2008 Scion tC User Reviews

2008 Scion tC Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 44 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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"ride" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"sound" 8 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"fwd" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Cody writes:
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5

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Sound system, handling, looks, value

Cons

None really

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Overall, A Very Good Car. — I'll start with the positives of the tC. It looks fantastic and I get a lot of compliments for it. With the backseats folded down there is a surprisingly large amount of storage room in the back. The speaker system is also exceptional, the only complaint I have is that the bass can sometimes be annoyingly loud, especially to passengers in the back seat. On to the semi-cons. Performance is alright, nothing spectacular, but much better than your average car. It is fun to drive and accelerates and corners well, but not like a true sports car. The build quality is very good, I have no complaints about the materials and I have not had any problems with it's reliability. Gas mileage is average: I get around 23 mpg, mostly city driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
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Pros

smooth ride and lots of pick-up

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sucks gas like u wouldnt believe and a lot of clutch problems

55

Scion Tc — I think something is already wrong with the clutch. Not even 4k on it, it sticks but great drive overall and lots of pick-up. lots of interior room and cool storage. the gas isn't that good either, about 16 city maybe 20 highway. but for the price of the car you get a lot. rims, power everything, sunroof, keyless on key. the car handles great its fun to drive but with gas prices it is kind of hard.

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Chase writes:
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4

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its just fun

Cons

buy it to customize. if thats not your thing, buy a civic. it'd be cheaper

35

Buy It — absolutely nothing. has fantastic stock torque, could use a little boost in whp, but overall no complaints =] fwd, so handles like a boss, nothing broken in the first two years of driving, over 37 thousand miles so far. always fun to drive

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

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Kirk writes:
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3

Pros

fun to drive.

Cons

not much of a fan of front wheel drive .cars a little slow.

45

Priced Right. — Good on gas cheap on headaches priced right with plenty of standard features.A little slow but I bought the automatic because of LA traffic.Handles well fun to drive not much a fan of front wheel drive cars but with a camry motor it's sure to be reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
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4

Pros

it's cute and adorable

Cons

if you are a guy

55

Perfect For Girls — drives fine, shifts well, interior is sustainable, compact, pretty easy to modify with a lot of parts out there (if you so choose), okay so it's kind of small but it's compart and fits in good parking spaces. it was worth 24000 to drive away but COMPLETELY worth it.

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

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Candice writes:
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4

Pros

Gas mileage, quick pick up, handling

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Not enough options for upgrading motor, seat adjusters (should have been power)

55

Fun Little Car — Cost of Ownership: gas mileage is decent, maintenance is affordable. Performance: Handles the way a car should around curves and turns, braking is good, accelerates better/faster than sister toyotas. Appearance: Sporty, easy to modify. Build Quality: In 2 years of ownership I've only changed the oil when needed and I'm just now getting new tires and brakes. Fun Factor: It is fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gail writes:
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4

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its awesome looking and comfortable

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lots of plastic on interior-hard for dash mats to stick

35

Buy It Its Worth It — i love my car! its sleek and sexy and has plenty of power! its comfortable on the inside and has a rockin stereo. its low to the ground and corners well at high speeds so its fun to drive. its a toyota/lexus combo technology so you know its dependable and sturdy. it has decent gas mileage but still looks sporty

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Taylor writes:
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5

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Super comfortable, Saves on gas, Looks fast

Cons

Not as fast as other sports cars & hard to see out of

35

My Scion Tc — Performance- easy acceleration, great brakes Build Quality- Body kit attached on kinda cheaply Appearance- unique, shiny color, favorite interior of any car, touch screen navigation Cost of Ownership- gets about 30mpg Fun Factor- Fun to drive, love the big sunroof

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Clare writes:
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4

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Looks, Speed & IPOD hookup

Cons

No rear wiper

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Toyota Scion Tc — Performance –for a little sporty hatch this is pretty swift! Build Quality – no rattles, squeaks - nothing broken...sweet Appearance – pretty smart for a hot-hatch in its class in US Cost of Ownership –good gas, 1st two services are free!! Fun Factor – its not bad..and the IPOD hook up built in is super cool. Only problem is young men trying to race me :-)

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Monique writes:
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5

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Even though they look small they have a lot of room and are great on gas...

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Nothing

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Scions Are Great... — This is my first compact car but even though it's compact it has a lot of room inside and it looks great... I love my new little car... Scion all the way!.... Performance_ I have no complaints I can drive fast or slow and turning is great... Built Qualities_ the parts are inter-changeable and I am about with God's help I will up-grade my car with different parts, like a spoiler, tinted windows and hoping to put a turbo in it...LOL Appearance- the car looks great even right out of the lot. Cost of Ownership_ It's got great gas mileage. Fun Factors- It's an awesome and very different experience to drive a Scion.... Would I recommend this car to friends and family? Hell Yes!... My younger brother owes one of the first XB"s straight out of California and our family is slowing joining his fun and enthusiasm about being a proud owner of a Scion...

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Reviews From Other Years

2012 Scion tC Reviews

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

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

Comfortable, Fast, Inexpensive Car By trish1015

I love this car! It was very inexpensive and it drives really well! Fast and comfy! Big power change when v-tec kicks in around 40mph. I would definately reccommend this car to everybody! Great for a... 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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2007 Scion tC Reviews

Scion Tc Review By Chaitanya

Interior space for a coupe category is the highest and can handle transport a variety of goods or 5 people with enough comfort. Could have added few more features and electronics. If mileage was raise... Read More

Overall Great Car, Nice Looks & Price, No Reliability Issues. By sciontcowner

Great handling & pick-up. Great looks and perfect price for a first time buyer. Extremely reliable car (it's a Toyota .. what else can you expect!) Fuel economy in the mid to upper 20s depending on ho... Read More

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