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Old 07-10-2007, 08:59 AM   #1
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Scion tC

I know I'm gonna get flamed for asking this, but does anyone know anything about their reliability? Anyone know someone who owns one? No kill stories please, I know they're not the quickest things on the planet. It's one of the few cars I'm considering to replace my 325. Versus a decent e39, they're gonna cost me about the same. But I was thinking a new car with no mileage might be a wiser choice, although e39's are pretty reliable . . . discuss.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:10 AM   #2
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AFAIK Scion is a branch of Toyota and are good cars
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:10 AM   #3
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My friend has a tC and she really likes it. This is a girl that knows plenty about cars. Not only does she like it, but her fiance is always wanting to drive it. She's had it for a year and has had no problems with it.

In a sense, this is Toyota's new Celica, if you think about it.

From what I hear, it has plenty of pull for what you would expect.

Definitely worth looking into, especially because you could get one new and under warranty.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:12 AM   #4
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yup, would say so, too...
but why don't you lok for a used E46 330i or something like that? Why the 5-series?
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:57 AM   #5
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^^^Because the 5 is what I always wanted. IMO it's still the best looking BMW ever made . . next to an e24 of course And I may still get an e92 someday.

Re: the tC: Daniel, you hit the nail on the head- Brand new, and a warranty. I think it's not so bad at 160hp. And it has a wide stance so I figure it must handle pretty well. The new ones have dual moonroofs, front and rear. I'll have to drive one tho . .
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:15 AM   #6
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I have only heard good things about the tC, some of my car friends really like it and have only good things to say. I agree it should be pretty reliable and well made since its part of Toyota. How do you feel about the mazda 3?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:14 AM   #7
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i have always like the tc, and since it is toyota, i bet its pretty good reliability wise.

160hp is in the E30 range, and the weight is about the same. plus it probably has a lighter engine so less nose heavy.

i think it would be pretty kick ass and very tossable, the only thing i wouldnt like is the fwd.

would you be getting a stick or an auto?
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Old 07-10-2007, 11:42 AM   #8
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I haven't heard anything bad about them. Scion, as mentioned, is a Toyota product. Have you looked at Mazda, as well? They aren't bad and have a good price point.
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Old 07-10-2007, 12:54 PM   #9
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5-series = Sex....that said TC's are pretty cool. My grandma as an "Oh What A Feeling" van it has been really good, she has had it for as long as I can remember. If I to choose between the Mazda 3 and a TC I would go with the 3...because the hatchback.
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Old 07-10-2007, 03:27 PM   #10
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I like the Tc because by what I've heard it's a really good package and handles really well. I had a friend in El Paso that got his blown with the TRD SC kit and he loves it.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:51 PM   #11
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Thanks guys. I guess I'll take a test drive when I get the time. Which doesn't mean I'm sold. I'm still in mourning over my e36. I didn't want to part with it, and I'd love to stay with the marque, but I came to the decision that I needed to be smart about all this. If I can find a nice e39 in good condition, in the colors that I want, then I may go that way. Anyway, I had considered a Mazda 3 some years ago, but I really am not crazy about it anymore. Kasei- the tC is a hatchback.

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would you be getting a stick or an auto?
You have to ask??
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:29 PM   #12
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i have always like the tc, and since it is toyota, i bet its pretty good reliability wise.

160hp is in the E30 range, and the weight is about the same. plus it probably has a lighter engine so less nose heavy.

i think it would be pretty kick ass and very tossable, the only thing i wouldnt like is the fwd.

would you be getting a stick or an auto?
Get an e30 Per your Uncle's idea.

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:49 PM   #13
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^^^ haha, he's my uncle. all my cousins arent old enough to drive yet.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:25 PM   #15
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I'd love to get an e30, nick. But finding one around here that isn't beat to shit or ghetto'd out is a monumental task

Case in point, so sad . .

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