2005 Scion tC User Reviews

2005 Scion tC Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 54 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
"ride" 23 reviews
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"power" 20 reviews
"handling" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"rattle" 3 reviews
"paint job" 2 reviews

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Ryan writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS ThAT COME WITH THE CAR

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ID CREATE AN OPTION THAT LET YOU ADJUST THE LIGHT IN THE DASHBOARD, THE WAY THE LIGHT CHANGES IN THE RADIO

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One Of The Best Cars I Ever Owned — Performance – acceleration, braking, handling Everything is Great, I installed a cool Air In-Take which gives me better mpg plus also more power and better quality air flow plus the sound was enhanced. Handles great Build Quality – has it needed repairs? squeaks/rattles Other then me installing the cool air-intake its a pretty solid built car. I keep up daily on the oil changes plus the tire rotation Appearance – both interior and exterior styling When I bought this car, they let you customize it the way you wanted. I got the LED lights, spoiler, Pedal Covers, 6 CD changer cuz it holds 6 and the display changes colors Cost of Ownership – gas mileage MPG is Great with the cool air-intake Fun Factor – is this car fun to drive? I love driving this car, its almost like driving a car from the Fast and the furius minus the nitrousoxide blast. I also love blasting the radio/cd/Ipod and i would recommend this car for anyone who wants a custom ride. This car has TONS of options

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smokeeater writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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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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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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Victor writes:
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the looks. toyota did a great job with the RS..

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its a two door.. and it should really have a 6th gear.

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Tc Rs — the car is great, runs awesome, handling is great, the gear box is smooth. its a fun little car. i wouldnt get it automatic though. stick shift makes it so much fun. the only thing toyota missed out on is that they shouldve put a 6 gear manual transmition instead of a 5.. the 2.4 the car has, has enough power to handle that extra gear.

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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Stephanie writes:
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Good handling and breaking. Good transmission and clutch. Great Gas Mileage and the Flint Mica is a great color. It's fun to drive. Good tuner car!

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Poor acceleration. It can't get out of its own way.

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Awesome 4 Cylinder — This car handles great. The 5-Speed manual transmission is awesome. The hydrolic clutch is easy and engages pretty high. This car is so easy to turn into a tuner car. It's pretty easy to add a turbo. It's pretty slow from the factory but it's got tons of potential. It's affordable too! I bought mine with 25,000 miles on it for 16k which was great. It's really good on gas too!

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erchambers writes:
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Quick, Fun, Gas Mileage.

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Hatch is weak.  Shoddy trim.

erchambers
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Early Scion Tc — I purchased this car new in '04. It has snappy acceleration and pretty good handling for the price. I recently purchased some Yokohama H4s tires and they improved the handling and smoothness significantly. Some of the interior pieces are not put together well, and there are some creaks from the plastic pieces. Some of the trim in the hatch has begun to fall off, and there is significant hatch oscillation with the windows down.

Owner for 3 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:11,000

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Bryan writes:
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Looks and overall performance

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Expensive to maintain

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Nearly Stock Tc — Peppy for a 4-cylinder, good styling, great interior. A lot of available upgrades. 0-60:7-8 seconds stock. Got shafted on the price, but had to have it. Not many in my area, so it'll turn some heads, and any blonde looks good in the passenger seat. -AEM CAI -Custom axle back exhaust

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

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Shawn writes:
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has a lot of standard features for under 20k, toyota build quality

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Terrible in the snow, leaves more to be desired.

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Cool Little Car Thats More Attractive Than The Rest Of Scions Lineup — Its a great car, Build quality is good being that it comes from toyota. Ive had it for almost 4 years and have had no major problems. The car is a commuter.. not a performer. Handling isnt great, nor is acceleration or braking, but its not mean to be a GTI. Overall if you dont have to put up with snow... its a fun little hatch with a lot of standard features.

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

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Anthony writes:
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it handles well

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nothing

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2005 Scion Tc — the car is amazing on the road. its a real safe feeling car. i love driving it. i have fliped it and did little damage that im still driving it. scion did a good job with a safe car. its quick.

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

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2006 Scion tC Reviews

Great Car For Day To Day Commuting By AracelyM

This car saves lots of money on gas. Great for day to day commuting. The back seats recline and fold down for large item storage. I would highly recommend this car for those who are on a budget. Overa... Read More

Scion By Gstrzepek

I enjoyed driving this car. It handled well in the snow. I used it to go to and from work. It is very economical as far as maintenance and gas mileage. I am now retired and do not use this car anymore... Read More

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2007 Scion tC Reviews

Reliable Sport Coupe Thats Made To Be Driven. By van222

Fit exactly what I needed. Sport fun with great fuel economy. Interior comfort combined with extraordinary looks equal one fine driving machine. You will have fun driving a Scion tC and you will look ... Read More

Fun, Fast, Not Your Mother's Tc! By melodymm

Other than routine maintenance, we have never had to take this car to the shop. The car has a distinctive look with the custom sport fender flares, euro styled tail lights and pedestal spoiler with Bo... Read More

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2008 Scion tC Reviews

I Really Like My Car. By JM123

The car drives very smooth and fast. I mainly use the car to go to work and shopping. It is a very good looking car.... :). It is easy to take care, and not expensive. I had no problem with the car. Read More

Wonderful By Jemsmotors

Is a gas saver and the cost of maintenance and all repairs and parts can be found for great prices and every where you look for them. Besides parents love it for their trips and my friends love it to ... Read More

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2009 Scion tC Reviews

Reliable Coupe By nhaerr

Could use some more top end power, and I wish it didn't run at four thousand rpm's at 80 miles per hour. Fun to drive with simple but classy styling. Love the availability of Toyota Racing Developme... Read More

Great Commuter Car, But Stylish! By BrookeF

Great appearance, good gas mileage,minimal maintenance/ low maintenance costs. The panoramic sunroof and reclining back seats are awesome,. Pioneer sound system sounds great. Easy to park and super fu... Read More

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2010 Scion tC Reviews

Fun, Yet Reliable By Tory

The car is supposed to be somewhat of a sporty car. You can feel it in the whenever you're doing city driving; however it becomes apparent that you cannot zoom around people while driving out on the h... Read More

Great Car For A Great Price. By Trey

The overall handling of this car is astounding for price, the quality of the build is good, there are only minor flaws since this is a first generation TC. It is a cheap car to maintain and a very fun... Read More

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