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Scion tC, Convertible
Jun 22, 2007 (10:12 pm)
Hey people!! Yes its been a while since i've posted here... But I'll cut to the point.
For 2008, Scion gave the the tC projector headlamps, new tail lamps(similar to the ones they offered at the dealership)and a price increase. Still, no rear wiper, other interior color, or 5-6AT. The good news is that they have added a lot of interior accents like the door handles and door grabs. They are silver instead of grey.
Scion changed the colors a bit also. Black cherry pearl is now called Crimson, and yes, Flint Mica is still there. When will toyota offer more exciting colors? I've seen better colors on the lexus ES. As of lately, I think that the tC would look good in a gold color with a beige cloth interior. In fact, a gold would be much appreciated from me as black is growing old really, really fast.
If we get lucky, toyota may introduce the scion navigation system from the xB(gen2) into the tC. The tC increased msrp by $600. But to my understanding, they made the side airbags, dual auto windows, and the optional subwoofer standard equipment.
The bad news is that because of the 2008mpg recalculations, the 4AT tC goes from 23city 30highway to 21city 29highway. The 5MT went from 23city and 31highway to 20city and 27highway.
For more information, checkout www.scion.com for details(wow that sounds like a commercial or mini insideline review )
Here is a link for comparison information between the 2007 and 2008 tC. Didn't I do this for the 2006 to 2007tC?
-Cj Oh well! I just love doing this!!
#1834 of 2039 Re: tC used with supercharger vs new without? [steady321]
Jun 26, 2007 (2:42 pm)
Hi there -
I'm actually selling my Scion tc, if you're interested. Feel free to email me at julesthejavingroup.com. I'm in California.
Jun 26, 2007 (10:10 pm)
"Black cherry pearl is now called Crimson"
It is a different color not a name change.
It's darker than the black cherry. The auto windows were standard before. The nav system is optional but not backward compatible. The mileage is still the same, only the numbers changed. Sort of when the ASE decided to change the way they measure horsepower. Your car still puts out the same power as before but now it's stated as a lower number.
#1836 of 2039 To wing or not to wing
Jul 05, 2007 (5:00 pm)
I am getting ready to buy a Tc and was wondering if people had problems seeing out the rear window with a pedestal spoiler. I have been in accord that has that problem, but I sat much lower in that car. Is it more expensive to add later?
#1837 of 2039 Re: To wing or not to wing [subout00]
Jul 05, 2007 (6:58 pm)
It costs the same to add it later.
#1838 of 2039 Re: To wing or not to wing [subout00]
Jul 08, 2007 (5:20 pm)
I have an 08 tc with the pedestal spoiler. It is a great look with very minimal obstruction. I have no problems seeing out the rear window. Looks great also.
#1839 of 2039 Advice on Accessory Options
Jul 15, 2007 (12:53 pm)
I just put a deposit on a 2008 Tc (Very excited!!) yesterday, and I asked them to also add an auto-dimming mirror. I was quoted a ballpark price for the mirror of $450, which I found to be quite high. I am wondering if there is anywhere that I can go to read up on accessories which I can take to someone else for installation.
I'd be interested in adding modifications down the line, but I'm not really familiar with how any of that works. I imagine it would be cheaper for me to find an auto-dimming mirror on my own (who knows), so it is something I'd like to look into. Does anyone have experience with buying accessories outside of the dealer? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#1840 of 2039 Re: Advice on Accessory Options [drlieber]
Jul 17, 2007 (3:43 pm)
Congratulations! You're going to love this car. They should have given you a firm price on the mirror including installation. Go to www.scion.com and then to build your Scion and look at the pricing for the tC accessories. I wouldn't recommend an outside source to do this. When the tC first came out there was an issue with installing this type of mirror on cars with the side curtain airbags. Since the bags are now standard I believe the issue was corrected. Doing an outside install and something going wrong may void your Scion warranty.
Jul 20, 2007 (11:14 am)
how well does a scion handle? i dont want the spec..i want an honest consumer opinion.
#1842 of 2039 Re: advice [maverickj]
Jul 29, 2007 (7:40 pm)
In comparison to which car?