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Scion tC



  • thanks,mark19,point well taken
  • i've extracted a good audio systemfrom my old ca.i want to install in new '08 tc. but i'm afraid they will tear up doors,mess with battery , throw off settings,etc.....
    HAS ANYONE had this done without hassles??? :)
  • oil filter too after 1k?? :confuse:
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    If you're changing the oil do the filter too.
  • mack,
    went to dealer's garage for 1k checkup. He said wait for 3,000 miles to change oil and filter .Something about waiting for the gaskets to swell? Now i'm confused. will it hurt to change at 1k??

    Thanks, :confuse:
  • mark19mark19 Posts: 123
    dealer is full of it, to put it lightly. Gaskets to swell? hahaha.. that's hilarious, what a lie. :mad:

    No it WILL not hurt it to change it 1k miles. There is no "special break-in oil" in the tC's engine, it's regular oil. If that dealer you're going to won't change it, find another dealer who will. You're a paying customer, plus you have THREE free oil changes thanks to Scion, unless they changed that too.

    You should be confused! Your dealer is making up lies.
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    It won't hurt to change your oil at 1k or even 5k. Today's engines are manufactured with closer tolerances than before. It used to be that you would find metal shavings in the oil pan but I can't remember when that was the last time it happened. If it will make you feel better I'll talk to my Master Mechanic in the morning and get back to you. The service writer you spoke with probably thinks the switch from dino oil to synthetic will cause a change in the gaskets which it will but not when you have less than a few thousand miles. I changed to synthetic in my MR2 when it had 80k miles on her (why I don't know :confuse: ) and I did experience oil seeping through the valve covers so I switched back. Didn't hurt anything. God I miss that car!
    It's two complimentary oil changes on the 08's.
  • :mad: with factory low profile Bridgestone tires, what is recommended pressure ??
    I live in new york city and am exposed to potholes street steel plates and the like. I don't need a blowout
    for scion tc -2008
  • mark19mark19 Posts: 123
    It's on a sticker in your driver door area. It's 32psi front, and 29psi rear. Check when cold, that means not driven for a couple of hours.

    hope that helps. did you ever go and get your oil changed at 1k?
  • i'm afraid to bring car to audio dealer to install new speakers :mad: has anybody had there doors ruined or found any difficulty???
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    As long as it's a reputable audio dealer I wouldn't be afraid.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

    p.s. the seats are very comfortable and have very good lateral support.
  • 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:-)

  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    Have you checked with 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
  • vastovasto Posts: 4
    I agree with Mackabee. 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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