2005 Scion tC User Reviews
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- Sexy design, moonroofs, great performance, spacious
- Rediculous gauge display layout - flat out out unreadable! Pointless radio cover, large doors
While shopping around for a car in the 15k range...I saw this in the lot. After reading about how awesome they were, it indeed was stunning next to the other small compacts. It's design is sexy and simple. Even though it was about 7 grand more than what I wanted to spend, I couldn't help but want to sit inside it.
I was amazed at how much room was in the back. The interior was great, and felt like a serious upgrade from all the economy cars I was looking at. I was in heaven! My wife was glaring at me the whole time, but I totally didn't care. The back seat had more than enough room for a babyseat.
As I put my hands on the steering wheel though, something seeming horribly wrong. The steering wheel was small (not a big deal...I just got out of my old Saturn Ion which had the same)...but it was awkward feeling. I couldn't put my finger on why it felt wrong, but then I saw it. The steering wheel completely covered up the display gauges. Like...you couldn't even see gas gauge or the other ones. You could see how fast you were going, but that's it! Even that was a chore. It is laughable how bad that is designed.
The rest of the display dashboard was cool, except also...there was a radio cover! What the hell? What is the reason for a radio cover? It totally ruins how sleek the inside looks. Part of the allure of a nice interior is all the lights of the radio and controls...but the radio cover definitely took away from that. The blackness of the radio didn't look right against the smooth grey of the rest. The A/C knob was awesome though, I loved how the light changed color from blue to red.
The doors are big too...which was my only other gripe. I hate having to deal with that...but I guess everything is a give and take. I almost with it would be like the Ion where it was two doors...hidden as one.
All in all, quite a good car is you can get past the dashboard design flaws. This is definitely a car made for people who only car about looks. It IS stylish...but all the upgrades to personalize it put it out of my price range.
What also caused me to ditch this...was the gas mileage. You'd think using a Toyota engine, you'd get much better gas mileage.
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