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2012 Lexus Ct 200 H

2012 Lexus CT 200h

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hybrid with an attitude

by from North Carolina on July 30, 2012

Three years ago, I bought a used 2006 Prius on ebay with the intent of reselling it. Coming home I got 53 miles per gallon. So I begain rethinking what I would do. I sold my old Isuzu Trooper and drov...
Three years ago, I bought a used 2006 Prius on ebay with the intent of reselling it. Coming home I got 53 miles per gallon. So I begain rethinking what I would do. I sold my old Isuzu Trooper and drove the Prius for the next two years. Sold it in the summer of 2011 with the intention of buying a CT200h. Only problem was the four month wait, so I bought a new Prius. It is an excellent vehicle. However, when compared to the CT, it isn't nearly as much car. The local Lexus dealership offered an extremely attractive trade for a new 2012 Premium CT200h, so I bought it. This new vehicle is smaller than the Prius but is so much more vehicle. It handles like a sports car, rides like a dream and is quiet as a tomb. The distinctive looks also set you apart from the image of the "green movement Prius owners". I am averaging 45 mpg in my combination city/highway driving. This is about 2 mpg less than the Prius, but the difference in the driving experience is more than worth it. Is the extra cost of the Lexus worth it? As with most things in life, you get what you pay for. This will be the best money you ever spent.
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Trust The Reviews of The Folks That Own It!

by from Northern Colorado Ski Towns on January 29, 2013

I saw a ct200h with out of state plates driving in front of me one day and thought, "Wow, sharp car. What is it?" I caught up and made note of the model. I live in the Rockies. There are currently ver...
I saw a ct200h with out of state plates driving in front of me one day and thought, "Wow, sharp car. What is it?" I caught up and made note of the model. I live in the Rockies. There are currently very, very few ct's in the Rocky Mountain States. Apparently, the California dealers can't get enough of them given their crazy fuel situation. The local Lexus dealer in my town - 30 miles away - has yet to stock one. That's going to change. I took some time and researched the car and read the reviews. They weren't always kind (Car and Driver). I was a little skeptical but since I have owned two amazing LX's (450 and 470) I was very confident in the Lexus nameplate. I ordered a ct200h sight unseen from a dealer over 100 miles away - and since they were a Lexus dealer, they delivered it to me! I currently own a 2009 BMW 535xi wagon (the darling of Car and Driver) and a 2000 LX470. Both of them are phenomenal cars. I don't plan on getting rid of either anytime soon. They fill a niche that I need. The ct fills a completely different niche - scooting around town and playing up in the hills - but does so with similar grace and aplomb. Bottom line: I love driving this little thing. Ironically, "It's a gas!" As for mountain driving, the Sport mode for climbing and the B mode for descending are more than adequate. If you live in the hills, you rely heavily on engine braking to keep the descents under control. The B mode is a good substitute to downshifting. Don't believe the car review rags. Look at the owner reviews - they're overwhelmingly positive. This is a great little car. Lexus is using the same strategy they used when they first came out with the LS models in the early '90's. They're underpriced to win a loyal following. Same story here. The prices will go up, up and up. I'm very happy with my ct200h base model. It's a head turner and it's easy to navigate around town. I would buy again in a minute.
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Went from a V-8 to the CT200H

by from Ashburn, VA on August 13, 2012

I traded in my Volvo S80 (V8) for the Lexus with the intention to save alot on driving. I have been more than pleasantly suprised. The car is an absolute joy to drive. It takes a little getting used t...
I traded in my Volvo S80 (V8) for the Lexus with the intention to save alot on driving. I have been more than pleasantly suprised. The car is an absolute joy to drive. It takes a little getting used to in regards to maximizing gas mileage, but I have been averaging over 40 mpg. And on a few days, I have average well over 50mpg. That is frankly incredible! The sport mode is awesome when fun is the game and Eco is there to save the dollars!!!!! Frankly, the car is small, but I knew it when I bought it. It is great and I would give it back even if they paid me double! LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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No Regreted !

