"I picked up my manual transmission stock burgandy 2007 scion TC at a carmax in california in 2010. At the time it had 27k miles on it and as of Dec 2015 it's at an even steven 40k miles. I have to say, for all this time, the only thing I changed was the brake pads and now the tires. What a durable vehicle!
For a long time I thought there was something wrong because it seemed too fast. The acceleration was so jumpy that my tires would always squeal from stop to first gear, which I hate. Also, I found out recently, no other scion TC I've seen has black leather seats. Mine does and it's a privilege to have this unique feature.
Also, the only other panoramic roof (the black top) vehicle I know other than a scion TC is a Tesla Model S, which I know I won't be able to afford in my lifetime. Anyways, I have to say that this model scion TC (the bubble car) as people say, is the most eye pleasing to me. The newer scions were always ugly in my book, and I'm very grateful now that I chose this vehicle.
These days, whenever I go for a standard oil change at Toyota, I now get offers and comments about if I'm interested in selling my car. And this is coming from the people who work there! The resale value for this is just fantastic. Reminds me of a Honda Civic but better. Now I know I will take extra good care for my TC."
Pros: "picks up speed kick, GPS option, rims, ALL of IT"
Cons: "no 4-wheel drive, winter tires a must"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought mine in Dec 2007 and I have enjoyed driving it since them. It is a great car. I had the GPS (about 2k) added and it has been a great add on to have. It is a bit costly to updates, the CD costs about $300 but it's worth it. The car has Iphone hook ups as well as for AUX, so you have options. The interior is beautiful, very sporty and comfortable. The interior design is pretty nice for the price. I love about the Scion TC that it's a smooth ride, it doesn't take much to make it go, unlike Nissan Altima Coupe and even some Acuras. I previously owned Paseo, which was the car line before Celica. These cars are long lasting. There has not been any mechanical problems just regular wear and tear. Winter tires are a must though, if you want to survive the NE winter."
Pros: "smooth make, fun to drive,sound system,sunroof"
Cons: "bad on gas, stuck seats,no removable cup holders"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I met my fiance (at the time) in this car. He drove a stick version and thought he was too cool. This car drives smooth with no alterations made. The sound system is factory made and the seats are made for fast movement based on the way it hugged your body. I eventually co-owned the car and drove it more over the years. It was my first stick to drive and the car kindly bared with me why I made a couple of mistakes. I loved that it came with an alarm system and key wireless system, also the trunk was just right for all my weekend outings. This car has grown with me but my next purchase of a Scion will be a four door. It's more convenient for the twin kiddies we are about to raise."
"Nothing beats my mitsubitchi eclipse! Had 2 both stick shifts.they were leased. When the lease was up they wanted an unreasonable amount of money. So I saw the scion in 08 and bought it.its ok but not my favorite."
Pros: "very quick, drives great, enough room for luggage"
Cons: "Not tall people friendly"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've wanted a Scion tC ever since I was 18! I've always loved the look of them. Finally, in February thanks to my JellyBean aka Ford Escort losing its clutch, I got to purchase my very own Scion tC! I absolutely love it! I've gotten so many compliments on my car. It's used, but wasn't driven very long. You can tell the owner of the car before me took good care and put a lot of money into it. I originally was deciding between the Mazda rx-8 and the Scion tC. Had my mind set on the Mazda, but my gut was set on the scion. Definitely made the best decision by going with the tC, especially after researching the rx-8 :-/ my only complaint about my Scion tC....is that since I have 2 kids, one in a booster, the other in a convertible seat....the convertible seat sits behind the passenger..,and so because of the age of my child the seat has to be leaned back as far as possible. My hubby is 6'2 and doesn't ride very comfortably. His legs are scrunched up and his head is basically pressed against the roof of the car unless I have the moonroof open. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone! :)"