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I am leaning towards a used ct200h. I did a test drive, love the fact thats its lexus brand and is SO fuel effecient but everyone I know is telling me that whatever perks I am getting with this car, good gas and low insurance, will be outweighed by the inevitable high cost of battery replacement.They say this because I'm looking at 2014-2015 ct200h cars and since they are already nearing the 7 year battery life, I need to take into consideration the cost of battery replacement as well.

I'm in canada and narrowed my searches to following 4 cars:

  1. 2015 CT200H, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 107,000km, costs $17K+tax
  2. 2014 CT200H, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 94,500k, costs $17.5K+tax
  3. 2014 CT200H, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 83,800km, costs $19k+tax
  4. 2013 ES350, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 60,000km, costs, $18,200+tax
My main concern: is the battery issue something that will bound to happen inevitably? Should I just go for the ES350 in that case?
If im getting a 2014 ct200h for long term use, will i still get good resale value down the road say after another 100k KM?
 

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If it was a big concern, you would hear more Prius owners complaining about it. It's my understanding that main battery life is not a big issue.
Get the CT for your long term use. You will save a bundle in gas and maintenance and no you won't get good resale value down the road, a Prius holds it's value better than a CT.
 

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I am leaning towards a used ct200h. I did a test drive, love the fact thats its lexus brand and is SO fuel effecient but everyone I know is telling me that whatever perks I am getting with this car, good gas and low insurance, will be outweighed by the inevitable high cost of battery replacement.They say this because I'm looking at 2014-2015 ct200h cars and since they are already nearing the 7 year battery life, I need to take into consideration the cost of battery replacement as well.

I'm in canada and narrowed my searches to following 4 cars:

  1. 2015 CT200H, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 107,000km, costs $17K+tax
  2. 2014 CT200H, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 94,500k, costs $17.5K+tax
  3. 2014 CT200H, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 83,800km, costs $19k+tax
  4. 2013 ES350, NO ACCIDENTS, driven 60,000km, costs, $18,200+tax
My main concern: is the battery issue something that will bound to happen inevitably? Should I just go for the ES350 in that case?
If im getting a 2014 ct200h for long term use, will i still get good resale value down the road say after another 100k KM?
My brother owns an ES and RX, my mother a GS, and the wife a CT. The CT isn't on the same level as the others regarding build quality, not even close. More Kia than Lexus.
 
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