Comments - Scion is Losing its Mojo, Baby!

Published: Jul 01, 2013
Description: It may sound hard to believe, but it’s been 10 years since Toyota launched its youth-oriented Scion brand. And although sales were very solid at first, today’s situation is quite different. Aside fro...
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chris.clark.14606 Jul 02, 2013
The '05 and '06 tCs were the best scions, then the styling went to crap with the cheap looking headlights and taillights. then the whole new body shaped came out and that looked even worse. besides the frs there are no other cars in their lineup that look like the youth would drive
Anwazi Jul 02, 2013
scion needs to grow with consumer. yes, as they mature they'll buy toyotas, but why not design scions without the goofyness while at the same time keeping affordability... they need to get rid of the iQ add two more doors to the tc, crossover the xB and shoot the xD.
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
Ehhh Tc aren't horrible, there not great, I drove a track prepped 1st gen, it was fun because of what I was doing not so much the car, it just basically had no character
Paul Dickey Jul 01, 2013
TC is trash too.
Jarrett Sheppard Jul 01, 2013
All of them are trash except the TC and FR-S everything else needs to go!
matt.piccolo.773 Jul 01, 2013
Honestly, id be fine if toyota killed scion and just sold the gt-86 here under toyota.
Colby Church Jul 01, 2013
Lol, yes Greg.
Greg Kenerly Jul 01, 2013
Is the title an Austin Powers reference?
Justin Harris Jul 01, 2013
That's a good comparison Dylon guess the FR-S is Scion's Saturn Sky lol
Michael Luck Jul 01, 2013
Exactly
Dylan Bruder Jul 01, 2013
Scion has no purpose if it stayed youth oriented and made cars younger people actually wanted then keep it but there's no point with it staying as is its basically like Saturn now
Nathan Jacobson Jul 02, 2013
Now if only the production model looked this good.
Carlos Galicia Jul 02, 2013
I would buy this in a second, it looks much better then production model to me.
Tyrone Smith Jul 01, 2013
This looks great. They shoulda made it as is!
Josh May Jul 01, 2013
@Jacob what about the Supra or are you talking about their lineup now?
Jacob Burford Jul 01, 2013
Great as a drivers car. Only car from scion and Toyota I like.
logan.neet Jul 01, 2013
Loved the Scion concept
matt.piccolo.773 Jul 01, 2013
yea the cconcept is nicer than the production, but what concept isn't nicer than the production car....
Wyatt Gordon Jul 01, 2013
This concept version, with the Rocket Bunny aero kit. Now that would look sweet
Brandon Broussard Jul 01, 2013
I still think it looks pretty cool on the road, at least since there aren't many other cars in its category.
Scuttle Buttocks Jul 01, 2013
It could have been beautiful.
Colby Church Jul 01, 2013
I agree Justin, it could've been much better.
Colby Church Jul 01, 2013
@Senthil I don't see that resemblance any whatsoever.
Justin Harris Jul 01, 2013
I still hate how they made 3 beautiful concepts for this and they made the production version bland looking IMO
Bala Uncc Jul 01, 2013
Like this one
Senthil Namasivayam Jul 01, 2013
The FRS Concept reminds me so much of the SRT Viper, or vice versa. Should have kept with this design in the production model
Edward Galligan Jul 01, 2013
That looks ok
Joshua Jackson Jul 01, 2013
@jason laughing so hard...bahahaha hilarious. And I agree.....
Michael Hough Jul 01, 2013
But every buyer knows that this is a Toyota product. The original scion buyers are prob moving into a Toyota or Lexus. So the profits of repeat buyers still come into Toyota.
Bruce Tumblin Jul 01, 2013
Yea it's a great high school graduate present!
Jason Ware Jul 01, 2013
Dream bigger.
Description: Combined with the fact that it’s become increasingly difficult for younger people to afford a new car, Scion’s future is becoming increasingly uncertain. For example, today less than 15 percent of Sci...
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Anthony Richardson Jul 10, 2013
Scion got me a 2.95% apr on my new fr-s with no credit or consigner so I don't see how hard it could be??
abraham.mendoza.39 Jul 01, 2013
car people are dying.
Jordan Jackson Jul 01, 2013
Now I have no love for Toyota or any of their brands (or cars) but I think they should convert Scion into something like what Chrysler has don with SRT
byron.borggard Jul 01, 2013
If i had 20G's to get a car if go on craigslist and get some badass chevelle or something awesome like that not a 200hp Frs.
byron.borggard Jul 01, 2013
throw the supra name at scion, just like SRT took the viper name. FRS could be the "celica" of the brand. i love the styling i saw concepts of the FRS before it had a logo on it and i was soo dissapointed with the power plant they put in it, i wont even consider buying it im 22 btw scion needs to rethink there stuff. gearhead kids want fast and cheap not a slow track car.
matt.piccolo.773 Jul 01, 2013
agree with pretty much everyone below!
