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
Dasto Auto Sales
18.7 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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Scion tC 2006 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
71,815 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
(82)
Sport Honda
29.1 mi away
List$5,998
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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$165 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
2006 Scion tC Base 2.4L 4-Cylinder DOHC VVT-i 16V FWD Odometer is 55321 miles below market average!Thanks for checking out Sport Honda! A family owned and operated dealership that believes in earning customers for life. For any questions please feel free to contact the Sales Manager David Kelly directly at 240.560.5363 or at dkelly@sportautomotive.com. We very much look forward to doing our best to earn your business. Prices do not include taxes, tags, and a $299 dealer processing fee. All cars are priced according to condition, these are pre-owned vehicles so they may have the minor scratch or blemish. All Hondas will come with two sets of keys; other brands will come with whatever we received from the customer at time of trade in so some may only have one key. We do our best to ensure that the information on the internet and on the window sticker is complete and accurate, however these things are input by a regular old human being just like you or me so there are bound to be the occasional mistakeS.
Scion tC 2006 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
133,036 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
List$7,495
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Scion tC 2006 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
112,353 miles
Used 2006
Scion tC
Base
ListNot Listed
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Scion tC 2006 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
71,394 miles
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Scion tC
Base
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With a bargain price tag, a ton of standard features and a fun-loving personality, the 2006 Scion tC is another big hit for the Scion folks.

vehicle overview

With the Scion brand, Toyota is making a credible effort to understand the Generation Y market and give it what it wants without pushing it down its throat. Housed within Toyota dealerships, Scion salespeople are instructed to play it straight with consumers -- this means no-haggle pricing similar to Saturn dealers and the ability to get a car the way a customer wants it in about a week. And by offering over three dozen dealer-installed options, Scion hopes to give its buyers unprecedented opportunity to customize their cars on the front end.

Unlike the xA and xB, which look like they could've come out of a comic book (and we mean that in a good way -- we like their funky yet practical style), the Scion tC is a more mainstream design. Somehow managing to look a little pudgy yet sleek at the same time, the tC has a generic rectangular grille, headlamps with BMW-like "eyebrows" and a body that boasts crisp, clean lines. Still, there are a few head-turning elements. One is the deeply tinted glass panoramic roof that features a power sunroof above the front seats and a fixed glass portion above the rear compartment. Another is the set of double-spoke, 17-inch alloy wheels that look as good as anything in the aftermarket. Both of these high-end features are standard.

Inside the upscale cabin, high-quality materials abound, and features such as metallic accents, damped compartment doors, multiple adjustments for the driver seat and an outside temperature display further this impression. An elegant "waterfall"-style center stack flows into the center console, and both front seats slide forward to allow folks to get into the backseat. On the move, the 2006 Scion tC feels eager to run thanks to its standard 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Borrowed from the Camry, this is a big engine for this class of car, where 1.7 to 2.2 liters is more the norm. With 160 horsepower and 163 pound-feet of torque, the tC's motor handily beats the starter engines in the Civic and Ion coupes.

Out in the real world, the tC's performance makes good on the promise of the spec sheet numbers. A broad power band means that there's strong pull down low and through the midrange, and when coupled to the sweet-shifting five-speed manual gearbox, the 2006 Scion tC feels sportier than one might expect. Priced under $17,000, the tC is yet another hit for Scion. After all, there's the strong Toyota reputation, the spacious and comfortable cabin, fine build quality, entertaining driving dynamics and plenty of standard niceties. Add in the ability to customize with your own personal touch and there's plenty to like about this affordable coupe.

Trim levels & features

The 2006 Scion tC comes in one trim level and is chock-full of unexpected goodies such as one-touch up-and-down power windows, cruise control, air conditioning, steering wheel audio controls, keyless entry, mirror-mounted turn signal lights, four-wheel antilock disc brakes and a 160-watt Pioneer sound system with CD player and remote mini-jack port that is (XM) satellite radio-ready. The only factory option is a side airbag package, but there is a multitude of dealer-installed options. This list includes a CD changer, satellite radio, a subwoofer and a lighting kit for the footwell, just to name a few. A unique iPod connectivity upgrade is also available, and allows full iPod control, including power and display, through the tC's audio system.

