Kapiti Observer : May 19th 2011
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Work • Tra sport & Ge eral E gi eeri g • Heavy Tra sport E gi eeri g • Trailer Ma ufacturi g • Stock Crate Repairs Phone (24hrs) (06) 368 2037 (06) 368 1591 Mobile: Ia 021 432 995 Ke 021 246 8202 A/hrs: Ke (06) 364 8122 Ia (06) 362 6554 KAP20826 DIESEL SPECIALISTS - TRUCKS - TRACTORS TOW BARS - DRAWBARS C.O.F. SERVICE TOWBARS LUBRICATION DECKS 2146413AA Dashboard easy to learn FROM Page 36 Elegant sufficiency: simple dash design is probably Lexus's best. But you can't see the wheel difference when the car is moving, or when you're in it, and in base form, Lexus supplies a high-end plug-in TomTom, because they can't for the time being offer a built-in unit in the lower-rent model. That's a benefit. The Tom Tom is patently easier to use than most built- in units and is able to be moved from car to car, which has to be a plus point. Another backhanded benefit of not having built-in sat-nav is that the entry- point CT ends up with possibly the best-designed, least cluttered dash and fascia on any Lexus, regardless of denomination. It's easy to learn, its textures and button and lever actions were just right and a simple metallised strip here and there replaces the wood and streaked decorative surfaces of the Limited and F-Sports models. I preferred it. The base car also lacks the others' leather trim, with front seat-heaters and power adjustment. But the gorgeous Alcantara faux suede you do get is easier on the backside, lovely to the touch, just as easy to wipe clean, and available in more colourways than the leather-clad items. Radar cruise control would be nice, but the standard set up in the base CT is good enough, and all cars get a reversing monitor, the least expensive car having its screen in the interior mirror. The CT gets just six speakers instead of 10 for its multi-connectible MP3, WMA and CD AM/FM sound system, which is still able to make your ears bleed, and while the car's multi- information display has fewer functions than its upper echelon models, there are fewer things to confuse you. And it's the confusion -- or should that be profusion -- of options and specifications that does the CT200h something of a disservice. For all its selections of gadgets, luxuries and technological wizardry, this new entry-point to the Lexus range is best in its own entry-point form. True, its styling suggests front and rear designers who have never met, and its interior and luggage space are only Corolla-sized, while some extra grunt would be appealing, but for $51,500 I call it very good buying as a way into Lexus ownership on a pretty achievable budget. The fact that it's also a fuel- sipping hybrid is almost besides the point.
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