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so i've been driving the car for awhile and come to realize how the suspension is.

it drives a bit stiff, is that how your car drives also? i guess it would depend on the road.
 

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so i've been driving the car for awhile and come to realize how the suspension is.

it drives a bit stiff, is that how your car drives also? i guess it would depend on the road.
Its a little stiff... But I like the tank like feel.
 

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hmm when you say stiff, can you describe it? i'm just curious...
 

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Shaky and stiff compared to my 2007 IS 250. I'm OK with it but was expecting a comparable ride to the IS. Guess I was wrong.
 

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Definitely feel the road, as compared to our Benz.
 

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How does your car drive, Shaky? rough? Smooth?

Sounds like the title of an adult movie !
 

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ok just making sure i wasn't paranoid since i felt every bit of bump...
 

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How does your car drive, Shaky? rough? Smooth?

Sounds like the title of an adult movie !
Especially with this line.... :eek:

hmm when you say stiff, can you describe it? i'm just curious...
 

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so i've been driving the car for awhile and come to realize how the suspension is.

it drives a bit stiff, is that how your car drives also? i guess it would depend on the road.
I drove on the freeway for the second time today and noticed a very slight tugging/pulling from side to side. Hopefully it was the road, but just curious if anyone else noticed this.
 

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I drove on the freeway for the second time today and noticed a very slight tugging/pulling from side to side. Hopefully it was the road, but just curious if anyone else noticed this.
what kind of roads do you have? i notice the same thing only with roads that have a lot of lines going through the road. but this is not because of the CT200H, since my previous cars did the same thing.
 

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Had mine for about a week and a half now. Pretty smooth for a hatchback. You'd expect a Lexus to have a smooth ride, though it's nothing compared to an ES or LS (which is just right, imo, for the type of car the CT is).

You can sometimes feel a little kick when switching from battery to gas, but unless you're looking for it, you'd probably miss it. It's much less noticeable than in some other hybrids.
 

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The CT does get pretty noisy on the highway and especially when you punch it. Not as insulated as other Lexus models. But, I wonder how the HS is like on the highway. I assume there is less insulation on the CT to save weight. But, it is quieter than the Prius I had before.
 

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The CT does get pretty noisy on the highway and especially when you punch it. Not as insulated as other Lexus models. But, I wonder how the HS is like on the highway. I assume there is less insulation on the CT to save weight. But, it is quieter than the Prius I had before.
Nice solid . firm, controlled ride :cool::cool:, not too noisy on the highway. Most quiet car I had was 79 Toronado, second two Avalons. You had the wrong model Prius, Gen III model V is more quiet and controlled.

Best thing about the CT is it is not woozy and mushy like other Lexus and Toyota , has some stroke to its ride (toned down to pass censors :D).
 

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Its exactly how I like a car to ride. I don't want a soft suspension unless I'm doing serious off-roading, and Its not brake-your-back racecar stiff.
 

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The middle lane does have some lines, but I never noticed this with other cars. I'll have to pay more attention the next time...
 

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The car has been quiet and smooth for us, but the roads we've been driving on are in pretty good shape. :)
 
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If you want a softer ride, decrease the rear tire pressure by one cold psig. I did on mine and I felt a smoother ride. Also increase the rear sway bar thickeness by couple of mm's, this will make the ct200H more obedient and she will take bumps better thus translating into a smoother ride. Keep the tires balanced all the time and rotate every 5K miles.
 

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If you want a softer ride, decrease the rear tire pressure by one cold psig. I did on mine and I felt a smoother ride. Also increase the rear sway bar thickeness by couple of mm's, this will make the ct200H more obedient and she will take bumps better thus translating into a smoother ride. Keep the tires balanced all the time and rotate every 5K miles.
The CT ride took a bit to get adjusted to. It's definitely more firm than my Prius. The above suggestion sounds like good advice. My tires were over inflated when it was delivered & the ride was rough. After proper inflation, the ride is more active than the Prius but I've gotten used to it.
 

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it rides a bit on the rougher side but thats because it handles!

i have been driving my Lexus for awhile now, then i swapped out for my sister's Honda.

my god, it was like riding a Hippo in the Honda, and riding a sleep Puma in the Lexus.

great handling, but definitely can improve the ride comfort.
 
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