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I'm looking into getting a new car. I've done research on the tC, but I haven't driven one yet. My sister has and xB and it seems to be a solid car. I put about 140/day on my car due to my job. So here are my questions:
1.) What type of gas mileage do you get with your tC? (I'm looking to get an automatic - lots of stop and go traffic.)
2) I'm about 6'1". Is the car comfortable for someone of my height? I've got issues with some smaller cars not being able to get enough leg room, plus I'll be spend a lot of time behind the wheel.
Let me know what you think. Thanks!
 

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Gas mileage for auto is rated at something like 22-30 mpg. Not the best mileage, but more than adequate in my opinion.
As for the legroom, I'm 6'3" and I ride with the seat all the way back. My knees are a little bent, but I don't feel crammed at all. I've never ridden with anyone behind me, so I'm not sure what it would be like if I had to slide the seat forward.
 

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since i'm an owner of a tc i would be bias and say 'go for it! '

but...

what other cars were you considering?
 

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Definitely get the TC. I'm getting somewhere around 28 per gallon, and I get on it whenever I can. As for legroom, try to stop in to the dealer and see if they've got one for someone else that you can sit in. I'm 5'11" and the seat isn't all the way back so you should be fine. It's such a great car, and especally for the price, you won't be disappointed.
 

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6'3" here and very comfy in the tC. Did 600 miles for xmas (300 miles each way) and didn't feel the need to stop and stretch there or back. Very roomy for a small coupe.
 

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The car burns gas quickly on acceleration, no question about it. I've got just over 2000 miles on mine and I'm still waiting to see over 25mpg.

Also, I'm 6' and the car is completely comfortable. In fact, there is still some room to spare. I'd suggest going to the dealership and taking a test drive.
 

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6'2", 34" inseam, no fit issues at all, car is very comfortable on longer drives. I've made lots of trips from Sacto to Mountain View lately (South Bay Area), I typically get 29.2 mpg on those trips. Around town I get 25.2 to 25.5 mpg. Economy is good, not great, but the car performs better than a typical econobox.
 

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Ditto to pretty much everything all the other guys are saying. My friends are always amazed at how much room there is in the back. The only thing small back there is headroom but the seats recline back some which helps. On an 800+ mile trip i was doing right at or better than 30mpg on the highway but if you push it in the city it will suck down the gas as expected.
 

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If you drive in a lot of stop-and-go traffic, expect poor gas mileage. I have an auto and drive almost entirely in the city, and I have yet to get more than 23.96 MPG on a tank, even though for the last half dozen or so tanks, I've mostly accelerated like a grandma. Overall, my MPG is just under 22.
 

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Thanks for all the info! Even at 22 mpg, that's about 7 mpg better than my Jeep! I'm also considering a VW Golf. I think the Scion may be more reliable in the long run.
 

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you have to watch out for the workmanship quality on some of the VW's. built in mexico, they just dont seem to hold together for long (moriarty can back me up on this, he drives a VW). also, think of service bills. cause VW isnt really "the people's car" anymore, especially when you go in for service.
 

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Damon, I wonder how much of it is the fact that they're made in Mexico and how much of it is other factors...Aren't some Toyotas made in Mexico now? I thought my last Corolla was made in Mexico, but it might have been Canada.
 

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You can tell where your car is made by the first character on the vin.
U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S),
Germany(W), Italy(Z)
 

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Ok, I went and say a tC yesterday! I sat in it, but wasn't able to test drive it! I didn't have enough time. Great looking car, and I felt pretty comfortable in it. I've seen three on the road, or parking lots today! Do you think God is trying to tell me something?
Adios, Bill
 

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Originally posted by billinanaheim@Jan 4 2005, 09:25 PM
Ok, I went and say a tC yesterday! I sat in it, but wasn't able to test drive it! I didn't have enough time. Great looking car, and I felt pretty comfortable in it. I've seen three on the road, or parking lots today! Do you think God is trying to tell me something?
Adios, Bill
Yes Bill.... This is the voice in your head!!!!

You should buy a tC!





Tomorrow!
 

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Hey Bill, I'm also with the other guys on this, I've taken this car on long road trips, and it's been nothing but comfortable and fun. This is also my commuter car, I drive in about 1hr of traffic both ways, and this car makes an otherwise crappy drive relatively fun. I have 5spd, so I'm sure that contributes to it. Nonetheless, for the price, you really can't beat the value and the amount of standard features that you get, that are options on most if not all other cars in this price and type class. I did plenty of research, and based my purchase on my test drive, as well as previous experience with Toyota. They make some of the most reliable cars and their resale value is among the highest too. It's such an awesome car, dude.
 
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