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Lexus CT 200h 2012

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4.97

(295 trips)

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The car

Lexus CT 200h 2012

Premium

4.97

(295 trips)

42 MPG

Hybrid

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
5.0
Charvak

All-Star Host

1,588 tripsJoined Jun 2011

Typically responds in 8 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Charvak has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

It's like a Prius, but better. Driven carefully, the CT can beat my Honda Insight at hypermiling. And it's more technologically advanced than my Lexus GX. I love the CT for its efficiency, the premium 10-speaker audio system, and overall comfort. The navigation system is actually useful for showing upcoming rest areas and exits on the highway, as a complement to your phone's GPS. If you're a driving purist, rent my Honda Insight with its manual gearbox, light weight, visibility, and tiny size. But if you want to cruise in comfort while still saving gas, the CT is your car. My driver's review of the car: I should warn you that this car isn't exactly fun to drive. It handles great, with the wide low-profile tires. But I can't tell how wide it is, making it hard to cut through traffic. The transmission has three modes: Eco, Normal, Sport. In Sport, it's not that slow. When you mash the drive-by-wire throttle, the CVT quickly spools up the engine and the planetary gearbox mixes in electric power to give you good acceleration response. It's an engineering marvel. But the sound is weird. It lacks the feeling of power that comes with shifting an ordinary gearbox or hearing the revs rise with the car's speed. Finally, the hybrid system's information display is horrible. No useful quantitative information, just some silly animations. You have to flip through too many screens to get what you want. Why can't it show engine rpm and regenerative braking simultaneously? The engineers clearly didn't read Edward Tufte. My renters seem to like the CT, but I think it's a little bland. I use it regularly for its utility, like if I have to make phone calls in a quiet cabin while driving to the beach with a surfboard, but I don't get excited about driving it. I generally hop in the Insight or GX first if they can do the job.

Features

Automatic transmission

AUX input

Bike rack

Bluetooth

Child seat

GPS

Heated seats

Snow tires or chains

Sunroof

Toll pass

USB input

Extras (7)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Unlimited mileage

Unlimited miles

US$60/day

Post-trip cleaning

Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.

US$20/trip

Bike rack

US$20/day1 available

Child safety seat

US$10/day1 available

Bike rack

US$30/trip1 available

Child safety seat

US$40/trip1 available

Prepaid refuel

Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

US$40/trip

Guidelines

1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Faqs

  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?

    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.

Ratings and reviews

4.97

(228 ratings)

Reviews

Hieu N.

HieuMay 9, 2021

Good car and excellent service!

Kelly S.

KellyApr 21, 2021

Charvak was a great host! He was super flexible and accommodating to us. He was very knowledgeable about his vehicles and provided excellent customer service throughout the process. Would 10/10 recommend to anyone in the area!

Yihao L.

YihaoMar 16, 2021

Charvak is the ideal type of Turo host. I high recommend to everyone!

David E.

DavidFeb 24, 2021

Charvak's lexus was exactly what my wife and I needed to take a day-trip out of the city. The car was clean, performed well, and Charvak was an ideal host, very communicative and accommodating. We will definitely seek out this car and others again as needed.

Ali A.

AliFeb 19, 2021

Easy to drive car. No surprises!

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The car

Lexus CT 200h 2012

Premium

4.97

(295 trips)

42 MPG

Hybrid

4 doors

5 seats

Hosted by

Charvak
5.0
Charvak

All-Star Host

1,588 tripsJoined Jun 2011

Typically responds in 8 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Charvak are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Charvak has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

