The last of the Scion brand
December 10, 2017
This vehicle was originally designed and sold as a Scion product before Toyota axed the brand. With this comes some great qualities. It is monospec so really all you can choose for factory options is which transmission you prefer (CVT/manual). There are of course dealer add-ons such as navigation, mudguards, etc. Basically, the IM still has Scion Pure Pricing DNA in it. You get what you see on the sticker and that is that. There are other less expensive options out there, but I believe this vehicle represents a fantastic value in comparison; even over the Corolla sedan. The most memorable standard features are: Auto High Beams, Toyota Safety sense C (LDA/Pre-Collision), power folding side-view mirrors, LED front running lamps, LED rear tail lamps, heated exterior mirrors, four-wheel discs brakes, and automatic headlamps just for starters. Most vehicles in this class do not have half of these on the base models. There are more I could list as well. The vehicle also comes with prepaid maintenance for 25k miles which is an added bonus. I read quite a few reviews before purchasing and the most common complaint concerned power. This is a well-equipped compact car that starts under $20k. If you think this vehicle is dangerous to drive, attempt to drive a compact car from the 1970's. This 1.8 liter I-4 has plenty of power for most people. I opted for the CVT due to the amount of traffic I idle in. I really enjoy how smooth and quite the car idles as well as how much room it has. I really think it is a fantastic alternative over the competition. You can probably get a deep discount as it seems dealers cannot move the units as well. I have only seen one other on the road, so it is unique as well. I work on cars everyday, so if you are wondering about long-term reliability, I can almost guarantee it based on my experience with this powertrain/drivetrain in other Toyota products. Basically, if you want something different, that stands out, reliable, and well-equipped, try the Toyota Corolla IM.