Scion is made by Toyota which also has proven their reliablity and re-sale value. # 1 reason to by a tC. Everybody else has a Civic. With a civic people just say yeah nice car and don't even pay attention. With a Scion its a double look and the first thing they ask, what type car is that. So drive with the pack or venture out and be different. It's up to you. I like knowing that my tC will have people stoping dead in their tracks to look at it.