Wow. I just test drove the CT for the first time yesterday. I loved everything about the car except for two things the rear seating space and the luggage space. The rear seating is very tight, but didn't bother me nearly as much as the practically non-existent luggage space. I mean you can't buy more than 3 bags of groceries at a time if you have any passengers in the back seat! If there were just an extra foot or two of luggage space behind the back seat then i would be all over this car.
I had pretty much made up my mind to buy the 2012 model in a few months, but decided to google what mpg other 2012 model cars would get, and out popped the 2012 camry hybrid! It has much more space than the CT and nearly identical mpg. Does it look as cool as the CT? Definitely not. But the 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE will cost $27,400 according to the New York Times.
Ugh... Toyota is cheaper, more powerful, much roomier, has more luggage space, but is not as cool as the Lexus. Plus with the Camry u get lots of additional luxury options for a cheaper price then the base price of the CT. I don't know. I just don't know. I think i may have to postpone my purchase until both models are out so i can test drive both. Damn u Camry, just when i was about to buy my first Lexus, you pull me back in.