Garrett Middleton Jul 01, 2013
I found all the gear-heads at my high school in one place, auto shop. honestly the best class I've taken in my time at high school. you find people that care about and have a passion for cars which is really fun since most people my age don't care.
Gary Alaina Jul 01, 2013
V- couldn't agree more! Like a kid in a candy store, its one of life's best feelings 😊
Daniel Kenneth Babler Jul 01, 2013
None of my friends understand cars! It's really sad... They also don't know the feeling of saving your own money and going out and buying your own car! That's a special experience in my opinion
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
VvV-- that's a shame, u need to get to. Track or something just talk to whoever will listen to u talk, alot of gear heads love talkin about there cars and will tell anyone who will listen
Justin Harris Jul 01, 2013
You have NO idea Chris... I'm 16 and there's still not one car junkie I've met in my life except on here or a video game.
Chris Woller Jul 01, 2013
More difficult for younger people to buy, and due to the fact that more and more young people aren't even interested in cars.
Bala Uncc Jul 01, 2013
Maybe bringing FRS might have confused the buyers to rethink why to buy those other boring craps.
Michael Luck Jul 01, 2013
Just need to stop playing it safe and revamp the pricing and lineup again. How is the Dart doing Scion stuff better than Scion?
Dylan Bruder Jul 01, 2013
True early tcs were ok though I still felt they fell a bit short from what they could have been
Austin Sullivan Jul 01, 2013
I liked the early tCs but they're looking more and more Camry like to me with every update
phillthegman Jul 01, 2013
yeah nothing lasts that's based off a fad, you gota be timeless to endure..\m/ sorry scion you just weren't heavy enough
Paul Trahan Jul 01, 2013
The problem with Scion is that it was brand created during the import fad 10 years ago. Now that the fad is dying/dead so is the brand.
Fakir Smith Jul 01, 2013
Too polarizing? Polarizing was what made scion. Remember the box? Then it got bloated and boring. As for the iQ it is overpriced. Scion was never a good idea honestly. It was just the polarizing products that got people's attention initially.
Anwazi Jul 02, 2013
more room to customize with this design. scion makes money on accessories too. concept should be saved for new supra!! ;)
Tyrone Smith Jul 01, 2013
Semi-Agreed, Borphan. It's not "ugly", but it's certainly miles behind what the concept looks like. It's way too boring...
Borphan Limthong Jul 01, 2013
This is ugly, the picture before this (concept) is what should have came out.
Wyatt Gordon Jul 01, 2013
Only good car Scion makes imo
Bala Uncc Jul 01, 2013
Agreed then at least it will help Increase the FRS sale even more
Bruce Tumblin Jul 01, 2013
I think they should close the doors on the Scion brand & bring the GT-86 to the US under Toyota!
Description: So does this mean that Toyota may pull the trigger on Scion at some point? Not necessarily, considering that many Scion owners buy a Toyota as their next car. Yet without a fresh and, for lack of bett...
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Jordan Jackson Jul 01, 2013
Pontiac couldn't... (G8)
Paul Dickey Jul 01, 2013
They lose money on every Bugatti. They're just backed by volkswagon.
Ryan Bertram Jul 01, 2013
That is so true
Jesse Andersen Jul 01, 2013
Bugatti can
Tyrone Smith Jul 02, 2013
I'd* lmao dumb autocorrect.
Tyrone Smith Jul 02, 2013
If probably just stick with a classic Impreza STi though...
Tyrone Smith Jul 01, 2013
An STi model for this? That's something I may actually like...
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
And that black bar as much as I don't like it, I seen one without it and it looked so odd, someone just needs to make a replacement grill, same style as factory just without that mouth guard
matt.piccolo.773 Jul 01, 2013
agreed!
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
Love the brz, just gotta keep saving and waiting for the Sti model
Aj Abubakar Jul 03, 2013
No one calls it a sports car, everyone calls it a hatchback. Duh
Jacob Viiper McCord Jul 02, 2013
What a joke of a "sports" car
Sam Shikora Jul 02, 2013
Why would anyone want a tc when you could have better looking, faster, cooler, better equipped frs for a little more?
Tyrone Smith Jul 02, 2013
Booorrrringgg....
Adrian Cordova Jul 01, 2013
This could've been an awesome car. If it just looked and, was I guess, more sporty it would sell so much better
Jacob Burford Jul 01, 2013
Wannabe car!
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
Vv-- unfortunately yes, just a little stiffer, but the same basic pep and lack of character
Jordan Jackson Jul 01, 2013
Really just a corolla coupe, that's pretty much what this car boils down to, lol
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
I hated the redesign of the TC the first gen looked so much better to me
reva.barris Jul 01, 2013
this car pisses me off
Lou Guerrero Jul 01, 2013
I know two girls that drive these. Not bad cars at all but just a soulless driving experience.
Gary Alaina Jul 01, 2013
@colby, thats funny, If I had one it would be just a daily driver to get from A to B. like you said, any mods would be completely pointless and prob look very rice.
