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Commented On: More Nissan Leaf Battery Loss, Nissan Doesn’t Blink


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@John, The problem melted away cause there was no problem in the first place and we all know what the average Americans attention span is so just leave it a while and it fades away.
Again car safety issue's require different solutions to the perceived Leaf problem.

Commented On: More Nissan Leaf Battery Loss, Nissan Doesn’t Blink


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As to the significance of " a small nunber of vehicles," most would be astounded at just how few vehicles need to experience brake failures or engine fires before the Feds order a full scale investigation....I don't see the relevance of this statement since its not a safety item.

Commented On: Weekend Test-Drive: Can Tiny Renault Twizy Be A Real Car?


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I would find the Twizzy more suitable if they offered full doors and they probably will eventually.As to the storage problem why not offer detachable bags as on motorcycles or a removable shopping trolley on the back.
Still would like it to bank into turns though.

Commented On: Forget The Prius: 2012 Scion iQ Takes Google Street View Where Other Cars Can’t


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Certainly not cheap in price or equipment level don't see your logic.

Commented On: Many More Minis: BMW Plans Up To 10 Different High-MPG Models


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One word springs to mind - Hideous!
The Paceman looks OK though.

Commented On: Does The MINI Rocketman MkII Concept Hint At Revived Production Status?


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How very original of BMW, over three and a half years after Toyota introduced the IQ they are thinking of copying the concept. They didn't have the b---s to stick with the original mini ethos from the get go but "now" think its worth while after seeing Toyota join Smart in this sector.
Why no mention of this by the writer?

Commented On: 2012 Ford Focus 3-Cylinder: Quick Drive Report


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Glad to see a modern 3cyl introduced to America but disappointed to see a belt drive cam.
Toyota and most others have now abandoned this for the more reliable chain drive. Cam belts break without any warning causing major engine damage when replacement intervals are ignored.

Commented On: 2012 Scion IQ, 2012 Honda CR-Z: Same Gas Mileage, But Very Different


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I read somewhere that it turns tighter than a London Taxi which is possible since its shorter as well. I do know it turns tighter than the Smart I traded on it plus has speed sensitive electric power steering.
Another point to consider when discussing on this forum is the Scion IQ is anywhere between 81 and 258lbs heavier than the UK version. This is using the same CVT tranny but comparing the three cyl at the higher figure and the four cyl at the lower figure based on MT data and the UK spec brochure. Considering this there is going to be variables in economy and performance figures.
My 3 cyl is starting with a 258 lb advantage over the Scion four.

Commented On: 2012 Scion IQ, 2012 Honda CR-Z: Same Gas Mileage, But Very Different


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Ran out of space...Everyone's needs are different but for my use I am finding the IQ is an impressive piece. Its highly maneuverable,refined,economical,spacious,versatile,fun to drive,well equipped and distinctive.
I believe if others would keep an open mind about this type of minimal transport they might be surprised to find they too could embrace it.

Commented On: 2012 Scion IQ, 2012 Honda CR-Z: Same Gas Mileage, But Very Different


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As an early adopter and owner of a first gen Insight I looked forward to its replacement that never came.Due to needs at the time I traded for a second gen Prius. This has served me well but having a second car in the form of a Smart cabrio I found the Prius was setting neglected most of the time. With this in mind and the Prius just recently out of warranty thought I would adopt the minimalist approach and opt for an IQ and dispose of the other two cars. The Smart was traded but am having difficulty letting go of the Prius although it's still used very little. Just hate to loose that technology/ electric drive/great dash and ergonomics plus ability to carry five at the same or better economy as the IQ.Love the IQ though for other reasons.
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