The Truth About Cars » Scion tC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ask Bark: What Should I Drive While My Vette Gently Sleeps? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ask-bark-drive-vette-gently-sleeps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ask-bark-drive-vette-gently-sleeps/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327305 Jerrid writes: I’m getting ready to move to the Kansas City to attend a professional school for a year.  I’ve currently divested myself of all cars with the exception of my now daily driven toy which is a modified C6 Z06.  This will be fine until about, oh say, November or December when the snow […]

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Jerrid writes: I’m getting ready to move to the Kansas City to attend a professional school for a year.  I’ve currently divested myself of all cars with the exception of my now daily driven toy which is a modified C6 Z06.  This will be fine until about, oh say, November or December when the snow […]

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Ask Bark: Is $6,000 Too Much To Spend On A High Mileage Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-6000-much-spend-high-mileage-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-6000-much-spend-high-mileage-car/#comments Wed, 23 Mar 2016 12:31:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1310130 Sophia writes: Thank you for taking the time to read and answer this email, it’s greatly appreciated. I have a budget of $6k and would like to buy a used car (automatic transmission). I really like the Scion tC models from ’06-’08 (I’m a fan of its smooth curves).  Is it worth spending $6k on […]

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Sophia writes: Thank you for taking the time to read and answer this email, it’s greatly appreciated. I have a budget of $6k and would like to buy a used car (automatic transmission). I really like the Scion tC models from ’06-’08 (I’m a fan of its smooth curves).  Is it worth spending $6k on […]

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Scion Gives the tC a Funeral Pyre Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/scion-gives-tc-funeral-pyre-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/scion-gives-tc-funeral-pyre-edition/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305305 If you’ve been holding out on buying a Scion tC until the right special edition came along, this is your last opportunity. Scion’s parent, Toyota, took the youth-oriented brand behind the woodshed last month, making the upcoming Release Series 10.0 version of the tC coupe an aerodynamic swan song. Developed in partnership with designer Kei […]

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If you’ve been holding out on buying a Scion tC until the right special edition came along, this is your last opportunity. Scion’s parent, Toyota, took the youth-oriented brand behind the woodshed last month, making the upcoming Release Series 10.0 version of the tC coupe an aerodynamic swan song. Developed in partnership with designer Kei […]

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Ask Bark: Big Fun On A Small Budget? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-big-fun-small-budget/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ask-bark-big-fun-small-budget/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 14:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301105 El Jo writes: Hey Mr. Bark, I’m looking for a reliable sporty or sportscar that I could get for under $6,000. This would be a daily driver, so it can’t be totally impractical, and I don’t want to have to take it to the mechanic all the time. It should be stick shift and newer […]

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El Jo writes: Hey Mr. Bark, I’m looking for a reliable sporty or sportscar that I could get for under $6,000. This would be a daily driver, so it can’t be totally impractical, and I don’t want to have to take it to the mechanic all the time. It should be stick shift and newer […]

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I Bought a Scion Once http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/i-bought-a-scion-once/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/i-bought-a-scion-once/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278722 “Sir, I don’t think you understand how our pricing model works.” It was the winter of 2004, and a sad-sack of a salesman sat at the desk across from Mrs. Bark and me at a morbidly depressing Toyota-Scion dealership near Dayton, Ohio. My dear wife was the less-than-proud owner of a 2001 Hyundai Elantra that […]

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“Sir, I don’t think you understand how our pricing model works.” It was the winter of 2004, and a sad-sack of a salesman sat at the desk across from Mrs. Bark and me at a morbidly depressing Toyota-Scion dealership near Dayton, Ohio. My dear wife was the less-than-proud owner of a 2001 Hyundai Elantra that […]

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2016 Hyundai Veloster Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-hyundai-veloster-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-hyundai-veloster-rental-review/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275657 Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, but you had to survive? Irving Rosenfeld, “American Hustle“ The rental car lottery is a funny thing. Some days you win; other days you end up having your olfactory receptors assaulted by an invisible army of plastic-forming chemical fumes. Faced […]

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Did you ever have to find a way to survive and you knew your choices were bad, but you had to survive? Irving Rosenfeld, “American Hustle“ The rental car lottery is a funny thing. Some days you win; other days you end up having your olfactory receptors assaulted by an invisible army of plastic-forming chemical fumes. Faced […]

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Hammer Time: Is Scion The New Geo? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/hammer-time-scion-new-geo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/hammer-time-scion-new-geo/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138522 Imagine if you will. The world’s largest and most consistently successful automaker is in deep trouble. Not because of profits, but because of products. They build a small car… and a small army of overseas competitors blow it away. They build a bigger vehicle, and another, and yet another. They build so many models with […]

