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Offline Alvin-8880

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2011, 05:11:19 PM »
Discount on Lexus? Only in your dream ! ;D

I've been asking before taking delivery of my car, cos Prius is offering 5-year free maintenance. But zero offer on CT200h. I heard they delivered 500 units within last 3 months. Hybrid is getting popular now.

Nearly cancel order and went for Golf TSI due to RM16k discount. But that discount drop to only 10k. So, finally stick to CT200h.

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2011, 08:19:42 AM »
Discount on Lexus? Only in your dream ! ;D

I've been asking before taking delivery of my car, cos Prius is offering 5-year free maintenance. But zero offer on CT200h. I heard they delivered 500 units within last 3 months. Hybrid is getting popular now.

Nearly cancel order and went for Golf TSI due to RM16k discount. But that discount drop to only 10k. So, finally stick to CT200h.

tsi discount mo than rm10k bro....

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #52 on: December 21, 2011, 08:41:27 AM »
when i am planning to get a car for my wife this year for her birthday, CT200H also in the list.
But ended up bought a GTI for her.

Then curi curi moded her car to stage 2. So i can enjoy driving that car as well.  :Laughing_on_floor:

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #53 on: December 21, 2011, 09:22:01 AM »
when i am planning to get a car for my wife this year for her birthday, CT200H also in the list.
But ended up bought a GTI for her.

Then curi curi moded her car to stage 2. So i can enjoy driving that car as well.  :Laughing_on_floor:


haha good choice  ....
but didn't she notice the noise from the down pipe ?

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #54 on: December 21, 2011, 09:52:31 AM »
when i am planning to get a car for my wife this year for her birthday, CT200H also in the list.
But ended up bought a GTI for her.

Then curi curi moded her car to stage 2. So i can enjoy driving that car as well.  :Laughing_on_floor:


haha good choice  ....
but didn't she notice the noise from the down pipe ?

i use 400 cell ceramic cat downpipe. barely noticeable during normal driving.
But she still found out cause the power is totally different from original.  ;D


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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #55 on: December 21, 2011, 01:55:24 PM »
when i am planning to get a car for my wife this year for her birthday, CT200H also in the list.
But ended up bought a GTI for her.

Then curi curi moded her car to stage 2. So i can enjoy driving that car as well.  :Laughing_on_floor:


haha good choice  ....
but didn't she notice the noise from the down pipe ?

i use 400 cell ceramic cat downpipe. barely noticeable during normal driving.
But she still found out cause the power is totally different from original.  ;D

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2011, 08:49:40 AM »
My wife is enjoying her new camera in her GTI  ;D

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2011, 09:48:32 AM »
Wife had a golf, utter unrealiable, switch to a volvo, same crap, finally took the lexus Ct 200, piece of mind .....

Duke, you are back, so where have you been hiding?
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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #58 on: December 23, 2011, 12:11:03 PM »
Wife had a golf, utter unrealiable, switch to a volvo, same crap, finally took the lexus Ct 200, piece of mind .....

Duke, you are back, so where have you been hiding?

Exercising - Wife ordered to loose some weight, So I have been building bikes and riding. Just built a Lynskey Custom ... and sufferring on every ride..

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #59 on: December 27, 2011, 10:49:35 AM »
Wife had a golf, utter unrealiable, switch to a volvo, same crap, finally took the lexus Ct 200, piece of mind .....

Duke, you are back, so where have you been hiding?

Exercising - Wife ordered to loose some weight, So I have been building bikes and riding. Just built a Lynskey Custom ... and sufferring on every ride..

That is all good, so no more new acquisition???
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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #60 on: March 22, 2012, 08:25:23 PM »
I will go for golf cos i think lexus ct200h lacks of character. Just another more expensive boring toyota. sorry for my bluntness.
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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #61 on: April 25, 2012, 01:12:09 PM »
Definitely a VW Golf will be a better driving experience....compared to Lexus (aka expensive Toyota).
Just gotta love those German Technology

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #62 on: April 25, 2012, 02:54:17 PM »
Hi

I have similar dilema. Was comparing CT200 vs Jetta vs Passat vs Mazda 6. Didnt even bother comparing with Golf TSI.

Ended up with CT200h..... due to its refinement and air of luxury. And also the entire buying experience. 

Just think of it this way.
CT200h = Rolex
Jetta/Passat = Laco/Steinhart
Mazda = Seiko (or grand Seiko if you wish)

Imagine all same price. So its easy pick for me.

No offence to VW owner yah.



