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I like this. Very personal and to the heart.
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    SEAL
  • October 8, 2010
REVIEWS FOR CT200H SO FAR : REVIEWS SO FAR : >TOP GEAR CT200H REVIEW : "identity crisis" " annoyingly at steady speeds" " It doesn't feel sporty " >EVO CT200H REVIEW : "Rather dull, unfortunately" , "a bit of a mess overall" , "the responses are just a bit wooden" >AUTOCAR CT200H REVIEW : " It's hard to recommend" , "not even a pale substitute of BMW 1" >WHATCAR.COM CT200H REVIEW : " So disappointing on the road" >THEAGE.DRIVE.COM CT200H REVIES: "Lacks a premium look" , "unacceptable levels of road noise" TOTAL FAILURE @krew you wrote the ONLY good review for this car...
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    RDS
  • October 8, 2010
The commercial is bit boring to me ... lolz @SEAL: Seems like CT200h is kind of failure !
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    Wunko
  • October 8, 2010
Cheesy. That guy in the commercial is having too much fun.
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    Travis
  • October 8, 2010
You would expect this to be a ISF . . . would be better suited..
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    SEAL
  • October 10, 2010
6th BAD REVIEW in the row !!! > THE INDEPENDENT : "Nice idea, poorly executed. Buy a new Giulietta instead." http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/road-tests/toyota-lexus-ct200h-2102468.html
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    Jay
  • October 10, 2010
Personally I don't like the ad very much. I applaud Lexus China for their efforts to appeal to a younger audience, but this commercial is better suited for a Scion. As for the bad CT reviews, are they all from actual full tests or just first impressions from journalists seeing it at the autoshow? European journalists in general place an overly high emphasis on handling. Which doesn't make any sense to me, I'm sure the CT doesn't handle as good as a 1 Series but it's more than adequate for an average driver.
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    Eljay
  • October 11, 2010
A Lexus getting bad reviews from (primarily) British press is hardly news worthy. At the risk of revealing myself as having a bit of a chip on my shoulder about certain members of the automotive journalist profession,they do tend to review the badge not the car,if you take my meaning. It's frustrating,but I don't think it'll have the devastating effect on how the CT is perceived by potential buyers one might fear. The European press has generally speaking always had a bit of a sour and snooty attitude towards Lexus,and yet more and more premium car buyers are discovering the delights of Lexus ownership.
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    Pond
  • October 11, 2010
(apologies for off topic comments to previous comments) Handling is very important in this class I'd say, esp. on narrow twisty European roads. It isn't a 1-series, OTOH who wants to drive a mattress? There is no point in copying BMW. However, if there is even a grain of truth to “unacceptable levels of road noise” that is a no-go for Lexus. This is an area where Lexus is supposed to be the best. It can never be a LS, but it MUST be better than the same size Germans. If there is road noise, coupled with the rather appalling engine sound of this drivetrain, it will be a fail for Lexus. Unfortunately I won't be able to test until March/April :`-(
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@Pond: about handling: Lexus should simply more thoroughly tune its computer system and suspension setup so that "sport mode" or "sport suspension" actually means something. I mean... that's gotta be easier to do than provide a system that forces the suspensions to keep the vehicle leveled while sucking out all the bumps. and about insulation: the LS is too heavy... time for carbon fiber insulation? Carbon fiber has done quite a lot of wonders for us, so who knows what else it can do. The simplest example is that carbon is all over the place, and the stiff structure of carbon fiber can: - keep a car in one piece during a crash - the front end can purposely shatter because carbon fiber is brittle - little impact energy would be transfered to the rest of a car's chassis
Pond wrote:There is no point in copying BMW. However, if there is even a grain of truth to “unacceptable levels of road noise” that is a no-go for Lexus. This is an area where Lexus is supposed to be the best. It can never be a LS, but it MUST be better than the same size Germans. If there is road noise, coupled with the rather appalling engine sound of this drivetrain, it will be a fail for Lexus.
I'll be able to say more on Wednesday when the US embargo lifts, but I have to tell you, that DRIVE.COM.AU review is way off-base. Not only that, I can't believe the general tone of that review, sounds like the guy has a real chip on his shoulder. >:-(
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    James
  • October 11, 2010
@krew: I can't wait to read your review of the CT, finally we'll be able to hear from someone who isn't going to bash the car for no reason. I just wonder how many prospective buyers will read these bad reviews, what I mean is, will it affect sales very much? Because if the car isn't as bad as people say and it's price isn't too high I think the CT can still make it and be a sales success. Hopefully people will still go test drive the car and not be turned off by a bad review that says it's uncomfortable and noisy. Also, when will people realize that this car isn't meant to be quiet or comfortable like an LS? Like when Top Gear said that it doesn't drive like a Lexus. Well, TG hates Lexus so shouldn't that almost be a good thing? It's like they complain about the very same things they say should be in other Lexus vehicles. I guess what aggravates me most is that if a BMW has a bumpy ride it's called "road feel", if a Lexus has a bumpy ride it's called "harsh and uncomfortable". It's just ridiculous. I still say that the reviewers would be all over this car if it had a BMW or Mercedes badge.

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