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Scion tC, Convertible
May 06, 2007 (4:16 pm)
I test drove a 2005 Scion tC RS 1.0 in Absolutely Red. Pretty nice handling and steering and a low-grade "throaty" sound emitted from the rear while rowing through the 5-speed tranny's gears. If I didn't want a 4-door more I might've bought a Spec tC. The red was pretty nice but I actually like a silver tC better than a red one.
I ended up buying a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS in Rally Red and it's an awesome red, my favorite new world order Lancer color AAMOF.
But on the tC silver looks great.
#1823 of 2039 After checking out.....
May 06, 2007 (6:56 pm)
....several tC forums, I'm finding out a couple of things. 1) I'm being told that nobody makes different ring and pinion gear sets for these cars and 2) it appears most people buying these cars are very young as a lot of them are very rude. Apparently most people who own tCs think they're geared perfectly from the facotry and it makes them mad if someone says the gearing is too low. I've all but been run out of a couple of tC sites just for merely asking about different gear sets.
One thought has crossed my mind though. Considering how Toyota likes to use as many interchangeable components from car to car, and considering the tC does use the Camry 2.4 liter engine, I'm wondering if the 5 speed manual tranny used in these cars is the same one. If so, my guess is the only thing that's different between the two to get the different gearing of the two cars is the pinion gear(s). If this is the case, I should be able to order a pinion gear (or geat set) from Toyota parts for the Camry tranny and install it in the tC tranny to get the gearing I'm looking for.
#1824 of 2039 Re: After checking out..... [bottgers]
May 07, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Remember, the tC uses camry parts but they are not the same platform. The tC uses the Toyota Avenisis sedan platform with Toyota's 2.4l I4 engine.
That should explain why the tC hasn't got the Camry's 6speed auto and 6 speed manual.
I starting to hope that the next tC uses the Camry SE platform. That way it could get the camry's 3.5l v6 as an option as well as a firm suspension, bigger transmissions, ect.
Dont like the idea of the tC using the 3.5l v6? Well the longterm Toyota Camry v6 just got 31MPG highway on a few recent road trips. Also that makes a tC hybrid possible...
#1825 of 2039 Re: color [podunk503]
May 07, 2007 (5:27 pm)
I dont have a tC but i would never recommend a silver car to anyone. Silver makes the car get old and boring really quickly! The tC looks best with the Indigo blue, flint mica(with a lip spoiler is perfect), and black. In fact, that black cherry is starting to appeal to me too!
Also, i wouldn't get a spec tC, a manual tC, or supercharged tC. Toyota should give this car an optional v6. The old 3.3, the new 3.5, or even just to turbocharge this engine. Those interior lights and stuff, I'd pass on to.
If i still wanted the tC (Why buy a tC when i can get an Acura TL or TSX for the same price?), I'd get an automatic flint mica tC with lip spoiler, fog lights, window tints, and maybe leather seats. Dont forget the rain-x!
#1826 of 2039 Re: color [autoboy16]
May 12, 2007 (9:08 pm)
Black Cherry? U bet. Yup, it's dramatic all right.
I wish it came in a Metallic Black, instead of the pearl variety. That would really be a trip! Maybe for '08, eventhough I doubt it.
#1827 of 2039 Traction control 4 tC?
May 12, 2007 (9:16 pm)
Toyota seems to be turning on to electronic stability/traction control for its other two new '08 Scion models.
Is it possible that VSC (vehicle stability control) will also featured as an option with the '08 tC as well?
#1828 of 2039 Creaking sound/Driver's side
May 21, 2007 (12:57 pm)
I searched and I didn't see any similar questions.. I have noticed on 4 different occasions that when I turn off the engine, I'll hear a horrble creaking sound on the driver's side rear of the car, as if a spring is being releaved. This happens as I'm still sitting in the car by myself. On a few occasions, I've had a passenger sitting in the back seat, and when they get out of the car, of course there is creaking sound as they step out, due to the weight, which is the only thing I can attribute it to. (maybe wear and tear on the springs???) Otherwise, It's very frustrating. I've only had the car for a year and it's very troubling. I thought I'd inquire here before I take it to the dealership
#1829 of 2039 tC used with supercharger vs new without?
Jun 01, 2007 (7:53 am)
Help!! We are looking to buy a Scion tC for my soon to use for college. We are looking at both used and new. We will be looking at a used 2005 tc with 25.5K miles and it has the supercharger. Private seller asking a smokin' price compared to what I have seen out there. Obviously the new one would be the base model with no add ons. Question: Is the supercharger worth it? Does it increase wear on the engine? Insurance impact of the sc add on??? Does it require the use of premium fuel vs regular? Is there any major differences between the '05's and the new '07's?? I'm almost sorry I showed my son the used tC ad because once he saw the car had the supercharger, lowering springs, and a Megan Racing Full exhaust, suddenly the new tC didn't look that appealing. You input would be helpful!!!
#1830 of 2039 Re: color [autoboy16]
Jun 06, 2007 (5:21 pm)
Where can you get an Acura TL or TSX for the same price as a tC?
#1831 of 2039 rear bumper needed
Jun 14, 2007 (5:42 pm)
Is anyone selling a rear bumper? I recently wrecked mine, so I need a new one. Let me know!