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    Toyota iQ v Mitsubishi i

    These days of economic crisis citycars are more popular than ever, and these two are some of the most clever. So which is best?

    Toyota iQ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Both look like invalid carriages and I'd NEVER buy either personally. They offer nothing to driving enthusiasts whatsoever. - I'd buy a (fun) used car instead and use the money I'd saved to pay the difference in running costs.
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    Haven't driven or even seen either of these micro maulers so its impossible for me to offer a worthwhile opinion.

    But the design and configuration of Mitsubishi's little urban warrior is much more appealing and intruiging to me. I think its pretty neat. Given a choice out of these two jiggers for crowded city environs then no doubt I'd be heading down to the Mitsu dealer to check one out as my first preference, rather than to Toyota.

    Last but not least I reckon the styling of the Mitsu is (virtually) spot on. To my eye and for what it is, it's a great looking thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clivey View Post
    Both look like invalid carriages and I'd NEVER buy either personally. They offer nothing to driving enthusiasts whatsoever. - I'd buy a (fun) used car instead and use the money I'd saved to pay the difference in running costs.
    I wouldn't dismiss them so fast.

    They are undeniably brilliant in the city, easy to park and drive through congested enviroments. And yet at the same time they can provide safe thrills thanks to low weight and narrow tires.
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    Uh, the i is a Kei car. That means I can just have a cherry-red Subaru R1. kthxbai.
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    The Toyota iQ is actually a really clever car. The interiors of those are very spacious despite being so tiny. SO iQ anyday.

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    Mitsubishi i, if I had cause to need a car in this class the 'i' is pretty much the best one. Although, I may in the future be living in Japan, so I'll tell you how it goes when that happens.


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    I'd have an i over an iQ.

    It's essentially what the Smart should have been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    I wouldn't dismiss them so fast.

    They are undeniably brilliant in the city, easy to park and drive through congested enviroments. And yet at the same time they can provide safe thrills thanks to low weight and narrow tires.
    I'm currently driving a Peugeot 107 courtesy car whilst I'm waiting for my car to be repaired (it was vandalised last week!) and it's...awful (spoilt by the steering and gearbox). I agree that small cars CAN be fun to drive, but PLEASE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clivey View Post
    I'm currently driving a Peugeot 107 courtesy car whilst I'm waiting for my car to be repaired (it was vandalised last week!) and it's...awful (spoilt by the steering and gearbox). I agree that small cars CAN be fun to drive, but PLEASE!

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    Damn. I rather liked the 107/C1/Aygo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Damn. I rather liked the 107/C1/Aygo.
    could be due to the car being a courtesy car.
    If I received a 107 as a courtesy car, "trashing mode" would be automatically switched to ON for the whole period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clivey View Post
    Both look like invalid carriages and I'd NEVER buy either personally. They offer nothing to driving enthusiasts whatsoever. - I'd buy a (fun) used car instead and use the money I'd saved to pay the difference in running costs.
    For me they are handy specially in traffic cities. Easy to control.
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    Toyota iQ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Toyoto car mileage is very long

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    Both are available here in NZ, both are ridiculously expensive for what they are, the I.Q costing considerably more than a top spec Yaris RS 1.8.

    I will take a bike with the same sized engine please.

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