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Scion tC, Convertible
Jun 30, 2005 (1:43 am)
Really? Oh OK...I've been looking at some others and have seen new 2006 threads started for existing models. which is why I requested one here. That way when someone searches "Scion TC" they would be able to choose to review comments on the 2006 model VS past experience with the 2005 without having to wade through everything else. But OK..rules are rules...already learned that as I posted a 2006 Scion TC press release and got an email telling me it had been removed because it's not allowed.
#1555 of 2039 Got the '06
Jul 02, 2005 (7:25 am)
and am in LOVE LOVE LOVE. The steering wheel controls, iPod, dual sunroofs, cool wheels are all new to me. I totally don't fit the demographic as I'm a 40 yr old emptynester but dang I look so cute in it (jk).
I got all the extras on the car including ground effects kit and spoiler. The spoiler does block your rear view a bit - but I'll adjust. I love the quik get up & go even with the air running full blast. It has a bit of a hesitation but finds its power pretty darn quick.
Check it out & tell me what you think. TFL.
#1556 of 2039 Re: Got the '06 [06tcer]
Jul 03, 2005 (9:11 pm)
Thanks again for posting info...especially about the spoiler in this thread. I am very short and I know when I test drove a Mitsu Eclipse the spoiler on that thing blocked a substantial part of my view so I will go with the lip spoiler only on the TC.
I wonder what others feel about the gauges on the dash..to me they seem very drab (as did Mitsubishi ones)...compared to several other cars I looked at. Do you all agree? Talking about the speedometer, etc.
Looked at a friend's new Civic today...yes a lot less engine but it sure looked sharp but didn't have some of the goodies the TC does on either side of the hood LOL.
About the ground effects..does that give the car less ground clearance? I have a steep driveway as I posted before and my 240SX bites it often, my Z3 sometimes so just wondering.
To me my Nissan 240SX had it all...but alas after 13 years I gotta move on....
Jul 05, 2005 (2:48 am)
Hi just wondering if anyone had a good experience with a particular Scion dealer in Orange County CA (North OC if possible or Central)? I will be ordering a 2006 with lots of options, yes I'm picky and I want to deal with competent, friendly folks. Any input would be greatly appreciated. So far have heard of a few GREAT AZ ones but that's a bit too far LOL. Also will want to use for service as well.
Jul 05, 2005 (3:25 am)
Also..does anyone know what the paint cutout looking circles are on the front bumper just above where the fog lights go in below on the grille? They are VERY CLEAR on pics on scion.com page and you can see one on Kelly's pics in picture 6. I thought those were pre-cutouts for fog lights but then saw on the pics above and on the site the fog lights are put down below on the grille sides? Seems weird to me...anyone know what those are? Are they "stamped" with something?
Jul 05, 2005 (3:37 am)
Ooops hit enter too soon..on Kelly's it seems only visible on the driver's side but if you go to Scion.com and go through the build a car photos there are clearly TWO circle cutouts on the front bumper....if they are intentional what are they and why is there seemingly only one on Kelly's?
Jul 05, 2005 (10:55 am)
My '06 has the "cutout" only on the drivers side. It is actually a snap on cap that covers a tie-down point for shipping the cars. With the cap removed a screw-in eyebolt is used as a tie-down point during shipment. The rear is secured via the bracket welded to the rear crossmember. This cap is fairly common on Japanese and German cars ie. the New Beetle and Mazda RX8 to name just two.
Jul 05, 2005 (3:06 pm)
Wonder why the scion.com site shows one on each side. I also wonder why they have to tie down during shipment in a manner that involves messing with the integrity/appearance/surface of the car. I've owned German/Japanese cars all my life and never had the "circle" before...looks kinda silly in my opinion. One would THINK they could figure out another way to secure the vehicle for shipment! Anyway, thanks for the response....
#1562 of 2039 It's not that big a deal...
Jul 05, 2005 (3:27 pm)
Really. Nor is it rare. As said before those knockouts are on much more expensive cars. Just another way of doing something. Hardly noticeable.
Jul 05, 2005 (9:03 pm)
I suspect that Scion being as bright as they seem to be, may have tested the left vs. right placement of the " shipping hook " and that was the pic you viewed on scion.com....probably a prototype. Keep in mind; the height-off-ground of a vehicle would influence how it can be secured during transatlantic shipment...too...if vehicles are being shipped West to East on the Pacific vs. East to West in the Atlantic, then a entirely new equation exits (ie. which side gets the hole for load shift and currents?)... any vehicle being tranported via ship that does not have the "circle" will have an undercarriage attachment point. A good body shop can fill-in the "circle"....or buy U.S. junk and not worry about it.