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    Maybe the End

    With my 12th visit to the shop coming up tomorrow in as many months owning my CT, it may mark the end of of having a Lexus in the garage. I was going to wait until the Lincoln MKC hit the market but I might just get behind the wheel of a Ford Escape instead. I have never had a car with as many problems as this CT. I have been disappointed time and time again with this car but all I will miss is he looks.


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    Sorry to hear. Seems like you got a lemon. Every car manufacturer is capable of producing them, Lexus just has fewer per volume. I haven't had a single issue with my CT or any of the three other Lexus's I've owned. Since this is your first Lexus I can see how it'd leave a bad taste in your mouth.


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    I don't think your experience is the norm, it certainly hasn't been my experience. In fact, the quality of my CT200 is far better (and the service is too), than my Ford Products, including Lincoln and I always got excellent response from the dealers because I used to do some of their national legal work. All cars are imperfect. My CT is as good as any I have had. Sorry for your troubles.

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    As much as I don't like my CT for various reasons or the dealership I go to, I've never had any mechanical problems with my car. It's been a solid and dependable car. Sorry to hear about your troubles, gsbutton.
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    12 times??!?! for what? Did you try claiming LEMON LAW? Wisconsin's lemon law - Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    Have you contacted Lexus Customer Satisfaction?
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    Booking car for its 7th visit to the dealer this week. Can forgive the car for its multiple problems but have to admit the creakimg dash with its intermittent rattles are very frustrating.
    CT simply not the Lexus quality of the IS 250 loaner I drove. The IS was rock solid and very quiet.
    Have to admit the new Mercedes CLA (A class) looks very appealing as a replacement for the CT. More powerful and cheaper. Go figure?

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    5 times were for broken latches and recalls, 7 for rattles and loose parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsbutton View Post
    5 times were for broken latches and recalls, 7 for rattles and loose parts.
    can you be more specific? there were 2 recalls on the car, I had them done on my own...no big deal, things happen, on ALL MANUFACTURERS...Rattles and loose parts? I've yet to see a CT at my dealer come in for a rattle...there was a manufacturing issue with the passenger door handle, and also the latch on the center console....no big deal...'

    perhaps you have not been treated well at your dealer?

    did you contact Lexus Corporate or claim Lemon Law?
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    I have had both recalls done, as well as both service bulletins. But I had to take it in twice for one of the bulletins because they said they didn't hear the problem. I have had rattles from the passenger door, glove compartment, the dash, and the drivers side B pillar. Finally the center console latch broke. The Lemon Law in WI is having to go back four times for the same problem or having the car in service for 30 days of the first year, so my car does not qualify as a lemon.

    I went in today to get the Escape and they said my CT was worth $26k. A $38k MSRP with 14k on the odo. I can hate the car as much as I want, but it just doesn't make financial sense to get rid of it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsbutton View Post
    I went in today to get the Escape and they said my CT was worth $26k. A $38k MSRP with 14k on the odo. I can hate the car as much as I want, but it just doesn't make financial sense to get rid of it yet.
    I'm in the same boat as you, gsbutton. I can't afford to get rid of my CT either. You'd think with higher gas prices our CTs would be worth more. Guess the CTs just don't have good resale value.

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