2005 Scion tC Coupe

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  1. spradhan01

    spradhan01 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Last week I couldnt buy that Infiniti G35. I drove 3 hrs to take a look at it and when I was about to pay for the amount we agreed one, the seller flipped the price by adding 1.2k on it. :mad:
    So,now I am looking for something else. I just went through this 2005 Scion tC Coupe with 59K MILES for 10k. How is the performance and reliability of this car? Also, why are they cheap? I mean 2005 with 59K miles for 10k?

    2005 Scion tC Coupe - ONLY 59K MILES
     
  2. Tsunade_Hime

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    tC isn't bad...but background check. Also realize it is a HUGE theft target, #1 reason why it has high insurance, and all the 16 year olds who say ZOMG I HAVE A COUPE IM SO COOL.
     
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    But why are they cheap?
     
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    I mean tC's weren't expensive to begin with...at least the original model. You could get a base tC for like 16 grand, it was like a 4 cylinder Camry. Now tC starts at like 19k, too much IMO. Also ALOT of tC's have been in accidents so be wary.
     
  5. SemiExpert

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    Actually, $10K for a car that was around $17K when new 7 or 8 years ago isn't very cheap at all. Okay, used cars are rather expensive right now, but you be better off adding another thousand or so and buying a brand new Nissan Versa than getting an old used Scion.

    This is not a good deal.
     
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    That sounds rather expensive for a 7 year old car. Keep looking.
     
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    Just to let you know, you're basically driving a Toyota Celica. Looks sporty, but somewhat underpowered.
     
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    Still pretty quick for a cheap, FWD car. Get's to 60 faster than most average cars (about 7 seconds). Handling must be decent too since it's probably pretty light.
     
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    Its one of those car where you can push it to the limit at not-so-high speeds. which is pretty fun.
     
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    The tC is basically a Celica chassis with a Camry motor (2.4L motor). Like I said, all depends on the history, 59k miles is low and Toyota cars hold their value pretty well.
     
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