2010 Scion tC

#Scion, #TC

2010 Scion tC

Base price (with destination): $17,670
Price as tested: $23,468

Standard Equipment:
2.4L 4-cylinder engine
5-speed manual transmission
4-wheel disc brakes
17" alloy wheels
Panoramic sunroof
Power windows, doors, mirrors
Cruise control

Options on this vehicle:
Upgraded TRD 18" 5-spoke black alloy wheels - $1999
Ground effects - $1083
TRD sport muffler - $525
Illuminated door sill - $335
Fog lights - $437
LED underdash cupholder illumination - $250
Carpeted floormats and cargo mat - $171
Sport pedal covers - $79
Shift knob - $65
Scion security - $469
Rear spoiler lip - $385

Key options not on vehicle:

Fuel economy:
20 / 27 / 23 mpg

Size: 2.4L 16-valve 4-cylinder
Horsepower: 161 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 162 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm


5-speed manual

Weight: 2905 lb

18-inch TRD black aluminum wheels
225/40ZR18 Toyo Proxes tires

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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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