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redline 03-14-2008 10:17 AM

What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Since I started the post on what we like the most about the iQ, it's only fair to start one stating what we like the least or don't like about it. I don't think that there is anything that I don't like about it. If I did then I probably wouldn't have started this site. :D

However, the least thing that I like about the Toyota iQ is the purple trim color of the interior that I hope Toyota will provide multiple choices for.


dhoosee 03-19-2008 11:46 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
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Hey, Amnesiac...great idea for a forum! Thanks for starting it....it looks great. ;D

I have to agree with you that there isn't anything that I don't like about the car. It's awesome! Yes, the purple color is funky, but I'm sure that they'll offer other choices, especially for the US market, where the manufacturers always dumb things down for us.

The rear seat looks a little flimsy, but I'd have to actually sit in it to be sure.

The nose is a little funky looking (Scion xD-ish), but much better than the original iQ concept: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_iQ

Small nits to pick. Other than that....perfect!

redline 03-20-2008 01:56 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Hi dhoosee!

Welcome to the (two person) community! ;D Right now, it's just you and me. LOL How did you find this site? I've just had it up for a few weeks and didn't expect to see anyone here so soon.

One thing that I wished Toyota should have kept was the big sunroof that the concept car had. A sunroof that size on a small car would almost make you feel like you were in a convertible. :D

dhoosee 03-20-2008 02:17 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Am-

I found your site via Google, but I don't remember just what I Googled to find it! Big thumbs-up for the way that you've put it together. It's very professional looking, logical, and user-friendly. It'll be a smash hit, just give it time. Do you run any other forums? I hang at "C30 World" as my wife is probably going to purchase a Volvo in the near future.

Yes, I saw that they are doing a diesel for Europe and/or Japan, but as always, not for the U.S. thanks to Tier 2 / Bin 5 regulations. Unfortunately, high diesel prices ($4.15 per gallon vs $3.25 for regular unleaded here in Chicago this morning) are closing the gap that gives diesel the financial advantage over gas. Environmentally, we'd be using less oil (more mpg's) which is good, but the monetary incentive is decreased and makes it harder to justify the $1000 to $2000 premium that a diesel usually commands.

I really hope that Toyota brings this car here. Your starting this forum will do nothing but help the cause, as I truly believe that auto execs troll these forums looking for feedback.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Adios,
Dave


redline 03-20-2008 06:56 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Dave,

Thanks for your support. This is my first forum and it's been a lot of work, I'm glad you like it.

It just slipped my mind about the different regulations in the U.S regarding diesel, my bad. I'm sure you already knew that the iQ would be available in diesel in the European and Asian markets considering that you love the iQ as much as I do. :)

Hey, why don't you start a thread to get feedback from (future) members of this site about bringing the iQ to North America? This might encourage Toyota to bring the iQ sooner. Who knows, it might make a difference.

Cheers

Caroline 03-27-2008 12:07 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Amnesiac
One thing that I wished Toyota should have kept was the big sunroof that the concept car had. A sunroof that size on a small car would almost make you feel like you were in a convertible. :D

Maybe the sunroof will be an option. If there is no option from the factory, you could always get a good aftermarket installation..

dhoosee 03-27-2008 07:06 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
I'll take one....sunroof or no sunroof (though one would be preferred!)

Welcome, Caroline!

redline 03-28-2008 09:32 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Welcome Caroline, glad to have you on board.

I would rather have a factory sunroof. Isn't there a possibility that an aftermarket install may affect the structural integrity of the iQ. Like dhoosee says, sunroof or no sunroof would be fine.

LasseD 04-13-2008 03:28 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
I could live without the sunroof, but I would gladly pay $1000 for it as well. It might be a bit too heavy, but other car makers (like Peugeot) make them and the Smart has funky arrangements as well, so I will keep my hopes up. I'm afraid the steering wheel will not make it to production either, but being an upscale vehicle in this segment, there is at least hope for it to go through the system just like the triangular tail pipes on the Civic.

