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$4,787 - $6,168
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,787 - $6,168
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
161
Seats
5

Interior Features

  • Sport front bucket seats w/driver seat adjustable height, thigh support & fully reclining sleeping feature
  • Drivers seat one-touch walk-in w/track & seat angle memory
  • Reclining 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Fabric seat trim
  • Two-tiered center console box w/cover
  • Tilt 3-spoke steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, trip meter
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Deep orange instrument panel illumination
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Dual pwr outlets
  • Pwr windows w/driver & front passenger one-touch auto up/down & jam protection
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/electronic rear hatch locking system
  • 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
  • Pioneer subwoofer
  • Rear fender-mounted antenna
  • Driver/front passenger visor vanity mirrors w/cover
  • Cargo cover
  • Cargo area under-floor storage

Exterior Features

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

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags (SRS) -inc: passenger occupant sensor
  • Front seat mounted side airbags
  • Front & rear head curtain airbags
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Driver & front passenger 3-point seat belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • (3) 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • CRS top tether anchor brackets & lower anchor latches
  • First-aid kit

Mechanical Features

  • 2.4L DOHC MPFI 16-valve VVT-i I4 engine
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent double wishbone rear suspension
  • P215/45ZR17 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 17" x 7" 6-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Pwr assisted rack & pinion steering
  • Front ventilated disc/rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)
  • Chrome exhaust tip

2008 Scion tC Owner Reviews

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Toyota made cars are great cars to own. Built to last with minimal issues

I really like my car because it's good on gas, compact, and I don't have to worry about squeezing a big car into a parking space. It's a good car for someone who is young and doesn't have any kids and you want a sporty look, while being economical at the same time. The one thing that I don't like is that there is no way to pop the trunk or the hatch from the inside, the lever broke easily and now it's hard to open, it sits too low to the ground and with that means you will feel every little bump and pothole. When I do get another car, I will keep my Scion because it would be a great car to drive to and from work, but I would invest in a mid-sized sedan or SUV for future purchases.

- Erica L

Scion tc: it has two sunroofs, one that opens and one that does not.

My scion tc has a very smooth ride and is very reliable. It has 110,00 miles and has shown no signs of any issues. The double sunroof and sound system are nice additions of luxury. The car performs like a low end sports car. Handles well through the co mountain roads. A stick shift would be more suitable than the automatic transmission. The automatic transmission is not perfect, but not any worse than any other car in the same class.

- Matt D

This car is a great gas saver.

I love that my vehicle is great on gas, it has been very reliable and I have not had any problems with it. This is a great first car or a great car for two people. I also enjoy that we are able to fold the back seats in case we need more trunk space. I would Recommend the Scion Tc for someone who is looking for a low maintenance reliable car.

- Arlene H

08 Scion Tc: an ode to petroleum

It has a oil burning issue due to bad pistons. There was a recall but my vehicle barely passed the parameters needed to not get it fixed. It's a pain to have to add a quart of oil every one thousand miles. If it wasn't for the fuel economy I would just drive my old muscle car instead. Other than that it's a pretty decent little car.

- Stephen L

The 2008 Scion tC Review.

The Scion tC is a pretty standard car. With proper maintenance, this could be a day to day, reliable vehicle. Since my model is 2008, the most advanced technology is really has is having an AUX and iPod input in the center console. There's a cigarette lighter port, two doors, it's a hatchback. Seats 5, pretty basic car

- Alyssa M

Perhaps the smoothest on the market!

Not to touch on the gas but it is definitely a smooth ride no matter where you are going. I have never had any problems with it & the gas mileage is superb! I love the AC in this car, it works excellent on hot sunny days. All in all a well rounded vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone.

- Austin A

Definitely buy one. The very reliable car

I absolutely love the vehicle, but one thing is it seems to need brakes brake pads and rotors replaced. This is the only thing I do not like about the car. Other than that, the car rides good handles good. Very reliable car. It never failed to start on me. In my opinion it is a good car

- Janice K

Scion TC - 6 years of ownership review

Seats are quite low. No problems beyond general maintenance. Not a good car for a family. 2 person car. Plenty of room in the back for belongings. Not a great road trip car due to uncomfortable seats. Great gas mileage. Toyota engine so it will last for years if taken care of.

- Dylan W

Scion tc breakable back hatch piece.

The back hatch piece is easily breakable and there was a recall for it. Unfortunately my piece broke after the recall so I had to order a new piece and fix it all myself. The car has been reliable every time and this was the only occurrence where I have had any issue with it.

- Jordan K

Great sound system and impressive for stock car

Very comfortable and reliable car. No major issues. I'm the third owner and it drives like new. Gas mileage is great. Although its stock, the sound system is amazing and the car picks up pretty quick. Toyota did a great job with this car. I would definitely buy another one.

- Crystal H

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