Colin Carlo Jul 01, 2013
The sports car that hated gym class, all it did was binge eating and the end result is underpowered and slow
Colby Church Jul 01, 2013
@Gary As a matter of fact, there's a guy on my FB page who is so into his Scion TC and thinks it's a lot faster than it actually is. He's got work done to it, but not enough to make it worth while IMO.
Kai Andrew Carlson Jul 01, 2013
Trash!
Gary Alaina Jul 01, 2013
Just put a 1.6 turbo engine in it with 200hp and a lot of people will buy it just because it has potential. No one wants to spend money on a car that will never be sporty without thousands spent.
Bruce Tumblin Jul 01, 2013
@Jason, ha ha!
Jason Ware Jul 01, 2013
Yeah. Haul it over to the compactor
Max Dell Jul 01, 2013
The TC needs an overhaul!
Sam Shikora Jul 02, 2013
Lol when you open the app it's a picture of the Aston version of this cars interior
Sam Shikora Jul 02, 2013
The Prius is still sexier
Jacob Burford Jul 02, 2013
Can't imagine how bad this car would be on a highway!
Anwazi Jul 02, 2013
.."I pity the fool!"
Sergio Montelongo Jul 02, 2013
I'm gonna buy this car just for fun because everybody looks at you
Tyrone Smith Jul 02, 2013
Eww the iQ is just... Oh it's terrible..
Anthony Perugini Jul 01, 2013
Yeah rotary! Actually no. Don't ruin the rotary name by putting one in a scion
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
If I had the money to blow why not, tiny ass car and swap a crazy powerful motor, maybe a rotary or something light, that would be fun as hell but pretty useless as anything but a toy
Borphan Limthong Jul 01, 2013
I would like to do a running drop kick on this then a leg drop!
Jordan Jackson Jul 01, 2013
Urf...
logan.neet Jul 01, 2013
Hey Scion! young ppl don't want this... but I guess you're already learning that the hard way.
Jesse Andersen Jul 01, 2013
Isn't this Consumer Reports biggest turd? Pretty sure in the February issue they air this lame car out.
Evan Liebgott Jul 01, 2013
Hey look an Aston Martin Cygnet! (Sarcasm)
Colin Carlo Jul 01, 2013
I have seen some really good show cars outta these, they've got potential... Just lower the freaking price
Colby Church Jul 01, 2013
It's his first car, don't be too critical, he will grow and learn. If the IQ got like 60+mpg I would like it more. But that's why I'm getting a bike anyways.
Brady Williams Jul 01, 2013
You need to drive more cars VV
ryan.kurzynski.1 Jul 01, 2013
I am 17 years old and have this car. I've never had more fun in any other car. It only cost $120 a month to lease.
Chris Woller Jul 01, 2013
Not only are these fugly, but super pricey and they don't do that much better on gas to justify buying. Doesn't anyone at Scion have a high IQ?
Tomas Arango Ferreira Jul 01, 2013
@raymond good one lol
Raymond Reynoso Jul 01, 2013
As soon as I get my first brain injury, I'm buying one of these. Cannot wait!
Anthony Perugini Jul 01, 2013
iQ. Ironic. Because if you buy one you don't even have one
Kai Andrew Carlson Jul 01, 2013
This is just as horrible to look at as the Juke.
Bruce Tumblin Jul 01, 2013
A face only a mother could love, lol!
Gary Alaina Jul 01, 2013
Oh gosh really..
Bruce Tumblin Jul 01, 2013
I don't think a teenager would want this!
Tyler Wallace Jul 01, 2013
this is do fuccn stupid
Jason Ware Jul 01, 2013
And they wonder why their shit isn't selling
Kevin Daeninck Jul 13, 2013
Jacob, you're very funny
Tyrone Smith Jul 02, 2013
It's close between the xB and the xD for worst scion.
Jacob Burford Jul 01, 2013
Forget Aston Martin! This is true art!
Jordan Jackson Jul 01, 2013
Blargh...
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
.... Well alot of spirited driving actually
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
Lol I can't argue these things are lame as hell and would never buy one , but u know things can be made fun with some wet road and a little spirited driving
Kevin Carlin Jul 01, 2013
*obvious sarcasm
Kevin Carlin Jul 01, 2013
Ridin' on 13s #thuglife
Colin Carlo Jul 01, 2013
Huge waste of money for something that's soooo slow and cheap inside and out ... Worst model IMO
Colby Church Jul 01, 2013
Lol, good one Aaron. This is the worst model IMO.
Justin Harris Jul 01, 2013
The Miura has nothing on that design....
Chris Woller Jul 01, 2013
I think it's the huge power and great gas mileage
William Downs Jul 01, 2013
Lmao, that was good
Aaron Sparks Jul 01, 2013
I don't understand why they aren't selling cars! Just look at how beautiful this thing is. Those steel wheels and hubcaps and that box shape, yum yum. Eat your heart out Aston Martin.