Sales of the Smart ForTwo minicar have remained at low levels–10,009 in 2012, after totals of 5,348 in 2011, 5,927 in 2010, and 14,600 in 2009.

In fact, they never again reached the lofty heights of 2008, the ForTwo’s first year on sale, when it sold 24,622 units–far higher than the annual goal of 16,000.

And now the results are in for the almost-as-smallScion iQ, which has just completed its first full year on the market.

Regardless of confident predictions in 2010 by Scion executive Jack Hollis that it would sell “1,700 to 2,000” iQs each month, the 2012 sales total is just 8,879.