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Toyota's New Car For 2009  
User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

So Toyota has come up with their own version of the Smart I see.

Comments ? Do you like it ? Will you buy it ?





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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3438 times:

Where would I put our Golden Retriever.....


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3396 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):

Jesus, my cousins dora the explorer power wheel's is bigger...



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineIflyKPDX From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3399 times:

It looks pissed off, haha. Like a little angry Thomas the Tank Engine car.


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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3398 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Comments ?

Yes.

Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Do you like it ?

No.

Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Will you buy it ?

Aw hell naw.


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3386 times:



Quoting IflyKPDX (Reply 3):
It looks pissed off, haha. Like a little angry Thomas the Tank Engine car.

Kinda like a smurf with hemorrhoids.


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User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

Probably a good car as usual from toyota - but the yaris is dire, so surely this will be more of the same stuff.

I guess more people will have to move into smaller cars in the future anyway.


User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3361 times:

Looks like a pop can on wheels... I wouldn't be caught dead in one of those!


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3360 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Thread starter):
Comments ?

 vomit   vomit   vomit   vomit   vomit 



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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3347 times:
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Quoting A332 (Reply 7):
pop can

SODA! Not POP! hahaha A soda can!


I like it. I may be tempted to buy it depending on performance. For example, I'd get a Yaris over the Smart any day since it gets the same gas mileage but is bigger. If this outperforms the Yaris I might consider it.

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

If I needed a vehicle to make a long commute to/from work, I might look at this. Sometimes my opinions of a vehicle change after seeing them "in person."

At least it doesn't have its speedo mounted in the center of the dash.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7762 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3314 times:

While I get the concept and purpose of micro-compact cars and I get their place in certain markets... I just don't get it for me. I see the need to move towards more fuel-efficient vehicles, and my future purchases will most certainly reflect that, but I see much more value in a more flexible and versatile vehicle. Frankly something like a Honda Fit, which is surprisingly roomy, makes much more sense to me.


Places where the compactness and maneuverability of the iQ or Smart make sense are probably places where improvements and investments in transit and types of development that allow for walking/biking/transit make even more sense. In general in those cases I'd like to see a move away from the personal automobile.



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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Here is the price and Spec:

http://www.octane.ie/news/article.php?id=449

With carbon dioxide emissions starting at a road tax-free 99g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 65.7mpg for the 1.0-litre VVT-i with manual transmission, iQ is more than a match for many of its eco-themed rivals. And it returns these remarkable figures without having to sacrifice style, creature comforts and ride quality.
Its ground breaking design makes it the ideal compact machine for around-town driving, but with all the stability and handling dynamics of a larger car to keep it on the pace on the open highway. It can turn on a sixpence and slot easily into parking spaces that are forbidden territory to its rivals, yet the interior is spacious and flexible.
At launch the iQ range offers a revised version of Toyota’s award-winning* 1.0-litre three-cylinder VVT-i engine with a choice of five-speed manual transmission or Multidrive, the latest development of Toyota’s continuously variable transmission. On-the-road prices start at £9,495.


User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3267 times:



Quote:
Do you like it ?

No! It is your typical cheap economic looking car.

Quote:
Will you buy it ?

Hell no. I cant stand these small econoboxes.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7993 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3258 times:

There are persistent rumors that Toyota will show a US-legal version of the iQ at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. It will be badged as a Scion model (hence the possible name Scion iQ), will use a 1.3-liter I-4 engine rated at around 85 bhp, and will offer either a five-speed manual or CVT automatic as transmission choices.

Why the Scion badge? Mostly because the iQ is much more a "fashion statement" than the Yaris economy car, and as such Toyota could price the vehicle higher.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Its so ugly, like that puppy at the pet shop no one wanted...


Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineABQ747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 847 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Are Japanese automakers in a race to see who can build the ugliest car?


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3211 times:



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 15):
Its so ugly, like that puppy at the pet shop no one wanted...

Now, let's wait for the usual suspects to advise us that because it is a Toyota, it is the best thing since sliced bread.



Bad spellers of the world... UNTIE!
User currently offlineStasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3197 times:



Quoting IflyKPDX (Reply 3):
t looks pissed off, haha. Like a little angry Thomas the Tank Engine car.

More like a pissed off Pokemon!

Hey, if it's cheaper and more polished than the overpriced and somewhat crude Smart, I think that it would make an uber-cool "city car" here in Los Angeles.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3066 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3183 times:



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 10):
At least it doesn't have its speedo mounted in the center of the dash.

My first thought as well. The center-mounted instrument cluster wasn't state of the art on Model A Fords and it certainly has no place on modern vehicles, either.

