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Greetings everyone. I'd like some opinions please. I currently drive a 2011 Nissan 370z, and am a self-proclaimed car guy. I'm in my mid-30's and my mindset is starting to change. I love the thrill of a well-balanced performance vehicle. That being said, I understand the ct200h is not such an animal. I am looking for a fuel efficient vehicle that doesn't look like a flying wedge. The 200h is the only one IMO that fits that criteria. I think it has sharp styling, with the benefits that Toyota developed in the Prius. My question is...

How is the acceleration? My goal is to have a vehicle that I can "just drive", and not worry about much else. My main concern is acceleration. Is it really an issue? Do you find yourselves (owners) waiting for that larger gap in traffic before pulling out? I would be content with 40MPG, and driving as I normally would (I generally do 10MPH over the speed limit, etc. [please reserve judgement and stay on topic :D]) Do you think this is possible? I have no interest in hypermiling. I currently get about 20mpg. With 40mpg avg, I save ~$100/mo, which I deem significant (I drive about 12,000 mi/yr). I also live in Florida, so I will run the A/C quite a bit.

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I feel that the car has just enough power! That being said, I've gotten into a little trouble when I've been indecisive about powering into a situation. :eek:

If you wait too long to "punch it!", it could get ugly! Otherwise, I've had no problems merging in tight situations! Just go in hot, and you'll do just fine!! :D

Another thing! It sounds like you'll want to drive in "sport" mode most, if not all, of the time! ;)
 

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You definitely need to be judicious passing other vehicles and entering on ramps. However, put the car in sport mode and hit the gas hard and acceleration is adequate.

My wife drives with no special techniques and gets 43 mpg (US).
 

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I just picked my car up Friday after waiting 3-1/2 months. I have been reading the forum during entire waiting period, so there were not too many surprises for me. My reactions after about 3 days of driving are as follows:
- Very happy with my purchase
- Very happy with the upgraded sound system. Was a bit concerned after reading some complaints about it.
- Very happy with the acceleration, but as Scottp461 said, you will want to be in sport mode when you're merging with fast traffic or passing. Actually I like sport mode for general driving. I'm not trying to get every last mpg that I can get, plus I don't think it is going to make that big of a difference in mileage. The whole acceleration thing is not an issue in my opinion unless you're a muscle car guy in which case you wouldn't even be looking at this class of car.
- I like the Nav and information system. Glad I decided to get it.
- Love the seats, very comfortable. Position memory system is nice.
- First annoyance; overhead sun glasses holder is so small I have to strategically insert my glasses to get it to fold back up.
- Second annoyance; not much for storage compartments. Glove box is small,
side pockets are small, center console OK, not much for misc cubbyhole
compartments that I can find.
- Third annoyance; hard to see out rear window while backing. I have the backup camera, but I'm not used to that yet. Things are actually much closer than they appear in the camera. I imagine you get used to it over time.

The annoyances are minor and I love the car. So far I'm getting a little over 41 mpg having driven about 150 in town miles. That's the calculator mpg, not actual measured. But this includes a lot of idling and friends test driving, so I anticipate mileage improvements. Here's a little tip I'll offer from experience. After I purchased the car my wife and I stopped at a restaurant for dinner. I had the starter fob in my pocket, but left the dealer packet in the car. Well the dealer packet had the other starter fob in it. So anyone walking by could have opened the door and driven the car away. I'm not used to that yet.
 

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Greetings everyone. I'd like some opinions please. I currently drive a 2011 Nissan 370z, and am a self-proclaimed car guy. I'm in my mid-30's and my mindset is starting to change. I love the thrill of a well-balanced performance vehicle. That being said, I understand the ct200h is not such an animal. I am looking for a fuel efficient vehicle that doesn't look like a flying wedge. The 200h is the only one IMO that fits that criteria. I think it has sharp styling, with the benefits that Toyota developed in the Prius. My question is...

How is the acceleration? My goal is to have a vehicle that I can "just drive", and not worry about much else. My main concern is acceleration. Is it really an issue? Do you find yourselves (owners) waiting for that larger gap in traffic before pulling out? I would be content with 40MPG, and driving as I normally would (I generally do 10MPH over the speed limit, etc. [please reserve judgement and stay on topic :D]) Do you think this is possible? I have no interest in hypermiling. I currently get about 20mpg. With 40mpg avg, I save ~$100/mo, which I deem significant (I drive about 12,000 mi/yr). I also live in Florida, so I will run the A/C quite a bit.

