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The Car & Driver Review of iQ good except for the CVT transmission:
2012 Scion iQ First Drive ? Review ? Car and Driver
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2011 Scion iQ - Auto Shows - Auto Reviews - Car and Driver

I too feel as Gee-Bee does, and will not accept delivery on the automatic CVT transmission.. I live in Colorado and have had a deposit down, since last June, on one and if they have not made the 6 speed manual avalaible by Jamuary 2012 then I will probably use my deposit towards a 2012 Yaris with manual transmission. It will get around the same fuel economy as the iQ with the CVT automatic.
 

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They know me at Toyota, So I hope comments light a fire on the 6 speed
This was the same problem with the Smart car, the trans was junk...

I purchased a sc430 /2006, installed a Toms racing Supercharger and headers
did coilovers and Wald 19 wheels, after 24k the car was sold and I upgraded to a P car, didnt loose any money on it..
The 6 speed wasnt bad, but it was no a sports car at all
Same thing with the IS400f lesux, no auto for me...

GB
 

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I want the CVT, but I feel your pain. It seems that Toyota has positioned the iQ to please no one in North America.

For the hypermilers, like me, they aren't offering the turbo-diesel that gets the best economy. That makes me look pretty hard at the Prius C which is a little bigger, but gets 10 more mpg.

For the sports car enthusiasts, tuners, and youth that they say the car is marketed to, they offer only the CVT. (?!) Epic fail!

For the bang-for-the-buck economy shopper Scion wants $16,000 for the iQ. That buyer will run, not walk, to the Yaris or Honda Fit.

For the tree-hugger buyer Scion offers an all electric. But the Leaf has proven in spades that even the tree huggers need some range. So those buyers head straight for the Prius or Volt.

So Toyota, WTF?
 

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They know me at Toyota, So I hope comments light a fire on the 6 speed
This was the same problem with the Smart car, the trans was junk...

I purchased a sc430 /2006, installed a Toms racing Supercharger and headers
did coilovers and Wald 19 wheels, after 24k the car was sold and I upgraded to a P car, didnt loose any money on it..
The 6 speed wasnt bad, but it was no a sports car at all
Same thing with the IS400f lesux, no auto for me...

GB
2006 SC430 + Tom's Racing Parts + Coilovers + 19" Wald Wheels... PLEASE show us pic's. That's a nice recipe for a killer looking car!

Any plans to modify the iQ?
 
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