I wish you the best of luck with your CT. I hope you do not have the problems that have troubled me for the past year. I can understand not being adventurous with a baby. How does the CT handle the car seat and parent duty?
I'm not understanding how we are comparing the Ford Escape to the Lexus CT200h. They are in 2 different classes, designed and built for 2 different purposes. IMHO these are not to be compared. If you want or need a hybrid, then to me the Toyota/Lexus vehilces are the way to go. I do acknowledge that other manufacturers are quickly catching up, but they are not quite there yet.
I'd be more interested to see how the Escape compares to the CR-V. I guess when it is all said and done, we all look for different things in a vehicle, so no one vehicle is perfect for everyone. I totally get what most are saying, the CT is no Lexus and I too feel that Lexus has been sitting back and letting the rest of the market catch up to them. Not sure what I can do about that. I do know that I will be replacing the stock sound system with a better one in the future. But as for now, the CT does exactly what I need it to do and that is why I purchased it.
Not comparing with the Escape BigE. gsbutton has done exactly how many of us have chosen a vehicle. Set up a minimum criteria. Any vehicle that satisfies the minimum are in the running. Beyond that, its the qualitative things that I could associate best in the car that I will end up owning.
Last edited by LoveCT; 03-11-2013 at 10:11 AM.
So moral of the story. Love or hate of a car is all subjective to what compromises you can live with for the money you can burn. Let's just hope we are healthy and wealthy enough to enjoy the luxuries of life for a long time.
That's cool. I get it now. I think it is a great idea to get your experiences with the CT200h and the new Escape. I just can't see comparing the 2 vehicles head to head.
I've seen alot of issues with the EcoBoost. That is to be expected with any new technology like this, I hope they have those worked out now. Been kinda looking myself at the F150 EcoBoost, just waiting for things to shake out a bit before taking the plunge.
I have heard the same, they have fixed the motor in my vehicle. It went through a recall and now Ford is inspecting random engines from the Spain factory. The F-150 ecoboost is a fantastic truck. Very close to the motor in the SHO which has had zero problems. I know two people in the Coast Guard who have them and they love it!
2011Matador Red Mica CT Premium Black Nuluxe Interior with Custom Installed Sound, Navigation, Morimoto 55W 6000K HIDs, Xenon White 96-SMD LED fogs.
2013 Race Red Focus ST, Smooth shifting 6-speed manual. Recaro black leather seats. 2 liter engine. Awesome power 252 Hp, 270 ft-lbs torque = 2,000-4,500 RPM. No turbo lag. Decent mileage, achieving 28 mpg overall rated 23/32. Interior space 23.8 cu ft cargo with all seats up. Audio, light years better than Premium CT. FUN FACTOR 10 out of 10.