Thank you for reading if you've got this far.
in my opinion, the car offers the bare minimum needed to accelerate in most merging/expressway situations.

but the best advice anyone can give is to test drive one. this really is something you need to experience and decide for yourself.
 

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in my opinion, the car offers the bare minimum needed to accelerate in most merging/expressway situations.

but the best advice anyone can give is to test drive one. this really is something you need to experience and decide for yourself.

I concur.

As u r coming from a 370 u really should drive the CT b4 buying. Since tha performance difference is huge.

I would not buy this car if it were our only car for a variety of reasons - performance being one.
 

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How is the acceleration? My goal is to have a vehicle that I can "just drive", and not worry about much else. My main concern is acceleration. Is it really an issue? Do you find yourselves (owners) waiting for that larger gap in traffic before pulling out? I would be content with 40MPG, and driving as I normally would (I generally do 10MPH over the speed limit, etc. [please reserve judgement and stay on topic :D]) Do you think this is possible? I have no interest in hypermiling. I currently get about 20mpg. With 40mpg avg, I save ~$100/mo, which I deem significant (I drive about 12,000 mi/yr). I also live in Florida, so I will run the A/C quite a bit.

Thank you for reading if you've got this far.
Put it in Sport mode all the time.. you might get only 36 MPG but you won't feel like acceleration is an issue... Still will save a lot of $ on gasoline.. :)
 

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Slammiam,

I consider myself a car guy and have had various performance cars over the years. The 370Z is definitely a stout performer ( I once had the 280 ZX turbo 2 +2).

The CT has a sport feel and does well in handling but it is not a sports cart. The straight out 0-60 mph tome is slow, 9.8 seconds. But in this case the 0-60 time is not completely indiciative of the real world performance. The power comes from two sources a 1.8 L gas engine rated at 98 hp and 105 ft-lbs torque and an electric motor80 HP and 153 ft-lb.

The key is the electric motor torque, which can come instantly and significantly boost the torque ( i.e. power ) of the CT during acceleration and passing.

The sport mode seems to be very responsive, but you kneed to to go test drive the CT and exercise the responsiveness and the acceleration.

Hope your test drive comes out postive. However, not as good as mileage, but the Volvo C30 is a responsvie alternative.

Good Luck
 

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R,N,D and B?

Hey Hi you all
I was wondering... since I don't have my CT yet. (seem's there's quite a lot of us in that category) I noticed the leter B as a selection on the transmission arm as well as D,N and R. Can anyone tell me that the B stands for and what it does?

Sorry from JCLevesq
 

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Hey Hi you all
I was wondering... since I don't have my CT yet. (seem's there's quite a lot of us in that category) I noticed the leter B as a selection on the transmission arm as well as D,N and R. Can anyone tell me that the B stands for and what it does?

Sorry from JCLevesq
It for engine braking in the mountains, kind of like in the old days you had D and 2
 

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Is it like running on compression?
No it uses M2 more of the time in generator mode which charges the battery and provides a type of "braking".
 

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Hey Hi you all
I was wondering... since I don't have my CT yet. (seem's there's quite a lot of us in that category) I noticed the leter B as a selection on the transmission arm as well as D,N and R. Can anyone tell me that the B stands for and what it does?

Sorry from JCLevesq
This is referred to as "thread jacking". It is never acceptable.
 

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This is referred to as "thread jacking". It is never acceptable.
I get what you're saying here in theory, but I don't know what the specific violation is?? :confused:

Please enlighten me. :)
 

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I get what you're saying here in theory, but I don't know what the specific violation is?? :confused:

Please enlighten me. :)
OK, I think I got it now! He started a new topic within your thread. Yes, I agree, not cool! But I think that maybe he didn't do it on purpose! Your thread title is a bit generic and perhaps he thought it was the right place for ANY "potential new owner" to post a question!? Just a thought. ;)
 

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well i can get us back on topic: even in sport mode going up an incline you will be hard-pressed to think the acceleration is adequate unless you are just trying to beat a ox-driven-farmplow up the hill =) otherwise, i find it adequate acceleration for level highways and on-ramps.
 
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