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I Have Problems With My Clutch

I have question I have problem with my clutch I have Scion tC 2008 and the car start turning off when I press the clutch in so I changed the clutch and it till with the problem so I changed the tr...

Scion Xb Dash Lights Check Engine VSC Trac Control

My dash lights came on. My mechanic advised I use 93 octane gas instead of 87 to cure this problem. I trust him, but my research doesn't support that. What to do. 2006 Scion Xb, 75k miles.

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Check Engine, Trac Off , Vsc

I have a 06 xB...I have recently put a intake manifold on it and the dash board lite up... Check engine VSC and Trac off all came on at the same time..I did expect that but have tried a few things ...

5th Gear Slips Out And Now Won't Go Into 5th

Why does it pop out of 5th n now won't go into 5th gear

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Power Loss , Hesitation, Stalling

fine all the way home. The engine light hasnt came on yet, has a new battery, terminals are clean and not corroded, ive had the car fir years and first tine its done this. Anyone have similar probl...

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Scion Overview

Ah, youth. It is a powerful market, catered to by the film industry, fashion world, TV producers, and of course automakers. Dismayed that its average buyer was 48 years old, Toyota wanted to bring in a younger, hipper Gen Y crowd, to build brand loyalty over the years. To do this, it created the U.S.-based Scion division. Scion's mission is to produce affordable compact entry-level cars that appeal to younger buyers with attention-grabbers such as top fuel economy, copious customizable accessories and a hassle-free, non-negotiable Pure Price sticker concept.

The first Scions debuted at the LA Auto Show in 2003. Both the Scion xA 5-door hatch and xB 5-door wagon had a limited release and were rebadged Japanese cars. Not until they were joined by the first true Scion model, the tC 2-door hatch, in 2004 did the brand go nationwide. The xB is the most popular of the Scions, accounting for 40% of sales, and is the most recognizable, with its boxy, milk-truck look. Though unique at the time, this layout was perfect for hauling cargo or college buddies. The xA featured more traditional rounded lines. Both started out with a 1.5-liter, 108-hp I4 engine. The sportier tC hatch is powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC I4 that gets 161-hp.

What makes Scion notable and appealing to younger buyers is the array of aftermarket options. With a list of 40 accessories both inside and out, drivers can customize their car to their lifestyle. A highly sought after subset of the Scions are the limited edition Release Series, which Toyota offers in small numbers usually as part of a marketing campaign.

Since its debut, the subcompact Scions have inherited a few competitors from the Honda Fit and Chevy Caliber, and 2008 will see its first refresh of the line. In 2008, the xA is replaced by the xD, which carries a longer wheelbase and gets a more powerful 1.8-liter, 128-hp I4 engine. The tC remains the same, but the xB undergoes some restyling. Still boldly square, more cargo space has been added, edges softened, split-folding rear seats included, and it now shares the 2.4-liter engine with the tC, though it only hits 158-hp. As further candy to tempt Gen Y buyers, both the xB and xD will come standard with iPod ports.

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