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[YesAuto owner interview] With 6 years or 150,000 kilometers of free warranty/maintenance, gasoline-electric hybrid system, minimum price of 279,000 yuan, and Lexus luxury brand, CT200h has received a lot of attention since it went on the market in 2011. Especially in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai where traffic jams are serious, CT200h not only takes care of the face but also takes care of the characteristics of the wallet, which is particularly affordable for car owners. Today we invited three Lexus CT200h owners to talk about their car purchase stories.

● Mr. Zhao

The owner, Mr. Zhao, is 30 years old this year and has been driving for 9 years. He is engaged in construction related industries. The 2012 CT200h Elite Edition was purchased in December 2011. The car has been purchased for more than a year and the mileage exceeds 26,000 kilometers. The family also owns a Subaru Forester. In addition, Mr. Zhao is also the moderator of Lexus CT Forum of Autohome. Netizens interested in CT200h are welcome to communicate with him.

■ About buying a car

Which cars are considered when buying a car? Why did you choose CT200h in the end?

Mr. Zhao’s car purchase goal is very clear. Considering that he has an SUV at home, he plans to choose a luxury brand compact car for the second car. The car is mainly driven by his wife, so he is more concerned about the appearance. At first, Mr. Zhao chose the Volvo C30. He believed that the appearance was fashionable, the brand and safety were also guaranteed, and he even paid the car purchase deposit.

But while waiting for the car to be picked up, Mr. Zhao accidentally saw the Lexus CT200h advertisement, and was impressed by the appearance of the new car, the free maintenance for 6 years or 150,000 kilometers, the hybrid system and the price of less than 300,000 yuan. After going to the 4S shop to see the real car, the husband and wife finally gave up the Volvo C30. After waiting for two months, the price of the naked car was 279,000 yuan and mentioned the 2012 CT200h Elite Edition without a discount.

■ About car

What are you satisfied with?

Since I bought the car at the end of 2011, the CT200h has driven more than 26,000 kilometers, and I have been adding No. 97 (Beijing No. 95) gasoline. The most satisfactory place is the CT200h's fuel consumption performance. In the era of high fuel prices, the comprehensive fuel consumption of 4.8~5.2L/100km is believed to make Many car owners are envious.

In addition to low fuel consumption, the 6-year or 150,000-kilometer free maintenance service provided by Lexus is also very useful to Mr. Zhao. Every time I go to a 4S shop for free maintenance and sign off, it feels very cool. After 6 years, only one maintenance is also saved. A lot of money.

What are you dissatisfied with?

■ How many people are there in the car? Does it feel like there is enough space?

Most of the time, the CT200h is used by Mr. Zhao, his wife and children. The space is basically enough for Mr. Zhao. Even if it is a short distance with colleagues and friends, it is not a big problem. What's more, there is another SUV in the house, and Mr. Zhao is not too worried about space.

■ Mr. Zhao's simple summary

Regarding his choice, Mr. Zhao said that he completely exceeded the expectations when he bought the car. Choosing Lexus CT200h was the brand, service, and low fuel consumption. The performance in actual use did not disappoint. The low fuel consumption of 5L/100km, free maintenance and the high-quality service of Lexus 4S store left a deep impression on him. impression.

● Mr. Wang

The second CT200h owner Mr. Wang, 33 years old this year, is in the Internet industry. Mr. Wang bought the 2012 CT200h Elite Edition in July 2012, mainly driving in urban areas, and the current mileage is 9,179 kilometers. Here is the news that Mr. Wang is actually an employee of Autohome. I heard that the editorial department has a CT200h interview with car owners to select topics. He strongly urges to be photographed and share his car purchase experience with everyone.

Similar to Mr. Zhao, who was just introduced, Mr. Wang also has two cars in his home. As the main means of transportation in the city, Mr. Wang's previous car was a Mercedes-Benz smart. As the saying goes, it’s the month before the water tower. Last year, Mr. Wang took the opportunity to test the CT200h at the car home to experience the car, so he became more and more disgusted with the smart inability to install child safety seats and other reasons, and finally decided to sell the smart and exchange for the car.

■ About buying a car

Which cars are considered when buying a car? Why did you choose CT200h in the end?

Although it is the cheapest car in Mercedes-Benz, the high maintenance cost of smart still hurt Mr. Wang deeply. Therefore, the Mercedes-Benz car is afraid to choose. For Mr. Wang who is used to “unusual road”, Audi A3/A4L The BMW 1 Series also appears to lack personality and is relatively ordinary, and it is not considered.

The reason for choosing CT200h, in addition to the high-end Lexus brand, is that the concept of hybrid environmental protection, low fuel consumption and free maintenance are the main advantages that impressed Mr. Wang, especially under the strong recommendation of the authoritative persons in the editorial department-Mr. Han and the editor-in-chief of Tang. Set the goal. After visiting and comparing several 4S, Mr. Wang bought the 2012 CT200h Elite Edition at a discount of 12,000 yuan in cash in July 2012.

■ About car

What are you satisfied with?

Mr. Wang’s daily commute is a traffic jam with more traffic lights. The stop-and-go city road is where the CT200h hybrid power system comes in. The overall fuel consumption of 5.1L/100km makes Mr. Wang’s family very satisfied. It is worth mentioning that the start-stop system equipped with CT200h works very smoothly, stopping and starting will not give the driver a very abrupt feeling.

What are you dissatisfied with?

For the CT200h, Mr. Wang's few dissatisfactions are mainly concentrated in the configuration. For example, the elite version does not provide reversing radar and keyless entry system, which has an impact on the convenience of daily use.

