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Well, for a while now I have been itching to buy myself a new car. Initially, i was really looking forward to a Scion tC till the word on the pricing by scion reps was, "it will be well below $20,000". That turned me off and I found the Mazda3s and absolutely love everything on this car. But now rumors about the price have been that it'll retail at 16-17k, well, to be less ball parkish, $16,800. This really woke me up and now i'm thinking about waiting out till june/july which is when the 2005 Scion tC will be launched. But again, i am not too sure what to go for because the Scion tC will be a no haggle car like the xA and xB. Since most of you know the specs and standard/package features for the Mazda3s, i'll only do so for the Scion tC. Please comment and compare both cars on its price/exterior/interior/standard options/etc.

Scion tC

Go here for exterior and interior pictures w/ an article on the Scion tC

A few more pictures here also

Standard Features

Comfort and Convenience Features
Air Conditioner
Power Windows (with one-touch up/down on driver & passenger window w/ pinch protection)
Power Door Locks with Remote Entry
Power Outside Mirrors
Panorama Moonroof with Power Slide/Tilt Front Glass Panel and Dual Manual Sunshades
Rear Window Defogger
Digital Clock
Dual Power Points
Outside Temperature Gauge
Tilt-Steering Wheel
Tachometer and Trip Meter
Sport Front Bucket Seats with Fabric Upholstery and Driver's Seat Adjustable Thigh Support
Cruise Control
Cargo Area Storage
Driver's Seat One-Touch Walk-In w/ Track and Seat Angle Memory
60/40 Split Folding Rear Seat
Rear Window Shading
Driver and Passenger Sun Visor Mirror w/ Cover
Hard Cargo Cover
Amber Instrument Panel Illumination

Exterior Features
17" Alloy Wheels
Multi-Reflector Auto-off Halogen Headlamps
Side Mirrors with Turn Indicators
Intermittent Front Wipers
Chrome Exhaust Tip

Pioneer AM/FM/CD Head Unit (MP3 and Satellite controller capable)
Scion Sound Processing
6-Speakers (including 2 tweeters)
Rear Fender-Mount Antenna

Safety Features
Driver and Passenger Front Airbags
Driver Knee Airbag
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Driver and Passenger 3-Point Seat Belts
Anti-Lock 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Three-Across Rear Head Restraints
3-Across 3-Point Rear Seat Belts
First Aid Kit

Specs For further specs, go here

-Engine - Double overhead cam (DOHC) 16-valve VVT-i 4-cylinder
-Displacement - 2.4 liters
-Bore x stroke - 88.5mm X 96mm
-Compression ratio - 9.6:1
-Valvetrain - Double overhead cam (DOHC) 16-valve with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-I)
-Induction system - Multi-port EFI
-Ignition system - Electronic with Direct Ignition (TDI)
-Horsepower - [email protected] 5700 rpm
-Torque - 163 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm
5-speed manual overdrive - Standard
4-speed electronically controlled transmission (ECT) - Available
-Brakes - Power-assisted ventilated front/rear disc with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
-Exterior Dimensions (inches)
Overall height - 55.7
Overall width - 69.1
Overall length - 174
Wheelbase - 106.3
-Interior Dimensions Front/Rear (inches)
Seating Capacity - 5
Spare - Temporary

EDIT: Added "Comparo" to title and moved to Mazda3/Axela since this is where ALL comparos reside

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
EnFuego138 said:
Anyone know how hefty this thing is? The weight can really effect the performance and I can't find it written anywhere. Maybe it's a pig?
The weight of the car is around 2900lbs. And a supercharger will be available at launch date where it'll boost the tC to 200+HP.
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