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Scion tC



  • gee35coupegee35coupe Posts: 3,475
    That's the coolest job in the world. Drove everything from a stripped Ford Escort to a loaded Boxter.
  • boikoboiko Posts: 82
    Does anyone know if there is much of a difference between the old 05 silver and the new 06 Classic Silver Metallic on the tC...?

  • Mike:
    Yesterday, while driving on AZ I-10 I saw a auto transporter heading East, presumably to Phx., with a load a Scions. The trailer had on it a tC in a brilliant silver color which I presume is the new Classic Silver Metallic. In my opinion it was a much improved color over the '05 reminded me of the silver on the Mazda RX8 or a silver Porsche...looked good! Decisions, decisions, etc. Heard today that my '06 White should arrive in two weeks.
  • jl637jl637 Posts: 4
    wow..that nautical blue looks nice! i'm kind of glad i waited awhile before deciding to buy a i can get the 06! Are there any discounts for the 05s?
  • Don't count on any discounts on the 05's. Dealers hardly have any in stock. Those that they do have don't sit on the lot for long. It's not like they have 2 months' worth of old inventory to move to make room for 06's. At least around here, the cars are off the lot within days of arriving.

    Just a guess.
  • boikoboiko Posts: 82
    I lived in NH..and I've called Scion dealers throughout NH and MA, and they all say that 06 tC's won't be showing up around here for another month..?? Why is it taking so long to get those 06 tC's into this area..?

    Meanwhile I read that some people have already taken delivery on their 06 tC's....

  • steph6steph6 Posts: 1
    My windsheild was destroyed by a piece of tire that poped up in the air from the car in front of me on the highway and has been in the shop for a week because they are waiting on the molding and apparently it is not available in the US. Thats what I was told. How long did it take to replace?
  • tcmantcman Posts: 1
    I just ordered my TC on June 11, i ordered it with the side air bag option... my question is how long do u guys think it will take and also if i will be getting an 05 or an 06????
    thanks BB
  • I have a Scion TC with about 2,000 miles on it. Twice in the last couple of weeks, the engine raced when trying to brake quickly. Once at a stop sign and once at a stop light, the engine revved up while braking so that the car ended up in the intersection with my foot pressing hard on the brake and the engine racing. Turning the ignition off then on brought the engine back to a normal idle speed.

    For details, the cruise control had not been on and the car was thoroughly warmed up.

    The car was brought to a Toyota dealer where the car was driven and I was told nothing was wrong with the car (ha).

    Has anyone heard of this problem?

    I saw a couple of other posts implying that the throttle was electronically controlled (drive by wire) rather than mechanically controlled. Is this true?

    Thanks Dave C
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    Next time make sure that you are not stepping on both the throttle and brake at the same time by mistake. They are fairly close and I have seen this happen on occasion.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,313
    it is a drive by wire throttle.

    I assume you have an automatic trans BTW.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • hupat77hupat77 Posts: 1
    i live in houston and i was at my scion dealership last sunday. the 06's are being shipped here right now...i'm getting mine in about 2 weeks...the new classic silver metallic. and i'm excited!!
  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Hi..I am the proud owner of a 1993 (yes 1993) Nissan 240SX XE. Hatchback, moonroof, automatic, etc. This car looks to be similar but I gotta say I NEVER had ANY of the cracks, creaks, squeaks, noises and other problems reported here w/the Nissan - in fact never ANY problems period. I have to wonder if some of the reported issues here are why there are so FEW hatchbacks on the market anymore. Haven't tried out a Scion yet but plan to soon but would like some input here and even better if anyone ever had a 240SX. The handling of the 240SX is amazing..I have yet to drive a car that handles as well which is why I still am driving it! I also have a "fun" car..a bmw Z3 and I swear the almost 13 year old Nissan handles even better than the beamer. I have NEVER had ANY major work done on it either. Just brakes and few light bulbs over the 13 years. The reason I've held onto it so long, never found anything I liked as well. ALMOST bought a Mitsu Eclipse. Then almost a Mustang. Was looking for a bit more power/larger engine but wasn't thrilled with either one and when priced as I wanted they were over or at 30 grand.

    Is the 2006 model out yet for Scion? I have no Toyota history..was always a Nissan/Datsun gal but since Nissan has nothing in that class anymore, it's time for a change.

    So far I've read problems with 3rd gear manual (I would want automatic), a "stupid" radio cover that sounds like they didn't "get" what would work for people and how stupid it looks open, a problem with the sun roof coming loose, rattling, creaking, cracking, etc. which is of concern (have a full pop up moon roof on the Nissan, never a hiss all these years) and the hatchback rattling/clicking sounds as well as a few other things. Coming from a very quiet 13 year old car, I'm sure some of this would bug me so hoping to hear there are improvements in the new model. Thanks for any input.

