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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PROS
"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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Tom writes:
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5

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Not costly, Sporty, Custimize

Cons

Not very fast hence the price.

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Low Price + Fun = Scion Tc — Awesome car for the price. Performance is great for its price. Little torque steer, and one wheel peels. Quality is awesome its Toyota. Clean and sporty looking. Not very costly. Gas is moderate. Fun to drive, customize, and look at!

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Julian writes:
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5

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Handling, Performance, Customizability

Cons

stock suspension, steering wheel doesn't tilt

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Best Bang For Its Buck — 5 speed is definately the way to go with this car. The shifting is so fluid and the car responds really nice. The throw is short, so many times I can shift with just a flick of my wrist. For the price tag it came with, the tC surpassed my expectations in performance, quality, handling, and enjoyment!

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Leah writes:
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5

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Reclining rear seats! Love how its a hatchback car but still got a lot of room.

Cons

None...that I know of. x)

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Love My Car! Scion Tc #1!!! — I love my car. The rear reclining seats were made to do so, because they wanted to market the Scion tC as a car to "socialize" in (and no, I don't mean hint-hint). I have a cold intake, sport muffler, exhaust system and ground effects on mine. I love it!

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John writes:
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5

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Looks, My car is a jawdropper. Everyone stares all the time. PPL actually stop me all the time about it

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only a 4 banger but hey.... good on gas with these prices and still fun to drive!

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Fun Little Car! — Love the way it handles! It is like a street legal go cart! With a little modifications you can make a scion all your own and one of a kind! Quick little car. Can be rediculously fast with a little bit of cash under the hood.

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Tracie writes:
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5

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*everything about the car is amazing.*

Cons

*no negative thoughts here...*

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*this Is The Best Car Ever. I Love It.* — *i wouldn't drive anything else.. besides me and frankie's mustang. No other cars compare. the sun roof rocks!!!*

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Brandon writes:
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5

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Beautiful exterior, easy to modify, acceleration is more than adequate (5-speed), sound system with mp3 jack, dual sunroofs, plenty of hauling space with seats folded down.

Cons

Sometimes "touchy" clutch, pricey add-ons.

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Quick, Reliable, Durable, And Very Practical. — High hopes were not let down after owning the car for almost a year. At first glance, it seems to be sporty and practical, with the hatchback and "chubby" exterior. However, after a few burnouts and zips from zero to sixty, you quickly learn that there is more potential for this car than meets the eye. One could expect gas mile-age in the mid- to upper-twenties, and possibly low thirties for those not willing to push limits. The sound system is solid and easy to use, with a built-in mp3 jack hidden in the center console. Everything else on the car speaks for itself. There is plenty of room for modification, but some may say, "Why mess with perfection?"

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Chris writes:
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3

Pros

Fuel economy

Cons

About to call it "The Rattler". Way too many shakes and vibrations for 4K miles....so i've been told its a standard feature.

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New Fuel Effecient Highway Pounder. — Great gas mileage for the power output. Very happy that it has ABS standard with 4-wheel disc and proportioning. Relatively cheap and easy on gas. That's about it.

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Mike writes:
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4

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Nice looking, hatchback, good sound system, good clutch, good mpg, straight ipod to radio connection.

Cons

Mirrors don't fold, not a high tech car, like no heated seats, or electric seats for that matter, no state of the art crap, just a regular car when it comes to that.

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Awesome — Easy clutch, not really fast, with sprot muffler it has a really great sound, mine has a short shifter which makes it even easier to shift, it gets great gas mileage, overall its great car.

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Jim writes:
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5

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More aftermarket stuff then you can shake a stick at.

Cons

FWD NE 1

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Most Likely My Next Ex. — The car is solid just like most of what toyota puts out. This car offers a blank canvas for tuners allowing them to expand at will with factory parts that are covered under warranty. How great is that.

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Brian writes:
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5

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everything

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nothings wrong and plenty of backseat room

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Car U Can Do Anything 2 And It Would Still Look Good — The performance is fantastic. The steering is the best i ever felt. Paint this car any color and it would look better than most cars out there.

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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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