3rd Dec 2007, 00:24
Thanks to the review writer for giving a truthful review about the tC - I (unfortunately) have one, and can agree with them - do not buy this car.
29th Dec 2007, 12:16
I have had my TC since 2005. I love my car!!! I have not had any of the problems like that before with my vehicle.
18th Feb 2008, 14:52
Good little car, but just doesn't hold up. Great for daily driver, but if you push it, it will break. If you want something faster that can handle a beating, buy an 06 - 08 civic SI with the K20Z3 engine. You will be much more satisfied.
18th Feb 2008, 17:56
My only experience with the TC was a test drive. It was more than enough to send me running to another dealership. The salesman instructed me to take the car on a very rough road in order to see how "smooth" it was. After returning the car to the dealership, and going to the dentist to have all my jarred-out fillings replaced, I never drove another Scion!! I bought a Mustang. It's a luxury cruiser compared to the Scion.
27th Aug 2008, 02:48
I own an 08 TC. I started having a few regrets the day after I purchased it (I know I should have checked into some things more.) I purchased this vehicle June of 08, it is now August of 08 and am looking into trading it in ASAP. My car has been in the shop three times in two months. It started when my driver's side window made a very obnoxious whistling noise when it was down. three appointments later, they decided it was necessary to reseal the entire windshield and replace the rear passenger window. 3 weeks later... same problem returned.
I have also experienced the multiple paint issues. First I noticed an excessive amount of water spots on all portions of my vehicle. I figured it was the little rain we had then the sun coming out. I have had to wash my car at least twice a week to keep it looking "not filthy." I figured maybe because it was blue, however my dad drives the same color of car and has none of these issues. After washing it for the second time this week I saw it under a fluorescent light which showed "flakes" all over the car. I treated them like they were waterspots, they wouldn't budge then it occurred to me that it was a paint issue. After looking at the car closer under the light you can see where the "glaze" is flaking everywhere. Nothing has happened to it other than normal driving and traditional car washes.
The other issue is the hatchback leaks water terribly into the cabin area when it is opened. The allow wheels "scuff" easily.
I would highly recommend that you do not purchase this car. I came from a Honda Civic (I was told this car is comparable) I would take a Civic over this any day, however I am going to end up with a Pontiac G6, and to make it worse I get to finance another 6k because of this awful purchase.
I might add I purchased a Toyota RAV 4 and had major rust issues on a vehicle that had less than 3k miles on it and Toyota refused to fix it, so once again I am trading in a Toyota vehicle. I am starting to wonder if this is a Toyota thing?
23rd Sep 2008, 12:09
Scion IS a Toyota. ALL Toyotas have experienced a nose-dive in quality, as has Honda.
I drove a Scion Tc in 2007 and couldn't get away from the dealership fast enough. It rattled like a diesel, jarred my teeth out on bumps and had less power (MUCH less) than my Pontiac Grand Am 4.
The sun roof didn't open correctly, the interior was cheap beyond description and the price was outrageous for what is basically a hoked-up Corolla with an unreliable engine and super-harsh ride.
I bought a domestic and have not regretted it. Toyota needs to get its act together.