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.
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.
They're insane if they think people will take this over the 500 or Mazda2, Scion (Toyota) badge or not.
What's with the prices on these subcompact cars? No wonder they don't sell all that well since they're about the same as a reasonably equipped compact car in many cases--and the fuel mileage differences are negligible. I was reading MTs review of the Hyundai Accent for the price of $17k. For an Accent? I just built the cheapest Accent Hyundai offers (the GLS sedan) and as soon as you go with the automatic and the premium package, you're at almost $17.3. For that? Why even sell a subcompact if it isn't either A) going to offer much better mileage B) offer a real cost savings. An elentra comparably equipped is only $1500 more!
I suspect the iQ will do as poorly as the Smart cars.
Last edited by 6cylVWguy; 07-13-2011 at 02:35 PM.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
I can't fault someone for picking the Jetta if you must have a new sedan for $16k, it's good bang (size) for the buck.