>There are people on this board that believe this car is a sports car. Just to shit on it for being a bad sports car.
The engine is from the Camry, and the transmissions are completely different, so no. They drivetrain is no the same. Show me a Corolla with a factory 2AR-FE engine
>same platform but they changed it on the new Corolla
Nope. Unless the Corolla has been secretly using a double wishbone rear suspension since 2005 and no one noticed.
It's literally an updated version of the old Celica chassis.
Name something besides the engine it has in common with the Camry.
It's a decent, cheap, reliable DD that's very common with a manual transmission. What's the fucking problem?
Or is everybody mad at that one poser they knew who thinks he's hot shit because 2 doors.
that isn't true at all, especially since fwd is way better at rally and rallyx than rwd. It is definitely easier to drive than both awd and rwd in rally, and is a good learning platform to that end. Also, if you look at tuner battle week ep.5 from motortrend, the fwd unlimited class literally spanked every other class in time attack.
Yes, everyone's mad. Whenever it comes up on /o/, people are quick to say about how shit it is compared to a Civic Si, Fiesta ST, or the FRS. When those cars aren't even it's competitors.
that literally makes now sense... the top FF unlimited car beat even the top unlimited AWD and FR cars. Meaning it beat other cars of world class status in both other formats. The "FEEL" of a car is irrelevant in competition, all that matters is winning.
>Compared to other automakers, Toyota’s definition of "platform" differs. That is, it is less about shared common hardware and more about a shared development processes.
Again. Name something they share
>it isn't an updated celica chassis at all.
except it is.
I'm not defending it. If you're going to hate on a car, at least get the info right.
>"Don't Mustangs suck? I hate FWD"
Stuff your soul and passion.
Layout, yes. Anything else about the drivetrain? Nope
"platform". That's like saying the Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Grand Prix were the same exact car because both were FWD and made by GM.
So old (2005-2010) tC's used the same drivetrain as 09+ Corolla XRS's. And how easy is it to find an 09+ XRS again? They shared a drivetraing for all of 2 model years. wow. They must be the same car.
The Scion tC is literally designed to go after demographics like single college student and ages 30 and under.
People who feel the need to bring it up against cars like the Civic Si or FiST/FoST need to shut the fuck up. It wasn't intended to compete in any sports segment seriously.
The whole "sporty" image Scion puts on with the TRD shit is just there to appeal to younger buyers and pseudo car "enthusiasts" who want the looks but not the price or maintenance cost of a real sporty car.
>Nobody says it's a sports car. People say it's a sporty coupe.
THIS as well.
The last Scion tC thread summary:
>Hurr durr tC isn't a sports car
of course it isn't. It's a sporty coupe
>duuurrrr... not a sports car
did you read what I just typed or are you illiterate too? No one said it was a sports car.
Except rice traditionally, as I understand it, refers to an extravagent aesthetic based on the functional exterior of performance and racing cars, but not being applied to a vehicle posessing the same capability. The STi should certainly count as a performance machine when compared to other new vehicles in its price range.
Yeah, there have been a couple. Each thread devolves into shitposting because people call it a sporty coupe and a couple of mouthbreathing mongoloids on here interpret that as "HURR SPORTS CAR IT'S NOT A SPORTS CAR".
>implying Corvette vs GTR threads aren't just bench racing