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America Rejects Toyota’s Smallest Car – Scion IQ had 11 Airbags, 4 Seats, Easy Parking – Seemed Perfect for FriscoWednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Four seats, sure, but they marketed it as a “3+1,” ’cause the seat behind the driver had no legroom, assuming the driver wasn’t able to scrunch forward. But the front passenger had plenty of room, as did the right rear passenger, sort of.
Perhaps one could pick up a used model…
Imperfect alternatives still in production include the Smart ForTwo (just a two-seater), the Toyota Yaris (harder to park) and the MINI (much more expensive), oh well.
RIP, Scion iQ.
Usually People Get a Car and Then Find a Parking Space, But in Frisco You Get a Parking Space and Then Find a Car to Fit Into ItThursday, April 23rd, 2015
A SmartCar Four-Two and its four-seat doppelganger, the Toyota Scion iQ – these are the cars to get after you secretly pave over your front lawn, you know, hoping nobody notices…
The Problem with Thinking That You Can Park Your SmartCar “Anywhere” in SF is That It’s Not True – Here Comes the Denver BootFriday, April 17th, 2015
Here’s what westside denizen James Corrigan saw the other day – yet another SmartCar with a Denver Boot on the front left wheel:
What this means is that the owner let at least five parking tickets go unpaid.
The way the owner got the tickets was through forcing it into parking spaces that were illegal, one assumes. These drivers just do whatever they can because they “know” they’ll fit into a space that no one else can. So they park on sidewalks, they overhang crosswalks, they run the gamut is what they do.
Now before the Smart Car came out, your parking champion around town was your “small premium” MINIs. but now we’re in the era of the Smart, which is a little bit bigger than what they sell in Europe, but even so, this ride is way smaller than a MINI.
No matter, just because you have a small car, that doesn’t mean you have reserved parking all over town…