2008 Scion tC User Reviews

2008 Scion tC Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 46 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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ravage writes:
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5

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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.

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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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Darren writes:
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4

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Looks Great Also Great On Gas And Large Truck Space With Folding Seats

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Not So Fast LOL

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Not A Bad Car — Great Car It Has 173 Hp Even With That Little It Moves Because Of Its Weight The Car Alone Is Dumb Light Plan To Drive With It Sure But That Car Doesnt Respond So Quick So Watch Out But For a Daily Its Great

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kirk writes:
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fun to drive.

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

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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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Clare writes:
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Looks, Speed & IPOD hookup

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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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Kristen writes:
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Fun to drive, awesome performance, love the manufacturers add-ons!

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People pulling out infront of me, sits KINDA low to the ground so i tend to scrape alot!

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Love My Tc! — Well I have a four runner, and I missed my little car... PLUS I needed something better on gas... So we got my Scion.. It performes fabulous, ownership cost is just regular maintence.. It's an awesome car to drive, fun, the sound system is great.. Although I do have one complaint and that is people pulling out infront of me in the car...

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Ashley writes:
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smooth ride and lots of pick-up

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

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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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Gage writes:
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great fuel mileage, fast , cheap car

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very small

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Great First Car — I thought that this car had great speed and looked great. but it was too small for a tall guy like me. If i was a little bigger it would be a perfect car. great car for a first time buyer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
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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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Chase writes:
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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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Mike writes:
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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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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

Read all 80 2007 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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