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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awesome car, fun to drive, good looks

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front wheel drive..

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Ive Wanted This Car Since The First Time I Saw One.. — i love my car, the only thing i dont like is that its front wheel drive, and non turbo. but at least one of those things can be changed very easily. i love also that its like a lego car, every thing u can imagine just pops off.. and u can get upgraded parts for it.(carbon fiber etc.) i also love the panaramic sunroof ( basicly a sunroof and a moon roof all in one) so the whole top of my car is glass.

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

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its just fun

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

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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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Fun

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Expenisive to make a Go Fast car

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Fun For Driving Around Town But All Show And No Go — I like the appearance and the sound of the car but the performance in power is its major downfall. The handling is amazing with the right set of springs though. The car could use boost to make it fast but is relatively expensive and will destroy the motor quickly unless done right.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The car is awesome... its the total package

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probly have to say nothen so far

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08 Tc — This car is sweet... its dead sexy. Got it for a show car about a year or so ago... so far the car has been flawless. Lots of aftermarket stuff for it. Worth every penny that i paid for it.

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

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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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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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Fun to drive all around & looks nice

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No power

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Good Daily Driver But Costs Alot Of Money To Make Fast — The car has alot of performance potential but it costs alot of money to boost these cars & its not worth it with as much as you spend boosting them you can put a downpayment on a faster car that's already boosted

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

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its awesome looking and comfortable

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

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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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Its a small little car that fits me perfect

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Its not really all the fast

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Im Really Glad I Bought This Car As My First. — I love the handling and braking the tires wear pretty fast on them. I get 32 miles to the gallon. Its a pretty easy car to maintain. I love the dark interior that the car has and theres so many exterior colors to chose from u can really customize ur car the way u want it. And for only 18,420 its a pretty decent car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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safe

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FWD

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Good Car For The Price — Takes 10psi of boost on stock internals like a champ! Built great, lacks some nicer features like power/heated seats, ride is a little noisey. Fun to drive, but cant beat AWD. Front wheel drive isnt the best for performance but for what it is, it does the job great.

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2012 Scion tC Reviews

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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

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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

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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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