The name is the only thing that I don't really like.

SWATT 04-25-2008 09:13 AM

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A full length factory roof is the go. As long as it has integral blind too.
The Smart car is not so smart with its softop option - when the ragtop is down it doesnt fold away that neatly, leaving a restricted view.

The Fiat 500 glass room is the biz...if the iQ gets the same treatment - great....


RickZ 05-11-2008 09:05 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
I don't need a back seat. Maybe they could make it an option. Just have a cover of some sort back there to shield packages from prying eyes.


srichey 05-23-2008 08:25 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
The one thing I don't like about it is that its not available in the US yet.

LasseD 06-16-2008 02:44 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Oh dear!
I have just realized that I'm going to have "a small iQ".

Toyota did the smart thing and didn't call Yaris "Vitz" outside of Japan (it means joke in German, misspelled slightly) and MR2 in France (say M R 2 in French and you will know why). Now please give the iQ another name as well.

Keep the current naming scheme and call it Aeris* or something instead, it will fit well into Aygo, Avensis, Auris and so on, just not iQ, please!



*I like Final Fantasy

JnC 11-13-2008 07:23 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Resurrecting an old thread that will likely be a popular topic.

Exterior: The front end seems too squarish, particularly with the headlights and single slit grill. But I suppose it's a packaging concession.

Interior: That silver manta thing in the dash. Ugly and unnecessary. I like having the Navi up high, but I don't like those wings.

marinjim 11-14-2008 02:46 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Amnesiac, great site, I'm looking forward to more participants and information.

The thing I like least is not knowing when Toyota will start making a plug in hybrid (PHEV) version of the iQ.

As others have stated Toyota has said they will have a hybrid version of all models in the future. I'm committed to continuing to drive my 15 year old Lexus until I can get a PHEV by Toyota or Honda. Being the excellent marketers they are I suspect we won't get any word until a month or so in advance of an actual release. :o[

Daniel 11-16-2008 11:39 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Can't wait for this car to come out. I have been in contact with my Scion salesperson about this!
My 'complaints' are minor and not deal breakers for me.

I don't like the little antenna... I wish it could be glass-integrated like my old scion xB.

I would like it to have the option of a glass roof like my current smart 42 with a sunshade. That really opens up the inside.

I don't like the "glove box" velcroed-on like that. Hopefully there is an under seat drawer for keeping some stuff out of sight and contained, not just in the map pockets.

I do like the purple and brown colors in the interior, and wonder how that will carry through in production, since most scions have only one interior spec, right?


icute 03-04-2009 05:12 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
I received my iQ about two weeks ago. So well designed. I Love it ! but....

The Interior light is pathetic. And there is no light around the boot(?) area either. This makes it very difficult to see at night when putting things in or taking things out of the car.

I would have preferred a lighter colour interior. The dark grey on a rainy dark day is so gloomy and depressing. I see that the European Toyota site now shows a beige interior.... (I thought the UK WAS in Europe. My mistake.) Once again The UK has to take second best.... Why is that ? (Toyota, feel free to comment here)

A Sunroof would have been a big plus, Also helping combat the gloomy interior....

New - Week 3
The plastic on the inside of the doors tend to scuff very easily.... Fabric would have been a better choice rather than the dark plastic...

Also, I wish they had added a feature on the seats to remember the seat position. Because you have to move the seat back forward to get into the back for even the smallest of things, you have to readjust both the floor runner set up AND the seat back position each time.....
One is on the bottom right, the other is on the left top.



I am stilling finding fun new things about the car we think it is a Dream to drive. The car it self is Very well engineered. Yet some of the other bits seem to have been an after thought...



LasseD 03-04-2009 01:35 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
There is a fix for the boot-light problem, as it is a common issue with these small cars.

You can get small click-on lights in many supermarkets that run on batteries and stick right onto where you would like them: Ideal for the boot.


I will look into the interior color choices.

marinjim 03-04-2009 01:51 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
icute,

How is the ride on the highway? Does the car feel stable, with a a wind, being passed by a truck?

