I dont really know anything about cars so i figured i would ask someone who might know.
which car would have more “get up and go?”
(05) honda civic lx
(08?) scion tc
neither of them have any get up and go especially at higher speeds. but if you are concerned about that i would go with the civic because it is time tested to withstand heavy modification and still run strong, plus there is a variable plethora of parts available to make it faster. go with the civic