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Scion tC



  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,140
    If you chagned your mind, tell them you don't want the car. They will sell it to someone else. If you want an '06, they should be hap[y to order you one. It's still better than losing a customer entirely.

    keep in mind that there will possibly be a price increase though.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    at $200.00 more for the 2006 model.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • osu1298gradosu1298grad Posts: 22
    Thanks for your reply stickguy.

    I just got off the phone with my dealership, they were very understanding and didn't hesitate at all to help me. Since the wait on the '05 silver streak was 5 weeks, this will probably sell as it is delivered.

    Now that I've put in a new order, the wait time will be 3-4 more weeks, hopefully it will arrive at the end of June.

    I don't mind the $200 price increase. With the modifications and the fact I won't be losing as much in depreciation, I feel this is a better situation for me.

    Thanks again, I appreciate your input. :)
  • callmedrfillcallmedrfill Posts: 729
    The '05 tC is having it's best months ever this Spring, and the changes are modest to the '06.

    Sales don't need a spike now! Maybe in the fall, when most '06 are released.

  • enroncfoenroncfo Posts: 5
    I know the tC comes with either Potenza's or the Yoko's, does anyone have an opinion about which is better? I know the Potenza's don't have a great rating, especially in snow and living in upstate NY, that is a definite concern. What about the Yoko's? Anyone have a winter experience to share? Also, can you request which tires you want on the car? Last check at my local dealer, 4 tC's, 2 cars with each kind, so it really doesn't seem like it would be a big deal if I wanted the Yoko's over the Potenza's, right? What is the general consensus on the tires with you guys? Keep in mind, snow tires are not really an option, I've driven in snow my entire life and never had a real problem, but then again, never had a sporty car either.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,140
    In 7K, I have no complaints about the portenzas. But, If I lieve in upstate NY (and I spent 4 years in Schenectady), I would absolutlely go with dedicated snows.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • enroncfoenroncfo Posts: 5
    Union College stickguy? Any word on which tires are on the 2006 model?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,140
    up, spent 4 years at Union. Guess you know the area.

    Also, over the weekend, I saw a tC in bright red (looked goofy IMO), and also that light tealish-blue. Couldn't get into that one either.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    The 05 tC came out last June so it's only logical to release the 06 in June also.
  • tonylexustonylexus Posts: 94
    I have 11.5k on the Potenzas and lived thru a Michigan winter with them. I had serious doubts because of their poor ratings but was pleasantly surprised that they were not as bad as I had anticipated. I realize that isn't a glowing endorsement, but the Duelers on my RX were worthless in snow in comparison - so much for 'ratings'. I would clasify them as only "fair" in snow/wet, dry and noise. Wouldn't be my choice but I can live with them for a while.

    That being said, I will change (probably Pirelli PZero Nero) when these wear out. The Potenzas are donig well enough to keep me from the added expense of early replacement, but I won't buy them when I have the choice. No help on the Yoko's, but I'm interested in what you find out about them.

    I nixed the dedicated snow tire idea. Given this type of car and the urban setting I'm in (snow gets cleared rather quickly) another set of tires and wheels just doesn't seem worth the expense.
  • axiomowneraxiomowner Posts: 76
    My thoughts exactly. The Portenza's worked better in the snow than expected. But, I'll be trying to find something with longer treadlife and less-sporty ride when the time comes.
  • yaron_usayaron_usa Posts: 1
    but I could succeed. I did this when I was ordering my '05, and I demanded the yokos instead of potenz but I was told there's nothing that could be done about which tires the car came with. Well, I did good on my trade-in value, so I didn't push it (plus I know he wants to make some money too). I know the 1.0 comes with yokos... think about getting that? then again, I have no clue if those all sold or what.
  • enroncfoenroncfo Posts: 5
    I work in Clifton Park and live in Lake George, know the area quite well. I'm thinking about what tires I want to be on when the Northway doesn't get plowed this winter and I have a 35 mile trek north.

    Anyone know anything about the color changes? I kinda liked the Indigo, I was looking to get Flint Mica myself, but that blue was pretty sharp. Is the Nautical blue going to be any different really?
  • Just curious if anyone has had major issues with the sunroof(s). Heavy rain, hail, ice, cracks, breaks, leaks, whatever. And also a lot of the critics complain the radio door looks cheap can you remove it without breaking it? Thanks!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,140
    the radio cover, I just leave it up, so no reason IMO to try and remove it. At least you have it if you want it.

    Only problem I have had with the roof is some creaking/groaning, but I also have a very early build.

    there have been a few posters that had a problem with the wind deflector part breaking will driving on the highway.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • 107main107main Posts: 33
    I found the interior looks nice and a cut above some others in quality.
    Definitely not a road car unless you like to feel every bump in the road and plenty of road noise.
    Drives fairly well, but not a screamer off the line. It is a tenny boppers go to school or college kind of car, sporty, but definitely not a real sports car.
    Price is right, if they discount the sticker price.
    I recently drove a Honda Civic EX SE coupe on a trip and liked it much better, but, hey, different strokes.... Both good cars I am sure.
  • tonylexustonylexus Posts: 94
    I'm one of the unfortunates that had the front deflector break while on the highway. Very disturbing experience. While the part was replaced under warrenty, this is something that definately needs a long term fix.

    The radio cover? I'm a little tired of the band-wagon of whiners crying about this. Yes, it could be a little more substantial but I find it no more "cheap" than some plastic parts in some cars costing twice the price. While mine is open most all of the time, I have not experienced any problems when I do use it. My only beef is that if there is a door over the radio, there should be controls on the wheel. Something that has apparently been addressed on the '06. Certainly no need to remove it.
  • tonylexustonylexus Posts: 94
    Funny how perceptions of the same thing can differ so much. What little road noise I find in the tC can be attributed more to the tires rather than any defaults with the build of the car - I actually find it quieter than anything else in its class (Mini, RSX...).

    I agree that this is a "sporty" car and not a true 'sports' car - but then again it isn't meant to be one - either is anything else in its class, which is what it should be compared to.

    "Teeny bopper", "College kid" car? In todays broad markets I think it unfair to generalize any car like that. My daughter is a 'teeny bopper - college kid' that drives a Silverado. I am a 52 yr old professional that drives the tC. So much for that thoery.

    The tC is thousands less than comparably equipped cars in its class. People that 'guesstimate' the cost of my car are consistantly in the low & mid 20's (it cost 17k). Hey, I'd love to see it offered at below sticker too, but it is undoubtedly the best value in its class - even at sticker.

    None of the 160 hp cars in this class are screamers off the line. I am somewhat agressive and have yet to find a situation where the car felt underpowered when I asked for or needed some umph. Again, these cars aren't designed for the track, but do offer more than adequate power and handling for some fun.

    As you say, to each his own. I drove them all while shopping and couldn't top the tC for its overall characteristics and value. And while styling is certainly subjective, I turn a lot more heads than any Civic does.

    Happy motoring.
  • 107main107main Posts: 33
    The car IS marketed for the youth. That is in the literature and what the salesman told me. I am 61 and it is a bumpy ride on the road, but so is a Honda S2000. It does ride better than two 05 H1 Hummers I recently drove on trips. Now you talk about turning heads, these turn heads. People will drive up besides you on the interstate and slow to look it over. At $137-146K sticker, they ought too! I move cars as a side job and get to drive all kinds of them.
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