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Scion tC, Convertible
Jun 22, 2005 (4:13 am)
When the Scion TC was first talked about...there was mention of a "supercharger" option...did that ever happen? After doing some more research I now fully understand that the "options" are all dealer based except the transmission and paint pretty much. So one has to be sure they find a GREAT dealer right? And this is a "gal" with all the questions..an "old" gal at that LOL.
Does anyone have XM? You have to pay a fee every month right? Haven't really research it much. The ipod attachment might be fun..just have to get an ipod now LOL. It seems they are changing the blue for 2006? stickguy...did you see the 2005 blue or 2006? Seems the 2006 first shipment is just coming out. I sure hope folks post here about any discoveries/experiences with the first ones shipped. I am always a bit worried to buy at the very beginning of a year for a car. And this being only the second year for Scion...but so far it seems as close to my old 240SX as I'll probably ever get for the money. Though the ride and "silence" may not be there. They said they redesigned the "head" of the stereo..not sure if that means that door flap or not..anyone know. I apologize for posting in the wrong thread and posting a report from scion's web site here...got me in trouble with the board moderators. Ooops. Hope to see more posts here about the 2006 Scion TC.
Jun 22, 2005 (6:23 am)
I saw the '05 blue. No idea what the '06 color is.
The headunit is the stereo itself. I imagine the cover will be the same.
For XM, yes you pay a monthly subscription fee (I believe about $7-$10 now, depending on how long a term you pay for).
The options, if you order them up front, are actually supposed to be put on at the port (delivery center), so they are on the car when the dealer gets it. But, the dealer can also add most (if not all) of them if you decide to get them after they already have the car. So yes, pick out a good dealer, especially since the price is probably going to be the same no matter where you buy.
Jun 22, 2005 (7:38 am)
I sat in a 2006 tC last night that had the Ipod stereo. It had a rotary knob for volume control - an improvement over the 05's that had up down buttons.
Does anyone know if the BASE stereo unit on the 2006s has a rotary volume knob?
#1547 of 2039 Re: 2006 tC Stereo [nascar9900]
Jun 22, 2005 (4:41 pm)
yes the knob is in the base model. I just bought a 2006 tC, it's at the dealership right now, I'll be picking it up as soon as some paperwork goes through. So I'll be able to let people know some 2006 info.
Jun 24, 2005 (12:52 pm)
I have an 05 tC and im so pissed cause the only thing its missing is stereo controls on the stearing wheel... the 06's from what I understand have this feature. I went to get my free oil change and while I was there I talked to the service guy and he said you can't even get an upgrade for the 05 with the steering wheel controls... CUURRRSSEESSS!!!
Jun 27, 2005 (2:16 am)
Interesting because if you look at the official Scion site (which thus far only says 05 but seems to have 06 info - I wrote to ask them about it), there are two pics of the stereo unit...the one with the knobs it SAYS is the IPOD version BUT the one without the knobs has the options for "folder" "files", etc...whereas the one with the knobs does not - very confusing so I wrote to them but have heard nothing back. It seemed like their pics were reversed since the options that seem to go with IPOD were on the pic that said it was WITHOUT the IPOD. So when someone gets a FINISHED 06 one way or the other, let us know for sure OK?
#1550 of 2039 black sand pearl vs flint mica
Jun 27, 2005 (10:14 pm)
Do you guys know which of the two is the more darker black? Initially, my guess is that black sand pearl is actually black, while flint mica is a dark grey/charcoal color. but in the scion.com website, it shows the opposite: that flint mica is a little darker than the black sand pearl. Can you guys help me out?
#1551 of 2039 Re: black sand pearl vs flint mica [tdot]
Jun 28, 2005 (5:33 am)
The Black sand pearl is darker in both the shade and the sun... but keep in mind it is still a pearl finish so it looks different in sun and shade. I have a flint mica tC and its neat beacuse the pearl effect really stands out, in the sun it alomost looks dark blue with a greay hint... in the shade it takes on a dark lusturous, wet looking charcole greay... I originaly was going to go for the black but the tC is kind of different than cars like a civic or acura in the sense that black IMO doesn't really look as good as you might think... Maybe its the pearl finishes that they use but the tC looks really good in color rather than black... I actualy just recently saw a medium almost electric blue tC and it looked super sharp... (not the powder blue)... hope this helps
#1552 of 2039 Could we start a 2006 Scion TC Thread now?
Jun 29, 2005 (4:31 am)
Could we start a 2006 Scion TC forum now that they are out?
Jun 29, 2005 (8:03 am)
just keep this one going. They only start a new model year thread when it is a new design, otherwise it gets messy.