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    Thread: 2012 Scion iQ priced from $15,995*

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      07-31-2011 05:43 AM #141
      Video reviews are out:



      The bulk TP test is impressive. The little nook behind the "rear" seats is a nice touch. I would like to know more about the airbag under the front seat cushion Maybe the bag is under the front edge, the thigh portion of the cushion so you won't submarine under the belt during a crash?

      http://www.youtube.com/user/Autoguid.../1/mYXrbjp5irQ

      The Smart Four Two still has an edge in a couple of areas. The Smart is still smaller so it's easier to park than the iQ. A certain parking garage chain in Manhattan has a deal where all Smarts gets a automatic 50% discount. Also, the Smart has replaceable plastic body panels. A huge plus in a urban environment. I'm sure insurance companies like that too.

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      07-31-2011 05:53 AM #142
      Looks like the seat cushion airbag prevents you from sliding forward or submarining under the seatbelt:



      And the rear curtain airbag:


    3. 07-31-2011 06:30 AM #143
      Its very pricey for what it offers.

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      07-31-2011 07:46 AM #144
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      07-31-2011 07:58 AM #145
      I'd prefer manual and I'm interested in driving it.

    6. 07-31-2011 10:12 AM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Video reviews are out:



      The bulk TP test is impressive. The little nook behind the "rear" seats is a nice touch. I would like to know more about the airbag under the front seat cushion Maybe the bag is under the front edge, the thigh portion of the cushion so you won't submarine under the belt during a crash?

      http://www.youtube.com/user/Autoguid.../1/mYXrbjp5irQ

      The Smart Four Two still has an edge in a couple of areas. The Smart is still smaller so it's easier to park than the iQ. A certain parking garage chain in Manhattan has a deal where all Smarts gets a automatic 50% discount. Also, the Smart has replaceable plastic body panels. A huge plus in a urban environment. I'm sure insurance companies like that too.
      1:10 - 1:15, the other video stated you can get one six foot male in the back and still have a 6 foot male upfront as well. So, I'm confused as to how he says it's not enough room.

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      03-01-2012 09:11 PM #148
      Looks like they are just now hitting the Midwest as I just saw one on the lot of the local Toyota/Scion dealer on my way home from work.

      They have 2 in stock:
      Base for $16,330
      Better-equipped with CD player and alloy wheels for $18,079

      Seems like that puts them above Yaris prices
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    9. 03-01-2012 09:15 PM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by Assle View Post
      Looks like they are just now hitting the Midwest as I just saw one on the lot of the local Toyota/Scion dealer on my way home from work.

      They have 2 in stock:
      Base for $16,330
      Better-equipped with CD player and alloy wheels for $18,079

      Seems like that puts them above Yaris prices
      The interior is a MAJOR step down from Fiat or Mini or the Sonic. Really disappointing. Otherwise it's a great little design.
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      03-01-2012 09:19 PM #150
      I went to the dealer and sat in one. What a piece of trash. And especially for the price. Interior is horrible, not ergonomic what so ever. Fiat 500 is a lot more. Just dont know who would buy it .

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      03-01-2012 09:20 PM #151
      Mini is substantially more money and the Sonic isn't as small. I do wonder how it drives compared to the 500, though. I know the interior is an attractive one, though I've not driven the 500 so maybe the seats are as non-supportive as people make them out to be.
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      03-01-2012 09:25 PM #152
      Paying $15,995 for the IQ would make me feel like a Nissan Murano

    13. 03-01-2012 09:27 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Assle View Post
      Mini is substantially more money and the Sonic isn't as small. I do wonder how it drives compared to the 500, though. I know the interior is an attractive one, though I've not driven the 500 so maybe the seats are as non-supportive as people make them out to be.
      If I were to tell you that the iQ's interior looked like total and utter sh*t, I would be accused of being too kind. So if that is important to you, look at the other cars. The Fit is also a MAJOR step up.
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      03-01-2012 09:39 PM #154
      $18k for this just made my goddamn eyelid twitch. For what earthly reason would anyone one go for this over the 500, let alone the the half dozen B-segment cars that cost exactly the same and offer more of nearly everything?
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    15. 03-01-2012 10:30 PM #155
      I like them, the exterior design anyway. I'm going to have to go look at one and see what the fuss is about with the interior. I would never consider the 500. The Sonic is pretty interesting though.
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      03-01-2012 10:59 PM #156
      Sat in one at the autoshow, its amazingly roomy......looks pretty good. But really needs that manual...CVT is a major meh...

