Yeah but that engine should be bulletproof, and compression obviously ain't too high for some boost. I would think turbo-ing the stock block to 300hp would be pretty easy.. screw TRD's overpriced supercharger.TitoElSpicco said:The thing i like about the Scion tc - available supercharger and the sunroof. What I don't like is that it has the accords "fat butt" rear end and they stole the headlights from the new BMW 6-series... and I've never liked nor been impressed by a N/A Toyota 4cyl in stock form. Celica GT-S's are a joke when it comes to power or straight-line speed.
Yep that car is simply put, badass. I want it, the only 2 downsides it has over a 2.5RS is the lack of AWD & it's a coupe. Other than that, I want it...Toyota is bringing out a Corolla XRS, 170 hp, 6 sp manual, 4 doors. if thats under 20k I'll get that first.Beaverboy said:Yeah, the Scion tC. I can't believe I'm seriously considering a Toyota (Scion, whatever) passenger car.. 8O
2.4L 160hp engine (same as in Camry)
Standard 17" wheels, panoramic sunroof, double wishbone rear.. flat-fold passenger seat (a la Matrix)
Yes, it's a hatch.
:thumbright: Couldn't agree more. There aren't many parts on the tc that i couldn't easily point out on someone else's car. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice car, but from what i can tell from a styling standpoint - the mazda3 kicks much larger amounts of ace.Zeemax said:The TC doesn't have any originality though. It's got the profile of the Hyundai Tiburon, the side window treatment of the Toyota Echo, the front grill assembly of the Subaru Legacy. Overall it's a nice coupe design but it borrows way too heavily from existing models. I'd like to see Toyota design something more outrageous like they've done with the new Solara coupe and the Celica's front end.
That's not really a fair comparison, even the Celica GT-S handles better than the 00-01 ITR... the ITR is overhyped. It's not all it's cracked up to be.TitoElSpicco said:if it handles anything remotely like the mp3 or mazdaspeed protege's, handling won't be an issue. they handle like no stock fwd car i've ever experienced.. imho, better than a type r teg.