The tC is a very dependable car. The only major complaints are about small issues like hatch rattles, which can be fixed easily or don't even happen at all on new 2006 models. 160 HP from a stock engine is very good. Better than what you'll find on a Chevy Cobalt, Honda Civic, etc. It's decently quick and handles well. Lots of accessories to add to make it even quicker, and handle better ($130 strut bar = a lot better handling). As far as I know, nobody's had a lemon yet.