2005 Scion tC User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 56 2005 Scion tC reviews.

    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    35

    Nearly Stock Tc — Peppy for a 4-cylinder, good styling, great interior. A lot of available upgrades. 0-60:7-8 seconds stock. Got shafted on the price, but had to have it. Not many in my area, so it'll turn some heads, and any blonde looks good in the passenger seat. -AEM CAI -Custom axle back exhaust

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

    Pros: Looks and overall performance

    Cons: Expensive to maintain

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    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    Cool Little Car Thats More Attractive Than The Rest Of Scions Lineup — Its a great car, Build quality is good being that it comes from toyota. Ive had it for almost 4 years and have had no major problems. The car is a commuter.. not a performer. Handling isnt great, nor is acceleration or braking, but its not mean to be a GTI. Overall if you dont have to put up with snow... its a fun little hatch with a lot of standard features.

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

    Pros: has a lot of standard features for under 20k, toyota build quality

    Cons: Terrible in the snow, leaves more to be desired.

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    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    2005 Scion Tc — the car is amazing on the road. its a real safe feeling car. i love driving it. i have fliped it and did little damage that im still driving it. scion did a good job with a safe car. its quick.

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

    Pros: it handles well

    Cons: nothing

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    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    Good — Performance is awesome for a 4cyl. Clutch squeaks sometime. Gas mileage average for a sports car. Extremely fun to drive on the streets if you want a little more power and less maintenance fees. Exterior is very sleek ad aerodynamic

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to Drive, Power

    Cons: So light you need to make sre you have really good tires to keep traction

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    2005 Scion tC Review
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    2005 Scion Tc 5 Speed — Disclaimer: I have some racing experience with autocross and also with faster, better handling cars. I refuse to select 'sport coupe' as this is my only trim option, but overall I enjoy the car. In stock form the braking, handling, and acceleration are about what you would expect but not exceptional. The car is used primarily as a daily driver but it is at least somewhat involving to drive, aided by the fact that mine is a 5 speed. There are a few areas that are prone to rattles, but I've learned to live with them. The hatch can rattle a bit on uneven pavement and/or in cooler temperatures. There is a service bulletin on this but it doesn't really fix the problem. The only issue that has happened to the car to date was an oil leak from the timing cover which was fixed under warranty. If I drive conservatively gas mileage can be between 30-32 mpg with combined highway and city driving. Usually I average around 28-29 mpg with about 30-40% city and the rest highway. As mentioned above, it is a fun car to drive. What would really help this car is weight reduction. Lighter cars are just a lot more enjoyable to drive. The car could also benefit from a 6 speed transmission. I expect this would give the car a few more MPG on the highway.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Well-priced 2 door hatch with a great options list

    Cons: Heavy for what it is, needs a 6 speed transmission, is not a sports car

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    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    ? — it is an awesome car good acceleration breaking and handling, has a great build quality nothing major has broken other than the 3rd break light which was an interesting fix. does not squeak or rattle much. it is fun to drive and gets good gas mileage.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: everything

    Cons: 4 banger fwd

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    Scion Tc — For a four banger the acceleration is exceptional. I love that it'll get me there when I want to go fast but it saves on gas when you need it to with the VVT-i. The only thing that's gone wrong in the year I've had it is the throttle body went out but the was the consequence of driving through three feet of water. I love the looks of the tC. It's very sporty and the interior is very nice. Surprisingly for a two door the back passengers have quite a bit of leg room. From experience there is more leg room in the back of the tC then a four door civic or subaru impreza. This car is very fun to drive and handles like a dream. The steering is very responsive and so is the throttle. Over all i love this car and love that this is the way i was brought into the Toyota family.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun sporty effecient

    Cons: Not any real big ones

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    Nice, Fun, Inexpensive. — Nice, fun, inexpensive. Good quality, good aftermarket support. Could do with some more power or a little less weight. It's a great blend of economy, utility, and fun. It has had a handful of recall issues - that's usually not a good sign, but dealer support is usually great.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a great blend of economy, utility, and fun.

    Cons: It has had a handful of recall issues - that's usually not a good sign...

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    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    Mediocer — Its ok seen better nothing beats a sti or a wrx performance ya right need a turbo its cheap hood wont open plastic falls off cops hate it get pulled over weekly at best and well no rear wiper get

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks

    Cons: Plastic falls of Paint Sucks

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    2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
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    Awesome Car — great performance, interiors, base sunroof, great great 7 speaker sound system, with a sub included (its really shaking) this car is pretting customizable car for people who wanna personlize the car. we i am getting an exhaust system and its gonna be sweet!!

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

    Pros: Its has plenty of power

    Cons: N/A

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Scion tC Reviews

    Wait And Get One Slightly Used! By NitroKombat

    Overall I really like my car. It has a ton of room inside (front/back and hatch area) for a 4 banger sports coupe. The lights are quite cool looking and have gotten complements quite often. Looks ... Read More

    Great Car! By hannacrane9

    I loved this car! it was fun and looked very good. Everything works great and it is so much fun to drive. The gas milage was not bad at all and it was super comfortable to drive and ride in. Read More

    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

    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

    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

    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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