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Scion's iM has made a LIST of the top ten back-to-school cars based on practicality and affordability. I love that this is on a list of other great cars and hasn't even made it out yet. I will be interested to see how this does in some reviewers long term fleets.
 

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Not surprised at all that it made the list since when you factor in what Scions include overall and who they're targeted to and then with what the new iM offers, it's clear why it should be on a list like this.
 

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it totally strikes me as a back to school car. Either you buy it with a limited budget or your parents buy it for you because they don't want to spend tons of money on their kids car (they can get a more expensive one when they are paying for it).
 

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I mean that fits perfectly with the age range that Scion is trying for. I'm not surprised. Is there a link to the full list?
 

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I know my first car was a 10 year old pos. I still haven't bought a new car and I've been I this earth almost 40 years.
 

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i guess kids dont get used cars anymore?
Of course they do but it's not for everyone, for some folks getting a new car under warranty is the better way to go about it.


With a used car, if you're not mechanically inclined or don't know much about cars, it can be costly.
 

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Click on the word LIST on my original post - that is where I put the link.
On the list I think that the ones that stick out to me as actually good back to school vehicles are the Kia Soul, Scion iM, and Mazda3. I don't really think of the Colorado or the HRV as a back to school vehicle though. That's my opinion.
 

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Honestly, I agree with all of them except maybe the mini and Colorado. I haven't prices the Colorado out, but the mini is prolly closer to $25-30k. The Mazda is on my list if the iM doesn't work out. So is the Hyundai Elantra GT and maybe the upcoming Chevy Cruze hatch.
 

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Guess I just don't see a truck as a school vehicle. I also have been looking at the Mazda3 and the Kia Soul. In the end its just a list though. I suppose its based on affordability mostly. And also maybe being easy to drive. maybe they make you smarter too. :D
 

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If it's just you going back to school then the iM is a pretty good choice. Great trunk space as you can simply fold down the rear seats, cheap, doesn't look bad for it's price point and it's fuel efficient. Not too sure why the Mini made the list because even though it looks nice, there just isn't enough trunk space for your luggage.
 

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Although the HR-V from honda is bit on the ugly side of things, having seen one in person and looked into them online, it's not a bad alternative to say an... iM.
 

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Although the HR-V from honda is bit on the ugly side of things, having seen one in person and looked into them online, it's not a bad alternative to say an... iM.
true..iM looks way better imo
 

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Although the HR-V from honda is bit on the ugly side of things, having seen one in person and looked into them online, it's not a bad alternative to say an... iM.
Yeah, but you have to pay another $3000-$4000 for a comparably equipped HR-V. The iM will probably sell for around $19,000 for the CVT version, while an HR-V EX CVT w/ FWD sells for around $22,500.
 

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Yeah, but you have to pay another $3000-$4000 for a comparably equipped HR-V. The iM will probably sell for around $19,000 for the CVT version, while an HR-V EX CVT w/ FWD sells for around $22,500.
iM pricing for the CVT is $19,200 without and $19,995 with the destination charge.
 
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