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      03-01-2012 10:59 PM #157
      lol, and the next size car up in the Scion lineup, the xD, starts at a whopping $70 more and can actually carry passengers and cargo, has more power, a manual gearbox, and probably gets the same MPG.

      1. No manual no care
      2. Call me when this thing tops out at $12K.
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      03-01-2012 11:30 PM #158
      Why is this more expensive than Yaris?

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      03-01-2012 11:32 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      $18k for this just made my goddamn eyelid twitch. For what earthly reason would anyone one go for this over the 500, let alone the the half dozen B-segment cars that cost exactly the same and offer more of nearly everything?
      Come visit me in DC and I'll show you. It's basically the same reason you'd buy a smart, except without the suck.

      Unfortunately the number of people who will buy a car based on its parking size is pretty small. But on the flip side, if gas prices go to $5 a gallon, Scion will sell a TON of them to people too stupid they could get a much bigger car for the same price that gets almost the same mileage.

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      03-02-2012 12:45 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by czykvw View Post
      15,995? maybe for this..


      Looks tempting without looking too ricy. I hate to think about the price tag though.

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      03-02-2012 01:15 PM #161
      I actually like this car, but it costs way too much. I would consider one if it was half the price. No joke

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      03-02-2012 01:21 PM #162
      ^Not to burst your bubble but the way the USD$ and the Yen¥ is headed, that simply will never happen.

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      03-02-2012 01:55 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      1. No manual no care
      this x eleventy billion.

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      03-02-2012 02:11 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Why is this more expensive than a Smart Car?
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      03-02-2012 02:38 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      ^Not to burst your bubble but the way the USD$ and the Yen¥ is headed, that simply will never happen.
      dollar to yen right now is the strongest its been in the last 9 months actually

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      03-02-2012 06:35 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      Come visit me in DC and I'll show you. It's basically the same reason you'd buy a smart, except without the suck.

      Unfortunately the number of people who will buy a car based on its parking size is pretty small. But on the flip side, if gas prices go to $5 a gallon, Scion will sell a TON of them to people too stupid they could get a much bigger car for the same price that gets almost the same mileage.
      Your cynicism is unimpeachable.

      I still think that, outside MAYBE the cores of a handful of major cities, this is irrelevant.
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    27. 03-02-2012 08:45 PM #167
      Holy crap. I was sort of considering one of these for my work car but I just watched that video and it takes almost 12 seconds to get to 60!? That's crazy. I know the motor only makes 95hp or whatever it is but that's crazy. It only weighs 2100 lbs.
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    28. 03-07-2012 05:03 PM #168
      Really interested in buying... went to Scion "Build My Own" page.... NO MANUAL....
      Really Toyota? No manual? it's the only car in the lineup that doesn't offer a manual! AND it's the entry level model! WTF?!
      NO CARE ANYMORE!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
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    31. 03-07-2012 11:19 PM #171
      Welp, I got one.



      And to blow your minds even more I traded my RX8 in on it.

      Went out test driving econo cars and just liked it.

      Lots of room for room up front for driver and passenger. It can fit 3 adults thanks to lots of leg room up front and a passenger seat the that slides way up. 4 full size adults could be done for a quick trip.

      It drives much better than I thought it would, the electric power steering in good, has better feel than the Kia's I have driven. It's got some dive when on the brakes but corners flatter and more composed than I expected. It's gets choppy on the rough roads but any super short wheelbase car is going to have that.

      Interior is subject to personal opinion, HVAC controls are easy to use while wearing gloves, base stereo has USB input, 3.5mm aux input, blue tooth hands free calling and music streaming, HD radio and CD/MP3/WMA.

