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Old 07-02-12, 11:41 AM   #1
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Default just got a 2012 CT200h loaner.. wow..

I absolutely dislike this car... i knew it was small, but didn't know it was THAT small.. lot of plastic... everywhere, sport mode sure, slow.. noisy, front wheel spin, handling wise? lot of body roll and it slide now try eco mode (45mpg eh) i feel like pushing my GS in neutral by hand moves faster than that the dash looks like my washing machine, lot of button on a panel, maybe lexus really did spend good time making the GS? but wow CT is a big disappointment.. i was actually consider one because i needed a second car so i purposely ask my dealer to lend me a CT as a loaner, biggest mistake ever

the only good thing however.. is the driver seat, its really comfy better than my GS.. now i really gotta do more test driving to find my second car.. any advice what to look for? another GS might but waay too bulky
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I absolutely dislike this car... i knew it was small, but didn't know it was THAT small.. lot of plastic... everywhere, sport mode sure, slow.. noisy, front wheel spin, handling wise? lot of body roll and it slide now try eco mode (45mpg eh) i feel like pushing my GS in neutral by hand moves faster than that the dash looks like my washing machine, lot of button on a panel, maybe lexus really did spend good time making the GS? but wow CT is a big disappointment.. i was actually consider one because i needed a second car so i purposely ask my dealer to lend me a CT as a loaner, biggest mistake ever

the only good thing however.. is the driver seat, its really comfy better than my GS.. now i really gotta do more test driving to find my second car.. any advice what to look for? another GS might but waay too bulky
I felt the same way. I got a CT loaner a few weeks ago and it made me appreciate my GS a lot more afterwards.
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Old 07-02-12, 09:23 PM   #3
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personally i think....CT is chick car. my girl friend just bought one, yupe perfect on her.
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Well the CT is aimed towards our newer younger generation...
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I absolutely dislike this car... i knew it was small, but didn't know it was THAT small.. lot of plastic... everywhere, sport mode sure, slow.. noisy, front wheel spin, handling wise? lot of body roll and it slide now try eco mode (45mpg eh) i feel like pushing my GS in neutral by hand moves faster than that the dash looks like my washing machine, lot of button on a panel, maybe lexus really did spend good time making the GS? but wow CT is a big disappointment.. i was actually consider one because i needed a second car so i purposely ask my dealer to lend me a CT as a loaner, biggest mistake ever

the only good thing however.. is the driver seat, its really comfy better than my GS.. now i really gotta do more test driving to find my second car.. any advice what to look for? another GS might but waay too bulky
so you got the CT as a loaner and found out you don't like it. that's not a mistake, the mistake would have been not to drive one
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Old 07-03-12, 01:16 AM   #6
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to be honest, when i was shopping for a car i was looking at CT too because price range wise they are exactly the same as my CPO GS450h, or get something somewhat in between like an IS250 but THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!! just now i was gunning the CT every green light i go but i still get smoked by a late 90s Honda Accord, i feel like they are laughing at me.. a car with 98hp is just not safe at all.. MPG wise i am getting 39mpg and that's almost double of my GS, which is another good thing..
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I drove that car for a day and can't believe they would actually release it to the public. In hybrid mode it goes 0-60 in about 30 mins, I know it's not supposed to be fast, but jeez....
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...and that's exactly why the car is being discontinued. It's a good thing u didn't buy otherwise you'd be up side down on it
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I loved the CT.... it's a great step up from 20-22mpg's LMAO.

Comfort-wise, i don't know about it being more comfortable than sitting in the GS Speed? I don't really speed or accel that much, but yes it's quite a bit slower. buttons everywhere? All I got was AC controls and radio.... wasn't that hard/bad at all. gauges are comparable to the IS IMO. options and whatnot too!.

All-in-all, i think it's a great car for a hybrid, 45mpg's is nice to have too! (even though I got 40-42). 12-gallon tank and 300+ miles, $30 fill-ups. Overall GREAT car to run errands on =]
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...and that's exactly why the car is being discontinued. It's a good thing u didn't buy otherwise you'd be up side down on it
Last I checked the CT isn't getting discontinued. You might be getting the CT confused with the HS.
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I loved the CT.... it's a great step up from 20-22mpg's LMAO.

Comfort-wise, i don't know about it being more comfortable than sitting in the GS Speed? I don't really speed or accel that much, but yes it's quite a bit slower. buttons everywhere? All I got was AC controls and radio.... wasn't that hard/bad at all. gauges are comparable to the IS IMO. options and whatnot too!.

All-in-all, i think it's a great car for a hybrid, 45mpg's is nice to have too! (even though I got 40-42). 12-gallon tank and 300+ miles, $30 fill-ups. Overall GREAT car to run errands on =]
I agree with you. The CT is a great little car in its class.


I'm not sure what the rest of you expected. You can't compare a $50k car to a $30k car that have totally different purposes. No one in their right mind would cross shop the two.
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lol there are some hilaroius comments in this thread.

the ct is a hybrid, so it has the hybrid perks attached to it, speedwise it cant compete with a gs350 in any way.

outside it looks good though and it gets HUGE MPG's in gas.

it isnt for most car enthusiasts by any standard
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I had a loaner CT as well and while it was slow as all hell, it handled well and felt balanced through turns. It was decently comfortable but the interior was small and trunk space was bad as well. I thought the controls, though plentiful, were straight forward and intuitive. The sound system was better than the GS in my opinion. The interiror was noticably cheaper looking, even more so than the IS.

All in all, not worth the price
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lmfao, i agree with everything you said except for the audio uncandid..... all in all the CT would def be my DD to school everyday if given one.... hell i'd pay for one if i had the extra funds to pour into it!

Audio-wise, I think you guys like bass a little too much, the GS's system is phenomenal as a whole..... it doesn't have bass to it, but holy crap is it crisp and clear on the loud end! Turn the CT's volume up to the same music with the same settings and all you get are burps =\
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The CT is okay for a commuter car but definitely not comparable to a GS that's why a Fully loaded version brand new runs around 35-38 and a brand new fully loaded GS will run you 55k big difference in price.
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