2006 Highlights

The 2006 Scion tC receives a new three-spoke steering wheel with audio controls, and the Pioneer audio system has a new head unit design and remote mini-jack port for portable music sources. Newly available is integrated iPod connectivity, which delivers iPod display information and allows unit control through the audio system.

Performance & mpg

Standard power for the Scion tC comes from a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder borrowed from the Camry, with 160 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. A smooth-shifting five-speed manual gearbox is standard, with a four-speed automatic available as an option. Fuel economy is average for a budget coupe with a 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway estimate for the manual, and 23 city/30 highway for the optional automatic.

Safety

The 2006 Scion tC comes with four-wheel antilock disc brakes (with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) as standard equipment. Side airbags for front occupants and full-length head curtain airbags are optional. Other standard safety features include a first aid kit, triple side door beams and a driver knee airbag.

Driving

The 2006 Scion tC features a fully independent suspension (with a double-wishbone setup in the rear that maximizes interior space) and Z-rated 215/45R17 Bridgestone Potenzas wrapped around those eye-catching 17s. The result is a precise, well-weighted feel and flat, composed cornering. Ride quality is firm, but compliant enough to absorb most bumps and ruts on battered city streets. The 2.4-liter engine's broad power band contributes to the fun with plenty of pull down low and through the midrange.

Interior

Although the Scion tC is a compact car at just 174 inches long, a relatively long (106.3-inch) wheelbase provides more than ample legroom, especially for those riding in the back. Rear passengers will also enjoy the split seat backs that can individually recline up to 45 degrees. Although it looks like a coupe, the tC is actually a hatchback, which means flexible cargo capacity. By folding down the rear seats as well as the right front seat, a load floor that stretches 103.6 inches is created, ideal for snowboarders and surfers. Cargo capacity is 12.8 cubic feet with the rear seats in use and a whopping 60 cubic feet when they're folded down.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Scion tC.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great car
lk4d4,04/04/2013
Bought my 06 tC in may 2006 with 53 miles on it, now up to 210,000+ miles. No major issues what so ever. I still have the original car battery, which is impressive. I did have to add some distilled water into it after 6 years, no big feat there. I have a short RAM intake, Borla axle back exhaust, which after adding bumped my MPG to about 31-33 hwy. Most of my driving is hwy, my daily commute is 60 mi each way. and I drive frequently from San Diego to Sacramento, roughly 550 mi each way. The tC is comfortable enough to drive the whole way with no problems. I'm 5'10". Very easy to maintain. Easy access to the oil filter, I always check the placement of that on cars before buying.
Good car until the last 18 months
katthulhu,01/07/2015
I bought this car brand-spanking new- I built it on the website and then waited 4 months for my customized tc to be delivered to me straight off the boat. It never got more than about 20 mpg city at best. The trunk/hatchback handle/plate broke off just like everyone else's. The a/c went out at 45k miles. Other than that, this car was reliable & easy to maintain for the first 90k. I've kept up with all the scheduled maintenance plus have done extras. After 90k, everything went to s***! The clutch and both cylinders went out, one of the motor mounts broke. It only has 97k currently, and I still need to put at least $3k of work into it to get it back to decent operating condition. Buyer beware!
Great Car
enginerdtrav,03/13/2014
I bought my car new in 2006 with 20 miles on it. I now have put 170,000 miles on it and the only issue I have had is the trunk handle breaking, which is a very common problem. Other than that it has run perfectly and not cost me an extra penny beyond standard maintenance. I'm going to keep driving it until the tires fall off which probably won't be for awhile. I certainly have gotten my money out of this car.
Love It!
Melanie,10/28/2006
The Scion tC is an absolutely wonderful car. You can't beat the price for the performance. I always have a lot of fun driving my Scion. I would recommend to anyone. I love styling and the way it handles. If you love to drive you will love this car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
160 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
160 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2006 Scion tC Overview

The Used 2006 Scion tC is offered in the following submodels: tC Hatchback. Available styles include 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Scion tC?

Save up to $206 on one of 6 Used 2006 Scion tC for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,500 as of10/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.4 to 4.9 out of 5 stars.

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