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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Matt writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

For something fun and stylish, but can seat 5 and save gas.

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Difficult to get in and out of rear, no rear wiper.

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The Ultimate Compromise For The Young Adult. — It's a great all around car. Looks good inside and out, with nice styling cues that seem to hold up well over time. Performance is moderate for a sporty coupe; better than average, but nothing to write home about. Its fun to drive, seats 5, huge rear seats, good gas mileage, and will have a long life of toyota reliability. It never really jumps out in any one catagory, but is above average overall in practically everything.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shelley writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Fun. Sporty. Cute.

Cons

only 160hp :(

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*heart* — i love her! i was in a car accident and i believe in the 5/5 star ratings now. She's a 2005 and in great shape! Holds her value too! Great pick up, great price and addons, and just great overall :)

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Kamil writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Rims

Cons

Paint

35

Review — I put way too much money into this car, Replaced almost everything. Love the car but customizing gets addicting. The 05 was a bad year, the noises here and there takes some getting used to. Its pretty reliable engine wise.

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Christopher writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Bang for the buck

Cons

its a toyota.

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Scion Tc — Dependable car with style. Lots of bang for your buck. Its not fast but is quick. This car is only a 10th of a second slower than an is300. Brilliant handling that is not hard to drive for long distances.

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Lucas writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Can make it your own car, fun to drive

Cons

bad launch traction

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Solid Car — I would reccomend worth buying, many different parts to add on to it for a decent amount of money. Deffinetly reliable being a toyota, good acceleration, lots or torque, good suspension, 5 speed stick ftw. Gas milage is good on average

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Ryan writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS ThAT COME WITH THE CAR

Cons

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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Harout writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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4

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Design, Reliability, and pricing

Cons

cheap components for interior

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Scion Tc — Overall, I really like my Scion TC. It was a big upgrade from the previous car I owned. The car's sporty design and extra features caught my eye instantly. The performance of the car is good. It has a nice quick pick-up especiall on 2nd gear. I've gotten used to the car since I bought it and hope to get something with a little more horses under the hood. Other than that this is a really nice car to drive.

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Ozzie writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Looks, Features, Price

Cons

Power Lag

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Scion Tc 05 Release Series 1.0 — I own a release series version of the car which brought many extras aside from the standard features. Some extras include door sills, 18" enkei rims with pirelli tires and red front strut bar and battery tie down. Performance was OK though it had its good days (especially on cold nights). Fun to drive.

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Stephanie writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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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!

Cons

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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Angelina writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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Style, maintenance friendly and good on gas(only if you don't mod the motor, lol)

Cons

not fast enough

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Scion Tc — I love how it's made for modding and there are a lot of companies that make parts for the car. It can be whatever you want it to be and its cheap and made by a reputable company: Toyota! Performance wise, it's alright, but there are many companies that make turbo kits and suspension packages for it. The TC can be upgraded very easily.

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 Scion tC Reviews

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Overall I really like my car. It has a ton of room inside (front/back and hatch area) for a 4 banger sports coupe. The lights are quite cool looking and have gotten complements quite often. Looks ... Read More

Great Car! By hannacrane9

I loved this car! it was fun and looked very good. Everything works great and it is so much fun to drive. The gas milage was not bad at all and it was super comfortable to drive and ride in. Read More

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2012 Scion tC Reviews

Sporty By Brandi

Love this car! It picks up very quickly and handles like a charm. Great rear seating. The only down side is the amount of blind spots. Low visibility. The cargo space is great, too. I'm very happy wit... Read More

A Fun Little Head-turner By Nick

It's a solid car. If you want something cheap, but sporty, this is the car for you. It also gives you plenty of room to upgrade from the base model later, so you don't have to put a ton of money down ... Read More

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2011 Scion tC Reviews

Fun Car For Anyone. By arbinoj

I have enjoyed the Scion tC models since they first arrived. After owning a 2007, 2009, and recently a 2011, I can say i've seen the improvements made. Scion does a good job with their customer base. ... Read More

2011 Tc By Remi

it's a really fun car to drive, great bang for the bucks! It has decent performance and handling for a 20000$ car. Easy to modify too, only down side is the rear camber problem on the passenger side... 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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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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