When we felt we deserved a lot more bells and whistles and were watching the fuel prices start the most recent climb we researched the available Luxury Hybrids.
Kathy wanted a higher seating position than the '99 Solara, BlueTooth/Nav/Heated Seats and she found it all.
My working for a Lexus store didn't stop her from looking at the Prius, Altima and Lincoln Hybrids but she determined that the Premium HS suited her best.
Now that she regularly exceeds the posted 35 MPG by 2 or 3 it confirmed her decision.
A high point of her day is getting asked for a ride by various co-workers and showing off the cooled seats and verbal commands.
That the dealer washes it every week is an added bonus!
Exceeding the 35 posted MPG by a couple
Verbal commands for nearly everything
Separate tone settings for iPod & XM
Ventilated seats, 3 position memory seat
Strong performance when desired
Cool look with Matador Red and "18 Alloys
Keyless fob, won't slip and fall in snow while
fumbling with packages and keys
Memory seat knows which driver is entering
Destination Assist is even easier than the verbal command system
Two free service visits paid by Lexus
Pre-open the windows/sunroof on hot day
E-Mail destinations to car, no need to type them in while parked
Wonderfully quiet and comfortable
Warms up incredibly fast in sub zero weather
Remote start cuts off when door is opened
Remote range is ridiculously short, '40?
Standard Lexus/Toyota problem that the cigarette lighter turns off with the key, can not charge phones, iPods when car is off