      Other than just saying I like it, it is a little hard finding any stellar selling points on paper to impress the arm chair dash strokers of internet car forums but it takes me back to being 16 and having my first car. It's qurky, slow but not dangerous, 0-60 in 12 seconds sounds like forever and a day but its not bad and plenty for normal driving. Sure it doesn't take turns like the RX8 but I get a big grin on my face going through them with the feeling at being closer to the limit but at a much more reasonible speed.

      A five or six speed would be more fun, but the CVT does ok. In drive the throttle feels very muted and is setup for max MPG but flicking the shifter over to sport sharpens the throttle and holds rpm up more in the power range making the car very peppy when it needs to be.


      The whole idea of buying this car was to save some money and have reliable transportation under warranty, filled up for the first time and the pump clicked off at $25 bucks. I will be saving about $100-120 in gas every month and another $25 in insurance. 95% of the time its just me driving alone or just the wife and I. I can fit the car seats much better in the back of the IQ than the narrow bucket seats of the RX8 when I got to pick up my nieces.

      Ive got a motorcycle for summer fun and a old pickup for dirty work and now a fun strange little car to drive when I cant ride.

    32. 03-07-2012 11:46 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by evilnissan View Post
      Welp, I got one.



      And to blow your minds even more I traded my RX8 in on it.

      Went out test driving econo cars and just liked it.

      Lots of room for room up front for driver and passenger. It can fit 3 adults thanks to lots of leg room up front and a passenger seat the that slides way up. 4 full size adults could be done for a quick trip.

      It drives much better than I thought it would, the electric power steering in good, has better feel than the Kia's I have driven. It's got some dive when on the brakes but corners flatter and more composed than I expected. It's gets choppy on the rough roads but any super short wheelbase car is going to have that.

      Interior is subject to personal opinion, HVAC controls are easy to use while wearing gloves, base stereo has USB input, 3.5mm aux input, blue tooth hands free calling and music streaming, HD radio and CD/MP3/WMA.

      Other than just saying I like it, it is a little hard finding any stellar selling points on paper to impress the arm chair dash strokers of internet car forums but it takes me back to being 16 and having my first car. It's qurky, slow but not dangerous, 0-60 in 12 seconds sounds like forever and a day but its not bad and plenty for normal driving. Sure it doesn't take turns like the RX8 but I get a big grin on my face going through them with the feeling at being closer to the limit but at a much more reasonible speed.

      A five or six speed would be more fun, but the CVT does ok. In drive the throttle feels very muted and is setup for max MPG but flicking the shifter over to sport sharpens the throttle and holds rpm up more in the power range making the car very peppy when it needs to be.


      The whole idea of buying this car was to save some money and have reliable transportation under warranty, filled up for the first time and the pump clicked off at $25 bucks. I will be saving about $100-120 in gas every month and another $25 in insurance. 95% of the time its just me driving alone or just the wife and I. I can fit the car seats much better in the back of the IQ than the narrow bucket seats of the RX8 when I got to pick up my nieces.

      Ive got a motorcycle for summer fun and a old pickup for dirty work and now a fun strange little car to drive when I cant ride.
      F the anonymous & ignorant. i checked one out a few months ago at the dealership and fell in love with the design. congrats. i'd rather drive this than an rx8.

      i bet you get a lot of people asking you questions about it!

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      03-08-2012 12:02 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by evilnissan View Post
      Welp, I got one.
      Have you driven a Fit, Fiesta, Focus, Sonic, or Mazda2? I really don't get why anybody would buy one of these outside of a dense urban area...
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    34. 03-08-2012 12:04 AM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by two.twoliter View Post
      Have you driven a Fit, Fiesta, Focus, Sonic, or Mazda2? I really don't get why anybody would buy one of these outside of a dense urban area...
      cuz it looks better than any one of them. period.

    35. 03-08-2012 12:37 AM #175
      Crazy price is crazy. Seriously; that's "real" car territory. It's not hard to work your way in to not only more practical economy cars but even into REAL car sized cars like a Corolla or Elantra at that price point. For $12k they'd have lines out the door. At $18k I totally am not seeing the value.
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