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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2018, 09:24:54 pm »
Be a tough choice between a new Corolla and a CPO CT200.

That Toyota Corolla iM hatch is pretty nice too!!

Was beside a white one today.  Nice wheels!

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2018, 09:25:54 pm »
Be a tough choice between a new Corolla and a CPO CT200.

Funny enough I'm debating between 19K CPO CT200H and 2015+ Corolla for 4-5k less. Corolla is larger and pretty nice. And I'd get a manual which I would love.

The iM is pretty nice too but I don't love the cloth seats.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2018, 09:26:44 pm »
Be a tough choice between a new Corolla and a CPO CT200.

Funny enough I'm debating between 19K CPO CT200H and 2015+ Corolla for 4-5k less. Corolla is larger and pretty nice. And I'd get a manual which I would love.

The iM is pretty nice too but I don't love the cloth seats.

Get an older IS250 with a manual!  :)

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2018, 09:28:55 pm »
And I'd get a manual which I would love.

They are sub standard in that Corolla.  Just saying.  :)
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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2018, 09:29:22 pm »
Corolla manuals are quite cheap on the used market, however, I heard they don't shift very nicely especially if you're used to a Honda MT.


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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2018, 09:30:38 pm »
Corolla manuals are quite cheap on the used market, however, I heard they don't shift very nicely especially if you're used to a Honda MT.

Oh yea, it would be a step down from a Fit.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2018, 09:33:11 pm »
I mean if you're considering a manual Corolla, how about a MT Civic or Mazda 3? Both return excellent fuel economy and have superb MTs.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2018, 09:36:40 pm »
I learned to drive stickshift on a 2011 Corolla so I know the stickshift experience isn't great  :rofl2:

Better on the 2014+ models though. The fit is definitely better though.

I mean if you're considering a manual Corolla, how about a MT Civic or Mazda 3? Both return excellent fuel economy and have superb MTs.

I've never found the 3 appealing for whatever reason.

I considered a manual transmission Accord but there isn't huge availability in sickshift CPO.

Be a tough choice between a new Corolla and a CPO CT200.

Funny enough I'm debating between 19K CPO CT200H and 2015+ Corolla for 4-5k less. Corolla is larger and pretty nice. And I'd get a manual which I would love.

The iM is pretty nice too but I don't love the cloth seats.

Get an older IS250 with a manual!  :)

Very limited availability.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2018, 09:41:21 pm »
The Mazda 3 is nice enough, but for a keeper car I'd go Corolla for the lower operating costs and added equipment.  The Gen 11 Corolla is a really nice car.  But, no way I'd get the manual unless buying used.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2018, 09:51:18 pm »
Definitely buying used. If I'm buying new I'd buy the Clarity.

There's a 2014 Corolla with 111k listed for 11k which is interesting.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 10:03:30 pm »
Not as interesting as that IS. 
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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 10:09:08 pm »
The manual I tried in an IS250 was a letdown. Longish, notchy and imprecise throws, and a clutch that only bit close to the top of travel. It wasn't what I expected in a rwd manual at all. If you don't go in with high expectations, it may be fine. YMMV
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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2018, 10:17:14 pm »
Not as interesting as that IS. 

IS would lead to higher financing charges which is a consideration. At the same price of the CT I might lean CT which is somewhat surprising even to myself. I'd like to use less fuel

The manual I tried in an IS250 was a letdown. Longish, notchy and imprecise throws, and a clutch that only bit close to the top of travel. It wasn't what I expected in a rwd manual at all. If you don't go in with high expectations, it may be fine. YMMV

Sounds like the corolla actually.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2018, 10:26:42 pm »
I had a 1995 Corolla wagon and a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. Both manual, and both felt pretty close, but the Vibe generally tighter. Both were kinda notchy, which I like. Gives it a mechanical feel. Both seemed to eventually get soft second-third gear synchros, so you'd get a bit of crunch if you shifted too fast. Other than that, they held up well.

Funnily enough, the transmission in the cheapo 93 Tercel that I had shifted much better. Even when it had racked up over 300k kms. No crunchiness, relatively slick shifts. 

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Re: Lexus CT200h
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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2018, 12:55:46 am »
A number of used IS250 RWD manuals are available in Vancouver. I want one someday.

CT200h, nice car but pretty tight inside.

I'd recommend Mazda but yet another underbody piece of plastic is dragging on the road right now. FFS. I'm planning on replacing it with an IS250 in the next couple of years.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2018, 12:57:43 am »
The manual I tried in an IS250 was a letdown. Longish, notchy and imprecise throws, and a clutch that only bit close to the top of travel. It wasn't what I expected in a rwd manual at all. If you don't go in with high expectations, it may be fine. YMMV

I expected it to be bad and found it ok. Throws were long-ish I agree. The impreciseness is not as bad as Corolla but don't go Fast and Furious on that shifter.

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Re: Lexus CT200h
« Reply #39 on: January 24, 2018, 08:20:34 am »
I'd recommend Mazda but yet another underbody piece of plastic is dragging on the road right now. FFS. I'm planning on replacing it with an IS250 in the next couple of years.
Are you off roading? Never had anything under the car broken or dragging. I have seen several others like that but they were civics and elantras and wondered what might have happened.