Quoting ABQ747 (Reply 16):
Are Japanese automakers in a race to see who can build the ugliest car?

Yes they are. They have been competing very strongly in that race since the end of WWII. Nissan generally leads the race by pushing current automotive styling trends to their most absurd extremes (Nissan's "Piece Of Plastic Gone Warpy In The Sun/Car That Fell to Earth" look from the 70s, "No Curves Allowed/Origami" look from the 80s, and "Shapeless Blob/Jellybean" look from the 90s are three stunning examples), but Mazda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Subaru have produced outstandingly ugly individual vehicles as well.



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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3076 times:



Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 18):
More like a pissed off Pokemon!

LOL..... I dont think I would buy one. I have a Black Smart car and I love it .


User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3740 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Not the best looking car from toyota, although I have to acknowledge their effort to depart from their usual dull styling.

I am no fan of these type of cars either, but I don't get all the flaming.... Shouldn't it be objectively compared to its competitors? (mostly the Smart, but there are a few others).

Admitedly, I don't see the point of such a car in the US where every city has wide streets and ample parking. If you're looking after fuel economy, $15000 is a lot of money that could be spent on fuel in your old car, even if it's a V6.

The size and economy does makes sense in many Japanese and European cities, and that's where it'll be sold.



Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit posting...
User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8795 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Guys, I see a lot of laughs and guffaws here, but Toyota has just put out a SMARTCar-killer. Smart has sold oodles of those cars (Americans might not realize how popular it's been in Europe) and basically had the segment to itself for the last 10 years. Here comes a high-quality Japanese product, competitively priced with great milage, and if Mercedes (the owner of Smart) is not careful, they may be pushed right out of the segment.


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User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

i think its a wickid looking little car, havent seen the rear end tho which can be a real killer (celica and aygo comes to mind)

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 9):
If this outperforms the Yaris I might consider it.

same, i used to have a yaris as a company car, as useful as it was in city driving it was useless anywhere else, ride on lawn mowers had better acceleration, its best feature was the number of cup holders.


User currently offlineTylerDurden From United States of America, joined May 2008, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3006 times:

It looks like something I scraped off my shoe.

Quoting StasisLAX (Reply 18):
More like a pissed off Pokemon!

I like that comparison. So, I'll agree.


25 Post contains links Superfly : Gosh I wish I never even opened this thread. Like seeing a bad car accident, you know it's going to be bad but still shocked at the results. NO! HELL
26 DfwRevolution : True, but for that very reason SMART has built a certain cachet around their product. Just like the iPod and iPhone are not necessarily the absolute
27 B6JFKH81 : I think I could strap an engine to a roller skate and get the same effect as this car.
28 Post contains images Lewis : I agree it is not very appealing in looks but the photos provided are from the concept car, the normal one looks like this:
29 NicoEDDF : Absolutely true, whereas I have totally different reasons for this. It seems absolutly impossible to show any eco-friendly, smart (not the brand) and
30 Cadet57 : Good lord, that one is uglier...
31 Superfly : "uneducated" huh? Everyone has their own personal taste. Deal with it. So we are a newer country. Big frikkin deal. Deal with it.
32 Dougloid : Don't go getting all Eurosnotty with da boyz here, lest we start examining German Kultur and what it's got on its frackin' resume. REAL history, as y
33 Post contains images RayChuang : However, there are persistent rumors that Ford is seriously looking at selling this car in the USA: The US-market Ka will likely be sourced from eith
34 Francoflier : I don't get car manufacturers and their approach to the US market... A few years ago, all they could swear by were large SUVs and boat sized sedans w
35 Superfly : Don't insult the Smurfs. At least the Smurfs were cute. ...and you've lived in more places too. I don't even think this car can do that.
36 MarSciGuy : So that's, roughly speaking, just shy of USD $20,000, right? I've seen at least several, if not many, cars quite a lot bigger then the iQ that are ch
37 MAH4546 : It's been hit or miss depending on the country. More popular in southern Europe than northern Europe. The United States, however, is quickly on its w
38 AvObserver : Doubtless this little gem will get better mileage than the mediocre U.S. spec Smart car owing to Toyota's near flawless engineering. It's not a looker
39 Superfly : Wont hate you at all pal. I understand that your taste in vehicles is rather special. Afterall, you do/did own a Pontiac Aztec. No doubt, gas prices
40 HowSwedeitis : Hell-to-the-NO. I would never buy that tiny car. Too small, not enough doors. -HSII
41 ThePRGuy : Thought you might mention that one - they are comedy cars
42 Bill142 : Someone with a low IQ came up with this one.......
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