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Recently went from a 2010 Yaris 3 door to a new 2012 IQ and love it. Wife fell in love at first sight with it and since it is just the two of us this is perfect. I'm glad I found this forum since alot of questions have been answered already.:cool:
 

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How does it compare to the Yaris? I'm coming from a 2010 5 door when and if I buy an iQ. I really like my Yaris, but when I bought it I wanted a smart. That is, I wanted a smart until I test drove one. I went with the Yaris as it was the next smallest car that I could afford at the time.

I just have a thing for these modern micro cars, I guess.
 

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Welcome another hot lava, by far the most popular flavour.any upgrades with your iq or any plans on doing much.not that this little gem needs any help but i find it hard not to pamper my LITTLE BUGGY with upgrades.welcome again.
 

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It is lacking all the cubbies as the Yaris but the great features all but make up for it... Came with rear spoiler, tint, upgraded audio, fog lights, and I installed the mud guards. I am looking at the silver side door trimsfrom europe and the over head console then the rear sway bar.
 

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Welcome from another former Yaris and MINI owner. I had a 2009 3-door Yaris and the two cars are indeed cousins. I found the Yaris' steering to feel a bit more direct (compensated for by the iQ's fantastic smaller turning radius), but otherwise you'll feel right at home in an iQ. I need a back seat now and then but not all the time, and while it felt odd lugging a full back seat around everywhere I went in the Yaris, the iQ is just right. The seat is there when I need it, but not gobbling up all that useless space the majority of the time when I don't.

Here's a nifty look at the iQ as compared with Yaris:
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the rear sway bar.
This is the only mod I made to the car as I much prefer the stock look and functionality of the car. I may add some wheels in the future once I find some that 1) look right to me and 2) present some weight savings.
 

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Great video thanks. There are a bunch of parts available oversees for both the IQ under both Scion and Toyota FYI
 

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My IQ is also HOT LAVA,
I had a 2010 Yaris 3-door 4spd auto in Yellow. I really Liked the yaris, But I like the IQ better, It is just me and the wife, my daughter is away 8 month out of the year at college. It suits the two of us just fine 98% of the time otherwise we use the wife's Rav4, although last year we did have to take a road trip up through MT. Shasta during some bad winter weather, I did not take the IQ because of the low ride height, i was afraid I would get stuck, I took the wife's Rav4 4x4 just to make sure. The IQ probably would have made it, but piece of mind won out.
 

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We are planning a trip to NC from GA later this year has anyone else been out on a long haul yet?
 
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