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Previous Smart OwnerBy Sanford Blackwell, Dec 27, 2013After four years in a 2008 Smart ForTwo Passion, I finally gave up and looked at the Scion IQ. Immediately I was impressed not only with the packaging of the IQ but the driving experience. The transmission (the least liked feature in the Smart) was seamless and the drive was completely effortless. And that brings me to its only fault. The car is almost too effortless. Whereas in the Smart you had to learn how to drive it and use the transmiasion manually to get the most out of the car, in the IQ you just turn the key and go. If it weren't for its unique looks, you might as well be driving a Yaris. It get some of the looks the Smart did but none of the interest of people on the street. Even after four years in the ForTwo we were always fending off comments and questions. Nothing like that in the IQ. On a recent dash from Chicago to St. Louis, the IQ returned 40mpg on the highway, short of the Smart but so much less nailbiting. No holding onto the wheel for dear life as in the Smart. No wandering in the lanes and no vulnerability in crosswinds like the Smart. So am I happy? Yes and no. I have to admit I sometimes miss my little Smart. But for transportation to and from work, the grind of traffic congestion in Chicago and parking ease, I'll still take the IQ. I just wish it had a little more - what? Character? Indviduallity? Let's hope for a manual transmission soon and for God's sake give us power folding outside mirrors. The things are huge and I'm constantly having to fold them in manually! ...moreLooks, ease of driving, handling
Not as good mileage as exected. Little slow off the line.Age Group 55-64
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