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Scion tC, Convertible
#1697 of 2039 I like this new 2007 Scion tC Spec model...
Jun 25, 2006 (3:48 pm)
and it has got me looking at the Scion tC again. I always love to dream about what I might want next and these Spec tC's have everything I would want for around $15,000. That's a great price. I would get the 5-speed manual tranny, of course! And I would get the Flint Mica color.
The audio controls on the Scion steering wheels are OK but I noticed on the 2006 Scion xA in Polar White and 5-speeds that I drove that the audio controls were more annoying to me than helpful. I wouldn't mind the Scion tC Spec's regular stereo controls, actually.
#1698 of 2039 Re: I call shenanigans on this line; [m1miata]
Jun 26, 2006 (9:27 am)
Loren, that was in march when i said that!!! When i used the term lemon, what i ment was that it needs to be remodeled out of the old hyundai styling and molded to fit the new hyundai image.... Probably have a bigger v6 to compete with the supercharged tc, civic si, and pontiac 2007 g5/saturn ion redline/ chevrolet cobalt ss and offer a more comfortable rear seat.
The sunroof is on the spec model.
Jun 26, 2006 (9:36 am)
I think it will be cool to have toyota offer a tC for the heat. What i mean is a topless tC. Convertibles are becoming popular and i think toyota will become very profitable from it. Coupes are becoming unfavorable to their topless counterpartss.
The tC is like a celica replacement and toyota had a convertible celica in the 1990s and i think it will sell much better now. In fact toyota had 2 small convertibles, the Paseo which might sell well as a topless yaris and the celica. The problem with that celica and paseo was that they were stingy with the interior and the paseo was stingy with the HP. Seriously, if you were 6'2, would you but a cramped convertible with only 90hp and about 100lb feet of torque?
It'll grab more attention than the BIG solara!!
#1700 of 2039 Re: I call shenanigans on this line; [autoboy16]
Jun 26, 2006 (1:15 pm)
Well Tiburon is an awesome looking car, so I don't know what they need to change. Yes, the 3.3 V6 at 233HP would be cool, if it fits in the engine bay.
The Spec tC looks like a good value. Will keep watching the figures on reliability / initial quality figures. Seems like side air bags, which is now standard on many cars, should be standard.
As far as engines go, the tC seems to have enough HP, but if they want to tweak things, I say let's see if they can get it to 175HP + without a blower. A 180# torque engine would be cool. What it has now, of course is plenty for a quick car. Now fast, when needed comes with a blower, for those that feel the need for speed.
#1701 of 2039 Re: I call shenanigans on this line; [m1miata]
Jun 27, 2006 (5:42 am)
Thats good especially for it being so pudgy. I *think* Side airbags are standard on the Blitz Blue Special Edition Model. You'll love those alticara* seats but you gotta get 1 while you can or you'll be stalking those repo centers...
I ment that the tiburon is slow for a pudgy v6 model and the tC is quick for a pudgy I4 model. And i dont think it is fair to compare the 4cy tibby to anything other than the standard civic? both also need to go on a gas diet. better?
*How is that said/ spelled???
#1702 of 2039 The Scion tC RS 1.0 that I test drove
Jun 27, 2006 (8:18 am)
had all the power I would want which is why I think the 2007 Scion tC Spec would suit me just fine straight from the factory. I might change out the wheels for some hand-picked ones. I am starting to like the Flint Mica color-it has that earth tone look but still looks really sporty at the same time. That's the one I'd pick.
#1703 of 2039 Re: The Scion tC RS 1.0 that I test drove [iluvmysephia1]
Jun 30, 2006 (12:15 pm)
If you like having the same color as EVERYBODY eles. THAT iS THE MOST COMMON COLOR. I used to like it but now the black cherry pearl is growing on me... It reminds me of my dads 1992 Acura Legend, powerwise #of doors and the whole 9 yards. The only thing missing would be the leather seats.
In the area where I live, the dearships are offering tCs with black leather. I haven't gottten to try it yet because when i get there, they're all sold out . IMO, tc's last on the lot maybe 4days before they are sold
Jul 03, 2006 (10:17 pm)
I'm including the Classic Silver or Silver Streak Mica or whatever Scion is calling the 2007 Scion tC Spec's variety of Silver on my short list. A car like the tC is just right for the silver color. It just fits the corners, angles and curves of the tC well.
I might entertain chrome wheels with the silver.
How are everyone's Bridgestone Potenza's holding up? Well? Are they only lasting you 20,000 miles? That's what research is saying so far. If that's the case I'll just go order a brand new tire and wheel set off the net for my tC Spec that will hold up beyond 20,000 miles. Is it rainy weather that wears them prematurely? Why are decent tires like Bridgestone Potenza's only lasting 20,000 miles? Or are they not decent tires at all. I think Yokohama makes a great tire as does Toyo. These Potenza's may not be very well made, huh?
#1705 of 2039 Well, I'm back to obsessing over the Scion
Jul 04, 2006 (7:54 pm)
tC again. Something about a flat $15,000 for a 2007 Scion tC Spec in either Classic Silver Metallic or Flint Mica and 5-speeds did it to me. Did I mention a flat fee of $15,000? I don't need any extra so that is what I'll pay.
Notice I typed that is what I'll pay, not that is what I would pay. Oh yeah, I've got it dug into my mind now that I want a tC.
Have y'all noticed that the Scion tC's value doesn't drop after you buy it, either? No kidding! I just did a Kelley Blue Book valuation on the 2005 Scion tC and it listed it's book price at $19,490! That must be a typo! Why would a year old Scion tC sell for more than my 2007 Scion tC Spec in 5-speeds and Flint Mica or Classic Silver Metallic?
I think Toyota is on to something big here.
#1706 of 2039 Re: Well, I'm back to obsessing over the Scion [iluvmysephia1]
Jul 07, 2006 (9:10 pm)
because you pay more for a regular old tC and much less for Spec...
Any1 like th light blue: