Hey there, this will be my first post on this forum. As the title states, I have recently started looking at the CT as an alternative option to the car that I have been looking to purchase originally. Currently, I own a Nisan Murano and was looking to upgrade to the Infiniti 2012-213 FX35 or FX37... which is a sister vehicle to the Murano. I have placed that search on a hold after the CT caught my eye during my searches.
Anyways, I have done a few days of researching the CT and would like to know what some owners have to say. I am looking to see if everyone is happy with them, if they are worth the money for a used one and if there is anything I should look out for when checking them out in person...any known or common issues and what I should stay away from.
Based on on my research, I have found people complaining about them being "slow" (I guess that's common sense considering this is a hybrid?). To be honest, that is not a concern to me. I currently commute close to 90 miles a day round trip to work and would prefer something better on gas (and not having to pour in premium).. That being said, how do the CTs hold up with higher mileage? What do I need to look for and stay away from when searching? Would you suggest this vehicle which is cheaper which less power/room over what I have been looking into?...or does anyone have regrets if they were looking into something different before their pirchase? How does the 1.8L hold up with overall mileage and needed maintenance?
In addition, I did test drive a 2013 F-sport this past Saturday w/ about 32k miles and did like the overall handling. The car does have a lot less space than what I'm currently driving and I would have to get used to the hybrid...especially during deceleration and coming to a complete stop. I noticed the car acting a lot differently than your regular gasoline engine. Felt as if the car cuts off all power right before the dead stop, as if it was stopping itself, although I didn't feel that I fully depressed the brake pedal. I guess that's something new to me with a hybrid. So, please give me some type of feedback and info if possible. The price point is more attractive and DEFINETLY the 43/40 mpg over the 16/23 on the FX. Thanks!