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New Scion tC Review: Review of the New Scion tC

Coupes have been in major demand in the recent past with major carmakers coming out with stylish collections for their consumers. Amongst the recognized few, Scion has recently launched another coupe from its stable. Its 2008 Scion tC Sport Coupe comes with a sporty look and is considered to have a spectacular appearance. This model gets its boost from a 16 valve and 2.4 liter I4 standard engine.

Mechanical Features

2008 Scion tC Sport Coupe consists of a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual transmission and provides 21mpg within the city limits and 29mpg on the highway. This feature is coupled with a steering column having tilt along with a pinion and power rack type steering. Again, it has a stabilizer bar at the back and independent suspension with shock absorbers and coil springs. The rear has a suspension of double wish-bone type, whereas the front has a MacPherson-strut kind.

Exterior & Interior Features

If chosen, the car could also have an exterior metallic finish. It comes along with bumpers at both end and air dam at the front. The windshield wipers for the car are intermittent and variable. There are green tinted-glass at the front and the sides and a sunshade situated on the moon-roof.

The car also consists of halogen headlights that shut down automatically. Within the interior, there are lights in the load area. The interior also includes a portable media-player and pre-wiring for the audio of satellite radio. It also has a 12-volt battery and a powered outlet at the front.

Comfort Features

There are upgraded cloth-seats within the car along with a device that enables easy entry. Again, 2008 Scion tC Sport Coupe is provided with bucket seats at the front. At the back, there are bench seats which can be both folded as well as reclined. This is combined with the storage space situated at the floor and a well-organized cargo area.

Safety Features

Safety features within the car are also well managed. There is a first aid kit, head-curtain airbags at the sides of the front and rear ends, as well as crumple zones and retractors that can auto-lock. Along with these features, anti-theft mechanisms and remote controlled gadgetry are also present.

2008 Scion tC Sport Coupe has a braking system that includes brake-force distribution, which is electronically controlled, and anti-lock brakes on each of the wheels. There are power-disc brakes at both the ends. The one in the front is ventilated and the back one includes solid disc-brakes, whereas the throttle has a wire-driven control.

2008 Scion tC Sport Coupe has an equalizer that is pre-programmed for sound processing along with sub-woofer and AM/FM radio. Complementing everything else, the steering wheel is leathered and the entire floor is matted with carpet including the cargo area, which gives the buyer an experience worth remembering.


Tech Specs

Body:  2-door sports coupe

Engine:  2.4 liter I4 161 hp

Transmission: 5-speed manual (conventional) or 4-speed automatic (if required)

Torque: 162 units

Power: 161 hp

Tires
: SBRP215/45ZR17

Verdict:

For: Great gas mileage in freeway with a sporty look

Against: Noises during the drive can be reduced

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