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Old 08-17-10, 07:39 AM   #1
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Is anyone else disappointed about the CT being FWD? I actually considered buying a new model (all my other cars I bought used) when I read about it, but I'm a fan of being able to spin my back tires. So it was out of the picture.

Anyone else have that take on it?
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Old 08-17-10, 01:47 PM   #2
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It's essentially running the Prius drivetrain, you wouldn't be spinning anything anyway
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Old 08-18-10, 09:44 PM   #4
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The car is built for MPG in mind with fun. Outside the RWD 1 series, everything else in that class is FWD. Audi offers AWD with the A3 but then it gets to be 35k-40k easy.

Yeah it would have been nice to see it be RWD but that would have required a new platform.
Isn't the CT200h on a NEW platform? But, yeah, this this CT200h platform is supposedly the next gen Corolla platform, it has to be FWD. I am OK with FWD as long as Lexus keeps it's promise that this is the sportiest Lexus, not named ISF. That is a tall order/proclamation considering that this is FWD platform.
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Old 08-19-10, 05:23 AM   #6
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Hmm, my mistake, it was someone else guess/theory: http://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/lex...-platform.html

Still, it brings up a good point...if this "all-new" platform is indeed this sporty...where else is this platform going to be used for?? I doubt that Lexus went through all this trouble just for ONE car.
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Unhappy I'm very disappointed

I'm looking to trade down to a vehicle smaller than my BMW X3 and one that is a hybrid. I'm disappointed that this is FWD. It's as if Toyota never heard of snow. I would have gotten the SportCross years back if they offered it in AWD. The CT is everything I wanted but for AWD. That may be the killer for me. I'm disappointed. I thought this was IT! I'll look at the CT, but it's definitely not a DEFINITELY anymore which it was until I saw AWD wasn't an option. Maybe when the Q5 comes out.

So sad. I really thought this was the car for me.
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The car is built for MPG in mind with fun. Outside the RWD 1 series, everything else in that class is FWD. Audi offers AWD with the A3 but then it gets to be 35k-40k easy.

Yeah it would have been nice to see it be RWD but that would have required a new platform.
I know you said that a couple months ago, but I recall reading in either Motor Trend or Automobile that BMW will most likely be producing a FWD 1-series in the near future.
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People are disappointed with whats on paper. Those who get to experience it will enjoy the ride, regardless of it's powertrain roots.
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Isn't the CT200h on a NEW platform? But, yeah, this this CT200h platform is supposedly the next gen Corolla platform, it has to be FWD. I am OK with FWD as long as Lexus keeps it's promise that this is the sportiest Lexus, not named ISF. That is a tall order/proclamation considering that this is FWD platform.
Actually, the CT rides on an offspring of the "MC" platform which is already used by the Corolla, tC, Avensis, Prius and etc.

As an IS F owner, I enjoyed driving the CT 200h in various conditions in France last month. No joke.
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They could've put you in a Pinto and you would've enjoyed driving in France Try to get them to shoehorn the ventilated seats in Ryan...
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They could've put you in a Pinto and you would've enjoyed driving in France Try to get them to shoehorn the ventilated seats in Ryan...
Haha no way! The ventilated seats are a no go unfortunately. Trust me, i've lobbied it to them, but not in the plans. In my opinion, ventilated seats wouldn't work because it would do 2 big things. 1) raise the seat height which in turn decrease headroom and 2) drive up the cost of the CT.
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