Please let us know what type of MODs you are interested in.... like Performance, Visual, etc.
Since this is your first car, I would recommend that you keep it stock. The car is great as is and offers much better performance and ammenities than most of the forum member's first cars. Thats just my opinion.
Once you have identified the type of changes you would like to make on your tC, you can browse through the Scion tC Talk and Scion tC Tech sections of this forum for further details.
The search functionality is also very useful if you want info on modifying specific parts of your car. Take for example, if you searched for "fog lights", three threads will come up.
i agree to keep it stock until you get a feel for the car.. but with that said.. i've already added the strut tower bar, and it has increased the steering feel.. had it on my old civic coupe and it worked there, works here as well.. i got the scion brand one by hotchkiss.. i think the dealer wanted $225.. if you don't know how to put it on.. then let the dealer do it.. but if you do know how to install parts, then www.mcgeorgeparts.com (mcgeorge toyota/scion richmond va) is about $150 or so for the part.. i've bought my wheel locks and cargo net from them, saved aout $30-35 from what my dealer wanted..
oh wheel locks.. definitely get these.. couple people have reported their wheels have been stolen.. i personally like the scion brand one.. made by mcgard locks, nice quality.. i think they were like $29 from mcgeorge, my dealer wanted like $40 or 49..
cargo net? 25.95 mcgeorgeparts.. dealer wanted $36.. but a cargo net? well that's a personal preference.. it's good for me, stops stuff from rolling around back there..
Hahaha... I got a cargo net cause I always have little things to carry around. The only downside of the cargo net is that it makes it harder to put stuff behind the cargo net. I either have to unhook it or lift the top cover but that cover usually doesn't stay up so its a pain. I also ordered my strut bar from Mcgeorges, mudguards, door sills, wheel locks, etc... I'm not into major cosmetic changes but definitely love to refine my baby a bit..
Hey I'm a newbie too. I haven't gotten my tC yet, it's due in at the end of the week. Anyway, you can find all the accessories for the tC online at www.scion.com. They have the prices listed for everything there. Just click on "tC" and then "accessories". There it lists all accessories in discrete categories with prices. Warning: they don't stock everything yet though. I have tried getting a couple things and they aren't actually manufacturing (at all, or not enough) some of the stuff. Have fun with your new car!!
welcome to the site guys, and I also agree that security should be the first priority, especially if you'll be doing other upgrades. Def get the wheel locks pronto, and visit your local best buy or auto shop for an aftermarket security system. From what i've read so far, viper is one of the best, and you'll be paying about the same for the crappy scion security system. Check my sig for what I'm gonna be adding on as time goes by.