Bought this car "certified" used from my Lexus dealer. Best decision ever. It performs beautifully. Lots of warranty . Don't believe the " slow acceleration" and /or "poky" performance claims - this car, if driven properly (sport mode works well), takes off like a shot and corners very well. Certainly not like a supercharged JAG, but well within sporty car realms, for a lot less money. The build quality is superb, as it should be for a Lexus. The cockpit feels, for my 150 lb. frame, just right, is very luxurious , (almost like my wife's ES 350 ) and it fits! Plenty of room in the back for cargo, too. The ride quality could be improved, though. Those low profile tires are terrible, they don't add much to cornering prowess, at reasonable speeds, and just give you lousy ride quality. All this saved, I love the car overall and hope to enjoy it for a few more years.
After owning this car for a year and a half I still think it is a great vehicle. However, I have had a few problems with the dealer, oddly all having to do with a car wash that is offered as a customer perk. The latest problem involved the dashboard, which a staff member stained by leaving a wet rag with grease on it. The dealer admitted that the dashboard material is sensitive . We are still waiting to hear if they will replace the dashboard or repair the stain. I have gotten used to the nimble handling and the slightly rough ride, expected for a car so low to the ground. Overall it gets great mileage (best was almost 50 mpg), handles well and is fun to drive. The luxury and design is just a bonus for the super mechanical performance.
The car has 3 choices in operation. Ev, normal and Sport. The car on normal and Sport act with loads of Speed. Climb an incline with speed on EV is a challenge( I live in a hilly area). The gas efficiency is amazing. Get the GPS. It Deff is worth it. It helps you interact better with the car.
Only had it for a week, but really like it. Had an RX and didn't need that much space. Family grown, mostly drive alone. It's a wonderful alternative. Love that you can shift it to Sport mode, but you have to watch your speed. It does have cruise control. Next, thinking about NX, a new one right inbetween RX and CT. They just put on options so you have to take what is there. Also no tan upholstry at all, you have to take black. Or in the Sport model red and black. Bottom line, didn't have to put anything down, however I put $1k down to reduce payments and left owing $411/mo. However the sales person said he would pay my first payment. Sales Associate: Amir Have had Lexus since they first came out. We had a 1990 LS 400. You can pass them down or bring it back. If you exchange old Lexus for new one they always are favorable deals. You get $1k off MSRP, but that's just a starting point.
This car struggles to merge and uphill. It turns out this is more like a Prius with some nicer interior and better design. I would not purchase this vehicle ever again. Good thing I leased and in 3 years or less I will be out of it. I would recommend the Golf GTI or the Mazda 3 S Hatchback over this expensive Lexus.