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I'm probably the first to say that. As much as I wanted to love the car, it just wasn't there for me. If anyone read my previous post knows I kinda started to have reservations almost from the beginning. I researched this car for months and really thought I was gonna love it but after being on the road with it, I couldn't get into it (not literally).

I never expected a hybrid to be fast but it was just too slow for me and the kinda "scream" the engine does in sport mode bummed me out too. These are just my little old opinions. I would TOTALLY recommend the car to someone with hybrid experience. It's a beauty and I will miss the 9.5 gallon, 400 mi fillups but in the end, it just wasn't for me. I guess you can say I wasn't ready to be responsible ;-)

Fortunately it was a sellers market for me on this car, I lost no money(!) although I really didn't put any miles on it, it even still had its new car smell. Lucky lesson learned.

I hope you all continue to enjoy the CT200h! :)
 

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Good luck on your future long visits to the gas stations.
 

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Interesting post Damian. What do you normally drive and what are you going to be driving next?
 

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I previously had an 07 Altima SL. What I ended up getting was an IS 250. I wanted to stay in the Lexus family. Consumption is nothing like the CT but it's not that bad and I'm much happier with my choice.
 

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What's good about Lexus is they really offer a variety of vehicles to match different people, you have to find the right one within the line up though and its unfortunate the CT didn't work out for you but best of luck with the IS250.

If you haven't considered joining the My.IS forum, I would recommend doing so, very valuable information on there
 

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Well, I'm glad you're happier now. I know you were struggling to make a decision on this and I'm glad you've found another Lexus! YAY!
 

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@ matt : thanks and I'm so glad I was able to "keep it in the family"

@ darkride: I did join and it is quite a bit of info but I must say the CT forum members are friendlier :)
 

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Well, as long as you're in the Lexus family, I'm cool with that.;)

The irony with your story and mine is that I came from an 08' IS250 AWD now into the CT. Power-wise, the IS is better and smoother and you'll especially love the silky, but deep and muted growl at the higher revs of the 2.5L V6. Handling-wise, the CT is actually better. Less body-roll and more nimble. And of course fuel consumption, well we all know this part, the IS is double and 91 octane is "recommended".

IS is a fantastic car and I'll miss it, but I'm ever so glad I'm in the CT at the gas station only every other week (instead of every 6 days) putting in 87 octane.

Have fun with the IS!
 

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Atkinson cycle engine does sound different from the Otto cycle. It bothers some people because it is different. It doesn't bother me with my Prius. It is the sound of efficiency. ;)
 

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I'm probably the first to say that. As much as I wanted to love the car, it just wasn't there for me. If anyone read my previous post knows I kinda started to have reservations almost from the beginning. I researched this car for months and really thought I was gonna love it but after being on the road with it, I couldn't get into it (not literally).

I never expected a hybrid to be fast but it was just too slow for me and the kinda "scream" the engine does in sport mode bummed me out too. These are just my little old opinions. I would TOTALLY recommend the car to someone with hybrid experience. It's a beauty and I will miss the 9.5 gallon, 400 mi fillups but in the end, it just wasn't for me. I guess you can say I wasn't ready to be responsible ;-)

Fortunately it was a sellers market for me on this car, I lost no money(!) although I really didn't put any miles on it, it even still had its new car smell. Lucky lesson learned.

I hope you all continue to enjoy the CT200h! :)
Did you actually sell the car on the secondary market or did you just swap it for another Lexus at your dealership? I though I read somewhere that if you were unsatisfied with your vehicule, you had 30 days to swap it for another model. Maybe it was in Canada only?

EDIT: Nah! I just Googled it and can't find anything about swapping it for something else. Must have been another manufacturer (also presently looking for a car for my son)!
 

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GM had that 60 day Satisfaction guarantee at participating dealers where customers could return the car if they did not like it
 

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I guess it had to happen. If you are going to spend $70-80 to fill up more power to you. Hey the CT200 isn't for everyone.
I personally like spending money on other things for the family than pumping it back to the Arab terrorist supporting countries.
 

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What a crazy range of reactions. The passive aggressive remarks are interesting to say the least but everyone has the right to their own opinions. For the record, not that I need to defend my actions, I take public transportation to work. So unless I'm taking a road trip, I still only do a fill up once a month.
 

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Ouch! How you gonna live without that extra ~10mpg?! I'm not even sure if you'll make it down the block to the gas station. Might as well hoof it. Just kidding. Pardon me while I get into my gas guzzling ISF-- being a Lexus owner, I can afford to enjoy driving rather than filling my car up with flatulence. Hows that smug smell anyways?
 
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