2008 Scion tC User Reviews

2008 Scion tC Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 45 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" 19 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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JM123 writes:
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5

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Smooth drive, look great

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not a family car... only for 4

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I Really Like My Car. — 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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jemsmotors writes:
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The reliability and durability great car to hang out with friends its slicky look with sunroof moonroof makes it a great vehicle

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I don't really like the fact that stands so low close to the floor when it rains is not so good and if you hit a hole on the streets is the only thing I don't like bout it

Jemsmotors
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Wonderful — 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 just have fun on weekends I recommend this car to anyone

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
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it's cute and adorable

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if you are a guy

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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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Looks racey, cool color, good low-end power, great cruiser

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No top end power, loud under acceleration, cheap feel

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Good Kid's Car — This thing is great for a teenager, but not so great for anyone else. Its not incredibly fast, and doesn't get outstanding gas mileage. However, it does do long journeys with ease, and its very comfortable and planted on the highway, but and its very loud and obnoxious under acceleration. It has pretty good safety ratings from IIHS. The stock subwoofer is really bad so I took it out of the car. The interior also feels kinda cheap, but over-all, I'd say its a perfect young person's car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Karli writes:
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High quality all around, unexpected safety and luxury features, tight handling, spacious cabin, bargain price.

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A couple of odd design elements, drab interior color. Horrible blind spot for anyone shorter than 5''6 driving the car.

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I Love My Tc! — Great car, wouldn't have any other one for my daily driver! I bought this little dime in March of 2012 with a wowing 22,000 miles on it, can you say fantastic for a 2005? I can, what a deal. In this last year I have racked up about 13,000 miles without a single repair. Maintenance is a must, but this car makes it super easy to keep the car in pristine condition while maintaining a modest budget. I am married, with no children which makes the tC & I the perfect combination.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Candice writes:
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Gas mileage, quick pick up, handling

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

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

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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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everything

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cdiddy315
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Sweet Dude — I really enjoy this car everything from its sporty look to the way it handles in and out of corners. Its awesome at track or just messing around with friends the power to gas consumption is amazing. i haul all kinds of stuff and still have funtionality of a small gas saving sports coupe.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JMILLER0556 writes:
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The power, looks and fuel economy

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It's only 2 door

JMILLER0556
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Sharp — I love this car but my husband and I are expecting our first child and we now need a roomier car. The appearance is very sharp and the paint color is always shiny, it is a very sprty car with a lot of power and also good fuel economy

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ravage writes:
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Very easy to make unique; reliable; can sound great with an intake; fun to drive; nice interior with carbon fiber package.

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No 6th gear. 2+ hour drives suck. Some interior squeaks.

ravage
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Love It — 27 MPG driving rude after an intake, I'll take it. Clean looks with plenty of opportunity, I'll take it. Smooth interior with great sound, I'll take it. Whoops an 04 hatch SI, I'll take it. Buy yourself one of these

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2005 Scion tC Reviews

I Love This Car Just Not Meant To Have A Baby In The Back. By liltuck

this car was very reliable but its not meant to be able to put a car seat in the back. I've never had any issues with the vehicle. the car is very safe and gets pretty good gas mileage also. Read More

Reliable By reyesreyes

This is by far the best car I've owned yet. Quality, interior room (surprisingly, back seats are very spacious), performance, style and appearance are all top-notch. I had 148k without a single issue ... Read More

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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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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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