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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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With the smart car, my original plan was black and get lime green flames.
Now I am thinking lime green all the way. I am so anxious to hear when & how much.
Hopefully it will be reasonable.

One of my main concerns with the smart was the availability of parts in the US.
I wonder what will happen to smart when iQ does come here.
If iQ is a lot more pricey I imagine smart will be safe, but if it is the same/close then I wonder if smart will leave US.

I hope we'll know soon.

One thing I really like about smart is the community.
I hope we gather a connection like that here once more people know about the iQ.




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post #22 of 42 (permalink) Old 04-08-2009, 01:56 PM
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A couple of links about the concept car (the 2nd is a direct link to 3 photos)

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...ota-iQ/239480/

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsGa...R=239480&EL=-1
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I hate to post this quote especially since the author doesn't explain his statement but here it is:

"In this case, expect the iQ to show up at your local Scion dealer a year or so from now—minus some of the flashy touches."—John Voelcker


http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/ma...ncept-drops-by
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Found the origin of the above quote:
Scion vice president Jack Hollis says it would be at least a year away from U.S. dealerships if it does get the go-ahead. Regardless, it's the right approach. I like it. I like it a lot.
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...-up-close.html
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When are we ever going to get news? Is it coming to the US or not?
post #27 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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I know! Right? I decided if I don't hear anything by the time the 2010 Smarts come out (like November/December),
I am getting one of those. The official word I have heard is that they are testing the response from the US and will give word around December 2009. My thought is that if they are still deciding up until December 09 then when would they start production? I know there are modifications to be made too. If it was AVAILABLE December 09, that is one thing but my currently vehicle is elderly and I can't wait years more. Already been waiting one year. I also keep hearing the Scion is saying the iQ won't be the least expensive car on their line up. This concerns me. Sorry for the downer of a reply, but I am frustrated with not hearing anything too.

My info is from this article:
http://blogs.edmunds.com/straightlin...q-concept.html



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post #28 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-18-2009, 04:01 PM
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I'd like to replace my Focus about this time next year. I won't have to, but I'd like to. I've already pretty much ruled out the smart. The other car I'd consider is the upcoming Ford Fiesta. I'll wait until it gets here to actually decide.
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http://blogs.artvoice.com/avdaily/20...-here-dept-11/

"But fear not, because you’ll soon find the iQ on our shores, although look for it to wear a Scion badge when it arrives. For more info, click here and you’ll find yourself on the Toyota Ireland website."
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Finally getting some specifics:

http://www.motortrend.com/features/a..._iq/index.html

"As we predicted last year, Toyota is preparing its tiny iQ 3+1 city car for North America, badged as a Scion. The car could arrive late in 2010 as an 2011 model, or in early 2011 as a 2012. Under Scion's revived one-model-and-out strategy, the iQ would be replaced with something different after a single five-year cycle." more info in article...........
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