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Imagine if you will. The world’s largest and most consistently successful automaker is in deep trouble. Not because of profits, but because of products. They build a small car… and a small army of overseas competitors blow it away. They build a bigger vehicle, and another, and yet another. They build so many models with […]

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Piston Slap: A Scion’s Ideal All Season Tire? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-8/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:10:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=935850 TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sanjeev! The first car I bought for myself was a 2011 Scion tC. Compared with some other decisions I made three years ago (cough, cough, career in human resources, cough), this one’s turned out okay — to date, I’ve put 40k on the odo with no repair costs […]

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TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sanjeev! The first car I bought for myself was a 2011 Scion tC. Compared with some other decisions I made three years ago (cough, cough, career in human resources, cough), this one’s turned out okay — to date, I’ve put 40k on the odo with no repair costs […]

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Review: 2014 Scion tC (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-scion-tc-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-scion-tc-with-video/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:23:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517425 Many assumed that with the new FR-S hitting the dealers, it would only be a matter of time before the front-wheel-drive tC was sent out to pasture. However with an average buyer age of 28, the tC is isn’t just the youngest Toyota, it’s the youngest car in America. With demographics like that, product planners […]

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Many assumed that with the new FR-S hitting the dealers, it would only be a matter of time before the front-wheel-drive tC was sent out to pasture. However with an average buyer age of 28, the tC is isn’t just the youngest Toyota, it’s the youngest car in America. With demographics like that, product planners […]

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Ur-Turn: A Metalhead Responds To The Scion Piece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ur-turn-a-metalhead-responds-to-the-scion-piece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ur-turn-a-metalhead-responds-to-the-scion-piece/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:43:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463001 TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan ” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself.  Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black […]

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TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan ” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself.  Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black […]

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Toyota Wakes Up From Its Product Hangover, Lets Loose In Vegas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/toyota-wakes-up-from-its-product-hangover-lets-loose-in-vegas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/toyota-wakes-up-from-its-product-hangover-lets-loose-in-vegas/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:01:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460257 Sergio & Co aren’t the only ones partying it up in Vegas. Toyota is hosting its own bachelor party in Sin City, complete with products like a new Avalon, RAV4, Scion tC and a next-generation Corolla described as “…cool. It is hip, it is fun. It is everything that the consumer is not expecting in […]

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Sergio & Co aren’t the only ones partying it up in Vegas. Toyota is hosting its own bachelor party in Sin City, complete with products like a new Avalon, RAV4, Scion tC and a next-generation Corolla described as “…cool. It is hip, it is fun. It is everything that the consumer is not expecting in […]

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Why Scion Matters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/455888/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/455888/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:22:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455888   A couple of months ago, Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver wrote an expansive article about Scion. This quote pretty much summarized his view on the brand. “I have no doubt that Scion will eventually go the way of Plymouth.” I’m sure he wasn’t implying that cheap Scions will someday morph their way into […]

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  A couple of months ago, Aaron Robinson of Car & Driver wrote an expansive article about Scion. This quote pretty much summarized his view on the brand. “I have no doubt that Scion will eventually go the way of Plymouth.” I’m sure he wasn’t implying that cheap Scions will someday morph their way into […]

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Review: 2011 Scion tC with “TRD Big Brakes” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/review-2011-scion-tc-with-trd-big-brakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/review-2011-scion-tc-with-trd-big-brakes/#comments Thu, 23 Sep 2010 20:35:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366538 Anarchy in the TTAC! It turns out that Michael Karesh and I both got invited to short-lead Scion tC press events. His review is found here and nicely covers things like the sound system, recent sales numbers, and the American economy. It’s so comprehensive that I didn’t feel the need to attend my press preview. […]

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Anarchy in the TTAC! It turns out that Michael Karesh and I both got invited to short-lead Scion tC press events. His review is found here and nicely covers things like the sound system, recent sales numbers, and the American economy. It’s so comprehensive that I didn’t feel the need to attend my press preview. […]

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2011 Scion tC: Another Reason To Wait For The FT-86 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/2011-scion-tc-another-reason-to-wait-for-the-ft-86/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/2011-scion-tc-another-reason-to-wait-for-the-ft-86/#comments Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:04:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351002 Due to the poor planning of yours truly, TTAC won’t have its own New York Auto Show photography until a bit later in the week. But then, it’s also beginning to look like Toyota won’t have a real sports coupe worth mentioning until the FT-86 comes out sometime around 2012. Hey, nobody’s perfect. Meanwhile, let’s […]

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Due to the poor planning of yours truly, TTAC won’t have its own New York Auto Show photography until a bit later in the week. But then, it’s also beginning to look like Toyota won’t have a real sports coupe worth mentioning until the FT-86 comes out sometime around 2012. Hey, nobody’s perfect. Meanwhile, let’s […]

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