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Scion tC, Convertible
Aug 10, 2006 (8:19 pm)
did you buy a 2007 Scion tC Spec, per chance? If so, how is it working out?
That white one looks awesome, I just made it my background picture on my Windows background. Very nice shade, and the Metallic Silver also looks great on the Scion tC.
I like the $15,000 price and find it comical that one Internet report(a passing blog)says that Scion doesn't want to sell these Spec tC's for 2007 for just $15,000 to anybody. I mean, the report read like they are encouraging the salesmen to discourage anyone from buying just a 2007 Scion tC Spec in their favorite color. Humm...say that ain't so, Joe.
Like they (Scion salesmen) are going to go overboard trying to sell you options and care packages of all sorts, like you or not. Yikes.
#1720 of 2039 Re: autoboy16.. [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 10, 2006 (9:41 pm)
well no i didn't buy a tC. That picture came straight from edmunds . Heres are 2 important facts to note:
1, The spec tC has a panorama moonroof but it doesn't open.
2, Toyota is actually considering dropping the tC in the mid 2008 model year . I lost the link when my history was deleted but will post where i found that when i find that. Thats a dumb move for toyota because the tC is one of the best selling toyota models. Hopefully they will just do a freshening of it.
Also take note that toyota may freshen the tC next year and if enough people recommend toyota add a rear wiper to the tC, they may do it. I mean hey, even the prius has one and it is sooo tiny. How many people actually use their rear wipers often? My dad stopped after using rain-x on his 4runner.
#1721 of 2039 Re: autoboy16.. [autoboy16]
Aug 10, 2006 (10:38 pm)
Consumer guide says the tC will be dropped. Read the news paragraph.
#1722 of 2039 Re: autoboy16.. [autoboy16]
Aug 11, 2006 (4:55 am)
Not likely. It is a little too popular to be dropped in a year.
I could see them dropping/replacing the xA.
#1723 of 2039 Re: autoboy16.. [jaxs1]
Aug 11, 2006 (8:06 am)
That website says the xA and xB will be around until 2009 with minor freshenings. The xa and xb are good cars, they just need more power like the 1.5l 4cyl from the yaris insted of the one from the ECHO. Hopefully they all get freshened together. Heres a list of what i think they need as a start:
*A 1.8l 4cyl from corolla.
*A instrument panel in front of the driver.
*A a 5 speed auto
*Better rear wiper
*Better standard stereo system
*same as xA
*A more aerodynamic cubic body so mpg can further improve
*A separate opening rear glass window (like 4runner or like highlander).
*The tCs reclining rear seats
*Rear ac vents
*signal mirrors standard
*a 5speed auto
*a rear wiper (at least as an option; not prius sized)
*losing some weight by changing some materials
*the 2007 camrys 4cyl engine
*a rear center armrest that allows for storage and skis pass-through
I guess i'm just nit picking.
Aug 11, 2006 (10:29 pm)
nitpicking is right, man!
All three models are pretty awesome cars, viewed individually or as a whole.
For example, if I were to go order a Polar White 2006 5-speed Scion xA tomorrow the only thing I'd probably want to add would be some of their EP-10 wheels. Either that or order some type of wheel from Tire Rack or Discount Tire. I'd do it right off the bat, too. The standard features on the Scion xA are plenty of car for this padre. I just love the look of the xA with nice wheels, though, and to see the car without nice wheels only gives me 78% of the car.
#1725 of 2039 Re: autoboy... [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 12, 2006 (7:32 pm)
i was nit picking. I like the tC but see i don't like the performance of the Xa or Xb at high speeds. I prefer the corolla and its good MPG to boot. Thats why i said 1.8. the Xb does need signal mirrors. Think RS 1.0 with all that yellow. they're all good cars and i only have suggestions
(like the tC keeping the alticara seats even as an option.)
Aug 13, 2006 (10:09 am)
have you noticed that the xA has those turn signals on the side of the car, set back from the front a bit? They're on the side and they look like side markers, but they actually turn on and off with the regular turn signals. They're orange. Pretty cool, actually. I think they are put on there by Toyota/Scion to cover the obligations of the European market, where they are required to have them installed by the manufacturer.
That brings up a question, though. Does the Scion xA have turn signals on top of it's mirrors like on the tC? I think it does but I'm not sure. I'll go to the Scion website later if I think of it or anybody just chime in that knows the answer to that one, K?
#1727 of 2039 Re: autoboy... [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 13, 2006 (12:43 pm)
Answer your question? Also scion added the steering wheel audio controls to the xA and xB. Wow, the tC started things... The signal mirrors (tC & xa), the panorama roof (tC & es350), steering wheel audio (tC, xA, xB, Fj cruiser)
The xB relese series 2.0 had them also but not like the tC or xA.
Aug 13, 2006 (1:35 pm)
that answers my question. I'm gonna buy an 2006 Scion xA in 5-speed form with either Polar White or Classic Metallic Silver as the colors. I do like the Black Cherry Pearl color that you have shown above on the xA, too.
Note that little orange side marker below the turnlight/headlamp cluster combo on the xA, there. That little orange marker is just a reflector. The little Japanese import carries lots of markers per square foot of automobile, doesn't it, when you add the simple reflectors to the actual lamps with operating bulbs inside them. Yikes. It's a well-lit machine!
Remind me which Scion you're thinking of getting autoboy, if you are still interested, OK?