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I saw this over on the evil board. Er, um, I mean, other board. And I had to post it. What a bunch of crock. I wonder if we can complain about how bad it is. Sucks.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drive...25/pageId=62687

I wanna know who the heck was driving this thing. Jeez. They make it sound like some POS car. Adn we all know it's not.
 

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Still a fairly good review... maybe I read it differently, but it seems they had some design issues & a possible quality issue w/ a piece of plastic in the hatch, which I haven't seen anyone here experience. They didn't; however, mention any rattles... I'm not sure why they expected anything other than an oil change at under 5,000 miles... (& why pay when we get 3 for free?) But their final word says it all, "in most other respects the Scion tC offers a lot of bang for the buck."
 

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^^^^^^^ i read the same way...

didn't think it was that bad of a review - just some minor gripes about giants feeling cramped - & a piece of plastic. also, the whole back seat thing - have you ever been in a 2 door coupe/hatch that is non-restrictive after a long journey? anyway, i want to test the rain water theory though - is it really that bad?
 

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QUOTE
Current Odometer: 4,482 miles
Best Fuel Economy: 20.1 mpg
Worst Fuel Economy: 17.4 mpg
Average Fuel Economy: 18.7 mpg
Body Repair Costs: None
Maintenance Costs: $45.35[/b]
Look at the gas mileage. I think they're really having fun, but its interesting they didn't mention it.
 

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i liked how they mention that sitting in the back seems restrictive....um yeha and...its a friggin sport coupe....i thinnk the moonroof fooled them imto thinking it was a limo or something, and with the apparent frankensteins drving how do they expect to be comfortable with the seat all the way back....i have sat in the back of my dads 2002 civic, and within about 15 minutes im pleading for a release date....u would think the editor of edmonds would have said....sport coupe, big dude drives.....dont rate the back seat space at the same time as you rate the front seat....unless this is the new fleet car for the Los Angeles Lakers,a nd in that case im the idiot...
common application, bunch of kids in car or dad/mom drives nad kids in back, not a bunch of grown men...come on now, but in the end i think it actually was a pretty good review, but they just had to find something that they didnt like to give te article a realitsic claim
 

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Originally posted by krzy@Mar 4 2005, 09:01 PM
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Current Odometer: 4,482 miles
Best Fuel Economy: 20.1 mpg
Worst Fuel Economy: 17.4 mpg
Average Fuel Economy: 18.7 mpg
Body Repair Costs: None
Maintenance Costs: $45.35
Look at the gas mileage. I think they're really having fun, but its interesting they didn't mention it. [/b][/quote]
i was about to mention that, christ, thats doggin it
 

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Ok got a few questios for those of you who have your cars already. I am still waiting for mine, got bout 2-3 more weeks. Even tho I did test drive the TC, I was in such a zone I didnt really notice room issues. I am 6'4" and do plan to test drive my car once it gets in.

Anywayz just wondering for those of you who are tall, do ya really feel cramped??

The whole trunk getting rained on thing.... the rain gets in while driving and the trunk is closed?? Or did they mean when the hatch is open??
 

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I'm 6'3" and the car's totally comfortable. If there were another of me in the rear seat, I definitely wouldn't work, but a small person can sit back there without difficulty. As for the water, I don't know what they're talking about. You definitely know they beat that car. Just like a rental car for them. They drive it like they stole it.
 

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Load of crock. The reviews seem like 4-year old came up with complaints. I opened hatch in the rain dozens of times - my stuff nerver "got drenched". Plastic thing won't pop up unless you break it first by sliding a book case over it. And 20mpg - come on people, at least admit that you had a lot of fun. "restrictive rear seat" - that was just a laugh on it's own. It's not a Maybach... A $19K car? How about $16.5K car?
 

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Well, the review was not really that bad. I think the tone of the article was at times bad, but really the content was not anything that said it was a awful car. I mean, one piece of plastic trim that misbehaved. That water in the hatch area thing...I assume that to mean that water runs in in rivers on rainy days when you open the hatch. True, a little does...not anymore than any other hatchback I owned and far less than my Dodge Stealth did. As to the cramped driver issue...who did they have driving? Herman Munster? What about the 3 free free oil changes? Maybe that $45 cost was just for the tire rotation and brake inspection specified in the manual at 5000 miles. If this is the case, the article implied it was for an oil change "little more than an oil change". My entire 5000 service was covered by my dealer and that will be the case on all recommended service for the first 2 years/24000 miles. I don't ever pay much attention to Edmund's or Consumer Reports reviews...good or bad.
 

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its like movie reviews, man. this one good, that one bad, but its really up to you to decide if you like it, cause thats all that matters. do i feel like i am getting my monthly payment's worth of fun, style, and sport? f#ck yeah. so do car and driver, road and track, consumer reports, modified mag, super street, etc... oh well, you cant please everybody. but i am pleased. and thats all i care about when it comes to my car.
 

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Y'know. Although I don't really care what they say, I guess, I was surprised by the way it was written. It's like if someone bought an MR2/S200/Miata/Z4 and said, "it's too cramped, there's no back seat, it's too low to the ground", it's like um, HELLO!!!! Have you LOOKED AT THE CAR IT IS????

Also, it was pouring rain outside, I had to put my umbrella down, open up the hatch, slide something in, move stuff around, and all the time, the only thing that got wet was me. Nuts.

Like I said, I guess, I didn't expect to see an article, from Edmunds, which was basically a b!*%h session, instead of a review. To be honest, it sounds more like the FORUM BOARDS, versus a REAL review of any sort that's meant to be taken seriously.

As we all said, it's a sporty coupe hatchback. Not a 4-door luxury car. Of course the ppl in the back are going to feel cramped. Who wouldn't?

Oh well, to each their own. I just couldn't believe what a crap article it was.
 

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That review proves the saying "You can't please everyone," unfortunately.
 

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I think you should all also look at the fact that these people are trying to be as unbiased as possible. We are all obviously biased towards the car seeing as how most of us have/ are getting it. (TWO DAYS!!!!) I think the space issue is something that everyoen will have worked out before buying it. The real problems are that plastic piece and rain. I will be real pissed if i put in my sub and then it shorts out cause i open the hatch when its raining.

Just my opinion....
 

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I've never had rain get on the inside when I open the hatch in the rain. It flows into the channels and out of the car from what I've noticed. Besides, I dog my car and even I don't get 20mpg. I get 23.
 
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