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Scion tC, Convertible
Aug 26, 2006 (8:15 pm)
that xA is somebody else's but I like the color of it so I used it on carspace.
Our 2001 Kia Sportage 4x4 is worth about $4,000 right now for our rural Arizona zip code, according to KBB.com. If the Scion dealer in Tucson I go to won't accept the Sportage 4x4 in trade I won't accept them as my dealer and I'll walk. Simple as that. I hold the cards in that deal!
Hey, autoboy. I looked for your e-mail address on carspace and it said "not available" or something like that. Do you need to go in and make it available to carspace members? Check it out, man.
Oh, about the tC. I love it, too. Absolutely love it. It's just that I want a 4-door rig to replace the 4-door rig I have now. But the tC is an awesome looking car. I test drove a 2005 Scion tC RS 1.0 and it drove really nicely. It was Absolutely Red and a 5-speed. I'd love to have that car, indeed. Maybe I'll get my wife a tC and myself an xA! Only she'll need the tC to be an automatic transmission. Drat!
#1745 of 2039 Scions & Trannys
Aug 31, 2006 (1:01 pm)
I'm like her. I worked on my manual skills a few times on my moms old sportage. It was cool, confusing, and well... DIFFERENT!! The only way I'd get a manual will be auto stick. Toyota has some nice 5speed automanuals. They should drop on in the tc, xa, xb! The 5sp is good, but the 4 auto is a little dated -though not like GM's 4speed - and should be up graded. I guess once again i'm just nit-picking again ?
A 5 speed automanuals should help auto owners have fun, keep revs down on the highway and get better MPG. If they do that, a rear wiper should be added then also...
#1746 of 2039 Nothing really wrong with
Sep 01, 2006 (7:55 pm)
nitpicking. The reason is the automakers will take the ideas and consider adding them to the vehicles in questions.
Automakers do look at forums like this and they do take our opinions seriously.
So nitpick away, autoboy16!
#1747 of 2039 TC Vs TC Spec
Sep 05, 2006 (2:38 pm)
I have been looking at which model to purchase and for me there are trade offs. The difference in the price is not the issue rather than the level of equipment. I really could care less about the sunroof and given the winter driving requirement 17" wheels and tires is not as desirable as 16" on the Spec.
I have reviewed both models in depth and thought that what I learned might be useful to others.
As everyone knows the TC spec has less content (or decontened) as it is called. The obvious things are the functioning sunroof, no cruise control, no radio controls on the steering wheel that on the spec is also no leather. The arm rest on the spec is not fabric covered nor has a dual opening lid.
The front grill on the spec is absent a small piece of chromium trim, the passenger door does not have a key to open it from the outside and naturally the tires are 16" mounted on steel wheels versus alloy's and 17".
Inside the engine compartment the plastic cover is absent on the spec with no other changes evident.
The $1,400 price difference roughly 8% less is not the issue versus getting features that have little value or utility but that is a subjective and personal choice. Perhaps others may find this useful.
After kicking it around I ordered the spec and have already arranged for leather interior to be installed ($1,400). In addition I have ordered cruise to be added ($180) a lip spoiler and will wait till the spring to decide on wheels.
#1748 of 2039 Re: TC Vs TC Spec [karport]
Sep 05, 2006 (4:09 pm)
Wow. You took the savings of the decontened cheap Spec and threw that money away into aftermarket leather seat covers?
#1749 of 2039 Re: TC Vs TC Spec [jaxs1]
Sep 06, 2006 (2:13 pm)
Yes I did.
Your comment suggests that the aftermarket leather seat covers is a poor decision or I assume you imply a less than quality job, far from it. The leather includes the seats, doors etc and done by a company that also does it for BMW's etc. As I noted I could care less about the sunroof and the other items are frankly trivial issues. I have already ordered the wheels which I intend on keeping 17"'s a smarter choice for all around driving. The cruise control addition is pocket change and I will wait to see if the stock radio is a keeper or not. Oh by the way the leather instaler also is fabricating a new sunscreen, to replace the stock POS.
The above makes sense for me and I am not suggesting the right call for others.
From what I read many people swap out their tires immediately anyways and bluntly 18" wheels and tires on the TC is for many (not all) a marginal choice.
#1750 of 2039 dads 1st tC experience
Sep 10, 2006 (7:16 am)
the most amazing thing happened yesterday! My dad was saying how the tC is as pitiful as the mitsubishi galant and how they drive poorly and stuff. His friend came by yesterday in his daughters tC and took him to his friends house and all my dad could say when he got home was how great a car it really is -minus the dash- and how neat the 2 sunroofs are and how cool the turn signals in the mirror are, ect. Then he went on and on about the power and how well the ac works and so on. I think he likes it...
Most likely, he is going to check one out today (as well as the maxima which he adores) and never hush about it. The sunroof, hatch, radio cover and rear room seem to be is favorite points. He thinks it starts almost $26k. BOY IS HE MISTAKEN!!
#1751 of 2039 av jack/ floor mats
Sep 12, 2006 (10:04 am)
i just recently bought a tC and its the best! i love everything about it and its the hot natical blue! im just feeling out the car and i noticed a av jack in the arm rest. i was just wondering if i could hook up my mp3 player to this jack...like go buy a cord for it...or is it just for say a dvd or something? just wondering..... and does any 1 know where i could get cheap floor mats? anyways...anyone thinking baout getting one its def a good buy! i love it and love driving it!
#1752 of 2039 Re: av jack/ floor mats [jmw1414]
Sep 12, 2006 (6:39 pm)
"does any 1 know where i could get cheap floor mats?"
Yes your local toyota dealer. They sell for a LOW price of ONLY about $200. Or if you need some that last and are cheap, try discount auto parts or whatever they are calling it now. Is it Advance auto parts or something? They sell for the high price of only $19.50 around here. May have changed.
Sep 14, 2006 (7:50 pm)
Is it oddly possible to add an aftermarket rear wiper system?? Reversing camera sounds good too...