Up front - I'm a Smart hopeful and have a reservation in for a Smart car. My delivery estimation date is July-September 2009.
I actually found this site from the smartinsider site that had a forum discussion Smart Car vs. Toyota IQ. I looked at the IQ and it meets my "cute as well" criteria.
The best thing I like about it in comparison to the Smart is that the IQ has seating for more than 2. What would make me cancel my reservation for the Smart car? 1) Will the IQ make the top five greenest cars list? 2) Will the price be comparable to the Smart? 3) Will the safety be comparable with the Smart? and 4) Will I be able to get one before my Smart gets here?
Toyota - you have about 14 months. Take this as an offical I'm on list to buy one
if you can pull it off.