■ How many people are there in the car? Does it feel like there is enough space?

In terms of space, Mr. Wang's family mainly uses a three-person car. Because the passenger seat has not been used for a long time, the rear passengers can get a good ride. Even if you occasionally bring a colleague and friend, it is acceptable. Quite a bit of criticism, Mr. Wang believes that the width of the trunk space of the CT200h is relatively narrow, and the shortened fishing rod and the slightly larger baby carriage cannot fit into the trunk of the CT200h.

■ Mr. Wang's simple summary

On the whole, Mr. Wang is very satisfied with his choice of CT200h, and his experience of using the car in the past year has exceeded the expectations when he bought the car. In the words of Mr. Wang, after driving on the CT200h, I feel that my driving mentality on the road is much smoother, and the most demanding lower fuel consumption has become the biggest goal. Of course, if there are provocations on the road, the CT200h of “Wen and Wu” will not let you down in the initial stage.

● Mr. Wang

The last CT200h owner, Mr. Wang, is 36 years old and has been driving for 14 years. He is engaged in the lawyer industry. Mr. Wang bought the 2013 CT200h Elite Edition in November 2012. It has travelled 3,220 kilometers and has not yet passed the run-in period.

■ About buying a car

Which cars are considered when buying a car? Why did you choose CT200h in the end?

Before buying the CT200h, Mr. Wang owned two private cars, Hyundai New Shengda and Honda Fit. Taking into account that his wife is pregnant, I decided to sell the Honda Fit, which has been driving for 8 years, and exchange for a more high-end, safer and more secure compact car for my wife.

At the beginning of choosing a car, Mr. Wang had clear requirements: 1. High-end brand; 2. No leather seats (worry that the smell is not good for children); 3. No two-door cars (it is inconvenient to get on and off the car with a child); 4. All At least 6 or more airbags in the car. After filtering in this way, there are not many models to choose from. Mercedes-Benz got the new B200 last year, but considering that the maintenance and repair costs are too expensive; the Audi A3 model is relatively old and is about to be replaced; the BMW 1 series has been actually experienced in the store, and the rear space is too small, and it only needs a car for transportation. For the wife of the tool, the pursuit of manipulability is completely meaningless.

After a comprehensive comparison, Mr. Wang set his sights on the Lexus CT200h. The brand is good, the service is good, and the cost of using the car is low. It is worth mentioning the service quality of the Lexus 4S store. During the test drive of the 4S store, Mr. Wang was concerned about whether the company's special double-decker parking space could park CT200h, and the 4S store staff personally Accompanying Mr. Wang to drive a test drive to the company for on-the-spot trials, it also confirms Mr. Wang's reason for choosing Lexus. In the end, Mr. Wang bought the 2013 CT200h Elite Edition with a cash discount of 26,000 yuan in November 2012, plus a replacement subsidy of 10,000 yuan.

■ About car

What are you satisfied with?

Unlike the other two CT200h owners who value the appearance of the vehicle, Mr. Wang pays more attention to the design of the vehicle interior. “The exterior is for others to see, and the interior is what you see.” The quality and design of the interior of the CT200h are one level higher than that of the Toyota Prius, which is also a hybrid system.

Mr. Wang’s driving style is mainly safe and stable. The road to work every day is half congested and half unblocked. According to the vehicle prompts, the driving computer shows that the fuel consumption is 4.7L/100km. According to Mr. Wang’s own record of fuel consumption, the comprehensive fuel consumption is 5L/100km. The fuel consumption performance is very good. satisfaction.

What are you dissatisfied with?

Insufficient storage space is Mr. Wang’s experience with the car. It would be a good way to design the luxury version of the large-screen navigation position as a storage compartment on low-profile models. I also hope that manufacturers can listen to consumers’ suggestions. In addition, the rear seats have neither central armrests, cup holders nor air-conditioning outlets, which is not friendly enough for passengers in the rear seats.

■ How many people are there in the car? Does it feel like there is enough space?

Regarding the spatial performance, Mr. Wang has quite a complaint. Although the child is still relatively young, the elderly in the family live together to take care of the child. When going out together, the back row will feel very crowded. Short-distance driving is acceptable. Long-distance driving is completely unsuitable; the space in the trunk cannot satisfy Mr. Wang , Larger child safety seats or strollers are difficult to put in.

■ Mr. Wang's simple summary

Mr. Wang’s evaluation of the CT200h is to meet the car purchase expectations. Although he is not very satisfied with the space performance, he is satisfied with the service quality, safety, and car cost. In addition, the CT200h can also bring some surprises in terms of handling. The high-speed paralleling of the CT200h is more stable, which is significantly improved compared to the previously driven Fit and New Shengda.

● Summary

The three CT200h owners invited today all chose the elite version of the low-end models. From the Lexus CT Forum of the car home, we can also find that most of the car buyers are targeting the low-end elite version. This on the one hand proves the unique advantages and competitiveness of the Elite Edition in this price range, on the other hand it is sufficient to explain the unreasonable configuration of the CT200h model. Interested friends can click to view the CT200h model configuration analysis for detailed understanding.

The three CT200h owners all regard the CT200h as the second car in the family. It is very consistent that they all took a fancy to the Lexus brand image. At the same time, the excellent exterior design, exquisite internal workmanship, and very energy-saving hybrid power system are the main reasons for them to make the final choice. In the part of expressing their dissatisfaction, the problems of CT200h are very similar to them. It is nothing more than low configuration and small space. It can be seen that the CT200h is a car with very distinct advantages and disadvantages. If you can tolerate its shortcomings, it will try its best to meet your needs in other areas.