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Scion tC, Convertible
#1905 of 2039 Re: Bought a TC today [shaneinmi]
Jun 19, 2008 (8:08 am)
That is normal. The recirculate button basically blocks any fresh air from coming into the cabin. When you switch to fresh it will let some outside air in even without the fan being on.
As long as you are happy with the deal, that's all that matters. Like I said it's a great car for the money. I consider it a Lexus two door IS without the fancy features but the same quality of materials and workmanship.
#1906 of 2039 Re: Bought a TC today [andeet]
Jun 19, 2008 (8:19 am)
Used pricing on Scions is out of whack. Some dealers will sell you a used one for more than you can get a new one if you are not familiar with Scion's pricing strategy. We have an 08 on the lot that are used car managers over priced. The car has a little over 2200 miles and has a lip spoiler and a Pioneer nav system. They want $20,990. for it. You can get a brand new one with the Scion nav system and the lip spoiler for a few dollars less.
These guys (manglers) make some huge mistakes sometimes. A customer trade in an 08 Prius with package 2, the UCM appraised it as a Package 5 which has nav in it and quite a few other goodies. This means we now own a Prius for more than you can get one new. Asking price: $27,990.00! Original price $23,909.00 I brought it to their attention that the car does not have nav or the other things that are in package 5 and that it was way overpriced and their response was; "Supply and demand, you can't even get a new one right now." which is partly true. We have deposits on incoming new Prius but some of these are what I like to refer to as "mind deals" meaning a salesperson will tell the mangler he has a deposit from the customer when in fact they don't and they will go ahead and reserve the vehicle for them. When the car comes in all of a sudden the "customer" the car was reserved for is nowhere to be found so the car becomes available. And with the price of gas right now it's a feeding frenzy out there.
Jun 19, 2008 (9:44 pm)
Does anyone know how the tcs handle in snow? I live in MI where we get a decent amount of it
#1908 of 2039 Re: snow... [shaneinmi]
Jun 20, 2008 (2:20 am)
Hmm....Take it slow until you get to know the car's limit.
Manual shifting the auto tranny in heavy down pour is a must! Or you'll keep spinning the wheels when a stop signs and lights. Because of the torque power. You'll run into the same problem when on unplowed street with snow up to the upper bumper; if you try to go out of the house. I actually drove in reverse to four houses then I had to make quick make "Y" turn to face the slope and manually shift it to the max as I Leadfoot it. While being in two feet of snow.
I kept sliding at every slippery stop light even if I slowed down. Usually when that happened to me; I knew that was time to rotate the tires. Then it was fine for that month.
I may buy a "Beater with a Heater" cause I now work 40 miles away from home. Of course, night shift! All snow storms are usually happening when I'm driving home. I thought about winter tires but for good set: $1,500 or more. I can buy a beater.
#1909 of 2039 Re: snow... [andeet]
Jun 20, 2008 (8:32 am)
The Bridgestone Turanza's which come on most tC's are not good tires in the rain. My son had those on his car and replaced them as they caused too much hydroplaning in the rain. I wouldn't worry too much in the snow. Front wheel drives handle better than rear wheel drive in snow. Just remember if you start to skid to steer in the direction of the skid.
#1910 of 2039 Re: snow... [mackabee]
Jun 20, 2008 (2:00 pm)
I do that too...
So I was at my dealer today...Carmax of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Had the TRD wheels on stock for me. I decided on paying my evil bills first; credit cards. So I went there to explain I couldn't get them. Then I decided on looking into a new "Cabin Air Filter;" turns out Toyota claims that the tC doesn't have that type of air flow.
But! I claim it does have a system. Oh well. I went to my car and went to the glovebox. Took the glovebox out and this "Denzo Toyota" labeled white plastic stick same size as a ruler. So I pulled it out; all of sudden a filter was in this plastic drawer. It was dusty and bugs were on it.
I should of walked to Parts again and showed them.
Anyway, a sales consultant about my age walked out of a tC. He walked up to me and asked what I was doing. Then he bragged about owning a '08; I should of bragged back "Well I'm under the $20k payoff amount" but I didn't. I know him on a good ground so we usually talk about Scions when bumping into each other. Told him about the whole Cabin Air Filter. He said "I have 400-ish miles. On mine" I replied back; "Well you should still check it. Cause I went to Jiffy Lube one time and they showed me the drawer then said it didn't come with one. So you guys sold me new tC without a filter." I told him about the Parts and what they told me. All of sudden, he asked me about my TRD parts. So I showed him everything. He said "Well the wife is strict about what I can do with this car."
I'm going to admit this out loud...I had crush on him ever since I became a costumer. No wonder why my personal sales consultant interrupted my minor "Flirting" when the three of us were chatting together one time. LOL Well, I do work in a warehouse base company...I guess I should start man hunting as well. JUST KIDDING LOL I enjoy being only me. Although our Operations Manager met his wife in the same warehouse when they were working the first shift.
Jun 20, 2008 (11:57 pm)
well mine is an automatic...thats funny the guy that sold me mine had a thing for me too i think haha it was kinda funny...
#1912 of 2039 Re: lol [shaneinmi]
Jun 21, 2008 (3:39 am)
I don't know if he's really married? Cause I caught him wearing a band another time. But every time he saw me looking at one of the showroom Scions; he always wondered what I was looking for or when he sees me walking around...always stops and chats with me. Another S.C. and him were standing around while I was waiting to chat with my personal SC. I heard this SC tell him "Hey, go for it." He quickly blushed and gave him look back.
I caught my personal sales consultant wearing her bands on her left hand one day when she usually wears them on the right.
I know people who work in those environments usually wear "bands" to avoid getting hit on. I don't know if "wife" is a term for "I can't be blowing money away for parts cause I can't afford it?" I know how much Carmax SCs make so little they have to work 6 days a week. I'm pretty shy when it comes to dating...so much I really can't pick up getting "hitted on." LOL
Sides when I usually stop by there; I'm wearing my work uniform or t-shirt, jeans or shorts with weekend baseball hat with my hair pulled back. I'm 24 and I barely wear makeup or earrings. I'm like a Tomboy girl who still hasn't grown up into "Full grown young woman" cause I love being comfortable. I just hope they aren't getting the impression about "Same Sex"....I'm so far, far away from that. LOL
I work in a warehouse because its pays me $16.80 hour. It's brainless work. Its a privately owned company of a family. They happened to be kind enough to share their wealth by giving us Profit Sharing, Huge End of the year Bonus,' Weekly Sales Bonus,' 120 hours of paid time off until your 10 years then its full month.
#1913 of 2039 Re: Bought a TC today [shaneinmi]
Jun 21, 2008 (6:47 am)
Federal Law - you MUST have some ventilation air coming in while driving, unless you manually override it ( recirc ). This is especially important when using the heater. Falure to do so causes drowsiness and might cause an accident. Older models do not have this required feature.