Luxury Class Cars South Portland ME

Lexus too is a brand of car known for its luxury. The 2008 IS250 , for a base cost of $30,555, delivers a strong entry-level premium contender. It comes in rear-wheel or optional all-wheel drive (starting at $34,185), but be warned that the AWD can only be found in an automatic. The clean lines and elegant beauty of this car are easily apparent at first glance.

Don Foshay's Discount Tire and Alignment
(207) 773-0112, 001-2004
380 Main Street
South Portland, ME
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Black Point Auto & Towing
(207) 883-4114
52 Manson Libby Road
Scarborough, ME
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Inspection
Payment Options
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Hamiltons Service Station
(207) 773-1930
205 Park Ave
Portland, ME
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Retail Tire,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Meineke Car Care Center
(207) 799-6443
310 Main St
South Portland, ME
Services
Mufflers Repair

Jiffy Car Wash and Detail Center
(207) 772-4423
396 Main Street
South Portland, ME
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair,Truck Detailing

Avis Budget Group
(617) 561-3610, 001-2004
968 Westbrook Street
Portland, ME
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Horsepower Autocare, Inc.
(207) 892-9420, 001-2004
44 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Century Tire Co & Auto Service Centers
(207) 775-3777
185 Kennebec St
Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(207) 767-3277
65 Market St
South Portland, ME
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Napa Auto Parts
(207) 774-6331
191 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

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Entry-Level Premium Car Class

Entry-Level Premium Car Class By Alison Lakin, Associate Editor

2009 Acura TSX
Entry-level premium cars are the rest stop from budget to luxury and their prices, though not bare bones cheap, should put you a little more at ease than those of the upper luxury class. These models also provide a surprising number of upscale features, which you may have thought were out of your financial reach.


2008 Lexus IS250


2008 Volvo S40
Because many cars in this emerging class have similarly smooth and exciting rides, consider focusing on which car can give you the most for the money. Additionally, some of the best cars in this class carry features which will satisfy the tech-savvy as well as offer enough excitement to appease those who crave a little more exhilaration in their daily commute.

The 2009 Acura TSX is a perfect example of this combination. Middle of the pack in price with a starting MSRP of around $29,000, it is an outstanding example of an entry-level premium value. On paper, the TSX's power is a little on the low side, but Acura has managed to squeeze as much torque as possible out of its 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine and its 201 horsepower feels particularly muscular when combined with the 172 lb-ft of torque. Available in a six-speed manual or with a new and thoroughly engaging five-speed Sequential SportShift with paddle shifters, the TSX provides style with speed at a value price.

Hiroyuki Ikegami, Chief Engineer for the Acura TSX, is most proud of  "the balance between power, torque and fuel-economy that the new engine achieves. [Acura's] goal was to maximize useable, mid-range power rather than focus on peak performance."

This power balance is indeed evident in the drive, however comfort and safety are hardly put on a backburner in this vehicle. Throughout the roomy interior cabin you'll be treated to standard heated leather and power seats. You'll also find a telescoping steering wheel and a great-sounding stock stereo system.

An optional technology package includes a navigation system for those who tend to be geographically challenged. Keeping you protected is a wide range of safety features - everything from driver and passenger airbags to the stability control is standard.

Lexus too is a brand of car known for its luxury. The 2008 IS250 , for a base cost of $30,555, delivers a strong entry-level premium contender. It comes in rear-wheel or optional all-wheel drive (starting at $34,185), but be warned that the AWD can only be found in an automatic. The clean lines and elegant beauty of this car are easily apparent at first glance.

"You still get the sporty look and the luxury feel of a Lexus, but it's a car that young men and women who have a certain affinity for performance can get into, at an entry-level price tag," says Justus Dobrin, Account Manager at Lexus.

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