MadJam250

Height/clearance .. cause for concern?

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Hi all. Newbie here.

Having owned 3 Lexus (Lexi? ) before I'm now about to be back behind the wheel of my first CT200h . .and can not wait!

My only concern/reservation is that I am a bit anxious that the ground clearance at the front is looking likely that the bumper/valance may scrape on vicious speed bumps or parking kerbs? It's a 2014 Advance Sport which looks similar in height to the F Sport. Can any owners testify to such scuffing/scraping or am I worrying unnecessarily? It's only after the test drive and looking at the pics, the dealer took for the ad, that had me wondering.

Many thanks!

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I've never scraped mine but have been mindful when facing large speed humps how I go over them. I have been close to clipping it when parking nose into parking spaces with a kerb in front but have learned to stop a bit shorter or just reverse in (which I usually do).

There are many lower cars on the road, even the Subaru Impreza, which you would think would have reasonable ground clearance being a AWD, is actually lower than the CT.

Watch out for the bottom of the door when parking next to a kerb, especially if the road has a camber. I've found that to be more of an issue than the general ground clearance.

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Very good point actually. I guess it's about being more mindful than normal. Goodness knows how low slung supercar drives 'cope' with such dilemmas 😉

I'll check the underside too for damage  before I sign on the dotted line. Very excited though. I miss not being a Lexus owner and looking forward to coming back.

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After 2 1/2 years I have only scraped the front bumper twice,  both times underneath where you can't see. It was backing off large kerbs both times. As previously stated the doors are the issue,  caught them quite a few times. 

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Yes. I've caught mine twice and only had the car 3 weeks. Even slightly bent the corner of the bottom edge of the driver's door 😕.

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