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Blackwell's Auto & Truck Sales
(706) 745-7952
1765 Blue Rdg Hwy
Blairsville, GA

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Paul Teryl
(706) 745-2002
5724 Dills Rd. Extension
Blairsville, GA
 
Johnson Lexus at Southpoint
(919) 433-8800
1013 SouthPoint Autopark Blvd
Durham, NC
 
Action Auto Sales
(919) 217-5830
3428 NC 97 Hwy
Wendell, NC

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Car Nation
(828) 631-9100
1084 W Main St
Sylva, NC

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Auto Solutions
(706) 258-2030
1674 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA

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Flow Lexus
(888) 213-5543
805 Jonestown Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
 
Flow Lexus of Greensboro
(888) 356-9539
825 Norwalk Street
Greensboro, NC
 
Charlie's Auto Sales
(252) 535-7970
22 Brigman St
Roanoke Rapids, NC

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Specialty Bank Liquidators
(336) 272-8740
201 E Lee St
Greensboro, NC

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2010 Lexus IS C Near-Luxury Convertible

By Derek Price   

The all-new 2010 Lexus IS 350C and IS 250C hard-top convertibles give Lexus a coupe and convertible in the entry luxury segment for the first time

The all-new 2010 Lexus IS 350C and IS 250C hard-top convertibles give Lexus a coupe and convertible in the entry luxury segment for the first time

What was tested?: 2010 Lexus IS350C ($43,940).

Options: Luxury package ($3,055), navigation system ($2,340), parking assist ($500).

Price as tested (including $875 destination charge): $50,710.

Pros: It has all the great Lexus traits -- dependability, silence and quality -- with the added benefit of a hard top that folds away electronically. With the top up, it's nearly as quiet as the IS sedan.

Cons: Styling isn't as sexy and expressive as some of the competition, including Lexus' own SC convertible that was introduced in 2001.

Lexus has tried hard to inject some excitement into its lineup with a new small car called the IS. For the most part, it's worked.

The IS is the answer to people who say Lexus' cars are too soft and slobbery because they don't try to copy BMWs, which is what most other luxury brands have done in recent years. Lexus has smartly charted its own path of making squishy, quiet, traditional luxury cars that slow your pulse.

The IS, though, is an exception.

The Lexus IS convertible rear view features a clean, continuous design, with flowing bumper corners and a strong bumper shape that flows inward towards the exhaust

The Lexus IS convertible rear view features a clean, continuous design, with flowing bumper corners and a strong bumper shape that flows inward towards the exhaust

It's designed for those adrenaline-loving drivers who want a car to provide some thrills -- the same people who would normally consider a BMW. It's sporty and fun, with an emphasis on balanced handling that makes you want to wring it out on a racetrack.

So, what could Lexus do to add even more fun to the IS? Chop off the roof, of course.

For 2010, there's a convertible version of the IS, called the IS C, that comes with a hard top that folds away at the push of a button. When the roof is up, it has enough sound insulation that it's nearly as silent as normal, non-convertible Lexus cars. But with the roof down, you get the wind-in-your-hair excitement of driving a high-performance luxury vehicle.

If your car decisions are based purely on performance, you won't want a convertible. The fold-away top adds weight and complexity that does nothing but slow the car down. But if you're looking for more of a comfortable top-down cruiser that can also be fun on winding roads, the IS C is for you.

Just like the regular IS, the IS C comes with your choice of two V6 engines: a 2.5-liter version that makes 204 horsepower, and a 3.5-liter engine that makes 306 horses. Both engines have the wonderful buttery feel you expect in a Lexus, the kind of power that feels unruffled and confident under acceleration.

The hard top is a work of art in itself. It takes about 20 seconds to open or close, folding away in a choreographed dance that hides the roof neatly under the trunk.

The IS convertible interior maintains the luxury touch points associated with the IS sport sedans, while new comfort and entertainment features provide a consistent atmosphere regardless of top configuration

The IS con...

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