PROS: style, fit and finish quality materials inside and out, great gas mileage, great handling and breaking, plenty of power in Sport mode, superior reliability. CONS: small capacity hatch with back seats up, and poor rearward visibility (be sure to get backup camera).
The best things about the CT200h are its reliability and fuel economy. In 135,000 miles over 5 years, I've had nothing—nothing—go wrong with it. I haven't even needed a new 12-volt battery. Maintenance has been minimal—I've been religious about servicing it—mainly an oil change every 10,000 miles. Fuel economy has been a consistent 46 mpg. I haven't needed a brake job either. The front seats are comfortable. Negatives: It's slightly underpowered, especially on hills, and not as luxurious as you'd expect a Lexus to be. Quality of materials is not that great, and the front passenger seat isn't power-assisted, for example. It also could have better noise insulation.