Car of the Week: 2014 Lexus IS 350

The car of the week for this week is a 2014 Lexus IS 350, Stock #160450A.

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Alyc: Hey everyone, Alyc Keith is here once again with Car of the Week. I hope everyone had a great weekend. Terrible, terrible hockey game on Saturday and some not so good football games yesterday. So besides that, I hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to give you a quick update. Our Lexus LX, which is which was car of the week two weeks ago has been sold. So that one is no longer on the market. We have a real treat for you today, but before we get into the car of the day, I wanted to introduce you to someone who brings a lot of experience to our dealership. His name is Al Ratani, he’s our service manager. How much experience, you ask? He’s been with us since 1990. So let’s go into his office, he’s gonna talk to us a little about our VIP service. Come on in.

Okay, we’re here with Al Ratani. Al, why don’t you tell us a little bit about the VIP service and some of your experience, you’ve been here for a time. When did you start?

Al: We started in…I started in March of 1990. So I’ve been a fixer with Lexus of Calgary. And we implemented this VIP service to take away the hastle that everybody gets with servicing their vehicles normal. So what we do is we have valet drivers that will come to your place of work, or a place of residence, pick up your car, get it serviced, cleaned, and deliver it back to you.

We also, if that doesn’t work, if some people prefer to come down here, then we have a courtesy vehicle as well, at no charge, that we will actually give that vehicle to them to use during while their car is in for service. So people from out of town, for instance. They can go shopping, they can do what they want, watch a movie, and then come back and get the car. We also will do an exterior wash, an interior clean, and do a [inaudible 00:01:41] repair on the windshield, if it is required, at no cost on the guest. Those are special for our VIP guests at no cost.

Alyc: Right on. Thanks a lot, Al. Let’s go out and I’ll show you our car of the week. Hi everyone, this is our car of the week. This week we went with a 2014 IS 350. This one has extremely low kilometers on it. It only has approximately 13,000 kilometers. The IS stands for Intelligent Sport. Basically when Lexus created that they wanted to combine practicality with the sport design, so that’s where the name came from. The 350 stand for a 3.5 liter V6 engine that produces approximately 307 horsepower. So that’s what we have under the hood on this car. This car is in really good shape. It’s got 18-inch wheels. Also to talk about the IS in general. This is a generation three, and they make a sport model and a non-sport model. So the sport model will give you a more aggressive grille, like a honey comb type grille, and it’ll give you a multi-spoke wheel. This one is a little more conservative, so Lexus gave its customers two choices. This is the Luxury Package, so I’m gonna talk more about it when we’re on the inside about the features. But it’s a beautiful car, one owner car, serviced here. The previous customer did put tint on the front windows. If you don’t want it, we can easily take it off. But let’s go take a look on the inside, Teegan.

Okay, we’re inside this beautiful 2014 IS 350, a Luxury Package. Okay, when this beautiful car first came out, it retailed for $54,000, that was the price tag of this. We’re talking heated steering wheel. Blind spot monitors. Rain sensing wipers. Backup camera here. And if you want to turn to the back, Teegan, we got power…rear power sun shade. Now while we’re back there, I wanna talk about the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Now this is something we haven’t talked about in our other segments. Basically what happens is if you’re in a parking lot, and you go in reverse, and you go to back up, it’s gonna alert you if traffic’s coming on either side, so it’s a great feature. One thing of course that we always talk about is the CarProof. Accident-free, one owner CarProof, this is the perfect pre-owned vehicle to own. For more information on this car, click on the link below, and we’ll see you…