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Consumer Reports has released its list of the best and worst cars available on the market today. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Scion iQ made the worst list at number 5. The scores for each vehicle are based on over 50 individual tests and evaluations with each test being scored on a 100-point scale. Reliability and crash test scoring are also factored in.

The Scion iQ got an overall score of just 36. Consumer Reports described the Scion iQ as "slow, noisy, and uncomfortable." It does get a positive comment for its fuel economy of 34 mpg, but it was also called "puny" and "darty."

Good news is that the Scion iQ has been discontinued, so Scion won't have to worry about being included on the bottom end of this list again next year.
 

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As if we couldn't figure that out on our own lol
Most people that like these like them that their compact and cool
A lot of people I know that have seen them in person have been discouraged from getting one.
 

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There is one in my neighborhood and it has those ugly car eyelashes on it. It's also pink. I think that says a lot about the car.
 

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Those eyelash things are the worst. The car is also pretty bad. Much more excited about Scion's new products. That will set the tone for the future.
 

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Likely that new lexus will attract the same people that this did and more
eyelashes for the lf-sa
 

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Likely that new lexus will attract the same people that this did and more
eyelashes for the lf-sa
The new Lexus one looks pretty cool. These more expensive city car models tend not to do so well, so I wonder if Lexus can buck that trend.
 

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The new Lexus one looks pretty cool. These more expensive city car models tend not to do so well, so I wonder if Lexus can buck that trend.
well you have to consider what else is on the market in segments above it, what they're priced like, what they offer. Then how this sets itself apart from them and how lexus can price and configure it to slot in among the rest.
 

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well you have to consider what else is on the market in segments above it, what they're priced like, what they offer. Then how this sets itself apart from them and how lexus can price and configure it to slot in among the rest.
The pricing is really the most important thing in my opinion. At a certain price I just figure that many people would be tempted to buy something from Toyota or another mainstream brand that is more of a compact instead a city car. Is the luxury that great when you don't have that much room?

I'm not saying this is the case, I just can see this happening.
 

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If you're going to a brand like Lexus for a compact, meaning you don't just want to settle for something entry-level, rather with more to it on a premium level, pricing shouldn't be much to be concerned about IMO. Plus there's only so much they can price it
 

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If you're going to a brand like Lexus for a compact, meaning you don't just want to settle for something entry-level, rather with more to it on a premium level, pricing shouldn't be much to be concerned about IMO. Plus there's only so much they can price it
I guess I'm curious how they will price it and what you would be able to buy with the same amount if you were looking at a mainstream brand.
 

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If you're going to a brand like Lexus for a compact, meaning you don't just want to settle for something entry-level, rather with more to it on a premium level, pricing shouldn't be much to be concerned about IMO. Plus there's only so much they can price it
agreed
 
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