    I also posted this in one other thread..wasn't sure where it should go....
  • collascollas Posts: 1
    yes my deflector broke in my garage after it was at the dealership to fix the creaking/groaning sounds. good news,they fixed the sounds!!!!!!!!
  • hercules00hercules00 Posts: 126
    I just test drove a tC today and as an '03 Celica GTS owner, I feel completely cheated. If they could offer so much in the interior at this price , why why why could they not outfit the Celica a little better (given that one paid SIGNIFICANTLY more for that car). I do not have any regrets about the vehicle performance as such, coz a Celica still is the better handler and gives a more edgy driving experience (along with the edgy looks, and I like both :) However, the interior of this car is simply awesome for the price, I miss that.

    That aside, I hope the tC's do not suffer from the build issues I am facing with my Celica. The car is just a year and a half old and the sunroof fabric shade creaks incessantly, both the door handles rattle with the music, there are wierd creaks at low rpms from the underside and the transmission makes wierd sounds while compression braking. The part that hurts the most, the dealership refuses to correct any of these. In case of the creaks and rattles, they say it isnt under warranty. And in other cases, they refuse to acknowledge that there is any problem! Toyota's may be reliable in the long run, but the tweaks and rattles are all in there!
  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Some might have seen my post about being a '93 Nissan 240SX owner that has had nothing but perfection from the car and am looking to get something very close. It is a hatchback w/moonroof, auto, etc. This care seems similar but has several consistent noted problems...have any of these disappeared with the 2006 models? Creaks/noises from hatchback, noise AND breakage of sunroof, 3rd gear problems, stupid radio flap, etc.? Anyway..since Toyota is foreign to me...could someone help me decipher the options listed and what ones are "must have" if I'm looking to duplicate the handling and great experience of my 240SX? For example what is "Ground Effects Kit"? Or please point me where I can find out what each of these is. I clicked the "more info" and all it does is come up with the same list in another box!

    G1 Ground Effects Kit info $995 $833
    BE Side & Curtain Airbags info $650 $559
    37 TRD Performance Exhaust info $525 $349
    V5 SCION Security info $469 $339
    P7 XM Satellite Radio info $449 $359
    7S VSE Subwoofer by Bazooka Mobile Audio info $449 $325
    LJ Fog Lights info $425 $320
    RF Rear Pedestal Spoiler info $423 $315
    R7 Rear Lip Spoiler info $385 $285
    FZ LED Rear Tail Lights by TYC info $375 $275
    N1 Auto-Dimming Mirror info $310 $225
    P3 Pioneer Audio System w/iPod Control info $260 $183
    43 LED Under Dash and Cup Holder Illumination - Amber info $250 $169
    44 LED Under Dash and Cup Holder Illumination - Blue info $250 $169
    26 Carbon Fiber Engine Cover by OBX Racing Sports info $239 $169
    5Y Front Strut Tie Bar by Hotchkis Tuning info $225 $159
    CF 2 in 1 Carpet/All Weather Mats w/Cargo Mat info $145 $100
    25 Billet Oil Cap and Battery Tie Down by AEM - Polished info $120 $80
    24 Billet Oil Cap and Battery Tie Down by AEM - Gray info $120 $80
    G0 Door Sills info $115 $70
    3X Cargo Liner info $104 $65
    32 Sport Pedals by OBX Racing Sports - Brushed Stainless Steel info $79 $49
    P0 B-Pillar Applique by Superior Dash info $75 $49
    28 Speed Star Shift Knob by OBX Racing Sports info $59 $35
    22 Classic Leather Shift Knob by OBX Racing Sports info $59 $35
    WL Wheel Locks info $59 $37
    23 Speed Star Mesh Shift Knob by OBX Racing Sports info $59 $35
    EF Rear Bumper Applique info $58 $38
    GN Cargo Net info $49 $34
    9G Cargo Tote by Nifty Products info $40 $25
    P8 AM/FM/CD Player by Pioneer info $0 $0
    FE 50 State Emissions info $0 $0
  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Found the Scion site but it looks like it only has 2005 models on there..will check it out but would REALLY appreciate any input on this car, the known problems, the 2006 model what is known AND the options above..what are Must Haves vs Don't Bother.
  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Well went through the Scion site...there were a few of these options for the 2005 but not all of them. One big question...does that hatch have a "privacy" protector so folks can't see what you have back there...I LOVE that in my Nissan.

    How is the stereo system on this car? Anyone get the subwoofer? I think I would get maybe the lip spoiler but NOT the pedastal..that is a nightmare on Mitsubishi Eclipses as it blocks view out of back. The ground effects maybe too. And the mats..always get those. And security system.

    What color is everyone's favorite? I think I will look into a 2006 BUT NOT until they go through the first few shipments of them in case there are new bugs and to see if old bugs are fixed.

