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Scion tC

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  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    thanks for that information. I'll keep it in mind if I go with a Scion tC and probably switch out from the stock tires ASAP.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • bpraxisbpraxis Posts: 292
    Hello everyone and I was wondering if the new Spec Tc which has 16 inch steel wheels as opposed to the 17s on the regular Tc has the same tires? I was hoping that they would give better wear if they are a different brand or specification????

    With appreciation
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    Does the tC with the standard 17" use the same tires as the optional 18" enkai rims? Not really. Just expect it to be around an average profile tire instead of low. The ride may in fact get better. But i'd rather pay the extra pay the $2k for the regular model. I wouldn't want any options on it other than the automatic, pioneer radio with the knobs, and fog lights. Adding that to the spec would be more, plus i like the standard rims better.

    -Cj :)
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Why still no 5-speed automatic?
    That's why the car is noisy for freeway cruising and gets lower highway gas mileage than many larger V6 cars.
    Annoying!

    The only good things about it are that this old transmission probably makes the MSRP a little lower, people who do 90% in town city driving won't miss the extra gear and maybe it will have fewer typical Toyota automatic transmission problems Toyota has been having the last several years on Camrys and other Toyotas.
  • jce32jce32 Posts: 3
    I'm wondering if TC drivers miss not having a rear wiper especially if you drive in a climate that has frequent rain or snow. Thanks in advance for any feedback.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
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    -Cj :shades:
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    what do you mean miss? There never was a rear wiper. I guess the reason why the tC has no rear wiper is because none of toyotas wipers would work properly;

    Prius: too small
    Matrix: too small
    Celica: not made anymore but that wiper could have worked
    4runner/gx470: to big
    highlander: May fit
    rav4/rx: to small
    sequoia/lx470: too big
    xa/xb: to small

    And because of this, toyota couldn't afford to just make one since the ones in the parts bin aren't the right size. Toyota should have put the one from the celica on the tC but its to late now.

    Some rani-x should help out with this problem alot. Go to your nearest auto parts store, Cvs, wallgreens, wal*mart, ect and spend that little $3 on this little bottle. image

    It may not be the perfect alternative to a rear wiper but it does take away from most of that frustration. Hope it helps!!

    -Cj :shades:
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    did you buy a 2007 Scion tC Spec, per chance? If so, how is it working out?

    That white one looks awesome, I just made it my background picture on my Windows background. Very nice shade, and the Metallic Silver also looks great on the Scion tC.

    I like the $15,000 price and find it comical that one Internet report(a passing blog)says that Scion doesn't want to sell these Spec tC's for 2007 for just $15,000 to anybody. I mean, the report read like they are encouraging the salesmen to discourage anyone from buying just a 2007 Scion tC Spec in their favorite color. Humm...say that ain't so, Joe.

    Like they (Scion salesmen) are going to go overboard trying to sell you options and care packages of all sorts, like you or not. Yikes. :surprise:

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    well no i didn't buy a tC. That picture came straight from edmunds :blush: . Heres are 2 important facts to note:

    1, The spec tC has a panorama moonroof but it doesn't open.

    2, Toyota is actually considering dropping the tC in the mid 2008 model year :cry: . I lost the link when my history was deleted but will post where i found that when i find that. Thats a dumb move for toyota because the tC is one of the best selling toyota models. Hopefully they will just do a freshening of it.

    Also take note that toyota may freshen the tC next year and if enough people recommend toyota add a rear wiper to the tC, they may do it. I mean hey, even the prius has one and it is sooo tiny. How many people actually use their rear wipers often? My dad stopped after using rain-x on his 4runner.

    -Cj :)
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    Consumer guide says the tC will be dropped. Read the news paragraph.

