A Scion salesman encouraged me to test drive the Tc on a very rough road. BIG mistake. After seeing my dentist to have the fillings put back in my teeth, I bought a Ford.
Too bad you made another big mistake in buying a ford, I bought a new 2001 mustang GT and traded it in before the warranty ran out due to the transmission making a noise at about 24,000 miles. The dealer seemed to know about the problem when I called for service.
If the car only had 24,000 miles on it, what was the reason for trading it? By law even if you exceed the 36,000 mile warranty limit the manufacturer HAS to fix any problem you report before that time. Some years ago my brother heard a strange noise in his Pontiac's engine just before 36,000 miles. He took it to the dealer and kept the documentation showing that he had noted a possible problem. The engine blew at 39,000 miles and GM installed a new engine free of charge. If you take the car to a dealer and KEEP THE DOCUMENTATION (VERY important) showing that you suspect a problem, a car manufacturer HAS to repair it if that problem proves to be a real problem even if the warranty limit has been exceeded. The service department people may lie and tell you that's not true, but a visit to a lawyer and a threat of a lawsuit will generally result in getting the car repaired free, as well as getting you a loaner car if yours is tied up for a while. People need to be more aware of the rights they have regarding auto warranties.
Uhhh...I wasn't aware that the Lexus rode like a log wagon and rattled. That was my impression of the Scion Tc after my test drive. It's got a lot for the money, but the one I drove did not feel very well built.
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