Smartly styled, fuel-efficient and a blast to drive, the little tC is more than just a good value -- it has become the poster child for the lucrative aftermarket parts and customization business. Interior resources are initially-rate and show attention to detail. Connectivity is achieved by simply plugging the iPod into a port via a connector cable, providing outstanding sound quality through the car's stereo system and constant power to the iPod. New for 2008 is the addition of rear audio outputs on the optional premium sound system, which allow for easy installation of an aftermarket amplifier. The brakes are quite powerful for a car this light.
To find more information about seat belts, and how to install a child restraint system, refer to the Tire Pressure Monitoring warning System. Use of the wiring information is at your own risk. However, the automatic does move out smartly. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60,000 miles and corrosion with no mileage limitation. The body panels fit tight and straight, and quality construction is evident. The engine has variable valve timing with intelligence, for engine responsiveness throughout the rev range yet very fuel-efficient operation. The ventilated front and solid rear discs are generously sized 10.
The Optomize accessory program, available at Scion dealers, also offers customers the convenience of cutting-edge, well-known name-brand accessories. The set speed may be resumed once vehicle speed reaches 25 mph. Walkaround The somewhat bland styling of the 2005-07 Scion tC was intentional, offering a blank canvas for hot-rodders and customizers. Customers can download images, four-second video clips and eight-second movies from Pioneer's website. The instrument cluster is neatly arranged into three separate circular housings and the center stack is covered with a silver finish. Unlike most cars, the tC gets slightly better highway mileage with the automatic, again because the manual has a lower 4. Like the 2008 xB, the tC receives a big dose of power in the form of a 16-valve 2.
The premium audio system comes with rear head unit outputs, allowing the addition of external amps to boost power to additional speakers and subwoofers. And navigation is now available. The tC has inherited much from its Toyota and Lexus heritage. It comes with electronic variable valve timing for good low-end torque, and twin balance shafts for smoothness. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are standard, along with electronic brakeforce distribution, and the four-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones in back helps give responsive handling. A knee airbag is standard, along with the mandated dual front airbags. Its steering, ride quality and handling are commendable.
The 2008 Scion tC has proven to be everything its competitors feared. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The only engine is a 161-hp, 2. All Scions come with complimentary maintenance service at the 5,000- and 10,000-mile intervals. For those who want to do it all themselves, there's also a Spec Package model, which is offered at a lower price than the standard model; it includes steel wheels, a fixed-glass roof, and a simplified lineup of colors. Advanced Safety Like all 2008 Scions, the tC comes standard with front dual stage airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags, tire pressure monitor system, headrests, three-point seatbelts in all five seating positions and a first aid kit.
Since many Scion customers add in-car entertainment systems to their vehicle, the tC comes standard with rear head unit outputs allowing for the addition of external amps to boost power to the front and rear speakers, and subwoofers. One of the most surprising bonuses the tC brings is its panoramic glass sunroof, designed without gaskets for a tight, no-creaks fit. If you press and hold until you hear a Press and hold until you hear a beep, beep,. Around back, the sleek hatch and side windows look a bit like an Acura. The panoramic glass roof remains but it does not retract.
Wheel arches are exaggerated, suggesting that larger tires and wheels will be fitted as soon as the car is bought. The push of a convenient lever at the top of the seat back yields a wide step-in space for easy access to the rear seats. The tC offers this and more with its unique attention to detail. And for those with a little extra money, some of the features and appearance cues of a luxury sport coupe can be added on. This head unit integrates track, artist and album information from the iPod into a one-line display on the head unit's screen. Safety All safety equipment is standard on both trim levels of the tC, but traction control and stability control are not available.
Bridgestone Potenza tires are standard on core models. In addition, this install has a steering wheel control adapter, a Pioneer parking brake bypass, and back up camera. Most changed is the front end, where the headlight housings now contain three sharply defined separate lenses for high beams, projector-type low beams, and amber turn signals, all arranged in a subtle diagonal. Tie-down hooks are provided for cargo convenience. Always verify all wires, wire colors and diagrams before applying any information found here to your 2008 Scion tC.
The tC Spec Package also features a fixed glass panorama roof, unique upholstery, a urethane steering wheel, and a grille and headlight garnish with special treatment. Frankly, we liked its look of purposeful performance. The top and bottom grille textures no longer match, with a fussy diagonal-oval mesh up top that fades to solid at the sides; and horizontal slats down below. Verdict The tC offers decent performance and Toyota reliability at a reasonable price, but the main attraction for most buyers is the ability to configure their car in a unique way. The automatic is easier and, because of how it is geared, more efficient. There's even a stripped-down, extra-value-priced Spec Series model, with downgraded wheels and seats, just good enough to get you from the showroom floor to the tuner shop. Our automotive wiring diagrams allow you to enjoy your new mobile electronics rather than spend countless hours trying to figure out which wires goes to which 2008 Scion tC part or component.
The tC also features a driver's knee airbag. Freshened Exterior and Enhanced Interior The 2008 tC is distinguished by the new Scion family front fascia, a menacing horizontal combination of headlights and grille. This video also includes dash trim and stereo removal, complete installation, wiring, and testing. The engine is quiet, clean, and a great deal effective in a 2900-pound car; as well as at complete throttle, it sounds strong without having to be intrusive, since it has a valved muffler that opens up at great rpm and may be really worth as very much as 5 horsepower. One of the most time consuming tasks with installing an after market car stereo, car radio, car speakers, car amplifier, car navigation or any car electronics is identifying the correct color wires for a 2008 Scion xB. With seats up, there's more than 26 inches of cargo length there; with the second seats dropped, almost 60 inches; and with the front passenger seat folded over, almost 104 inches of cargo length available.