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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David writes:
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5

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Gas MPG, Features, Sound System, Hatchback

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Nothing big yet

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Great Car In Its Class — I have owned it since june 2007 and i love it. Its been great on gas. For its size its pretty big inside. great sound system stock. and great features for a standard option. i would recommend the manual.

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Cherry51087 writes:
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Sunroof, Rear reclining seats, stain resistant seats, center console, stereo, iPod capability, subwoofer. Too many more to list!

Cons

None so far

Cherry51087
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Love It!!! — I bought an '08 manual Scion TC. It has the rear lip spoiler and TRD exhaust. I love love love it!

Owner for 0 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Tyler writes:
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3

Pros

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

Cons

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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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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Cody writes:
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Sound system, handling, looks, value

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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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2014 Scion tC Reviews

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2012 Scion tC Reviews

Sporty By Brandi

Love this car! It picks up very quickly and handles like a charm. Great rear seating. The only down side is the amount of blind spots. Low visibility. The cargo space is great, too. I'm very happy wit... Read More

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

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

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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