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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2012, 09:34:31 AM »
Hi

I have similar dilema. Was comparing CT200 vs Jetta vs Passat vs Mazda 6. Didnt even bother comparing with Golf TSI.

Ended up with CT200h..... due to its refinement and air of luxury. And also the entire buying experience. 

Just think of it this way.
CT200h = Rolex
Jetta/Passat = Laco/Steinhart
Mazda = Seiko (or grand Seiko if you wish)

Imagine all same price. So its easy pick for me.

No offence to VW owner yah.

CT200h = G Seiko with spring drive movement


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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2012, 10:43:32 AM »
I too considered Golf TSI, Jetta & Passat before settling down with CT200h due to the technology (green) & luxury feel. But all these features cost money, so, the final factor is "tax free". Else, not easy too justify the saving of fuel. Am running at 5 liter/100 km (or less than 10 sens / km).

Klang Valley traffic jam every where, even at taman-taman now. Hybrid is the "best suited" cars for city life. The engine hardly starts, so will be less wear & tear. I strongly believe Hybrid cars are more reliable overall in city.

Can't accept the Golf TSI & Jetta come without leather seats & plain dashboard. CT200h wins hands down.

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #65 on: April 26, 2012, 12:00:10 PM »
Hi Chrisyen

True true... G Seiko


Hi Alvin

Agree. My final reason is "I ain't want pay ridiculous taxes anymore" although everything is expensive. Just did my 10K service at Rm500! No free labour or anything. How about yours?

For those who consider GTi, do take a look at Mazda 3 MPS also. At Rm17+k, Japan CBU, 2.3l Turbo with 10 Bose Speaker audio, it really worth considering eventhough there are complains about torque steer.

Thanks
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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2012, 10:11:16 AM »
I have not done 10,000 km service yet but my friend did, RM500 too.

Having tax free car in Malaysia is like in a dream, when all cars are taxed minimum 30-40% including Proton made. Worse on imported brands : AP, Import Duty, Excise Duty, Sales Tax.  :Blue:

Just came back from Bangkok last month and found out that their Japanese cars are cheaper than Malaysia by 20 to 40%.

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2012, 07:07:08 AM »
read Top Gear's review in the April isue...CT200h vs VW Passat.... :)

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2012, 08:54:11 PM »
I read it too but found the choice of "battle field" was not quite fair. Having CT200h vs Passat competing on PLUS highway will not favour any hybrid cars as they are designed for city traffic ie. stop-go scenario.

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #69 on: May 16, 2012, 07:55:09 PM »
how about the new Honda CR-Z hybrid ??  ;D
i think is a fair comparison to the Lexus, but it is only a 2+2 seater which means rear seats are only for show  :Blue:
at 115k i think is a bargain to the not-so-exciting Prius + it's a manual !  ;)

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #70 on: May 16, 2012, 08:38:15 PM »
80k difference you call it fair comparison?

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #71 on: May 16, 2012, 11:39:12 PM »
i'm just saying, hybrid to hybrid because i think CR-Z is an interesting car  ;D
ignore my comment if y'all think it's out of topic :HammerHead:

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #72 on: June 14, 2012, 06:34:24 AM »
I like both Never driven the Lexus but my sis inlaw has one and gotten a ride a couple of times.. very comfy and if your taking a long drive its nice to know that it wont cost much... golfs are just plain fun to drive but one needs snow to really get the best out of them
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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #73 on: June 14, 2012, 07:21:49 AM »
Lexus Cars are made to perfection , Lexus sales  are at the top range in the states , If you own one,  comparing it with a German Car there is no doubt german technology is better ,  But then if you drive a lexus its all about the branding and also the taste you have. I personally love the lexus for comfort and style . if i want speed and performance  i will just take the BM or the Audi out for a spin comparing german and a japanese car. 

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Re: Lexus CT200h or Golf TSI ?
« Reply #74 on: June 14, 2012, 10:34:45 AM »
Hi

I have similar dilema. Was comparing CT200 vs Jetta vs Passat vs Mazda 6. Didnt even bother comparing with Golf TSI.

Ended up with CT200h..... due to its refinement and air of luxury. And also the entire buying experience. 

Just think of it this way.
CT200h = Rolex
Jetta/Passat = Laco/Steinhart
Mazda = Seiko (or grand Seiko if you wish)

Imagine all same price. So its easy pick for me.

No offence to VW owner yah.

Congrats on your choice.

For me, if I were to choose performance, I will go for the Passat.
Even though it may be 1.8cc as compared with CT200 which is 2.0cc, but feel more powerful as it's engine is turbo-powered.