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edit: Blizzard White is a Prius color...Starfire Pearl is my CT. oops.

Really, I'm not sure of the difference between Premium and non-. I can't imagine anything else available for this car. The only thing I think I'm missing, from reading the enormous owner's manuals, is the fancy (laser?) cruise control.

Anyway, whatever. I'm delighted with this car.

Background: In September 2013, I bought a new Ford Focus that pretty quickly developed a Lemony flavor. After a protracted lawsuit, eighteen (18!) repair visits, I won my case. During the case, I studied whatever new car I was going to buy. I studied hard. Edmonds, Car & Driver, Consumer Reports...I even called that radio guy, Jerry Reynolds the Car Pro. Initially, I started with a list of thirteen makes and models. The CT was almost always in the mix. The final three, narrowing them down, were a loaded Prius 5 (not the Prius V, confusingly), a Subaru XV Crosstrek, and the CT200h. It soon became apparent, and I don't mean to offend anyone here, but it soon became apparent that the CT was essentially the only Lexus that didn't keep a firm hold on its value. Even the similar year/mileage Prius was worth more. Fine by by me. After buying my Focus for $26,000 and watching its own reputation take it to $8,900 in not even two years' time, I had planned to buy used, preferably certified, this time anyway. Long story longer, I turned my Ford in at the dealership in exchange for a check from Ford. Walked down to the Lexus dealership and within 90 minutes had my CT200h, a certified 2013 with about 21,000 miles on it for $25,000 out the door, including the LoJack, extended warranty (I ended up with 5y/125,000mi). That is a smokin' deal, and I'm not mad that someone else took the hit from the original MSRP of $42,000. My only disappointment is that my 'new' car is white, because I wanted that graphite color. Whatever.

And, though I thought I was a Prius guy, turns out I like the "Prius in fancy dress" that I ended up with.
I just went for my first oil change. I'm averaging about 40mpg commuting on country roads to work and back. I've done the 100 mile trip from home to San Francisco a few times. I took a longer trip to Fort Bragg. I'm going to Santa Monica for a week this summer. And aside from that ridiculously tiny trunk, I don't foresee any problems at all. I've got about 10,000 of my own miles on it, and within that many miles with my Ford, I'd been in the shop three times already. This is heaven.
 

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Nice! After I blew the V6 cams in our 2010 Honda Accord Coupe we knew we were going to trade it in as the warranty was nearly up @ 95,000 / 100,000 miles. We decided on getting a Lexus CT200h as we already owned an 1999 LS400 which we absolutely love and we also liked our local dealership and service center. We ended up searching all over California and found only 1 CT200h we actually liked. A 2014 F-Sport and it had to be white. The Honda was that Graphite color and we hated it. It was too hot in the summer with temps reaching 150+ inside the Honda, so we knew we wanted White! Turns out, there was only 1 white used Lexus CT200h F-Sport with navigation and extras for sale in California during the time we wanted to dump our Honda. Luckily enough it was right in our home town! Cha-Ching! And to boot, our CT only had 25,000 miles with service history on Lexus.com. We paid $25K with an insane low 2.9% APR. We have had it for about over a month and have put a little over a thousand miles on it. Yesterday the dash indicated 44.6 MPG and 41.x "avg" w/e that means.
 

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Very nice. Mine is Artic Pearl White. Are you sure yours is the colour you state?
Anyway enjoy they're an awesome car. In the UK I'm getting about 53mpg so far in this cold weather which I think is excellent.


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