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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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Not Bad — I drove this car when I was looking to trade in the Equinox. I was impressed with it. There was a few things that were cheaply made. But overall the car was pretty good. Ran great!

Pros: Quick Acceleration

Cons: Cheaply Made

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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A Small Compactwith A Soul Of A Big Adventurer — A surprisingly good looking interior and a very nice exterior for a cheap price of 16,000. The engine is big but only produces a 160 horses which do keep you entertained if you have a manual box but with that size of an engine toyota could of squezed a bit more power from it. The car has bad oversteer when you try and take corners, but the acceleration of this car is great. standard features are plenty to empress your friends and if you have money to spend you can add on plenty more features on the car like a supercharger, better stereo system and much more. Over all i would say that this car is reliable enough to last you a while but the miles per gallon on this car is not that great.

Pros: Stylish, sporty spacious coupe.

Cons: Plenty of understeed, could of been better.

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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My New Car — For a 4 banger it has great pickup while still getting awesome gas mileage. I put fog lights, pedestal spoiler, ground effects, 6 inch subs, and a couple other options into it. the double moon roof and styling of the interior is one of my favorite features

Pros: 28+ mpg, great performance, and good in the snow

Cons: 4 banger

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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Fun Car While It Lasted — Handling is sluggish due to poor chassis selection, nothing braces and sway bars can't help. Acceleration destroys everything else in it's price class (Civic EX, Cobalt LS) and is constantly compared to $20-25k sports cars. I hydrolocked the engine and bent a rod, so it's dead and waiting for a rebuild.

Pros: Roomy, comfortable, great value for the price, reliable, aftermarket support

Cons: Rattles, weak chassis, no LSD from the factory

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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Sick With Turbo! — You buy it for the value, and then you find that it's very easy to tinker with all over, so you can't keep your hands off it. Pretty soon you're dumping all kinds of money into it for FUN. So be careful!!

Pros: Easy to work on, peppy engine to begin with. Fantastic "stock" car.

Cons: Could be a little lighter, suspension is a little meh.

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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Early Scion Tc — I purchased this car new in '04. It has snappy acceleration and pretty good handling for the price. I recently purchased some Yokohama H4s tires and they improved the handling and smoothness significantly. Some of the interior pieces are not put together well, and there are some creaks from the plastic pieces. Some of the trim in the hatch has begun to fall off, and there is significant hatch oscillation with the windows down.

Owner for 3 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:11,000

Pros: Quick, Fun, Gas Mileage.

Cons: Hatch is weak.  Shoddy trim.

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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Inexpensive Stock Rocket —

My wife and I bought a used 05 tC last year with 19k on it. We just love the car. So far we have put another 25k on it and the only problem so far has been caused by the dealer. We brought it in for a recall on the sunroof and afterwards it developed a pretty good rattle and whistled like a banshee. Then a screw broke off leaving the whole thing loose. Upon inspection I discovered a tool had been left in there, rolled around and jammed everything up. The entire roof has since been replaced and so far is working just fine. The car is very quick and agile with the 5 speed ( I think if you go for the automatic you may as well just get the Camry). I ran neck and neck with a new Mustang from 60 to 115, but we ran out of road and I never got to 5th gear. I have buried the speedo at 140mph. The seats are comfortable, the stereo is good and there is an amazing amount of room if you need it and fold down all the seats. I hope it lasts as long as my 69 Corolla.

Owner for 1 years, 5 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,600

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2005 Scion tC Sport CoupeReview
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Tc Rs — the car is great, runs awesome, handling is great, the gear box is smooth. its a fun little car. i wouldnt get it automatic though. stick shift makes it so much fun. the only thing toyota missed out on is that they shouldve put a 6 gear manual transmition instead of a 5.. the 2.4 the car has, has enough power to handle that extra gear.

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

Pros: the looks. toyota did a great job with the RS..

Cons: its a two door.. and it should really have a 6th gear.

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2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
JoshGuru66 says:
Not the best
vs1997 Ford Thunderbird LX RWD
2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe winning categories:
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2005 Scion tC Sport Coupe Review
kevsfast_112 says:
vs2004 Toyota Celica GT
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Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Toyota Celica GT better.
"its sweeter "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Toyota Celica GT better.
"its a better car "

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