2010 Scion tC

#Scion, #TC

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

After reading all the Toyota's latest horrible recall information, I am hesitated to buy another Toyota. I was led down by the first Scion xB, and the tC is not doing enough to entice me back. There is currently no other comparable coupe for the price range (the Civic is economy car, not a sporty coupe and the SI is overpriced), but I am moving up to the Genesis coupe 2.0 T. That 210 hp feels much more substantial compared to this tC. And Korean cars are getting better, while Toyota, the mother of Scion, are getting more and more bad coverage for their questionable build quality these days.
@FacelessSounds like you have long legs and arms that allow you to sit with the seat pushed farther back, so you're under a higher section of the sloping roof. Maybe McCausland has a proportionally taller torso and shorter limbs--I can imagine how someone shorter could have a harder time getting comfortable in a car without a telescoping steering wheel than a taller person.
I have a 2009 Scion tC that is virtually identical. Having driven it 20K miles so far, generally I have to agree that it's a nice car. However, a couple of your comments are weird. First, Zenlea especially likes the interior, whereas to me the interior absolutely screams "CHEAP!" The upholstery is this slick stuff that reminds me of doubleknit. Eccch! I also find McCausland's comment odd (saying that at 5'-10" he can't fit), because I'm 6'-4" and actually bought the car because I fit so well in it.

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