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Scion tC, Scion xB, Scion xA, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
Feb 16, 2005 (11:58 am)
Bought one in Flint Mica in October 2004 - could not be happier with the car! I only added a security system and floor/cargo mats. Read the "problem" forums and it's like most of those people were either expecting too much or are driving a different car because I have had no issues what so ever! Got exactly what I expected - and am very happy. Nice to see the tC being worked into the Scion ads now, too - though if we get too many out there mine won't turn as many heads as it does now. Seeing a ton of xB's and xA's on the road, too.
#18 of 93 Is anyone from or around my area?
Feb 26, 2005 (6:19 pm)
I own a black cherry Xb and wanna join a club. My name is Manny and I'm 19 yrs old. Im from Elizabeth New Jersey and i would like to meet up with anyone who has some information. u can email me at mseb21yahoo.com.
ps. Even help me find parts less expensive than the dealers.
Hope someone can help me Thank you.
#20 of 93 Re: Edmunds Editorial [KarenS]
Mar 03, 2005 (2:18 pm)
Read your long term review. I have 7400 miles on my tC and have had zero problems or complaints of any kind - I am even pleasantly surprised by it's performance in snow. There are a few preferential items I would change (most notably control knobs instead of buttons) but overall I find much more I would consider 'upscale' in a $17k car than things I would classify as cheap (plastic).
What really amazed me was the MPG reported. I have yet to get less than 28 MPG. Yes, it includes a lot of 45 - 70 MPH hwy driving, but a fair amount of suburban traffic as well - and I check with every tank-full. Stricly freeway trips have yielded up to 33 MPG.
I would also like to know why you paid for an oil change when the first 3 are free. Maybe I have a 'freak' but I'll take another one just like it any day of the week.
Mar 03, 2005 (3:46 pm)
you seem to be the gas mileage exception. Do you have the 5-speed or auto. tranny?
#22 of 93 Re: tonylexus... [iluvmysephia1]
Mar 04, 2005 (5:39 am)
I have the auto. From what I've read, you are right, I seem to be getting MPG way above the norm - don't understand why there would be such a difference. Actually, I consistantly get 28.5 MPG - no lies or exaggeration - 28 is the least I've recorded in 7400 miles (since October).
I admit it is exceeding my expectations (not complaining) but then again, almost everything about the tC is exceeding my expectations.
Coming from a Liberty that was lucky to see 17 MPG, I would have been happy with the EPA est. of 23 MPG. 28 is blowing my mind!
Mar 04, 2005 (6:04 pm)
since you went from a Jeep Liberty to a Scion tC, I'm curious if you were let down by the lower sitting plane the tC sits at, compared to your Liberty. I drive a '01 Kia Sportage 4x4 and my wife and I both dig sitting up higher like in even a small SUV like our Sportage. The tC is so nice looking, and I know it's well-built and quiet, and, frankly I haven't heard squat yet that would scare me from buying a tC. I'm just curious if you miss the "sitting up higher" effect of your Liberty. Incidentally, it's surprising how much difference even a lift like a Sportage or Liberty gives you as far as distance off the ground...you get a different "look and feel" for the road...not necessarily better, just more different than most drivers would imagine who have never driven a truck or even a small SUV. A small truck like a Ford Ranger wouldn't give one the same "lifted" effect, at least I don't think it would.
Apr 04, 2005 (11:34 am)
I just got a 2005 xA yesterday with less than 10 miles in Phantom Grey Pearl.
I aquired this vehicle after unloading my 2003 Honda Element EXAU4W. I had been thinking about an Aveo because of the price when it still wouldn't shake that a Chevy is a Chevy regardless of price and it's usually better to stick with Toyota and Honda.
I had a silver 5dr Tercel '88 that I got rid of out of paranoia after an auto accident. The lack of safety features and the size wasn't feasible anymore. The Element was a choice of protection and visibility.
I moved to Orange County and I'm trying over again with the small cars and this one is alot more comfortable so far, like an old glove with a new smell. I wasn't even going to do it this month but amazingly Carmax offered me $15k when the trade value was around $13,4; their offers are only good for 300 miles or seven days.
I'm very curious to see how this all turns out as it's a lifestyle and economical decision.
#25 of 93 hi form taylor
Apr 07, 2005 (1:17 pm)
I just got my scion and love it.