Used Scion Ratings

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    2005 Scion xB - (M5)

    Pros: The look of the vehicle

    Cons: Needs cruise control and needs a arm rest

    Advice: buy the vehicle you will have fun in it.

    Its ugly but it is cute. I just love this car. The gas mileage is GREAT!!!. Traded a 1996 Tahoe and this vehicle is better and fun to drive. Plus I can fit it in my garage with alot of space left over. Friends did not like the look of it until they rode in it and now I can not keep them out of it.

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    2005 Scion tC - (M5)

    Pros: Can't name just one...Great stereo, power windows with auto up and down on both, panoramic moonroof..I LOVE IT ALL!

    Cons: Least...hmmm that it didnt come with tinted windows..WHAT A BUMMER HA!

    Advice: BUY IT QUICK THEY ARE SELLING FAST HA!

    Well my car was in the shop at the time for leaking gas all over the floor ( Chevy Cavalier DON’T BUY! ) and I have heard about the new Scion tC and loved the way they looked. So my cousin and I (she had a car) went to the scion dealership and decided to test drive one. It was the last one the lot, and they had just got their shipment the day before of 6 scion tC's. The one I test drove was the Flint Mica, 5 speed, with body kit, and TRD Exhaust. It was extremely nice. I test drove it and was impressed by the speed and handling of this car. All the features it came with impressed me 100%, after the test drive I was completely in love with this car. I wasn’t expecting to buy a car that day….but I sat down ran over some figures and well…5 hours later drove home a new Scion tC. Took 5 housr because they wanted to sell me some aftermarket rims they put on the car for an additional $2,000 I told them I didn’t want them and to take them off. They argued at first so I walked out and of course called me back in and decided to take them off, and lowering my interest rate....HOW COULD I REFUSE THAT HA! Overall I am extremely happy with my buy and happy that it is a Toyota and no more Chevy for me. Finally a car I can rely on HA!

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    2005 Scion tC - (M5)

    Pros: THE GLASS ROOF

    Cons: THE BLIND SPOT ITS BIGER

    Advice: BUY IT

    ITS A NICE CAR DIDNT GET TO DRIVE THE FIVE SPEED THOUGH I LIKE IT. TOYOTA IS NO LONGER MAKING THE MR-2 SPIDER OR THE CELICA SO THE SCION TC IS AN GOOD START CANT WAIT TO SEE 2006 MODLE HOPE THAT THE FEATURES STAY THE SAME AS WELL AS THE PRICE. THE SOUND SYSTEM IS NICE WITH GOOD SOUND AND FEEL.

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    2005 Scion tC - (M5)

    Pros: Value for price paid.

    Cons: Higher insurance premium.

    Advice: Get one!

    Just purchased a Tc (traded my `04 Corolla S). Suffice it to say, this car has to be one of the best, if not the best value for under $20k. Given that I have only been able to enjoy it for only a few days, I've yet to run into any of the quirks that other Tc owners have experienced (manual tranny and moonroof issues). One of the things that I didn't like about changing from Corolla to Tc was the increase in insurance premiums, but the increase is negligible. I have to agree with those who feel that a sixth gear would be beneficial to this car. At highway cruise, it tachs up kinda high, but I appreciate the increase in horsies from the Corolla.

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    2005 Scion tC - (M5)

    Pros: Panoramic sunroof, tight handling, fantastic stereo, fast pick up.. the car really moves.

    Cons: Hmm tough one.. The passenger seat doesn't 'remember' where it was after someone lifts the seat to get into the back.

    Advice: Ask to see the package options.. There are a ton.

    I have owned several new cars and NONE have compared to the Scion Tc. Handling, quality, stereo, everything is absolutely exceptional. This vehicle is seriously underpriced I assume because they're kicking off a new line. Not sure exactly why, but you will see what I mean when you test drive the TC.

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    2005 Scion tC - (M5)

    Pros: Great ride & handeling

    Cons: It needs to have a 6-speed, with the low gearing high way drives need another gear

    Advice: buy it

    I LOVE this car! It drives & handles like a car costing $10,000 more. I bought the 5-speed & am not sorry. I drove the auto & the 5-speed is more in keeping with the style of the car. I've had it almost 8,000 miles now & one of the things I'm very happy with is the MPG. I average 30 mpg, and on trips I get between 32-34 mpg-Better than the EPA amounts.

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    2005 Scion xA - (M5)

    Pros: Base feature set; MPG; seat comfort; a select community that comes with this select vehicle

    Cons: No cruise (toyota offers one though), no center arm rest

    Advice: Don't give this car a try unless you are serious about buying one... once you test drive one you'll REALLY want one. No haggle pricing REALLY means you see what you get.

    Overall, I loved this car (heck... i bought one!) Notable points: manual transmission provides a peppy performance edge; seats sit up a bit more than many other economy cars and are VERY comfortable; stereo rocks; firm drive is sometimes bumpy, but mostly lends to a sporty and *solid* feel; base features set this economy car above any others in class in any cost comparison; innovative exterior/interior turn many heads and more importantly brings a smile to my face every time i open my garage door or find out i have errands to run. It has been an extreme pleasure to drive and after 2 months of research it became very clear that no other car can touch the xA!!