By way of introduction....
Finding the iQcolony website was a bit like finding Smart car websites a few years ago when they were starting to become popular. As the Smart car became more popular here in UK it took all sorts of enthusiasts to modify their cars and/or group together into clubs, at meetings - and on Websites. A number of 3rd party companies are in existence here who are commonly considered better than the 'official' service agents, Mercedes Benz. My first Smart was a left-hand-drive bottom of the range model that was enjoyable to own. My last Smart was a top of the range Brabus with modifications. I have included a picture of me with it.
The point of this post is not to highlight Smart cars but to focus of the type of person who might own one and why. The Toyota iQ is the Smart car I was waiting for - but because the Smart was available I had to buy that instead. I have had some horrendous maintenance troubles with my Brabus and want nothing more to do with Smart cars. A few months ago I sold the Smart and bought a Toyota Aygo. The Smart was so bad it had to go! I was aware of the iQ being developed when I bought the Aygo and have kept an eye open for it in the news.
Now with the iQ I really think a real car maker is just about to introduce the car that the Smart should have been. I also think iQcolony will develop along with the enthusiasts who are yet to appear as iQ owners. It feels nice to be part of this embryonic movement and part of the iQ colony