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3dr HB Manual Key Features & Specs

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New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i)
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension
  • P215/45ZR17 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 17" x 7" split 6-spoke alloy wheels w/graphite finish
  • Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr assisted front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Chrome exhaust tip

Exterior Features

  • Panorama moonroof w/pwr slide front glass panel & dual manual sunshades
  • Halogen headlamps w/auto-off feature
  • Pwr outside mirrors w/turn indicators
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Sport front bucket seats w/driver's seat adjustable thigh support & height, sleeping feature
  • Drivers seat one-touch walk-in w/track & seat angle memory
  • Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Fabric seat trim
  • 2-tiered center console box w/cover
  • Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel w/integrated audio controls
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, tachometer, trip meter
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Amber instrument panel illumination
  • Pwr windows w/one-touch auto up/down feature & pinch protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/electronic rear hatch locking system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defogger
  • 160-watt Pioneer AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: satellite radio controller, Sound Retouch digital equalization, Scion sound processing, (6) speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, customizable welcome screen
  • Rear fender-mounted antenna
  • Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/cover
  • Cargo cover
  • Cargo area under-floor storage

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS)
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches
  • First-aid kit

2006 Scion tC Owner Reviews

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This vehicle is great on gas!

2006 Scion tC 3dr HB Manual (Natl)

The 2006 Scion tc has its pros and cons. I love the gas mileage. Another thing I love about this vehicle is the body. The car has almost a timeless trim. 13 years later and it doesn't have an outdated look amongst newer vehicles. The vehicle is reliable. My car has over 200,000 and still going strong. It is my daily driving vehicle. I not only drive locally but have made over 20 1,500 mile trips over the years. What I found a nuisance about the vehicle is that for some reason, as the vehicle gets older, the oil level doesn't keep. For some reason the oil will diminish somehow. There's no oil leak but the oil level will decrease over time before the next oil change is due. Another problem I ran into was the trunk handle. It was cheaply made with plastic but I later replaced it with a metal one later on. These are the reasons I give the 2006 Scion tc a 4 out of 5.

- Bao Y

An interesting detail about my car is that I had a cold air intake installed.

2006 Scion tC 3dr HB Manual (Natl)

I enjoy my car very much. It has both a sunroof and a moonroof. The sunroof can be put down like the windows on the drivers side window and the passenger's side window. All of the wheels are black chrome and I have the windows tinted while the car color is white. I absolutely love the size and shape of the car. I chose this car specifically because of the size and shape of it. I love that this car isn't square shaped or bulky looking, rather it is rounded and small. Another thing I enjoy is the gas mileage.

- Charley B

Cute and compact is one of the easier ways to describe it

2006 Scion tC 3dr HB Manual (Natl)

My car has almost 225,000 miles on it and has NO problems whatsoever. I take it in for regular oil changes and stuff. It is such a reliable vehicle and it's VERY comfortable. Cruising down the freeway with some good music on makes for a great trip. It's such an amazing car. I love it so much. Just keep up on maintenance and stuff and there'll be no problems. This car will run forever

- Haley D

Get up and go in a Scion tC!

2006 Scion tC 3dr HB Manual (Natl)

Love my car. Wish it got better mileage, did not burn through oil so fast and the ride could be a little quieter. But overall it's been a good car for me. I would have loved if at the time of manufacturing Bluetooth would have been available. Other than normal wear and tear I think it's a great value.

- Patty Y

2006 Scion tC: The Essential Entry Level Sports Car

2006 Scion tC 3dr HB Manual (Natl)

The scion tC is a fantastic daily driver. With a 5 speed transmission, the car is fun to drive. The vehicle has been very reliable as most Toyotas are. I have owned the car for approximately a year and I have loved every second of owning the car. I would buy another one in a heartbeat.

- Seth G

Great 5 speed with a sporty feel.

2006 Scion tC 3dr HB Manual (Natl)

This car is really fun to drive. 5 speed and feels like a race car! I have owned it for 3 years and have had no problems with it. Our mechanic is impressed with the car's condition because of the age. If they still made this car I would definitely buy another one.

- Beverly S

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