2006 White Scion tC Special Edition?

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Old 01 Mar 2014, 08:40 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2006 White Scion tC Special Edition?

Someone I know is selling their '06 white Scion tC, and I'm looking to possibly buy it from them. Beautiful car, excellent condition, good price. However, my question comes in where she says that it is the Special Edition. Now I know that Scion does do special editions for its cars in the 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, etc. format, but I am finding nothing on the 2006 special edition of the tC. I thought I saw somewhere that it was blue or something, but this one is white, and I thought their special editions were only in one color in the year they were manufactured. Also, the even bigger and more to-the-point question is what even makes it the special edition? What differences from the more basic model? And even then, what kind of special edition is it?

If anyone could clear any of this up for me, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 01 Mar 2014, 08:55 am   #2 (permalink)
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Look at the reviews on Edmunds.com People say they had lots of problems with them.

Example: A Trap!

By esantiago1 on 11/25/12 09:17 AM (PST)


2006 Scion tC 2dr Hatchback (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


I got my Scion last year and I was honestly pretty proud. However under all the hood there's a horrible secret that Toyota has been hiding. After 80,000 there is a serious coolant leak issue where the threads of the block weaken around the gaskets. It's caused by normal wear and tear and is a prominent scion issue that comes with a minimum $2,000-$3,000 dollar price tag! Toyota refuses to take any responsibility with the issue and refuses to recall Scions BUT they did do recalls on Camrys for the exact same issue... It's a shame that such a nice car has to come to such a disappointing end and Toyota simply ignores the problem.

I would also get a Carfax on that car before considering.
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Old 01 Mar 2014, 09:10 am   #3 (permalink)
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These "special editions" are actually called "Release Series." You're right: they only come in one color for each year, except now the 2014 editions can come in any of the available Scion colors. They also make a limited number of RS' s per year.

Anyway, if your friend's tC is white and it's a real Release Series, it's most likely the 2007 tC RS 3.0. That one is in Blizzard Pearl (unique color back then) and came with custom grilles, special material in the seats, and shift knob. Also, there should be a unique badge with the number it is. They only made 2500 of those tC's.

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