i like the tC. i wouldnt mind my brother buying one. remember, scions arent meant to be fast. their supposed to be ok speed with good gas mileage with huge aftermarket support. scion was made to be modified. as for the shiftknob, if its the stock one then that shit looks ugly. actually it kinda looks like the celica if im wrong. a friend of mine (friend of bob smith toyota general salesman or something) drove the tC. when i asked him how is it, first thing he said. "its not fast, but it looks sweet, and you get wut you pay for"