    -Cj :cry:
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Not likely. It is a little too popular to be dropped in a year.
    I could see them dropping/replacing the xA.
  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    That website says the xA and xB will be around until 2009 with minor freshenings. The xa and xb are good cars, they just need more power like the 1.5l 4cyl from the yaris insted of the one from the ECHO. Hopefully they all get freshened together. Heres a list of what i think they need as a start:

    xA
    *A 1.8l 4cyl from corolla.
    *A instrument panel in front of the driver.
    *A a 5 speed auto
    *Better rear wiper
    *Better standard stereo system

    xB
    *same as xA
    *A more aerodynamic cubic body so mpg can further improve
    *A separate opening rear glass window (like 4runner or like highlander).
    *The tCs reclining rear seats
    *Rear ac vents
    *signal mirrors standard

    tC
    *a 5speed auto
    *a rear wiper (at least as an option; not prius sized)
    *losing some weight by changing some materials
    *the 2007 camrys 4cyl engine
    *a rear center armrest that allows for storage and skis pass-through

    I guess i'm just nit picking.
    -Cj :)
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    nitpicking is right, man!

    All three models are pretty awesome cars, viewed individually or as a whole.

    For example, if I were to go order a Polar White 2006 5-speed Scion xA tomorrow the only thing I'd probably want to add would be some of their EP-10 wheels. Either that or order some type of wheel from Tire Rack or Discount Tire. I'd do it right off the bat, too. The standard features on the Scion xA are plenty of car for this padre. I just love the look of the xA with nice wheels, though, and to see the car without nice wheels only gives me 78% of the car.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    i was nit picking. I like the tC but see i don't like the performance of the Xa or Xb at high speeds. I prefer the corolla and its good MPG to boot. Thats why i said 1.8. the Xb does need signal mirrors. Think RS 1.0 with all that yellow. they're all good cars and i only have suggestions
    (like the tC keeping the alticara seats even as an option.)

    -Cj :shades:
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    have you noticed that the xA has those turn signals on the side of the car, set back from the front a bit? They're on the side and they look like side markers, but they actually turn on and off with the regular turn signals. They're orange. Pretty cool, actually. I think they are put on there by Toyota/Scion to cover the obligations of the European market, where they are required to have them installed by the manufacturer.

    That brings up a question, though. Does the Scion xA have turn signals on top of it's mirrors like on the tC? I think it does but I'm not sure. I'll go to the Scion website later if I think of it or anybody just chime in that knows the answer to that one, K?

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
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    Answer your question? Also scion added the steering wheel audio controls to the xA and xB. Wow, the tC started things... The signal mirrors (tC & xa), the panorama roof (tC & es350), steering wheel audio (tC, xA, xB, Fj cruiser)

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    The xB relese series 2.0 had them also but not like the tC or xA.

    -Cj :)
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    that answers my question. I'm gonna buy an 2006 Scion xA in 5-speed form with either Polar White or Classic Metallic Silver as the colors. I do like the Black Cherry Pearl color that you have shown above on the xA, too.

    Note that little orange side marker below the turnlight/headlamp cluster combo on the xA, there. That little orange marker is just a reflector. The little Japanese import carries lots of markers per square foot of automobile, doesn't it, when you add the simple reflectors to the actual lamps with operating bulbs inside them. Yikes. It's a well-lit machine!

    Remind me which Scion you're thinking of getting autoboy, if you are still interested, OK?

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    A flint mica regular tC with optional fog lights, lip spoiler and the audio with the knobs. My local toyota dealer offers tCs with a leather interior and a bunch of other stuff.

    The reason the spec isn't for me is because i often use my sunroof and i would love to have audio controls on my steeringwheel. Plus i like the standard 17" rims. My toyo.. I mean scion dealership has almost 42 tC in my preference so i'm in no rush. Good luck with the xA!! Are you going to wait a few weeks until the special edition xA comes out? I love the seats in the release tC but i'm not looking for a car now. Maybe in four years. I'd still get a used 2006/2007 tC as it gets about the same hp and mpg as my accord. My accord was worth about $5k and rose up to $7k so i'm loving the resale value (only paid $4500 because i got 1k off.)

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    -Cj :shades:
  • iluvmysephia1iluvmysephia1 Posts: 5,675
    in a few weeks, eh? Worth a look but I'll probably just get a regular 5-speed xA in Polar White or Classic Metallic Silver and go to Pep Boys to get some cheap cool wheels put on after the purchase. I'll get what I'm after for cheaper that way.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • autoboy16autoboy16 Posts: 992
    Hey whatever floats your boat. I'd wait but its your call not mine. Im not much of an xA fan mainly because it offers no sunroof. I love sunroofs because of the open air feeling without the the convertible premium. Let me know what you decide.

    -Cj :)
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