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Scion tC, Coupe
#467 of 599 2005 Scion tC, not all that great
Sep 21, 2005 (3:31 pm)
I just hit 10k on my car, the front bumper has around 50 rock chips last time i counted (about a month ago), some of them are very large and I expect it to start peeling soon. Also it has tons of rattles inside, and the sunroof pops when I go up my angled driveway (they *said* they fixed it last time at service), but it still does it every time. The gas mileage hasn't been too great (avg around 24mpg), and the power this car puts out isn't all that great compared to the gas mileage. My 2001 saturn with 122k miles seemed to run better and got over 32mpg on average. When I turn my steering wheel sometimes I hear a loud squeak or creek coming from the front right strut, they didn't know what it was when I asked at service. The interior plastic pieces seem to scratch if you even look at them wrong.
These are just the problems I can think of now. I have to admit the car does look very slick and gets a lot of attention, but for the price I paid compared to my old Saturn, I was expecting a LOT more.
#468 of 599 Re: Scion tC: Problems & Solutions. [gtw]
Sep 25, 2005 (10:45 am)
i am new to the scion forum. i am currently waiting for my 06 scion tc to arrive here in maine. i am waiting because i didnt want an automatic. so i waiting for my five speed. my question is this. did any other owners have to wait for there delivery? and how long did they end up waiting? im eager to get my car and hate waiting. thanks derick
#469 of 599 Re: Scion tC: Problems & Solutions. [sighon6]
Sep 26, 2005 (2:06 am)
After reading again all of the 2006 issues...for now...I'm keeping my 100% TROUBLE FREE, NOISE FREE, never had ONE problem Nissan 1993 SE Hatchback for now. It is a very similar auto in power and design to the Scion, is almost 13 years old and has NEVER had to go to the dealer for a "problem". I still get offers on the spot to buy it for $6K-8K+ cash! Pretty good for a 13 year old car. I had TWO of them, same age and sold the first one with almost 90K miles on it back in 1999 for $9K.
The models I bought had all possible options and has been an incredibly reliable and well performing car with no weird noises...ever. It has a moon/sun roof that has never made a peep. Same goes for the hatch area. I have waited over a DECADE to find/see a comparable car be made...I thought Scion might be it but I guess not.
Will keep reading though and hope for the best. It's not just Scion, seems ALL new cars are cr*p quality these days...and with Scion since it is so cheap, I think the manufacturing issues show where that money savings came from...NOW I see why Toyota went with a separate line name...to protect Toyata rep in case things didn't work out so good LOL.
I still think it has the potential to be a GREAT car but right now there are far too many design flaws and manufacturing problems not yet resolved. Maybe 2007.
#470 of 599 wet seats
Sep 26, 2005 (12:49 pm)
i left my partially open and my seat got wet. now there is a stain on the sided of it and i am wondering what the best way to take it out would be. i am also concerned that it might get moldy. i left the windows open to air dry in the garage and the seats not wet anymore but i did notice the stain. any idea's?
#471 of 599 '05 Scion tc - Driving in Snow
Sep 26, 2005 (6:02 pm)
How does this car handle in the snow?!
#472 of 599 Re: '05 Scion tc - Driving in Snow [jayjay3]
Sep 27, 2005 (12:55 am)
jayjay3- the tC handles great in the snow, it also depends on the tires you have on there.. i had pirelli pzero nero's (stock size) and they were fine in up to about 3-4" of snow.. after that i'd suggest snow tires.. but the car as a whole (since some cars aren't good in snow) i didn't feel scared at all.. abs did come on once, but i was on solid ice, and the abs did a great job.. didn't lose control..
Sep 28, 2005 (10:00 am)
I posted a message on one of the other boards and didn't get a response. Maybe this is a better board for the question. I'm about to buy a new 2006 tC and it looks like some come with Yokohama tires and others come with Bridgestones. If I have a choice, is there one brand I should insist the car has over the other? How are the tires (whether Bridgestone or Yokohama) that the factory/delaer installs? Are they decent (I want something very grippy for aggressive cornering but also good traction for heavy TX rain!) or do I need to plan on buying something better once I take delivery of the car?
All tire help and advice is greatly appreciated!
#474 of 599 Tire advice by fightingamish
Sep 28, 2005 (10:21 am)
Suggest you find out the exact model numbers of each, and then go to www.TireRack.com and check the reviews.
Oct 12, 2005 (12:29 pm)
Is it true there is no buzzer working with the security on Scion tC?
I have security installed, but I don't hear any sound when I lock or unlock my tC.
Thanks a lot for any reply.
#476 of 599 Re: Tire advice [fightingamish]
Oct 17, 2005 (9:54 am)
I have been looking at the tC to purchase. I have reviewed the Bridgestone RE92 tires that come standard on the tC via tirerack.com. Not too many people had anything good to say about this tire. Some said it is the worst tire and is very scary in the rain and/or snow. A few said it was ok for an OE tire.
If I were to purchase a tC, I would ask the dealer/factory to install either the Yokohama or the Goodyear Eagle which I have read have come standard on some tC's...or I would not buy the car.
I'm curious, did you buy the tC? If so, how are the tires doing?