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scion tc #245365 Aug 10, 5:11pm Aug 10, 5:11pm
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i saw this tc at school today. i also wanted to know why everyone is hating on the tc. its got a great value, powerplant, interior. not to mention all the stock parts. the only reason i see you could hate it is because you dont like the styling, or the weight.

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Re: scion tc [Re: Dcock] #245366 Aug 10, 5:21pm Aug 10, 5:21pm
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I like great looks and power plant from what ive seen can make decent power gains.


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Re: scion tc [Re: Dcock] #245367 Aug 10, 5:30pm Aug 10, 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by Dcock
i saw this tc at school today. i also wanted to know why everyone is hating on the tc. its got a great value, powerplant, interior. not to mention all the stock parts. the only reason i see you could hate it is because you dont like the styling, or the weight.


That's right, I don't like the styling, or the weight (hence, the handling). Its not a Celica substitute; its basically a cheap Solara.

Re: scion tc [Re: ExNihilo] #245368 Aug 10, 6:07pm Aug 10, 6:07pm
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weight can almost always be reduced though. things can be tuned to increase the handling ability. every car needs work in some departments.


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Re: scion tc [Re: ExNihilo] #245369 Aug 10, 6:12pm Aug 10, 6:12pm
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I've seen one first hand for now. I like it. So Toyota f***ed up on the Celica in many many ways. Who cares if the Scion carries the same Camry engine. I'm sure the engine that could will now get a lot more support than our Celicas are getting. Our Celicas as collectors cars, forget it, unless you have an original everything in pristine condition 30/40 years from now. There will be no mark up only a decline for re-sale. That leave's pretty much everyone out. Sorry. New, better, cheaper, faster, better MPG, better handling, braking, etc. cars come out every year. Live with it. You can never keep up with computers or cars.

Re: scion tc [Re: hephaestus] #245370 Aug 10, 6:21pm Aug 10, 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I've seen one first hand for now. I like it. So Toyota f***ed up on the Celica in many many ways. Who cares if the Scion carries the same Camry engine. I'm sure the engine that could will now get a lot more support than our Celicas are getting. Our Celicas as collectors cars, forget it, unless you have an original everything in pristine condition 30/40 years from now. There will be no mark up only a decline for re-sale. That leave's pretty much everyone out. Sorry. New, better, cheaper, faster, better MPG, better handling, braking, etc. cars come out every year. Live with it. You can never keep up with computers or cars.


That is very true in all respects, and I will have many more cars than my Celica (which is my 38th vehicle) but the Tc won't be one I'll buy. I just don't like the styling. Thats MY perspective. I hope everyone who buys one loves it, but its not my taste. my .02

Re: scion tc [Re: grcelica] #245371 Aug 10, 6:48pm Aug 10, 6:48pm
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i forgot to mention. i drove one at the local toyota/scion dealership. it has surprising pick-up, and it handles pretty well. the interior is fairly spacious, even with the dealership guy in the back middle seat (he was a slightly larger fellow). the dealer, who is also a toyota dealer, said that he couldnt imagine why anyone would buy a celica when a tc is available. i can. the celica is definately sexier, but imo, the tc looks pretty good, what with the bmw headlights, the windshield that looks like it keeps going to turn into the hatch window, and how you can draw styling cues from many many different cars. grin


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Re: scion tc [Re: Dcock] #245372 Aug 10, 7:49pm Aug 10, 7:49pm
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i dont like it, its a celica wanna be, damn toyota, stop making our babys for that shit, thats wat i heard thumbsdown

Re: scion tc [Re: Clos] #245373 Aug 10, 7:57pm Aug 10, 7:57pm
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i like it, my parents are planning to get my sister that car when she graduates high school.

Re: scion tc [Re: Clos] #245374 Aug 10, 8:04pm Aug 10, 8:04pm
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Originally Posted by Clos
i dont like it, its a celica wanna be, damn toyota, stop making our babys for that shit, thats wat i heard thumbsdown
That's the main grudge I hold against it also.
rofl

I don't like the styling either. If Toyota wanted to gear Scions towards a younger crowd, why not make them faster?


