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Fifth Gear Reviews the Lexus CT 200h

UK TV show Fifth Gear included a short review of the Lexus CT 200h in their latest episode (jump to 12:35 to get straight to it):

Too bad the review is dominated by a thoroughly cranky Tiff Needel — there’s absolutely no reason to give any modern car such a low grade (Tiff scored the CT 200h at 2/10, where the other presenters averaged 6/10). I have no idea what point he was trying to prove, other than to undermine his own objectivity. Poor showing on his part.

Comments
  • Anonymous
  • May 23, 2011
Looks like Needel is trying to build a new character... Top Gear ftw! If I want proper, pointless criticisms for entertainment, I will never look past Jezza, Hamster, and Captain Slow! (I'm sure May would love the car though.)
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    sndesign
  • May 23, 2011
 The CT is a good looking, well handling, economy oriented luxury hatchback and needs to be evaluated on those parameters. It is not an IS-F, going fast is not the point. If people want fast cars they can buy IS350s or the like. The CT is an option for those who want high mileage. 
  • Anonymous
  • May 24, 2011
This is not built as a sport car. Not all cars need to be sports oriented. The richness only Lexus can give to this segment gives the CT200h a true advantage. Fifth Gear and Top Gear are entertainment rather than infotainment. 
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    Ochiko
  • May 24, 2011
This guy is really low quality critic but I must admit he is a good entertainer! :-) He is complaining about such a low important and highly subjective areas that it just makes me thinking that he wasn't there for the car review but for the pure entertainment instead! I think I am starting to like him. :-) Best quote: "The wheels are too small!" :-)
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    • K
    • June 3, 2011
    He's definitely a character!
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    • K
    • June 3, 2011
    He's definitely a character!
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Tiff Needel and Victor Meldrew. Separated at birth?
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    Pedro_roldao
  • May 24, 2011
Maybe when he made a positive comment about the LFA, he wanted one from Lexus... Since Lexus give him nothing he's making a little revenge... Or maybe he was just upset by something in that day. 2 out of 10 is just ridiculous.

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