    Would love to hear ANY input on this car and these questions...I still don't know how Scion came to be from it American Toyota? Gonna research that now.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,313
    I wish my '05 had the stereo upgrades, especially the wheel controls, which would make the volume buttons much less of an annoyance. The ipod stuff would be neat to have too.

    To the guy with all the questions, there is a hard cover over the hatch area. And, the lip spoiler looks nice, and reasonably subtle. Someone that parks near me has one on a blue (the darker) one, and it looks good. I like that color in person.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    When the Scion TC was first talked about...there was mention of a "supercharger" option...did that ever happen? After doing some more research I now fully understand that the "options" are all dealer based except the transmission and paint pretty much. So one has to be sure they find a GREAT dealer right? And this is a "gal" with all the "old" gal at that LOL.

    Does anyone have XM? You have to pay a fee every month right? Haven't really research it much. The ipod attachment might be fun..just have to get an ipod now LOL. It seems they are changing the blue for 2006? stickguy...did you see the 2005 blue or 2006? Seems the 2006 first shipment is just coming out. I sure hope folks post here about any discoveries/experiences with the first ones shipped. I am always a bit worried to buy at the very beginning of a year for a car. And this being only the second year for Scion...but so far it seems as close to my old 240SX as I'll probably ever get for the money. Though the ride and "silence" may not be there. They said they redesigned the "head" of the stereo..not sure if that means that door flap or not..anyone know. I apologize for posting in the wrong thread and posting a report from scion's web site me in trouble with the board moderators. Ooops. Hope to see more posts here about the 2006 Scion TC.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,313
    I saw the '05 blue. No idea what the '06 color is.

    The headunit is the stereo itself. I imagine the cover will be the same.

    For XM, yes you pay a monthly subscription fee (I believe about $7-$10 now, depending on how long a term you pay for).

    The options, if you order them up front, are actually supposed to be put on at the port (delivery center), so they are on the car when the dealer gets it. But, the dealer can also add most (if not all) of them if you decide to get them after they already have the car. So yes, pick out a good dealer, especially since the price is probably going to be the same no matter where you buy.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • nascar9900nascar9900 Posts: 48
    I sat in a 2006 tC last night that had the Ipod stereo. It had a rotary knob for volume control - an improvement over the 05's that had up down buttons.

    Does anyone know if the BASE stereo unit on the 2006s has a rotary volume knob?
  • yes the knob is in the base model. I just bought a 2006 tC, it's at the dealership right now, I'll be picking it up as soon as some paperwork goes through. So I'll be able to let people know some 2006 info.
  • I have an 05 tC and im so pissed cause the only thing its missing is stereo controls on the stearing wheel... the 06's from what I understand have this feature. I went to get my free oil change and while I was there I talked to the service guy and he said you can't even get an upgrade for the 05 with the steering wheel controls... CUURRRSSEESSS!!!
  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Interesting because if you look at the official Scion site (which thus far only says 05 but seems to have 06 info - I wrote to ask them about it), there are two pics of the stereo unit...the one with the knobs it SAYS is the IPOD version BUT the one without the knobs has the options for "folder" "files", etc...whereas the one with the knobs does not - very confusing so I wrote to them but have heard nothing back. It seemed like their pics were reversed since the options that seem to go with IPOD were on the pic that said it was WITHOUT the IPOD. So when someone gets a FINISHED 06 one way or the other, let us know for sure OK?
  • tdottdot Posts: 1
    Do you guys know which of the two is the more darker black? Initially, my guess is that black sand pearl is actually black, while flint mica is a dark grey/charcoal color. but in the website, it shows the opposite: that flint mica is a little darker than the black sand pearl. Can you guys help me out?
  • The Black sand pearl is darker in both the shade and the sun... but keep in mind it is still a pearl finish so it looks different in sun and shade. I have a flint mica tC and its neat beacuse the pearl effect really stands out, in the sun it alomost looks dark blue with a greay hint... in the shade it takes on a dark lusturous, wet looking charcole greay... I originaly was going to go for the black but the tC is kind of different than cars like a civic or acura in the sense that black IMO doesn't really look as good as you might think... Maybe its the pearl finishes that they use but the tC looks really good in color rather than black... I actualy just recently saw a medium almost electric blue tC and it looked super sharp... (not the powder blue)... hope this helps :)
  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Could we start a 2006 Scion TC forum now that they are out?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 26,313
    just keep this one going. They only start a new model year thread when it is a new design, otherwise it gets messy.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport (mine), 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's) and 2015 Jetta Sport (daughter's)

  • aeroluvraeroluvr Posts: 42
    Really? Oh OK...I've been looking at some others and have seen new 2006 threads started for existing models. which is why I requested one here. That way when someone searches "Scion TC" they would be able to choose to review comments on the 2006 model VS past experience with the 2005 without having to wade through everything else. But OK..rules are rules...already learned that as I posted a 2006 Scion TC press release and got an email telling me it had been removed because it's not allowed.
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