A jealous statesider :P,
Marinjim


k317 03-20-2009 06:27 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
IQ handles great on the highway, better then the Smart I feel.

What I don't like:
Weird boot-cover (only covers from above, not from the front) and it's impossible to attach
3+1 is more like 2+2 (my 2-year old doesn't fit behind the driver's seat in the babyseat)
Phone operating (as part of the nav-system) is user unfriendly: you're unable to use the phone numbers from the list n youre mobile, you need to enter them into the system

iQ girl7 03-23-2009 10:10 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
It is great to hear from someone who has both the smart and the iQ. :)
I appreciate your experience. I am surprised that your 2 yrs olds car seat and them doesn't fit. That really is a short space!

Good to know. I have heard others say that cargo slides around when the seats are flat. I bought a few rubber made type boxes to keep in the back of whichever vehicle I purchase which will take care of prying eyes and flying objects and also keep things from melting (though this boxes may melt) in the Florida sun down here.

Has the iQ being released where you are brought down smart sales? I am afraid that iQ will make smart pull from US down the road and I am worried about not being able to get parts for the smart if I go with it. Of course that would depend on their price being comparable. If the iQ is priced much higher, then smart might be safe. Just pondering...

Best wishes. :)

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k317 03-23-2009 10:36 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
The seat for my son is quite big:
http://www.kieskeurig.nl/xml/layerPo...600518F00.html
And the seat itself fits, but he can't keep his feet in front of him, he has to put one feet on either side of the drivers seat.

My daughter is almost four. She does fit in het seat:
http://www.kieskeurig.nl/xml/layerPo...300285CA8.html

The idea of rubber mats or boxes is a good one! I use velcro-holders. I also sewed a blanket onto the front end of the cover to prevent anyone form seeing what's insde.

I'm a big Smart fan. To bad my two kids don't fit (at the same time). And I still want a small car. The basic Smart is on sale here for 9.000,- about the same as the basic Aygo. A basic iQ sels for 12.000,-. The deluxe iQ (with all the options) will cost 17.500,- About the same as the top top end of Smart (a Brabus Coupe). I think the Smart will apeal to different people than the iQ. If the sales wil be affected, I don't know and I don't know if anyone can tell just yet. The first genertation Smart was very popular as a marketing-car: fully printed. That was a hype. And the first generation suffered form bad gossip about the engine (but yes, there have been better engines). So the sales dropped from the first big boom, but I think they're quite steady now. I'll ask around on the Dutch Smart forum, maybe someone there nows more.

icute 08-10-2009 02:13 PM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
Needs:
A better interior light (Was this one an after thought?)
A sun roof !
Lighter interior colour
Fabric on the doors not the cheep plastic that scruff so easily


iQ girl7 08-14-2009 01:34 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
What I like least is how long it is taking to come here. I really don't know if I can wait until 2011.
Why so long from now? Bahhh.

(just venting you all)

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westgl 01-15-2012 09:58 AM

Re: What do you like the least or don't you like about the iQ?
 
I Do Not Like the way the IQ handles Stock.

I almost did not buy it due to the lousy handling, too much Body Sway

But I have since Installed the TRD Scion Rear Sway Bar Kit.

That Is a Major Improvement!!!!

It has made the IQ much Sportier, & a really decent handling car.

Problem solved, Thanks Scion for fixing the problem.

MikeN 07-03-2014 04:27 PM

Spare tire: It doesn't have a spare tire
Windshield: when you pull up to a red light you have to duck your head down to see it
Interior: It's cute on the outside but kinda fugly on the inside

Angela Reese 01-15-2015 04:18 AM

Yes, that's wonderful ..

tinku 05-03-2015 06:24 AM

I have to reach agreement with you that there is not whatever that I don't like about the car. It's overwhelming! Yes, the purple colour is funky, but I'm sure that they'll offer other choices, especially for the US market, where the manufacturers always dumb things down for us.


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