LinkOriginally Posted by Autoblog
I would SERIOUSLY buy this car if I can get a Cygnet body-kit and interior aftermarket upgrade. There is something about that Cygnet interior that gets to me.
Call me shallow, I even like this GTR body kit
This kit cost $6 grand. Kinda pricey.
Somebody should create a bespoke aftermarket tailoring company to build lavish interior and body kits. They could rack some serious coin for those looking to spice up their commuters.
Let's all remember this car comes standard with a/c, automatic transmission, power windows, a decent stereo... and IIRC - this car is very quiet and comfortable riding inside.
If it also has cruise control for $16k (with destination), that's actually a decent price for all the stuff (and the Scion/Toyota badge).
This isn't a Smart.
This is a car that is actually comfortable in a way that most small cars are not... it's like a Smart car made by somebody like Mercedes.
(and why Aston chose it for the eco rebadge)
If urban dwellers test drive this car, it will sell well.
Last edited by BRealistic; 07-13-2011 at 05:44 PM.
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It was impressed by its ability to fit a seat in the back, but I also feel like that overall it compromises too much to the other passengers in the front for it.
Even with the better drivetrain, I would still choose the smart only because it doesn't feel like a dungeon.
Or for that absurd amount of money, I would get the 500.
Ok so I'm curious. What are the actual numbers on the iQ in the ROW?
I was expecting a $11,995 price point and hoping for $9995. At $10,000 I'd have tried to fit my fat butt in one just for the laughs but at $16,000.... I'd rather pick up a fairly lightly used LS430 and deal with 20mpg. Apples to Lahmas but whatever.
edited to include google info
Just found this thread on a UK site... corrected mpg runs from 19.2mpg to 50.8mpg.
Last edited by eunos94; 07-13-2011 at 10:24 PM.
what is my incentive to buy this over a bigger car? I dont think small cars are necessary. Especially not for me. But even if you need a small car in the city, why is the IQ taking market share? Give us small electric appliances. Ride a motorbike. Or take public transit. Im sorry but the only people who will buy this stupid car are people who want an image on wheels.
Seems like a tough sell at that price. A 3-door '12 Yaris will probably start lower (though with less equipment). It should do better than the Smart, but that's not saying much...
No way i'd buy this over a 2 unless there was significant mpg difference.For comparison, the iQ's $15,995 price tag means that it's slightly more expensive than both the $15,500 Fiat 500 and the $14,730 Mazda2, both of which off significantly greater utility. There's still no word on EPA mileage estimates for the iQ.