"I bought this car when I was 16 with 20,000 miles on it. Ever since I bought it, it has been nothing but perfect. When I was in Hugh School, my friends would always comment on how cool my car was. They always wanted me to drive them. I live in Colorado, so I had tons of snowy winters, but the tC never let me down. If you get winter tires, the car is amazing in the snow. I took it on a few winter road trips with my buddies to the mountains to go skiing, and it was a beast in the snowy hills. It is super fun to drive, easy to handle, and super safe. I would recommend this car to anyone who wants a responsible, yet sporty car. I get great gas milage, and I have never had to get ANYTHING replaced! I am 6'4", so I have some trouble getting into the car, but once inside, I have plenty of head room. Girls love the car, and so do all my friends. Definitely buy this."
"I bought this car new. I now have 290,000 miles on it. Same motor that is in a Camry. At about 170,000 the Alternator needed replaced. About 250,000 a front caliper replaced. Two months ago the A/C Compressor went bad. I have done all routine maintenance including full synthetic oil at 5000-7000 miles. I only hate the it because I seem to have outgrown it. But the thing just keeps running. And I am not easy on it, I run the heck out of it. Getting my moneys worth."
"Looks great inside and out, drives on winding roads like its on rails,165 hp is not enough in my opinion, it should have came with a turbo charger although they do offer a supercharger but it's not much faster with it. There's a major flaw with 5th gear in the manual transmissions,Toyota fails to acknowledge, when I took it to them they said the shift bushings were the reason why 5th failed for me but I took it to a shop that works on nothing but transmissions and they said was fine, but after looking online at some forums It's a common issue.But other than the 5th gear problem the car has been great for the price.Anyone looking to buy one be wary of the manual, you can fit a manual transmission from an 02-03 camry with no modification, it bolts right up, has better gear ratios, and has stronger gears.I have owned the car since new and the only repair I've done was the transmission."
Pros: "fun to drive, fun to modify overall just a fun car"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I've had my scion tC for a few years now and til this day I still get excited when I get behind the wheel of my tC. The car's bucket seats are comfortable, and the car itself is so compact, I definitely love the dual moon/sun roof, its perfect for driving with all my windows opened during the summer, its a great cruise car, fun to modify and very easy to modify, I've replaced my 07 tail lights with the unlimited scion tyc tail lights and swapped the baged grills to de-badged grills, I love this car, its fun, and if you're creative theres so much you can do with the tC, I've seen it done. Also I find that the tC has a very unique look, which I like a lot. I've had a few maintenance done to the car since I've had it but nothing major, it's a car so there will be minor fixes and replacements here and there, I love the small back seat windows, as well as the hatch coupe style of the car, I wasn't a big fan of the long antenna so I replaced mine with a s2k 7inch antenna, which works perfectly. The think I love most about the tC is its very easy to customize it to whatever look you want, although I'm not a big fan of the 2nd generation, there isn't much you can do with those. Over all the scion tC is a great car, fun to work with, fun to drive I'd recommend it for anyone whose on a budget when purchasing a car and for anyone who likes to customize cars."