Hi there, started looking for the 1 series hatch bmw (not available in the u.s.) and came across the lexus ct. replacing a 318ti - very sad for me. THAT is a great car! like the lexus because we wanted a hatch that is stylish. drove the demo and a dealer called the next day with one coming within a week that is not allocated for. we got the car 4 days later! the exact one we wanted. love it. it's slow but all we need and after a week and half of owning the car we are at 44.1 mpg. really great. i've seen one other on the roads here in the midwest. seems the issue with the pass door handle is resolved because ours is fine (the demo we drove was not). looking forward to knowing the forum.