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Re: scion tc [Re: slidr] #245375 Aug 10, 8:20pm Aug 10, 8:20pm
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^^^^ i must agree... scions should be faster for my age group


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again, anything can be fixed with a little bit of money and elbow grease


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Re: scion tc [Re: Dcock] #245377 Aug 10, 10:12pm Aug 10, 10:12pm
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Originally Posted by Dcock
i saw this tc at school today. i also wanted to know why everyone is hating on the tc. its got a great value, powerplant, interior. not to mention all the stock parts. the only reason i see you could hate it is because you dont like the styling, or the weight.


Have you really looked at it? It looks like a chopped RSX! spineyes

Its got the powerplant, but that doesn't mean anything cause hp is to the flywheel. The thing is not light! I'm pissed mostly because Toyota discontinued the Celica and MR2 so they could push their Scion vehicles. The commercials make it look like a sports car when really its an economy car.

If you like it really, go buy one. A friend of mine is getting an xB and i'm trying to talk him out of it. ohboy


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Re: scion tc [Re: Dcock] #245378 Aug 10, 10:14pm Aug 10, 10:14pm
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Originally Posted by Dcock
again, anything can be fixed with a little bit of money and elbow grease


sry i dont have neurosurgeons as my parents... money can be a problem for me


another honda kill story is always welcome
Re: scion tc [Re: ExNihilo] #245379 Aug 11, 1:28am Aug 11, 1:28am
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Originally Posted by ExNihilo
Originally Posted by Dcock
i saw this tc at school today. i also wanted to know why everyone is hating on the tc. its got a great value, powerplant, interior. not to mention all the stock parts. the only reason i see you could hate it is because you dont like the styling, or the weight.


That's right, I don't like the styling, or the weight (hence, the handling). Its not a Celica substitute; its basically a cheap Solara.


or a cheap corolla... i just dont like it because its taking the place of the celica...

Re: scion tc [Re: CelicaRacer05] #245380 Aug 11, 7:09am Aug 11, 7:09am
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i think they are nice car.
but there is nothing special about the car.
its not like its fast or saves lots of gas.
and the price isn't as great as xa or xb.
i wouldn't mind having one, but i wouldn't choose it over other cars.
and i saw it in person many times, and its just plain looking in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by CaddyShack
Originally Posted by Dcock
again, anything can be fixed with a little bit of money and elbow grease


sry i dont have neurosurgeons as my parents... money can be a problem for me


why buy something you dont need to fix and with that extra money you can buy mods for it and make it better then it already is

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I'd say it looks a lot like and A4.

Re: scion tc [Re: fonz182] #245383 Aug 11, 9:52am Aug 11, 9:52am
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people forget that it's a 2.4L engine with a low compression (even lower than a GT)...that means this thing can be boosted. yeah it's porky at 2900lbs. but the TRD super charger is expected to reach 200hp with 200lbs. of tq. not bad since i assume they would set the psi low at 6-7 for longevity. i can't imagine how the thing will perform when booosted higher. Turbo companies are already working on kits for the car...so this year alone it already has a suspension package, CAI, exhaust, and a Turbo and supercharger on the way...

...too bad it's not RWD. that would be great thumbsup


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Re: scion tc [Re: ct] #245384 Aug 11, 10:42am Aug 11, 10:42am
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scion is going thru different perspectives in their designs and stuff. i wont be amazed to see that they come out with a Turbo charged car. there are only three so far...there's still room for improvement.


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Originally Posted by CaddyShack
Originally Posted by Dcock
again, anything can be fixed with a little bit of money and elbow grease


sry i dont have neurosurgeons as my parents... money can be a problem for me


weight problem solution: take out unneccessaries for speed (i.e. back seat) money problem: can be partially solved by selling the parts you took out.


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