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You are in the Scion tC
What is this discussion about?
Scion tC, Convertible
#268 of 2039 Re: [revdrluv #253]
May 29, 2004 (7:03 am)
2005 Scion tC
What is it? Small, front-wheel-drive two-door sold as the third model in Toyota's Scion line.
How soon? On sale late June.
How much? Manual transmission model starts at $16,465, including $515 destination charge. Automatic model is $17,265. Typical model will have about $1,000 in options, Scion predicts.
Who'll buy? Twenty- and thirtysomethings, probably metro-area men. They are likely prone to reject Toyota's namesake brand for its hard-sell approach, unhip image and customer-unfriendly dealership reputation and to consider Toyota's Lexus brand just right except for that nettlesome luxury pricing issue.
How many? 60,000 a year, making it likely to be best-selling Scion model.
#269 of 2039 I have a Civic Si now..
May 29, 2004 (11:04 am)
I also have a 1994 LS400. I'm 34 too. The Scion looks like it may be my next car. I love my Si but I want factory XM radio like my wife's Accord. Plus the Civic seems a little "young" to me at times. Can't wait to give it a closer look.
May 29, 2004 (1:01 pm)
The price will stay the same wHether demand goes through the roof or not, otherwise Toyota/Scion would be defeating the purpose of this marque.
May 29, 2004 (5:11 pm)
if the TC is like the Solara, the car is only XM capatible. You still need a receiver and antenae.
#272 of 2039 According to what I've read
May 30, 2004 (3:29 pm)
XM is part of the package. The tuner is optional. Someone posted the accessory list upthread though.
#273 of 2039 Err how hard will these be to get?
May 30, 2004 (5:58 pm)
My car is dead and gone and I'm in a rental now. Will it be realistic to expect that you can walk in and order/buy one of these when they come out (say, first few weeks of July)? Or is the apparent demand going to make it hard to get them?
I'm trying to figure out what to do - extend the rental contract (ouch) and wait for the tC, which looks absolutely beautiful and could be my perfect car )) or continue drudging around the lots trying to find something that I like ok so I can get rid of the rental and have some transportation...
Thanks for any info (or educated guesses ), I'm not really sure what to expect with these!
PS: Just going back looking at some previous posts, and see people have put deposits on them... awhile ago... Does it worry you to put a deposit on a car you haven't test driven? Just curious, if I *knew* I'd like it, I'd see if they'll let me do that too - but I worry that there'd be something inside that bothered me... thanks.
May 30, 2004 (6:20 pm)
Did you ask your dealer when they'd be in stock?
Seems like that would be the place to start.
I never test drive new cars before I buy them.
I like the element of surprise.
May 30, 2004 (9:08 pm)
I called one local dealer... it sounded like they wouldn't be in til July, first few weeks, but he didn't really sound sure...
You don't test drive the cars? Wow! I can't imagine... there have been a few cars that I thought for sure I would love that really didn't turn out too well on the test drive. Stuff I hadn't even thought of seems to pop up...
May 31, 2004 (5:35 am)
I bought my Scion by mail.
I never even sat in one until I drove mine off the lot.
#277 of 2039 re: XM
May 31, 2004 (7:37 am)
Satellite Tuner/Antenna by Pioneer $695.00
I'm surprised they don't offer a navigation system and charge $3,000 for it. Did a search and you can buy a Pioneer Tuner for around $120-$150 and a Pioneer Antenna for $60-$120. Once you start adding these overpriced accessories the value of this car is out the window. And of course you have the $10 monthly fee to keep it going.