It's like a Prius, but better. Driven carefully, the CT can beat my Honda Insight at hypermiling. And it's more technologically advanced than my Lexus GX. I love the CT for its efficiency, the premium 10-speaker audio system, and overall comfort. The navigation system is actually useful for showing upcoming rest areas and exits on the highway, as a complement to your phone's GPS. If you're a driving purist, rent my Honda Insight with its manual gearbox, light weight, visibility, and tiny size. But if you want to cruise in comfort while still saving gas, the CT is your car. My driver's review of the car: I should warn you that this car isn't exactly fun to drive. It handles great, with the wide low-profile tires. But I can't tell how wide it is, making it hard to cut through traffic. The transmission has three modes: Eco, Normal, Sport. In Sport, it's not that slow. When you mash the drive-by-wire throttle, the CVT quickly spools up the engine and the planetary gearbox mixes in electric power to give you good acceleration response. It's an engineering marvel. But the sound is weird. It lacks the feeling of power that comes with shifting an ordinary gearbox or hearing the revs rise with the car's speed. Finally, the hybrid system's information display is horrible. No useful quantitative information, just some silly animations. You have to flip through too many screens to get what you want. Why can't it show engine rpm and regenerative braking simultaneously? The engineers clearly didn't read Edward Tufte. My renters seem to like the CT, but I think it's a little bland. I use it regularly for its utility, like if I have to make phone calls in a quiet cabin while driving to the beach with a surfboard, but I don't get excited about driving it. I generally hop in the Insight or GX first if they can do the job.

Features

Automatic transmission

AUX input

Bike rack

Bluetooth

Child seat

GPS

Heated seats

Snow tires or chains

Sunroof

Toll pass

USB input

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Unlimited mileage

Unlimited miles

US$60/day

Post-trip cleaning

Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.

US$20/trip

Bike rack

US$20/day1 available

Child safety seat

US$10/day1 available

Bike rack

US$30/trip1 available

Child safety seat

US$40/trip1 available

Prepaid refuel

Save time and make dropoff a breeze by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

US$40/trip

Guidelines

1. Have a friendly face as your profile photo. 2. Tell the host why you're renting. 3. Tell me if you can drive a manual, if you can't and would like to learn (free lessons), and whether you have a preference. 4. Be flexible with your trip times and vehicle. 5. Give hosts your arrival plans. 6. Show up on time. 7. Allow 10 - 15 minutes for photos, pre-trip inspection, and an overview of how to operate the car. 8. Call the host right away if you have any issues during your trip. 9. Communicate your return plans. 10. Bring the car back clean and refuelled. 11. If there's damage, tell me about it. 12. Pay your parking tickets right away. 13. Write a review. 14. Check the toll bill for accuracy and approve it. 15. Call me next time you need a car. 16. If you're renting as a group, the driver shouldn't pay.

Faqs

  • Why are you so strict about arrival time?

    One of the biggest operating costs of Turo is meeting renters. Some renters make it very easy, others are difficult. I rent to everyone, don't discriminate based on any perception of how difficult a renter will be to serve. That's only possible if I can charge for inconvenience, damage, smoking, etc. By insisting on promptness, I get high quality renters who are successful in life because they make things easy for everyone they interact with. And you get clean, well-maintained cars, promptly at your scheduled pickup time. It beats waiting at the rental counter at Hertz.

Ratings and reviews

4.97

(228 ratings)

Reviews

Hieu N.

HieuMay 9, 2021

Good car and excellent service!

Kelly S.

KellyApr 21, 2021

Charvak was a great host! He was super flexible and accommodating to us. He was very knowledgeable about his vehicles and provided excellent customer service throughout the process. Would 10/10 recommend to anyone in the area!

Yihao L.

YihaoMar 16, 2021

Charvak is the ideal type of Turo host. I high recommend to everyone!

David E.

DavidFeb 24, 2021

Charvak's lexus was exactly what my wife and I needed to take a day-trip out of the city. The car was clean, performed well, and Charvak was an ideal host, very communicative and accommodating. We will definitely seek out this car and others again as needed.

Ali A.

AliFeb 19, 2021

Easy to drive car. No surprises!

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

Unlimited

Week

Unlimited

Month

Unlimited

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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