The Scion tC sits in a niche market with a few very interesting competitors.
The closest competitor is the Honda Civic Si, which is less engaging than most performance coupes but more fun than the tC.
The Hyundai Veloster Turbo also serves a similar function, and it is now as sporty as it looks, if you're into asymmetrical cars.
The MINI Cooper S is small, quirky, and fun to drive, but it can get expensive in a hurry.
There's also the excellent Ford Focus ST, which is larger and more expensive than the tC.
If you're looking for a completely different flavor, try the Ford Mustang V-6, which is only price-competitive in its basest form.
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|2-Door HB Manual (GS)||2-Door Fastback V6||4-Door Manual LX||3-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door HB||2-Door Coupe Manual (GS)|
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