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Scion tC

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  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    As long as it's a reputable audio dealer I wouldn't be afraid.
    Mack
  • vastovasto Posts: 4
    It's been 5 weeks now (1200 miles) owning a 2008 tC which replaced my 2001 Celica. Happy with car and getting 32 MPG. Seats don't hold you when cornering like Celicas did. Sort of like a bench seat. I had 3 Celicas (2001,1994,1990) and was sorry to see that model vanish. tC was the closest thing. Anyone else feel that way about seats?

    Did anyone pay less than $17620 sticker. My dealer paid state tax (on all Toyotas in Oct) and saved me $881 plus I dickered and they gave me floor mats and cargo net.

    VASTO
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    They are not supposed to do that. If they get audited by Scion they could lose allocation and even the franchise. OTOH if they did it for you they must do it for everyone that bought a tC during Oct in addition to the floor mats and cargo net.
    Mackabee
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    If they get audited by Scion they could lose allocation and even the franchise.

    State franchise laws prevent Scion controlling prices in much of the US.
  • vastovasto Posts: 4
    Gee. No one seems interested in my seat comfort question but is hung up on pure pricing. A multi million dollar dealership that advertised in October (with radio and print ads) to pay sales tax on all Toyotas and Scions sold before month end surely must have done their homework. And I believe they sold a lot of cars. I recall that years ago price fixing was deemed illegal except maybe when selling gasoline. In any case, I love the car and feel I got the best deal. And that's what car shopping should be!
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Someone misunderstood my post. They are not supposed to "throw in" mats or other accessories to make a deal. If they do that then every customer must get the mats and the other accessory they gave the buyer during that promotion period.

    Mack/
    p.s. the seats are very comfortable and have very good lateral support.
    :)
    :shades:
  • nifabnifab Posts: 7
    Hi All-

    My tire was leaking air slowly. Turned out to be a nail & the Toyota shop (#2) recommended to patch it, which I did. To weeks later my tire light went on & I went to my hometown Toyota shop (#1), they said that they could not find any leak, & thought the pressure dropped due to a "weather change." Two weeks later the light went on again, & then shop #1 stated that there was another area in the same tire that had to be patched.

    Went back to shop #2 since they did the original work, & they informed me that the tire could not be patched (something about something rubbing against the patch area & making matters worse). At that point I was informed that I had to buy a new Yokahama tire--for a whopping $259 (+tax)!

    The tires only have 10K on them. They came with the car (Yokahama S32A). I am not a hardcore car person, so maybe I am not appreciating their price, but from what I know these tires are not even that great!

    What should I do? I cannot feasibly get one via the net, (don't know what I am getting nor how to put a tire on myself). Checked TNB, but the price was about the same as the Toyota dealer.

    I would appreciate any advice on the matter:-)

    Cheers
    nifab
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Have you checked with www.tirerack.com? They are the best. They have recommended installers in your area and they can deliver the tire to you in a day or two depending on which warehouse is closer to you. Give them a try. I been getting all my tire and wheel needs from them since 1998
    Mackabee
  • vastovasto Posts: 4
    I agree with Mackabee. Tirerack.com is the way to go. Tires for the tC start at $64 and Kumhos go for $70 + about $10 each for shipping. I get tires mounted and balanced at closest Super Walmart for about $15 bucks apiece which includes lifetime rotation and balancing. It surprised me that they mount tires purchased elsewhere and will rotate and balance them every 6000 miles FOR FREE! VASTO
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Really?! I'm glad you posted that. My youngest works at the local WallyWorld part time and gets 10% discount on anything. Next time I order from tire rack I'll take them there to get installed. Tks!
    Kuhmo's are excellent tires. I have them on my Camry, my son's Corolla, and My middle son's Prelude, and my son that own's the tC put a set of 18in G-games wheels and Kuhmo tires on it. Check it out:
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  • It handles very very poorly in the snow/rain. I find it downright dangerous in the rain/snow. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to make my Scion more safe in snow/rain???
    Thx
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Get rid of the Bridgestone tires and get some Dunlops, Yokohamas or Kuhmo. Last resort try the Good Year aquatreds.
    Mackabee
  • nifabnifab Posts: 7
    Thanks a lot for your advise. I checked out tirerack, but the savings for one tire was fairly small. However my Toyota dealership, recognizing an error, kindly replaced it without charge. They have always given me great customer service; that goes a long way for brand & dealership loyalty. Again thank you for your reply:-)
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Good. I'm glad things worked out for you.
    :)
    Mackabee
  • dreasdaddreasdad Posts: 276
    Scion doesn't control the actual price, what they do control is how we price. Scion demands that we sell every car for the same price with the same options. It is up to the dealer to set that price. If we wanted to we could sell every car for 1,000 over msrp or 1,000 under as long as we never change from one sell to the next. Scions do not have much markup on them and there is no rewards from scion to meet goals or qouta's. Really the only thing pushing sells is the floorplan cost of the cars if they sit to long
  • I found a good site that only sells mods for the scion tc.

