Is a Scion TC a good first car?

I’m getting ready to buy my first car. I’ve had my license for a while, but I’ve never had a car of my own, and I want to get a good one. I think I’ve found a good deal, but is a Scion TC a good first car?

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Sarah Gray · Answered on Dec 05, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Congratulations on getting ready to buy your first car! It’s great that you’re doing your research first, and, yes, the Scion TC could be a great first car for a number of reasons:
  • It’s got lots of standard features
  • It’s sporty-looking, inside and out
  • It received five-star overall safety ratings from the NHTSA, plus an overall Good rating from the IIHS
If you’re happy with a used vehicle, the Scion TC is a great choice, but with today’s used vehicle market, you may be able to afford a new Kia Forte or Nissan Versa for just a bit more cash. You’ll get a full warranty and a lot of great safety features not available on the Scion TC.
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