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 41 - 50 of 54 2005 Scion tC reviews.

Winston writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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Poppin — Like: comfortable inside, dual moon-roof, hefty power but not too fast, comfortable, quiet when not getting deaf by my stereo, quick and auto-up/down windows, all glass top makes it easier to wash, everything goes off only after opening door. I still get compliments on it. It's poppin. Dis-like: 20-22MPG since I drive a lot of city. Large and heavy door hard to get out of tight parking spots. Good looks and personalized license plate make it hard to go around discretely.

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Carlos writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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4

Pros

Nice looking appearance inside and outside.
It is ok on gas economy 26m/g average.
It handles fine and has a good engine for its price.

Cons

I wish it has a better acceleration.
Interior is not as quiet as I would like it to be.

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Nice And Reliable Car. — So far, I haven't found problems on the car. It is very reliable and handles ok.

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Bruce writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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Pros

strong clutch, decent gas milage, easy to maintain, a lot of aftermarket
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Cons

slight body roll, stock tires make it easy to slide out in rain or snow

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Good For Everyday Driving — The 2.4L I4 on the tC gets decent gas milage and can still go when needed. The car has a little body roll on hard turns but still holds the road.

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Steve writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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Pros

Styling, reliability, good performance/price ratio

Cons

Never will be mistaken for a performance car.  Otherwise, no real cons

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Great Sporty Car For The Money — I have owned my tC for 3 years. I bought the second one that my dealership ever recieved, so I have had the advantage of owning one from the very beginning. While it will never be mistaken for a high performance car, it does have a great price/performance ratio and really good styling (sort of an imitation of an Infiniti G35 coupe)

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Gian writes:
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5

Pros

Visually awesome and comfortable inside

Cons

Cars weight is a bit much

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Sexy Looking Ride — Car could use a bit more torgue and pick up off the line but with a lil moding can be quite the beast.

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Nathan writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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5

Pros

All glass roof, standard sunroof, low-torquey engine, looks, customization, dask layout, 17" wheels standard.

Cons

Not enough horsepower for really quick passing on highway, a little heavy.

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Can't Beat What You Get For The Price! — I've had this car for 3 years (50k so far) and I can honestly say I've never looked back. For the price nothing can come even close. If you have another five grand to spend then a GTI or Speed 3 is obviously the better performing vehicle but for something just north of 16 grand it's hard to beat.

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Gervaise writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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A very good fit and finish on the bodywork . I am a Tool & Die maker and have worked for an  Audi assembly plant as well as Volvo . This is what we look at . Compared to anything up to the $ 40 000  market  it is very comparable with fit and finish.

Cons

None.

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Ver Good All Rounder — One of the best cars to own these days . Good bang for your buck . Excellent retail after 4 years of owning one .

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Elizabeth writes:
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Looks great, fast, fun! Great gas.

Cons

Too easy to rade ;)

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I Love My Car Sooo Much! — A great car for first time driver and well.. anyone else. Easy to drive but has a sensitive pedal... got 2 speeding tickets in 1 month.. =/

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David writes:
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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4

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Quick Acceleration

Cons

Cheaply Made

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Not Bad — I drove this car when I was looking to trade in the Equinox. I was impressed with it. There was a few things that were cheaply made. But overall the car was pretty good. Ran great!

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Nikita writes:
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Stylish, sporty spacious coupe.

Cons

Plenty of understeed, could of been better.

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A Small Compactwith A Soul Of A Big Adventurer — A surprisingly good looking interior and a very nice exterior for a cheap price of 16,000. The engine is big but only produces a 160 horses which do keep you entertained if you have a manual box but with that size of an engine toyota could of squezed a bit more power from it. The car has bad oversteer when you try and take corners, but the acceleration of this car is great. standard features are plenty to empress your friends and if you have money to spend you can add on plenty more features on the car like a supercharger, better stereo system and much more. Over all i would say that this car is reliable enough to last you a while but the miles per gallon on this car is not that great.

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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

Read all 45 2008 Scion tC reviews

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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