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Scion Tc

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Hondadude141, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Hondadude141

    Hondadude141 ¿pɐǝɥ ɹn ɥʇıʍ uıop nɥɔʇɐʍ

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    Hey guys, I'm looking around for a new car, and I wanted to see if anyone here has had experience with Scion, or actually owned a Tc. Ill most likely end up buying a brand new one, but I just wanted to hear everyone's opinions first. Thanks guys.
     
  2. jeffie7

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    They're not bad but I'd never touch a new one. Buy used and save a shitload of money.

    The only thing I dislike about the tc is they do put off a gay vibe. It really is a girls car.
     
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    90 accord Chicks dig the box Moderator VIP

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    only problem i had with the tc was that it was a bit tight for me.. thats why i bought an xB hehe
     
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    We have an xB. The tC has a lot of modding potential- but just look at the specs. Realistically it's a heavy coupe (3000lb+) built with a Camry 2.4L engine in it. Not a bad car for the price honestly.
     
  7. Hondadude141

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    Yeah I went out to the site and "built" my Tc, and got a nicely equipped car for around 21K, which is about what I want to spend.

    And I guess I can see where you get the "gay" thing from but I'm not to worried about it.
     
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    Used Acura TL with 20-30K miles are in the $20-22K range > > > > New Tc
     
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    i got my speed3 for 20k a year ago.. can prob get one for 16-17 now :)
     
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    Can't do the Speed3 I've already looked and insurance is way to high, and the TL is up there on insurance cost...
     
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    There's no way a TL is higher cost then a Tc to insure, if anything it should be near each other.

    I bet my Merc C350 is cheaper to insure then a Tc

    If a TL is higher then the Tc then you need to shop around for insurance.

    My Trailblazer cost more to insure then my C350, or TL.
     
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    I wouldn't get a Tc either. The design looks dated to me for a new car. Not to mention I'm willing to bet it's drivers ate >65% female. I'm with Jeffie - go for something a little more masculine and mature. Used TL or G35 fits the bill.
     
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    I had a 2005 Scion TC 6spd, was fun little car, good price for what you get, more to insure then my Mercedes that i traded it in for.It's a target car for cops to pull over. i would stay clear away from it. I had a former post on this. 3 tickets in my scion with in months, 0 tickets in my corvette in 3 years.

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    Vehicles with highest percentage of violations
    • Hummer H2/H3 SUV 46%
    • Scion tC Coupe 46%
    • Scion XB Station Wagon 40%
    • Mercedes Benz CLK63 AMG Coupe 40%
    • Toyota Solara Coupe 30%
    • Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG Coupe 28%
    • Scion XA Hatchback 28%
    • Subaru Outback Station Wagon 27%
    • Audi A4 Sedan 26%
    • Toyota Matrix Hatchback 26%
     
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    for $20k, i would rather have a new civic si....

    but then again, when i was 19, i wouldn't consider taking on 20k in debt. especially for a car.

    save some money and take some free college classes. take advantage of the military. don't go out and get stuck into a career because you have a ton of debt at a young age.
     
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    I'm actually a Junior in College right now lol, and this isn't going to be all of my money either, I'm still putting around 6500 in savings.

    And on the insurance thing, I just called USAA and this is the quote.

    2010 Scion TC - full coverage- $145.16 a month
    2010 Honda Civic - Full coverage 158.32 a month
    2008 Acura TL - Full coverage - $212.34 a month
    2008 Mazdaspeed3 - full coverage- $286.54 a month

    just sayin....
     
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    Haha, nah I'm passing on the civic, I'm just not a fan of them...
     
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    It also depends on how you drive and where you drive probably, considering I won't be in a big city most of the time, and if I'm ever on a highway its a US highway where there might be a state trooper every 60 miles or so I should be alright. I'm usually a good driver that doesn't speed and I mind the traffic laws pretty well, so I'm not to worried about the ticket side...
     
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