2010 Scion tC

#Scion, #TC

Except for the first-generation xB's tendency to hang tail at the cornering limit (with its essential stability control system disabled), I've never had this much fun in any Scion. If I were Mr. Toyoda, every Scion would have this raucous, raunchy personality. Bring on the boomy stereo, the thundering exhaust, the wild run to the red line after every stop light. Think high school senior without a care -- or a rational thought -- in his or her head. The 18-inch wheel and tire set gave this tC tenacious bite on the occasional dry patch of winter pavement and the sporty exhaust system trimmed several seconds from the zero-to-sixty sprint at the psychic (if not the physics), level of perception. I wouldn't spend a penny for the dress-up trinkets but I would recommend that everyone interested in celebrating their child side sign up for a Scion tC test drive.

Don Sherman, Technical 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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