My favourite thing about this Porsche is how well-behaved it is - when you want it to be!
To begin with, the car is a beauty to behold. A bold forest-green exterior is brightened by a tanned leather interior, which makes the inside of this '09 coupe exceptionally bright and roomy. The dash controls are sleek and well-formatted, and you won't hear any complaints about the 72-watt audio system, which provides ample bass and is fully customizeable to whatever genre you might be tuning into on your satellite-enabled radio system.
If cars are your dig, this one is a gold mine! The flat six engine with direct-injection provides instant, smooth power delivery, and a wonderfully fast 0-100 of well under 5 seconds. The suspension rides a little rougher than one would expect for a Porsche, but the intent here is to provide the driver with the truest sensation of being connected to the track. Sitting close to the ground, the low profile and perfect weight balance enables unmatched agility and a wicked launch system to power you out of the turns and off the line.
For the more moderated driver, every day driving is elegant and regally tamed. The interior of the car is extremely comfortable and spacious, and the rumble from the engine provides a lovely note. Rush hour traffic is a breeze, as the low idle provides a smooth and slow pull forward without being jerky.
Reining 385 horses has never been so easy - not that you're going to want to.
I recently took this futuristic hatchback out for a spin to gauge its performance, and was left impressed by its sheer will to perform while maintaining excellent fuel economy and a high standard of comfort.
When I pulled out of the parking lot, I set the driving mode to Normal. Pickup was prompt and quiet – typical for a hybrid, which only engages the gas engine after a specified kph – and it was clear right off the first turn that this car is built to handle. Normal mode was perfect for regular city driving, but on our way through a busy downtown, Eco mode reduced power consumption and recharged the car’s battery via some clever regenerative braking. When I hit a faster road, Sport mode provided an excellent pull and a red, digital tachometer illuminated on the dash to give the C200h an impressive sporty feel.
The interior itself is beautiful. Plush black leather upholstery is complimented by a sleek display with ergonomic and easy-to-operate controls. A pop-up high definition screen has an excellent GPS interface, the reverse-angle cameras have crisp images so that you always know where you are when parallel parking.
This car is an excellent balance of fun and functional, and you’ll really enjoy the gas mileage!
Visit our listing at www.victoriapremiumauto.com/inventory/lexus/2011-lexus-ct200-hybrid-sport and enjoy your drive!
Beginning February 5th, 2013, we're offering prizes for the 250th & 500th likes on our page, and a Grand Prize draw once we hit the big 5-0-0-0!
- The 250th & 500th likes will receive a Diamond-Kote® Package for one of their lucky vehicles! Valued at more than $600, we'll make sure your vehicle shines and sparkles as perfectly as the day you bought it.
- The Grand Prize is a 3-night stay at the legendary Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino, BC.
Visit us at http://www.facebook.com/VictoriaPremiumAuto for details and to enter.
We are pleased to announce our social media expansion on both Facebook and Twitter.
Put simply, shopping for a pre-owned luxury vehicle should be an enjoyable experience!
Combining efforts through our website, our Facebook page, and our Twitter handle, we will be best able to keep you updated and connected with our automobile inventory.
Our Facebook page in particular will be updated regularly with information about, and photography of, our vehicles. On top of that, we want to keep you connected to the world of luxury automobiles. We will also regularly post headlining information about cars you love, straight from the source!
As always, feel free to contact us through our Facebook page - we are your automotive consultants of Vancouver Island.
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Dan Kahan and Shaw TV get together for an interview about the Rally For Memories, in support of the We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation.
If you live in the Greater Victoria area, love your car and love to drive, here is a great opportunity for a fun-filled day on the road to Tofino and a luxurious stay at Long Beach Lodge Resort.
Victoria Premium Auto and Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino are excited to announce the inaugural Rally 4 Memories, the Drive for Dementia. Rally 4 Memories is a poker run car rally from Victoria to Tofino to raise funds in support of the We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation.
You will be taken on the scenic drive up Island culminating in a delicious lunch in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area. The adventure will continue after lunch heading out on the road to the West Coast and Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino. There you will enjoy a buffet dinner prepared by the Lodge’s renowned chef before retiring to your beach front room for a relaxing evening of leisure.
Cost per car is $500. A tax receipt will be supplied.
Entry Fee & Details...
Your entry fee of $500 per car includes:
- lunch on April 21 mid-Island,
- one night's accommodation in a beautiful beach front room at Long Beach Lodge Resort—additional night stays are available (see info below)
- buffet dinner at Long Beach Lodge Resort, and a
- breakfast buffet at Long Beach Lodge Resort on the morning of April 22.
Prizes will be awarded for the top three poker hands.
Payment (cheque, cash or visa) must be delivered to Victoria Premium Automobiles by March 31, 2012. A tax receipt will be sent to all participants. Phone: 250-380-0581.
Participants are to meet at 9:30am on Saturday April 21, 2012 at Victoria Premium Automobiles located at 2555 Government Street, Victoria. Teams will receive instructions for the day at this time.
Extend your Stay at Long Beach Lodge...
Why not spend a night or two more in Tofino and experience all that the Resort and the area have to offer? Additional night stays are available at a special rate of $259 per night (double occupancy), which includes a continental buffet breakfast in the Great Room each morning. Please book these additional nights directly with Long Beach Lodge and indicate that you are participating in the Rally 4 Memories Car Rally. Call reservations at 1-877-844-7873.
We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation...
The We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation is a Canadian Registered Charity founded in May 2006. The Foundation’s mission is to ensure no caregiver feels alone, isolated or without adequate financial resources by supplying grant funding to caregivers who experience significant economic hardship in their care giving role of a loved one with Alzheimer Disease or related dementia, often a life partner or parent.
Funds raised from this car rally will go to enhance and expand:
- Project Lifesaver of Greater Victoria, a technology based wander location and recovery program for seniors with dementia dedicated to bringing loved ones home!
- Arts & Alzheimer’s, an art and music participation program for seniors with dementia living at home with their caregivers stimulating minds… supporting caregivers.
Victoria Premium Automobiles is actively looking for premium pre-owned vehicles to PURCHASE, typically vehicles still under manufacturer warranty. Please contact Donald Moss, 250-380-0581, for an appointment and appraisal of your vehicle for sale.
Thank you for the invitation to the open house. I enjoyed attending and meeting with a few of my old acquaintances at Don's new store.
The dealership is a sparkling addition to the industry and I wish the dealership all the very best for a successful future.
Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC (VSA)
Always a pleasure to see Mr. Moss ( he definitely belongs in GQ Magazine ), likewise the evening was a nice opportunity to say hello to a well known gentleman namely Mr. T. Hackett. In summary - from past experience(s)... I feel confident in saying that Mr. Moss and company will be able to assist perspective buyers in finding an automobile of choice. Never a dull moment when engaging a conversation with Mr. Moss ( extremely helpful at all times ). Best wishes with the new dealership . Sincerely ... M. Zuick