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Unread 05-14-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Default Scion "Limited iQ"

This made me laugh out loud today, when I happened to be in a pretty sour mood.

The owner of a Scion iQ had stuck a Toyota Limited emblem above the iQ emblem. Sadly I didn't get to snap a picture before he drove away.

I think the best part is he probably thought it was funny but it really speaks to the mentality of the purchasers of this type of vehicle.

 
Unread 05-14-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: San Bruno, CA
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I don't think it means anything and I don't particularly care for the cars. If anything it tells you they might have a sense of humor.


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Unread 05-15-2012, 06:58 AM
 
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Originally Posted by iTsLiKeAnEgG View Post
If anything it tells you they might have a sense of humor.


I also think it is likely that the owner of that Scion IQ (which is actually the best vehicle in its class of tiny, fuel-efficient cars) has a sharp wit, with a good sense of what is ironic.

 
Unread 05-15-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Sacramento
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LOL good sense of humor.

If I had to deal with San Francisco parking on a daily basis, something like the iQ or Fiat 500 would probably be what I'd get.
 
Unread 05-15-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by SubieGuy View Post
This made me laugh out loud today, when I happened to be in a pretty sour mood.

The owner of a Scion iQ had stuck a Toyota Limited emblem above the iQ emblem. Sadly I didn't get to snap a picture before he drove away.

I think the best part is he probably thought it was funny but it really speaks to the mentality of the purchasers of this type of vehicle.
How so?
 
Unread 05-15-2012, 08:53 AM
 
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How so?
Because it is a joke.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/au...he-testi1.html

For something that awful that only gets 36/37 mpg. Give me a moped instead, as I will look equally retarded. 11.8 seconds to 60 mph? That is almost dangerous when merging on to a highway.Moderator cut: Personal Attack/Flaming

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Unread 05-15-2012, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Because it is a joke.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/au...he-testi1.html

For something that awful that only gets 36/37 mpg. Give me a moped instead, as I will look equally retarded. 11.8 seconds to 60 mph? That is almost dangerous when merging on to a highway.
I see. Since it does't fit YOUR needs, it's retarded and the people whose needs it does fit are dumb.

People hanging their hat on such childish and asinine arguments have no business questioning the intelligence of anyone else.

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Unread 05-15-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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I see. Since it does't fit YOUR needs, it's retarded and the people whose needs it does fit are dumb.
I think what they were saying is that this car shouldn't really fit anyone's needs. It doesn't do anything well, including gas mileage. It's like a Smart Car, it's relatively pitiful in every category including gas mileage. It basically sucks in the sole category you'd even consider such a vehicle for.
 
Unread 05-15-2012, 10:00 AM
 
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I think what they were saying is that this car shouldn't really fit anyone's needs. It doesn't do anything well, including gas mileage. It's like a Smart Car, it's relatively pitiful in every category including gas mileage. It basically sucks in the sole category you'd even consider such a vehicle for.

Thank you, Subzro. You said it much more eloquently than I did. Perhaps I am a little rough around the edges in my responses.

As for the 'Smart Car', that was a train-wreck for Daimler.

Penske drives Smart cars back into Mercedes' hands - Feb. 18, 2011
 
Unread 05-15-2012, 10:03 AM
 
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What other car gets that mileage at that price point?
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