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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Displaying 21 - 30 of 54 2005 Scion tC reviews.

Alex writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

everything

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4 banger fwd

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? — it is an awesome car good acceleration breaking and handling, has a great build quality nothing major has broken other than the 3rd break light which was an interesting fix. does not squeak or rattle much. it is fun to drive and gets good gas mileage.

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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Heath writes:
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5

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High quality cheap car.  Quick

Cons

MPG  only 26 for a 4 banger

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Fun Ride — I love everything about it. It is a manual. The manuals are fairly quick. Automatics are slow. It has a touchy clutch. Has good low end torque. Has a very good power band range. Very fun to drive. It would be nice if it could handled turns a little better.

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Matthew4358 writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

sun roof, 26 mpg, stock rims, looks good

Cons

performance could be faster, mpg could be better, rattles

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Great Car For Student — I want this car for a long time and i finally got it. 160 horses, 2.4 engine, sun roof, 26 mpg, stock rims

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Red writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Good on gas, Sporty,

Cons

Blind spots, Large doors, Oil filter is not in most convenient place

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Cant Wait To Get Another — Glad to own looks asome runs great head turner

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Mackenzie writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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3

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Reliable

Cons

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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John writes:
2005 Scion tC Review
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4

Pros

Well-priced 2 door hatch with a great options list

Cons

Heavy for what it is, needs a 6 speed transmission, is not a sports car

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2005 Scion Tc 5 Speed — Disclaimer: I have some racing experience with autocross and also with faster, better handling cars. I refuse to select 'sport coupe' as this is my only trim option, but overall I enjoy the car. In stock form the braking, handling, and acceleration are about what you would expect but not exceptional. The car is used primarily as a daily driver but it is at least somewhat involving to drive, aided by the fact that mine is a 5 speed. There are a few areas that are prone to rattles, but I've learned to live with them. The hatch can rattle a bit on uneven pavement and/or in cooler temperatures. There is a service bulletin on this but it doesn't really fix the problem. The only issue that has happened to the car to date was an oil leak from the timing cover which was fixed under warranty. If I drive conservatively gas mileage can be between 30-32 mpg with combined highway and city driving. Usually I average around 28-29 mpg with about 30-40% city and the rest highway. As mentioned above, it is a fun car to drive. What would really help this car is weight reduction. Lighter cars are just a lot more enjoyable to drive. The car could also benefit from a 6 speed transmission. I expect this would give the car a few more MPG on the highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michal writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

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It's a great blend of economy, utility, and fun.

Cons

It has had a handful of recall issues - that's usually not a good sign...

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Nice, Fun, Inexpensive. — Nice, fun, inexpensive. Good quality, good aftermarket support. Could do with some more power or a little less weight. It's a great blend of economy, utility, and fun. It has had a handful of recall issues - that's usually not a good sign, but dealer support is usually great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Looks

Cons

Plastic falls of Paint Sucks

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Mediocer — Its ok seen better nothing beats a sti or a wrx performance ya right need a turbo its cheap hood wont open plastic falls off cops hate it get pulled over weekly at best and well no rear wiper get

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Binod writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

Its has plenty of power

Cons

N/A

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Awesome Car — great performance, interiors, base sunroof, great great 7 speaker sound system, with a sub included (its really shaking) this car is pretting customizable car for people who wanna personlize the car. we i am getting an exhaust system and its gonna be sweet!!

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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