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Hello Scion iM forum. I'm getting ready to make a new car purchase and the iM has made it into my top three. I had a couple of questions I was hoping iM owners could address....

1) I'm concerned about the ground clearance of the car. Has anyone taken their iM onto a logging road or rutted dirt road? I know it's not a SUV, but I would like a car that can get me to trail heads and the like, but I don't need a car for "off-roading".

2) There may be a larger size dog in my future. Does anyone have pictures of their dogs in their iMs? How well do larger breeds fit, like Bernese Mountain Dog, German Shepherd, etc. type sized dogs?

3) My only dislike when driving the car was that the front seat side bolstering was a little aggressive for me and squeezed my sides a bit too much. Do the seats "mold" the driver after being broken in a bit? I'm on the bigger side (5' 10" ~250 lbs.) so any thoughts from people my size would be great.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hello Scion iM forum. I'm getting ready to make a new car purchase and the iM has made it into my top three. I had a couple of questions I was hoping iM owners could address....

1) I'm concerned about the ground clearance of the car. Has anyone taken their iM onto a logging road or rutted dirt road? I know it's not a SUV, but I would like a car that can get me to trail heads and the like, but I don't need a car for "off-roading".

2) There may be a larger size dog in my future. Does anyone have pictures of their dogs in their iMs? How well do larger breeds fit, like Bernese Mountain Dog, German Shepherd, etc. type sized dogs?

3) My only dislike when driving the car was that the front seat side bolstering was a little aggressive for me and squeezed my sides a bit too much. Do the seats "mold" the driver after being broken in a bit? I'm on the bigger side (5' 10" ~250 lbs.) so any thoughts from people my size would be great.

Thanks in advance!
1- Clearance. I've gone on an improved dirt road, (no major potholes). I would not trust this car on anything aggressive.

2- No dog, but a kids bike fits pretty well.
https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-medi...ogressive,q_80,w_800/vqxkqdipqses7popcwa5.jpg

3- Under 200 pounds myself, so the bolsters fit perfect for me.
 

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It's hard to describe the sort of improved / unimproved roads that I would want to be able to drive on. Gravel and dirt smooth roads I would expect to be ok, but certainly nothing like after the 50 second mark in this clip, though honestly, the little blue hatchback (a NZ spec. Auris) does much better than I would have thought....


Got to love Top Gear!
 

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It's hard to describe the sort of improved / unimproved roads that I would want to be able to drive on. Gravel and dirt smooth roads I would expect to be ok, but certainly nothing like after the 50 second mark in this clip, though honestly, the little blue hatchback (a NZ spec. Auris) does much better than I would have thought....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBxNGSBBBu0

Got to love Top Gear!
Wow, that took quite a beating
 

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1. Coming from Oahu we do have some sh!tty roads lol so if it can take these roads pretty sure it can take a beating specially from posted video lol
2. With the back seats folded down you could probably fit 2 labs and a few chihuahuas or cats. But folded up most likey one lab or a slightly bigger dog.
3. I'm 5'4" 228 lbs (lost 59 this year T-T so happy lol & will lose another 59 xb) but anyway the seats are pretty comfy to me driver or passenger seats. But it may be something your body may need to get used to..
 

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Even then you have to be very alert on road conditions, it's getting to the point i've seen people swerving around just about most noticeable imperfections in the road, and then taking the same roads since they know what to expect.
 
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