    http://www.modifymyscion.com/
  • jayna1jayna1 Posts: 2
    Hi, I bought a 2006 Scion tC three wks ago and recently I hear a creaking coming from wheel areas, front and back. (All other car noises have been taken care of). I owned two cars in the past that made the same noise and it was remedied with new struts or axels. Is it possible that a two year old car could have such a problem? What could have caused it?

    Thank you! Dana :cry:
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    How many miles? could be cv joint/axle or motor mounts in front, bushings in back.
    Mack
  • jayna1jayna1 Posts: 2
    Thanks Mack. Only 22,000 miles. Wow, sounds like it could be many different things. Does the mileage narrow it down at all?
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Those are too few miles to be having suspension problems. Look under the hood and carriage and also in the back under the storage compartment of the spare. You might have something loose knocking around. Your car is still under factory warranty so a visit to your local Toyota/Scion dealer is not out of the question. Let us know how it goes.
    :)
    Mackabee
  • angcangc Posts: 1
    I have noticed my drivers side seat fading. I own a 05 tc and also have to replace the drivers side mat because it has worn out from the heel of my shoe. Anyone else have this problem??
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    have to replace the drivers side mat because it has worn out from the heel of my shoe. Anyone else have this problem??

    Anyone who has driven a car with carpet floor mats while wearing shoe's has had this problem.
  • I have a '06 tC that I bought in 2005. At 37,000 miles, the throttle body had to be replaced. Here I am a little over a year later and it needs to be replaced again. Has anyone experienced a problem like this?
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Nope. Can't say we have. My son's 05 tC has been trouble free for 62k miles.
    Mack
  • andeetandeet Posts: 142
    I only had one CEL problem: improper Cold Air Intake installation. Brake light came on at 70k; due to warp rotor.

    Paint chips badly...almost to the point I probably can "Connect the Dots" every chip and can draw a picture.

    Tires: Are expensive due to high performance low profile wheels. Try Hankook Ventus (All Seasons.) They usually run about $100 bucks. My tC seems to grip them hell alot better than the OEMs. They drove better in the snow and rain. In the winter time...I rotated them every month for better traction. But other Scion owners are saying they are terrible tires but I'm thinking they aren't keeping up with their maintenance.

    Seats: After two years of ownership...mine still look brand new! Maybe because I use interior cleaner when I vacuum the car.

    Floormats: Mine are wearing out too but only where my left foot rests. I drive with my left foot under my right foot cross legged (Trick I use for comfort while being on a forklift truck at work.)

    --------------------------------------------

    It's great car, I just wish I didn't have to drive it everyday and drive 40 miles a day to work. I'm hoping to buy a Yaris sometime next year and keep the tC for "weekend fun." Have time catch up to the mileage. I put too much money into this car and I would like to least see this car last for 10 years.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Andrea, what is CEL?
    ,Mack
  • andeetandeet Posts: 142
    CEL...is short for "Check Engine Light." Youthful Scion owners call it in the Scion forums world.
  • andeetandeet Posts: 142
    I suggest in the TRD Lowering Springs & Struts/shocks. If can spend extra $250.00 get the Rear Sway Bar too and install it on "Racing Setting." :)

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  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    I see. Looks like I'm going to have to spend more time on the Scion forums. Tks (that's old geezer for Thanks!) LOL
    Mack
  • andeetandeet Posts: 142
    LOL

    We maybe government knowledge declined but we know any facts about the Scion name ;)

    I forgot an actual picture of my car....

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