2013 tC. Good review...but man u have to learn more about cars! Based on ur data Toyota would have lost a sale to me!...Sir (repsectfully), the reason the tC (and many other cars) have no tranny dipstick is because many manufacturers, both domestic, import....even highend cars that cost as much as a modest home: have and see moving to sealed transaxlexs and transmissions. It means what it sounds like....they are SEALED!! The good-less service inerval by owner. The bad - ...... Owner CAN'T service a sealed transaxle, so...$$$$$$$ . Anyway, for future referece, no tranny dipstick = sealed no servicable tabs, and lots $$ at dealer for upkeep. B-) stay rigid dude.