2005 Scion tC User Reviews

2005 Scion tC Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 55 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 24 reviews
"ride" 23 reviews
"power" 20 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"reliable car" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews

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Murphy_Motors writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Good handling and mpg. very sporty looking vehicle but also very low maintenance and safe.  

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fabric interior and back seats room could have been designed better  

Murphy_Motors
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I Absolutely Love My Scion — These scions are made and designed very well. Never had a issue with it and has never needed anything more than brakes or a oil change. I give this car 5 stars because of its reliability and the great amount of miles you can go on a single tank of gas. by far my most favorite car ever personally owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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liltuck writes:
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for how small the car looks it has a lot of room. the back seats fold down to fit a lot in the back. the car can get up and go when you want it too. it has the sun and moon roof. the front seats virtually lean all the way flat so you can look out the moon roof.

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there are no cons in my opinion

liltuck
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I Love This Car Just Not Meant To Have A Baby In The Back. — this car was very reliable but its not meant to be able to put a car seat in the back. I've never had any issues with the vehicle. the car is very safe and gets pretty good gas mileage also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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reyesreyes writes:
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Not car issues

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Small

reyesreyes
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Reliable — This is by far the best car I've owned yet. Quality, interior room (surprisingly, back seats are very spacious), performance, style and appearance are all top-notch. I had 148k without a single issue (besides rear-brake replacement), and it's unfortunate we're switching it out for a more family-friendly vehicle. Great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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xblahx writes:
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Car has power, is ridiculously low maintenance, super reliable, and because it is a hatchback, you can fit a TON of stuff in it. It also handles great on corners.

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Fuel economy is not great because it is tuned to be peppy. You really have to accelerate slowly if you want good gas mileage.

xblahx
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This Car Is Awesome. If I Didn't Need A 4x4, I Would Keep It Forever. — For being an inexpensive car, it is everything you would want and more. Especially with the stock rims and the panoramic moonroof. I never once had to go in for non-scheduled maintenance and I doubt I would for another 10 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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spsimplicity writes:
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Handles well, good gas mileage, roomy front seats, can hold a lot of things in the trunk when the back seats are folded down, no mechanical issues.

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Back seats arent very comfy, stiff suspension

spsimplicity
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Silver Scion Tc — Great fun first car for a teenager. Worked well for me all through high school and college. I've done the regular maintenance on it and everything is still running fine in the engine. I like all the room in the trunk and its quite peppy when getting on the gas.

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smokeeater writes:
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i love this car it is a blast to drive and never had a problem

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its lowered so have to watch bumps sometimes

smokeeater
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I Would Buy Another One If I Needed A Car — this car has been a very good car to own,its easy to do maintenance on and has been excellent in all weather conditions.im a little dissapointed that i never got to put a turbo on it to see what she can really do

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Abouchard writes:
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4

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Over 160,000 miles...no maintenance issues. Looks great especially when just waxed.

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Gets loud inside when the tire tread is low...blind spots bad

Abouchard
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Great Overall! — Like the overall look, the sliding sunroof, the wheels. Gas mileage isn't great for the lack of power. Should handle better with the tires. Have not had to spend any money on it considering the high mileage. Would have another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mackenzie writes:
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Reliable

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none

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Decent — Decent car. Toyota quality, had no issues on it at all. Added cold air intake which it responded well to. Sold for DC5. Wouldn't mind having another but would not be first choice. No reason to stay away except personal preference

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hyder writes:
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Tc Is Awesome! — This car is just perfect for a first car. Easy maintenance, good gas mileage, fun to drive, and cheap to own. So far I have put 80,000 miles and only had to do regular maintenance like oil changes, tire rotation, brakes, and just the usual stuff.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Phillip writes:
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Great HP for its price, solid mileage, fun

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Random problems (being the first year of its model), ricey, frequent oil changes

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Great Car For Its Price — Great acceleration, stock 160 HP, definitely a fun car to drive (manual). The brakes are probably just my Dad's car, but they're horrible and haven't got fixed. Handling is good, however steering wheel is a little tight and the gears are a bit hard to shift into place. The body is not too bad (a little girly in fact). The rear windows unfortunately block my blind spot, so it makes me a little nervous. The muffler is very ricey sounding, which is a little annoying. Mileage is decent. Interior is solid.

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2010 Scion tC Reviews

Fun, Yet Reliable By Tory

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2009 Scion tC Reviews

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