Ditto the bass-heavy comment. I actually had a hard time listening to anything on the stereo in this car because the system adds way too much bass to anything. I played with every setting on the radio, and nothing really brought the bass down to acceptable levels. I can see where the demographic Scion is shooting for might appreciate this sort of bass bias, but it doesn't work for me.
The Toyo Proxes tires are probably a great asset in warm weather, but the night I spent sampling the Scion tC featured snow and ice. Trying to turn or stop was always exciting. Even on dry stretches of road, the tires were far too cold to grip the pavement, which made the brakes feel worthless. It's not possible for me to give an accurate review of this car because my experience was so compromised by the season-specific rubber.
Phil Floraday, Senior Online Editor