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2006 tC 218K miles
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By John
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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car is GREAT in most areas. I have had it for 6 years and put 118k miles on it. No maintenance except normal wear and tear. What's not so great is: the car is noisy, the sound dampening is nonexistent. The ride is harder than it should be. The main thing that is infuriating is that it is impossible to see the speedometer/tach/gas/temp in the day time as the instruments are recessed too much. If the car and the sun have the "right" aspect you can see the guages but turn a corner and you can't. However I love this car.


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Love It!
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By Bre
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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I absolutely love this car. I have never had any issues besides the vibrating and flat tires from my own mistakes. It's good on fuel, especially where I live. Smooth driving and easy controls. I can't review the center console electronics because the last owners took horrid care of it. It's a perfect first car and a good buying decision.


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Fun!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By susan
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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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You won't regret buying this car!


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Never let me down
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Heather Pelley
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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Reliable car, great price point, never had any big issues. It does consume quite a bit of oil in between oil changes so I add a few quarts here and there but no other real problems. I took several long road trips in this car and always felt safe. The only complaint I have is that there is a HUGE blind spot on the passenger side so you really have to turn your head and look, you cannot rely on the side view mirror.


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It’s a corolla with an attitude problem
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Jeremy
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2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I recently sold this car after owning it two years. After owning a real car, I realized how awful this one is.

It accelerates like a bloated whale. Because it’s a corolla with 3700lbs of garbage in it.

Even with no power, it still only gets 21mpg combined. That’s pathetic.

It only has two airbags.

The seats are covered in an awful mesh that feels terrible.

The center console is straight out of a corolla and equally as useless.

Gearbox is clunky and began to lockout gears at 135k miles.

Clutch is whatever. Just a corolla clutch.

Electric throttle is unresponsive.

The alternator core failed at 142k miles, right around the same time it sprung three large oil leaks.

The trunk is electronic release for some reason. So if it doesn’t fall off which it does often, when the battery or alternator fail you lose your trunk.

Rear seats might as well not exist. No room back there for anything.

Cheap plastic dash means lots of rattles at higher miles.

The dash cluster is a nice blue. I like that. But the indicator lights are a blinding white, so at night the high beams work great but you still can’t see because the high beam indicator blinds you. I had to put duct tape over it so I could actually see in low light conditions.

CV Joints failed twice in 30k miles.

Burns oil like mad.

The car imo looks nice. It’s really disappointing that a car that looks so nice is so awful. If you’re on the market for a cheap economy car, just buy a corolla. That’s all this is, just with an attitude problem and a whored up frame.

Do. Not. Buy. There’s a reason why Toyota killed Scion. They’re crap.


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