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1. Thinkin' about getting the remote starter installed. I know the difference between the Lexus remote starter that is integrated with your key fob and less range vs third party remote starters you would need a separate key fob but with more range. Just wondering what you guys would recommend?

2. Also want brighter lights. Heard there's an optional add-on to the CT if you want LED lights? (correct me if i'm wrong) But again, do i go with factory lexus led lights, or third party lights? Only difference i can think of is the cost value and warranty between the two?

3. Is it possible to ask the dealership to turn off the beeping noise when shift is in reverse?

4. Eco Mode: so i understand this mode is supposed to give you the best fuel efficiency and automatically adjusts your climate controls etc etc. And i've read on other threads that it is alright to drive in this mode ALL The time, even on highway? But my question is.... what happens when you floor it, and go fast... what are the changes, differences, etc between other modes and this?
 

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I can answer 3 & 4 real quickly...

You can get that continuous beeping disabled to a single beep by the service center (only). Look up Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS)...all kinds of other things you and the service center can do.

I drive in Eco Mode all the time. It won't get you speeding up a hill with muscle power, but it's enough to speed past slower drivers in front of you. I've compared it with Sport Mode...and...umm...not sure. I can't feel an immense amount of power increase, but I can feel a little bit.
 

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Thanks YuDanJa for answering some questions. What i dont get is... why have normal and sport mode for that matter when say you keep it in eco mode which is to supposedly save you gas, when say you floor it and hit the gas i mean in that case wouldn't it having it normal mode make no difference? i mean i would understand eco/normal vs sport mode bc of the added voltage.
 

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For ECO from what I can tell it makes the throttle pedal less responsive. Your less likely to jump off the line and will have smoother acceleration thus causing an MPG increase.

Normal makes the pedal not feel sloppy and it feels "normal" I guess.

Sport makes the pedal more sensitive and adjust your steering so it is tighter.
 

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For ECO from what I can tell it makes the throttle pedal less responsive. Your less likely to jump off the line and will have smoother acceleration thus causing an MPG increase.

Normal makes the pedal not feel sloppy and it feels "normal" I guess.

Sport makes the pedal more sensitive and adjust your steering so it is tighter.
lol so another words...

eco mode: is like flooring a geo metro
normal: is like a camry
sport: lexus?

haha
 

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When driving on curvy roads / tight corners you will feel a huge difference between sport and eco. I love the mode selector and use all modes. You will get it after some weeks with the car :)
Eco is fine but pretty booring and sloppy to drive in, it almost forces you to drive nice and smooth
Normal is like a normal car
Sport is like getting a completely new car, its tight aggressive and steady.

2. I dont think you can after install the leds, its totally new housings and so on required. The Led lights are brilliant, so if you haven't bought a car yet you should check them out before ordering.
If you have halogen lights now and want better lights, the easiest way is to convert to xenon lights. Beware thou, take a good brand, not some cheap stuff. Search here on the board and you will find info. Here is one thread with a guy that have installed xenon: http://www.ct200hforum.com/forum/le...rum/117933-installed-slim-hid-kit-w-pics.html
Beware that aftermarkets xenon kits can cause problems thou, so get a good quality set.
The high beam is trickier since its an open reflector and not really suitable with xenon.
 

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Okay, I will comment on 1 & 4 then:

1) I have the remote starter. Yes, the range is sub par, but I didn't want to have to deal with taking my 2011 CT to some shop that does starter installs and hasn't worked on a CT before, so went the safe route. The one thing I don't like about the factory starter is that it shuts off once you unlock your car/approach your car. I suppose because the gas engine is starting & stopping all the time when you're driving it's not as big a deal, but I do wish it just stayed running. Apparently you can't change the setting on this.

2) I've read some gas mileage threads on here and heard ECO gets worse mileage than NORMAL mode does. Sport mode has much better throttle sensitivity but also then changes your suspension settings and the car handles much better!
 

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As far as acceleration, Eco, Normal and Sport mode really only effect the 0-45 MPH range as that is where the majority of fuel is saved. Eco has a reserved acceleration. When you "floor it" your not gonna feel like youre flooring it. Its designed to get to 45 MPH slower so that it uses less fuel. The opposite is said for sport.
 

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You can get that continuous beeping disabled to a single beep by the service center (only). Look up Lexus Personalized Settings (LPS)...all kinds of other things you and the service center can do.
I bring up this old post as I 've bought my ct200h just recently.
I brought it to a Lexus authorised service point and they informed that although the manual says that the reverse beeping can be configured to single beep, their tester system does not giving them the option to actually modify it!
Has anyone else faced the same situation, or I should just put some pressure on them in order to "make" them find a solution to this?
 

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I brought it to a Lexus authorised service point and they informed that although the manual says that the reverse beeping can be configured to single beep, their tester system does not giving them the option to actually modify it!
Has anyone else faced the same situation, or I should just put some pressure on them in order to "make" them find a solution to this?
That's ridiculous. I was standing next to the mechanic when he programmed the LPS into my CT. He used a box that said 'Lexus' in bright white letters below the LCD display. I asked him if it was an OBD2 device and he acknowledged that. I can't imagine different Lexus dealers are issued different boxes for this. If yours has a box with which he can't fully program the CT, I suggest you lean on them to get the right box.
 

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That's ridiculous. I was standing next to the mechanic when he programmed the LPS into my CT. He used a box that said 'Lexus' in bright white letters below the LCD display. I asked him if it was an OBD2 device and he acknowledged that. I can't imagine different Lexus dealers are issued different boxes for this. If yours has a box with which he can't fully program the CT, I suggest you lean on them to get the right box.
Thank you very much for the quick reply!
I will put some pressure on them.
It is reaaaaly annoying this continuous beeping.
 

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I bring up this old post as I 've bought my ct200h just recently.
I brought it to a Lexus authorised service point and they informed that although the manual says that the reverse beeping can be configured to single beep, their tester system does not giving them the option to actually modify it!
Has anyone else faced the same situation, or I should just put some pressure on them in order to "make" them find a solution to this?
I had mine changed at the first service I did. The dealer gave me a 3 page sheet of all the settings and I chose which ones to have them change.
 

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Definitely pressure them or find another dealer. I got mine changed too. That continuous beeping is horrible. Can't believe Lexus would engineer that into such a car. It sounds like a construction vehicle not a luxury car.
 

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I recently went on a trip over about 1,300 km, driving my partner's CT. I was surprised what a quick little car it was on the open road, with its combination of performance, handling and brakes. It seemed to me that it definitely drove quicker when you selected Sport mode in anticipation of any need for immediate throttle response. I also think the car is faster now after about 5,000km and others have told me that it really hits its stride at about 15,000km. I also found the driver's seat the most comfortable on a trip I have ever experienced, and of course economy was a given. On my return from this trip, I decided that I liked the CT so much I have now traded my IS250 for a CT f Sport for me (arriving February, Flame Blue with Water White trim).
 

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I also think the car is faster now after about 5,000km and others have told me that it really hits its stride at about 15,000km.
I 've been told by the dealers that the car is somewhat tweaked to underperform until 2000km, you feel a little more boost after that, and then it completely performs after 7000km. Haven't confirmed that, as mine is still under 1000.
 

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Definitely pressure them or find another dealer. I got mine changed too. That continuous beeping is horrible. Can't believe Lexus would engineer that into such a car. It sounds like a construction vehicle not a luxury car.
Well, I finally managed to convince Lexus people to change this annoying continuous reverse sound to a single beep one.
I should say that it was at least embarrassing for them that the first time I left the service point without fixing it.

Thank you for your replies.
 
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