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Scion tC, Convertible
#1729 of 2039 Re: autoboy.. [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 14, 2006 (5:41 pm)
A flint mica regular tC with optional fog lights, lip spoiler and the audio with the knobs. My local toyota dealer offers tCs with a leather interior and a bunch of other stuff.
The reason the spec isn't for me is because i often use my sunroof and i would love to have audio controls on my steeringwheel. Plus i like the standard 17" rims. My toyo.. I mean scion dealership has almost 42 tC in my preference so i'm in no rush. Good luck with the xA!! Are you going to wait a few weeks until the special edition xA comes out? I love the seats in the release tC but i'm not looking for a car now. Maybe in four years. I'd still get a used 2006/2007 tC as it gets about the same hp and mpg as my accord. My accord was worth about $5k and rose up to $7k so i'm loving the resale value (only paid $4500 because i got 1k off.)
#1730 of 2039 The RS 3.0 is coming out
Aug 15, 2006 (10:54 am)
in a few weeks, eh? Worth a look but I'll probably just get a regular 5-speed xA in Polar White or Classic Metallic Silver and go to Pep Boys to get some cheap cool wheels put on after the purchase. I'll get what I'm after for cheaper that way.
#1731 of 2039 Re: The RS 3.0 is coming out [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 15, 2006 (2:37 pm)
Hey whatever floats your boat. I'd wait but its your call not mine. Im not much of an xA fan mainly because it offers no sunroof. I love sunroofs because of the open air feeling without the the convertible premium. Let me know what you decide.
Aug 15, 2006 (7:01 pm)
I will let you know what I decide. I may just hold with the Sportage 4x4 but I don't think so. It's time to take the plunge!
Good fortune on your tC purchase, too. Hey, BTW, what iteration of Release Series is the tC on, anyway, is it Scion tC RS 2.0? What color will it be?
The same as the Scion xA RS 3.0's color, sort of a metallic blue-green color?
#1733 of 2039 Re: autoboy... [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 16, 2006 (11:41 am)
The tC is the RS. 3.0. (technically 2.0 but called 3). The tC has a well... Check yourself! Its too much to list.
I don't blame you for the sportage. My mom had one and it had 1,000,000 problems from front badge to spare tire. Its funny how we got out of it too. We went to a used car convention at the orange bowl and were getting a bmw 328i. She saw a miata and test drove it for almost 3hours. She bought it and is happier than her sportage's problems!
#1734 of 2039 That Scion tC RS 2.0 looks sharp
Aug 18, 2006 (9:21 pm)
in that Blue Streak Mica. The list price is $18,880 for it but it's worth every penny of it IMO. I test drove a Scion tC RS 1.0 in that Absolutely Red color. Nice driving machine and plenty of pick-up for me. Good throaty sound on acceleration and an easy coupe to drive.
#1735 of 2039 Anyone seen a 2007 Spec Scion tc?
Aug 20, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Has anyone seen the different upholstery in a Spec tc vs. a reg (base) tc?
My husband and I are looking at a tc for him to commute in. We came across the Spec version on CarsDirect and Edmunds and the price is right for us. We've been in a regular (base) tc and really like the interior. We can do without the moonroof and the other minor changes, but are really concerned about a downgrade in the fabric. Anyone been in one? Your thoughts?
#1736 of 2039 Re: Anyone seen a 2007 Spec Scion tc? [snugharbor]
Aug 21, 2006 (1:21 pm)
I have seen the Spec and drove it. The seats are fine. The weave of the fabric is not as tight as the base model. That is not to say it is not durable, just different. I have the same thoughts as you, since I don't care for the sun roof. The other changes are minor but just to let you know. 1. No radio control on the steering wheel. (no big deal to me. 2. No cruise control (again no big deal. 3 No decorative cover over the engine (if I didn't tell you, you would have never known. 4. The wheels are 16" vs 17" which actually is a plus. The tires are actually more durable, but if you plan on taking curves at high speed you would see a difference (you should also shoot your husband if he does). 5. The wheel covers are just junky looking. If I decide on the TC spec I will buy either a decent set of wheel covers or spring for new wheels.
I drove both models and could not tell the difference in ride, comfort. Actually the spec is likely to be quieter with the fixed moon roof.
Hope this helps.
#1737 of 2039 Re: Anyone seen a 2007 Spec Scion tc? [snugharbor]
Aug 22, 2006 (1:11 pm)
But there is a difference on the release series tC! Those seats are the most comfortable! It also comes standard with the Side Curtain Airbags!! That last one was anonymous to me until recently. For $19k(rounded, you get a lotta car with that release series tC!! Only if they would keep those seats... Or add the auto dimming mirror with home link...
#1738 of 2039 Re: Anyone seen a 2007 Spec Scion tc? [autoboy16]
Aug 22, 2006 (7:57 pm)
As I mentioned the seat fabric on the spec is different, however I did notice any difference in comfort. I am however rather slight of build.
I was not aware that side curtin airbags were standard and thought those remain an option.
The original premise of your question was if the difference in price of between the spec and the base model would leave you with a significantly different car. My assessement was intended to be as objective as I could be pointing out the major differences in the trim and equipment.
Candidly if the interior makes that big of a difference, get the spec model and get leather seats. I priced them this morning from a place that specializes in custom interior upgrades for cars. (they do that for dealerships. The price difference between the spec just about covers that cost.