Is the Scion tC a good choice for reliability? I’m worried about money more than ever due to a possible recession in the future.
In its overview, the magazine says, "Expect very good fuel economy. 2011's redesign brought a power boost to 180-hp, and a choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic, but the noisy cabin and jittery ride remained." Unlike its sibling, the Scion tC is not considered a good bet as a used car by Consumer Reports .
Scion tC Repair & Maintenance Costs
The annual maintenance cost of a Scion tC is $430. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.
Most Scion cars have Toyota analogues or use some Toyota platform. ... larger cars use 1.8-liter Toyota 2ZR. The most powerful engines were 2.4L 2AZ and 2.5L 2AR, which were installed in Scion tC and Scion xB.
A press release issued this morning said the decision to discontinue Scion was made in part because the younger buyers Scion was founded to attract are happy buying Toyota models. ... This past year, Toyota finally gave Scion two new mainstream models to sell alongside the FR-S and the existing tC coupe.
Being a larger, heavier, and more powerful vehicle than the FR-S, these are all reasons the Scion tC could cost more to insure. It also appears that the FR-S has a better safety rating than the tC. This is another contributing factor that insurance companies take into account when calculating their rates.