I'm sure Scion's accessories help make cars like the tC more attractive to my demographic (18-24-yr-old male), but apart from the fog lamps, I wasn't blown away by the $6000 worth of kit added to our kit car. Personally, the black rims, coupled with the body kit and boomy exhaust note, reminded me of a prop from "The Fast & The Furious."
The beauty of Scion's business model is that it allows buyers to build affordable cars almost exactly to their tastes, but I can't help but think the tC is almost a perfect front-wheel-drive sports coupe right off the bat. It's relatively sharp in corners, equipped with a peppy four-cylinder, and is chock full of a surprising amount of standard equipment (i.e. cruise control, Pioneer stereo, panoramic sunroof, etc.) and a fabulous interior for the price.
Sadly, I don't exactly fit. At around 5'10", I'm not exactly a tall man by any means, but the rake of the front windshield, coupled with the sunroof, made me constantly wish I could lower the driver's seat even lower. Perhaps a telescoping steering column would allow me to place my seat a little further back into the roofline's arc.
Evan McCausland, Web Producer