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every day i come to work, park my car in the lot and look around at the other cars. can't these people afford more expensive cars, aside from the president and some other people under him, they probably make twice what i make. then i keep looking around, wait that car is more expensive than mines, and so is that one, and that one, oh damn, they almost all are. then i laugh, man i feel like i payed like 40 grand for my tC. maybe because it's my first new car, but man i feel like my car is just so much better than every other car in the lot. i look good when i arrive in my tC!
 

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Hey, I felt the same way about you when I first got my tC...and to some extent I still do. I had someone just the other day tell me that my tC looks like one of the new BMWs.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Aug 5 2005, 12:22 PM
Hey, I felt the same way about you when I first got my tC...and to some extent I still do. I had someone just the other day tell me that my tC looks like one of the new BMWs.
you felt the same way about me? i'm sure that's not what you meant. haha!
 

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The tC, though an inexpensive car, looks like you've paid a good penny for it. Even since yesterday (got it then), people have asked how much I paid and their reaction "That's it? That's impossible!"
 

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I love to ask what people think I paid for mine. They all say around $30,000. I love it!
You know, I have quit lusting after all those expensive cars, because although I know they are incredibly nice in every way, and exceed my car in speed and handling and ride and accessories, I would not trade my car for any of them, because the tC is just so Special! The only other car that attracts my attention is the MiniCooper, because it, too, has a lot of personality and handles so well.
 

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i thought about the mini cooper before i graduated. then my friend introduced me to the tC and we plus another friend went to the dealer and ordered them together.
 

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In NYC, in less than 5 minutes sometimes I have 3 or 4 BMW 7 series driving by, going on to highway I can see 2 or 3 BMW x5 series driving next to each other (silly, but, yeah). All those Benz blinks blinks look so fimilar to each other I lost count which is the most expensive and which is the cheapest. They are expensive, but at the same time they blend in like sheeps in a herd, because their makers don't want to "offend" their loyal buyers. Which tc doesn't suffer from, because it's new.

And of course the tc def. looks more expensive than it seems.
 

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Mine tC is here in less than a week. Can't wait to get that superstart feeling again. Last time I felt like that was when I bought my 2004 R6 motorcycle brand new... YAY for tC's!
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Aug 5 2005, 09:22 AM
Hey, I felt the same way about you when I first got my tC...and to some extent I still do.  I had someone just the other day tell me that my tC looks like one of the new BMWs.
My boss does have one of those new BMWs (6 Series Coupe), and from the front in many ways it does look similar because our headlights are a blatent copy of theirs without the HIDs and the curvature of the hood is almost identicle. You park the two next to each other and from the front at least they do look quite similar except for the Tc being narrower. And I think our rims are a bit nicer too. The BMW does have a more conservative look though (especially from the side angle), some people may think the Tc looks a little goofy while nobody will think that of the BMW. And although I think our center consoles are a bit nicer looking, my boss's car has a computerized navigation unit with voice recognition. You can even tell it to dial your cell phone for you as long as your cell phone has blue tooth. From the back side the Tc is a bit too squared off, it doesn't quite fit with the rest of the car (probably has to do with the hatch). The BMW's rear is too round though. His also has a V-8 350 hp engine.

edit: I should also say BMWs aren't the nearly sexiest looking cars out there- in fact I wouldn't even say the BMW looks as good as it costs. The Tc definately looks better than it costs though.
 

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Originally posted by fromos@Aug 5 2005, 05:33 PM
You can even tell it to dial your cell phone for you as long as your cell phone has blue tooth. From the back side the Tc is a bit too squared off, it doesn't quite fit with the rest of the car. The BMW's rear is too round though.
Good thing about non-Bimmers: no iDrive.

Good thing about Toyota: some of the best reliability

Well we'll have to see how the tc stands the test of time. It is a very new vehicle. But I think they should had got most of the bugs fixed, if any, during it's previous life as the Avensis.
 

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I certainly agree that the tC looks pretty pricy especially when you compare its look to more expensive cars like the Eclipse, Cellica GTS, Accura RSX, etc.

Although I added about $2000 worth of options (most went to side airbags and security system), and another $975 to the extended waranty, the car still came out just a bit over $20K which is pretty, pretty good IMHO.

I think this is one of the better deals on a very nice care out there.
 

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Originally posted by shifter@Aug 5 2005, 05:23 PM
In NYC, in less than 5 minutes sometimes I have 3 or 4 BMW 7 series driving by, going on to highway I can see 2 or 3 BMW x5 series driving next to each other (silly, but, yeah). All those Benz blinks blinks look so fimilar to each other I lost count which is the most expensive and which is the cheapest. They are expensive, but at the same time they blend in like sheeps in a herd, because their makers don't want to "offend" their loyal buyers. Which tc doesn't suffer from, because it's new.
Also, take comfort in the knowledge that maybe one in 10 of those people actually owns his/her car.
 

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Originally posted by basilisk4@Aug 8 2005, 06:23 AM
Also, take comfort in the knowledge that maybe one in 10 of those people actually owns his/her car.
Yes. BMWs are popular lease cars. A high residual value makes them pretty inexpensive to lease and many of them are driven for a few years that way. They then hit the used car market at the dealer or a CarMax.
 
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