I've seen the Scion iM discussed in other topics on this board and I wanted to give it its own dedicated topic. Had my eye on it for a few months and now there are a few early reviews coming in. Car and Driver calls it the IMeh (http://www.caranddriver.com/scion/im
), Motor Trend is more positive (http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/hat ... ve_review/
) while a video review on CarScoops.com (http://www.carscoops.com/2015/07/new-sc ... -with.html
) sits between the two. What are your thoughts?
I'm not looking to replace my '06 Vibe any time soon but like many of you I'm always on the lookout for the closest replacement. Same 1.8L engine and based on the Corolla those two facts make it the most direct 3rd Gen Matrix out there. I can't make a true judgement until I actually see it in person, but I don't think its a slam dunk replacement for me. It's only offered with a manual or CVT, no available sunroof, no available leather seats or heated seats. I don't dislike the styling but I don't particualry care for it either. Our first gen Vibes blurred the line between hatchback and small CUV long before the compact or sub-compact CUV (not sure what to call Chevy Trax, Honda HRV, Mazda CX-3) were first on American roads. The options are varied for Vibe owners and while making it difficult to make a decision just shows how far ahead of the time the Vibe was!