The gas mileage is mediocre. It's got great style. Small dings and scratches that were poorly covered by the wrong shade of paint. The speakers make a god awful noise every time I hit a bump on the road. It is highly...i mean HIGHLY annoying. Not sure if it's covered under warranty but I doubt it.
I don't know if I'm being biased because I've wanted a Scion TC for a long time, but with all my expectations not only test-driving it at the dealership, but also owning one it hasn't ceased to disappoint. First and foremost, I love the looks of it. It's sporty, fun and sexy. I love the panoramic sun roof. If I ever drove with passengers in the back seat, I'm sure they would love it too. The clean lines of the exterior give it that no fuss feel, but it doesn't lose it's bravado. The interior equals it's exterior. I have all black interiors with touches of matte chrome. The only thing I wish is that it had an interior trunk release. Granted, the trunk is considered a third door, so I guess that's why it doesn't have a release...but it would've been nice to have that feature. The comfort is great. I drove it from Atlanta, GA to Greenville, SC, about a 2 1/2 hour drive non-stop, and with the added use of the cruise control it was a very comfortable ride. My previous car was a Toyota Corolla (and although it lasted me 10 years), I finally know what having power feels like. The Scion's get-up and go is great, there's no lagging or stalling. I feel completely safe accelerating in this car. All in all, when I walk up to my Scion TC, I'm happy. It's exactly what I've been looking for and then some.
The gears are very very short. Im having to drive 40mph in fifth gear on thestreet! The tire pressure sensor light is always on when all tires are inflated accordingly. Dont disconnect the battery for any reason because things will stop working, such as putting the passenger window down on the driver side button. Also, the sun roof was VERY hesitant to open and i had to hold the button for a good 5 seconds for it to open. With air conditioning and fan off, air still blows through while driving as if the fans are on so you have to press the button to use surrounding air. Dont even get me started on the non stop squeaking brakes. The hatch seems ti even stick for no apparent reason and even takes the rubber with it. Very disappointing car.