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2012 Scion iQ

Smarter "Not so 'Smart' after all?" The older gentleman in the grocery store parking lot asked as I wheeled my loaded cart to the back of the 2012 Scion iQ. On the contrary, sir. After he finished chuckling and drove away, I successfully loaded $150 worth of groceries into the iQ's cargo area, including a pallet of 24 water bottles. And upon returning to my loft, I effortlessly backed the little Scion underneath the awning that covers the entrance to my building, keeping myself out of the rain while unloading my goods. Seems pretty smart to me. But that's not the only reason... Read More

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    Featured: Customize a Scion, make it out of paper [w/video]
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    Shin Tanaka is a "Japanese artist, graffiti writer, paper toy creator, designer" with Kennedy Center credentials – his Paper Shaper sneakers are especially popular. Scion has done a DIY collaboration with Tanaka that can get you every one of Scion's five models as a Paper Shaper. There are two ways to get in on the auto origami, the first being to ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Scion IQ Five Axis Edition
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    Okay, we'll be the first to admit the Scion iQ isn't exactly aimed at spirited driving enthusiasts. However, the tuning experts at Five Axis are attempting to change that one micro car at a time, starting with Scion and this sporty iQ Five Axis Edition. Although the tiny hatch already attracts plenty of attention for its micro-compact size and shape, the ...

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    Rumormill: Aston Martin Cygnet with V12 power possible?
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    As if the Aston Martin Cygnet weren't unlikely enough, rumour is that a Cygnet with the company's 6.0-litre V12 could find its way onto the British automaker's offer sheets. Yes, really. It would undoubtedly be special order or very limited edition, but according to a report in Autocar, Aston is taking it seriously enough to have completed a feasibility ...

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    Report: Toyota kills plans for widespread iQ EV sales after misreading demand and battery tech
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    2012 was supposed to be the year the all-electric version of the Toyota/Scion iQ made a splash. Instead, it appears that while it remains technically true that the iQ EV will launch this year, it will be a much, much smaller splash than previously anticipated. According to Reuters, the iQ will have an "extremely limited release." That's a kind way to say ...

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    Report: Scion iQ fails dearly to impress Consumer Reports
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    Slow, uncomfortable and noisy. That's what Consumer Reports says about the Scion iQ. After giving it a good going-over, the magazine gives it a road test score of 29. That ranks it near the bottom of all new cars CR has reviewed. Very near. In fact, the only new car currently rated lower is the Smart ForTwo, iQ's direct competitor, which scored a ...

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    Review: 2012 Scion iQ
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    Smarter "Not so 'Smart' after all?" The older gentleman in the grocery store parking lot asked as I wheeled my loaded cart to the back of the 2012 Scion iQ. On the contrary, sir. After he finished chuckling and drove away, I successfully loaded $150 worth of groceries into the iQ's cargo area, including a pallet of 24 water bottles. And upon returning ...

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    Video: Toyota IQ minicar goes where Google Street View can't [w/video]
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    Google Street View vehicles have logged block after block in an effort to display video of every street imaginable, but unfortunately the G-Mobile is too big for a few European roads. But instead of leaving the thin and narrow out of Street View, Team Google has employed the diminutive Toyota iQ onto the smallest streets in Belgium to to go where Google ...

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    Report: Scion changing as brand buyers get older
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    Toyota may seek to reposition Scion in the wake of slower sales, according to Automotive News. It's been 10 years since the Japanese automaker unveiled its youth-oriented brand, and Toyota recognizes that the original target demographic has officially grown up. After concluding a nine-month review of the Scion brand, the parent company has decided to move ...

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    Video: Scion pulls iQ Babes'n'Donuts video showing bikini models splashed with milk
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    We know at Autoblog Canada that the relationship between sleek new cars and beautiful models is as old as your Dad's dinner table jokes. Whether it is a poorly executed, graphic display of skin at a local car show or an upscale approach at the world's leading car shows with classy runway models, it is a challenge to separate the two. And marketers know ...

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    Featured: SR Auto Scion iQ looks like it swallowed a Mitsubishi Evo... and an Angry Birds pig
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    Vancouver-based SR Auto Group likes to take a car, any car, and make it wilder. The custom Audi S4 they did looks intriguingly evil. The wheels they've created for the Lamborghini Reventon are amazing. Their latest canvas is the Scion iQ, which became Project Pryzm. "The objective behind Project Pryzm was to create a car that would leave you speechless," ...