The Truth About Cars » CT200h http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 18:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 (Not-So) Wild Ass Rumor Of The Day: Lexus HS250h Getting The Axe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/not-so-wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-lexus-hs250h-getting-the-axe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/not-so-wild-ass-rumor-of-the-day-lexus-hs250h-getting-the-axe/#comments Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:08:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417180 Quick, name the Toyota product least affected by Asian floods and tsunamis? How about the Lexus HS250h? While its junior “dedicated hybrid” brand-mate, the CT200h took a nasty lick straight from its launch, which occurred just as the tsunami hit, the HS has been Mr Reliable. Mr Reliably Unpopular that is: the instantly-stodgy, $37k base price sedan […]

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Quick, name the Toyota product least affected by Asian floods and tsunamis? How about the Lexus HS250h? While its junior “dedicated hybrid” brand-mate, the CT200h took a nasty lick straight from its launch, which occurred just as the tsunami hit, the HS has been Mr Reliable. Mr Reliably Unpopular that is: the instantly-stodgy, $37k base price sedan […]

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New or Used: Mind Reading and Wagon Lust http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/new-or-used-mind-reading-and-wagon-lust/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/new-or-used-mind-reading-and-wagon-lust/#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:45:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402131 Mark writes: Hi Guys, I read TTAC regularly and am debating what to do about getting a new car. The situation is I had a 2001 Volvo S60 which started experiencing transmission “issues” that the mechanic could not replicate, so I traded it for a 09 Fit to get better mileage. The Fit was an […]

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Mark writes: Hi Guys, I read TTAC regularly and am debating what to do about getting a new car. The situation is I had a 2001 Volvo S60 which started experiencing transmission “issues” that the mechanic could not replicate, so I traded it for a 09 Fit to get better mileage. The Fit was an […]

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Review: 2011 Lexus CT200h http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/review-2011-lexus-ct200h/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/review-2011-lexus-ct200h/#comments Mon, 08 Nov 2010 19:45:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371834 Any way you slice Toyota’s sales figures for the past 5 years, its obvious that despite a ballooning product portfolio Lexus is in a world of hurt. Sales are down, the other import brands have improved their quality and buyers seem to be embracing a more performance-oriented (or is that German-oriented?) luxury style. But rather […]

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Any way you slice Toyota’s sales figures for the past 5 years, its obvious that despite a ballooning product portfolio Lexus is in a world of hurt. Sales are down, the other import brands have improved their quality and buyers seem to be embracing a more performance-oriented (or is that German-oriented?) luxury style. But rather […]

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Lexus CT200h Coming Stateside After All http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/lexus-ct200h-coming-stateside-after-all/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/lexus-ct200h-coming-stateside-after-all/#comments Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:41:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348094 Toyota has long insisted that the Lexus HS250h would be America’s luxury “dedicated hybrid” model, while the smaller CT200h would be a Europe-only model. That decision was an presumably based Lexus’s desire to match its US sales success in Europe by offering a unique model that was more attuned to European tastes, hence the CT’s […]

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Toyota has long insisted that the Lexus HS250h would be America’s luxury “dedicated hybrid” model, while the smaller CT200h would be a Europe-only model. That decision was an presumably based Lexus’s desire to match its US sales success in Europe by offering a unique model that was more attuned to European tastes, hence the CT’s […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Lexus And The Weary Sai Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-lexus-and-the-weary-sai-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-lexus-and-the-weary-sai-edition/#comments Fri, 26 Feb 2010 17:10:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346818 While America gets a Lexus-badged Toyota Sai as our first entry-premium hybrid car, the Europeans will get this CT200h instead. In addition to better differentiation from the Prius (to this blogger, the HS250h smacks of old Buick-style brand engineering), the CT200h is said to be more driver-focused than previous Toyota hybrids. But then, we Americans […]

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While America gets a Lexus-badged Toyota Sai as our first entry-premium hybrid car, the Europeans will get this CT200h instead. In addition to better differentiation from the Prius (to this blogger, the HS250h smacks of old Buick-style brand engineering), the CT200h is said to be more driver-focused than previous Toyota hybrids. But then, we Americans […]

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