2010 Scion tC

#Scion, #TC

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

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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