I traded in a 2008 Smart car on this 2012 IQ. A very smart move. This car is faster, more comfortable, more storage space, and seemingly better built. That last statement is based on hearing a "solid" sound when closing the doors.
I also paid $18,800, because of the premium stereo, Sirius XM, fog lights, premium paint, fancy wheels, etc.
This is NOT a stripped down econo-box...it rides, drives, and feels just like a "real" car.
I was attracted to the iQ for the gas mileage at the onset, but quickly grew to admire the little car. The final decision to buy my iQ was made when my wife asked my children; 'What car do you see your dad driving?' The answer made my choice clear; 'The iQ'
So I'm now driving a nice purple iQ with the following at time of purchase:
Lowering Springs, Anti Sway Bar, Fog lights, Spoiler
I put in the following aftermarket: Pioneer AVIC Z140BH, Injen Cold Air Intake
I love my little iQ. It's peppy and handles very very well. I'm mostly happy with the gas mileage, knowing that it will get better as I break in the engine.
I am a 37 Year old man 6'2" tall and weigh 235 lb. You would not think this car would suit me, but you would be wrong! I bought this car for work, I drive mostly in town and wanted some thing that got good gas mileage and was easy to park. This fit the bill for me exactly. I looked at many new cars before I chose this one. At first, I thought it would just be too small after driving my Lexus ES300 for years. But was amazed at just how roomy it really is! Very easy to get in and out of and the front seats adjust nicely. Keep in mind that I normally drive alone so I cant not complain about "no room for others". But if you need to haul around more than two adults, look else where.Love this car!
I have about 2000 miles on my Scion IQ.
The car has yet to get over 29 mpg.
My last tank ran 27.5 mpg and the low fuel light started flashing at 175 miles on the tank of gas.
My IQ is running almost 25% less milage than the stated 36/37 on the window sticker.
I am 65 years old and drive slow with no Jackrabbit starts.
When I contacted my dealer, Billion Motors, in Sioux Falls, S.D. the service manager was defensive and indifferent.
I purchased the car because I expected good milage and now feel like a fool for having a small car that gets substandard milage.
I picked up my Scion iQ 3 weeks ago and absolutely love it. I paid $17K including taxes and fees. While it might seem expensive to some, think of it as buying a premium little car with Toyota reliability and Scion style. With the passenger seat pushed forward you can accommodate a 3rd adult passenger in the back seat, but it is in essence a comfortable 2 seater. With the 50/50 split rear seats down the cargo volume is significantly increased. The exterior is stylish and striking, and thanks to my Hot Lava paint job I'm turning heads. This is the most fun I have ever had owning a vehicle. If you're looking for a fun, fuel efficient, reliable, stylish, premium 2 seater, then the iQ is for you.