by from NY on August 27, 2012

I have traded- in my 2011 Avalon for this 2012 CT200h Premium a week ago. It's time to save some $$ on fuel. I was driving with Sport Mode most the time and still got 45 mpg. The sound system is great...
I have traded- in my 2011 Avalon for this 2012 CT200h Premium a week ago. It's time to save some $$ on fuel. I was driving with Sport Mode most the time and still got 45 mpg. The sound system is great for the size of this car. I am very happy with it !
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Fun to drive

by from IL on July 27, 2013

I traded in my Lexus RX330 since I really did not need a large SUV that drinks plenty of gas. I did my research for a new car and the Lexus CT200H was perfect for what I needed. I was looking for fuel...
I traded in my Lexus RX330 since I really did not need a large SUV that drinks plenty of gas. I did my research for a new car and the Lexus CT200H was perfect for what I needed. I was looking for fuel efficiency, hatchback style since I transport stuff all the time and luxury is vital for what I want. Since my children are all grown, no need for a large vehicle. I got the CT200H Premium with Navigation. I absolutely love it! I have reached 51.9 mpg several times but most of the time I get 47.9 mpg. Many people ask me what kind of car I am driving and they comment that it looks hot. The car can be a head turner by other drivers but that is not the reason why I got the car. I drive slower since it's a hybrid because I want to always get better gas mileage than the week before. I am constantly passing the gas station. This car takes regular gas! I have been putting in premium gas in all my previous cars and I feel happy when I fill the gas tank, not stressing out on the cost of gas while filling up my large SUV. I am so glad I made a good decision on the right car. My experience with Lexus has been very positive and I expect to hold on to my car many years to come.
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Fun and Economical

by from Austin, TX. on November 3, 2012

This is the first new car we have bought in the last 10 years, and based on the first two weeks of owning it, it will definitely be our car for the next 10 plus. The fuel economy has exceeded our expe...
This is the first new car we have bought in the last 10 years, and based on the first two weeks of owning it, it will definitely be our car for the next 10 plus. The fuel economy has exceeded our expectations at 45mpg, while the interior finishes and features are what we had expected from Lexus. We also appreciate the ability to switch the car from eco mode to sport when the mode arises, which makes the car not only economical but fun to drive. We are already considering replacing our 10 year old car next year, and can’t wait to see what the 2013 CT has to offer.
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Hybrid technology by Lexus

by from Plantation, Florida on January 11, 2013

I originally was going to by a certified preowned Mercedes but was put off by the gas mileage and possible maintenance costs. I decided to check out the Lexus ct200h and was sold the moment I drove it...
I originally was going to by a certified preowned Mercedes but was put off by the gas mileage and possible maintenance costs. I decided to check out the Lexus ct200h and was sold the moment I drove it. I'm getting 45 mpg and have plenty of power and luxury. I was treated like a king at Lexus.
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Best Mileage

by from Virginia on June 18, 2012

This car far exceeds all of expectations in terms of handling, fit and finish and comfort. Where the CT200h has really blown me away is with the mileage. The window sticker reflected 40/43 but I am av...
This car far exceeds all of expectations in terms of handling, fit and finish and comfort. Where the CT200h has really blown me away is with the mileage. The window sticker reflected 40/43 but I am averaging 49-51!!
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Take the Leap into a CT

by from San Jose, Ca on August 8, 2012

I just purchased a used 2012 CT and I Love, Love, Love this car. Took it on a 1,000 trip the next week and spend $35 on gas! Two adults and a child and we were all comfortable. Not sluggish at all esp...
I just purchased a used 2012 CT and I Love, Love, Love this car. Took it on a 1,000 trip the next week and spend $35 on gas! Two adults and a child and we were all comfortable. Not sluggish at all especially in "Sport" mode. The interior is not as elegant as other Lexus products and I should have upgraded to Premium package for leather, 6CD changer even though I did not need the Nav system. Love the hands free bluetooth, heated seats, sun roof and keyless access. I've owned an SC300, RX300 and an RX330 now the CT. Don't miss hauling around a large vehicle behind me anymore. Go ahead, take the leap, get the CT !
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ct 200h

by from usa Florida on September 12, 2014

I own this new since may 2014 - awesome car. Previously had BMW 328i this one handles almost the same minus 100 less Hp. but on 1/3 what I spend on gas and oil change. Real setback was $1400 (@ 40 k m...
I own this new since may 2014 - awesome car. Previously had BMW 328i this one handles almost the same minus 100 less Hp. but on 1/3 what I spend on gas and oil change. Real setback was $1400 (@ 40 k miles) for water pump, and $550 for two tires I had to spent. I Do not expect same cost maintaining Lexus. Has no belts, turbo, alternator or starter. Breaks are supposed to last 100k miles. It is marvelous piece of Japanese ingenuity. What I dont like is gear sifter - push forward and is are going back and vs.when you want to bo in reverse. Radio display really suck cant see nothing on outdated - old display and knob next to steering wheel for changing lights. I guess I;m used to German cars.
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