2011 Scion tC Consumer Review: SCION tC x3 @ 56yrs old

2011 Scion tC - Consumer Review

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Base 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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SCION tC x3 @ 56yrs old
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2011 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


I've had a 2005, a 2007 and now a 2011, Magnetic Gray Metallic. The 2nd gen is RADICALLY different from the 1st! Some things std on 1st gen are gone replaced by others. The std 18" wheels are STUNNING! The new seats and fabric are AWESOME! 6 spd transmission (mine's auto) with std on/off trac control, 'conventional' dash design but TASTEFULLY done with a thicker flat bottom steering wheel. The optional rear spoiler is an awesome MUST have, it finishes the more aggressive looking car PERFECTLY! Mileage so far has been better than the ratings and I DON'T drive like your Grandma.

Best Features

Std 18" wheels, auto lock doors, flat- bottom 'meatier' steering wheel, black headliner, VERY fast from a dead stop, NO 'idiot lights' (RE: daytime running lights)! Parking lights, an age thing maybe.

Worst Features

Bring back 'auto down/up windows' on BOTH doors. Lose the damned xtra air bags, I drive a car, NOT a balloon (I'll take my chances)!! Go back to the ORIGINAL sunroof opening, this is a SCION not a Honda AND go back to the 1st gen type cargo cover and MAKE IT STANDARD rather than a $200 option!
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By mcpatty55
on 09/16/11 10:01 AM (PDT)

i will be 56 in November, and after reading this review, bought a 2011 tC in Cement- love it!! the only thing i will probably add is the foglight option; other than that it is great- love the hatchback, as i was wanting a stationwagon of some sort- Toyota or Acura, so this was a perfect buy. i don't drive like Grandma either, and i usually have Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, or Rob Zombie on the stereo, crankin' it!!

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By juicelake
on 10/14/11 13:35 PM (PDT)

How does the gas mileage compare between the three TC models that you have owned? Does the 2011 get superior city and highway mileage? How was resell on your previous models?

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