The weather is getting warmer and you know what that means! More time outdoors, taking road trips, and eating some great food in little out of the way spots that only locals know about.
The best way to break in your new Lexus is by taking a road trip! Of course a car as phenomenal as a Lexus needs an even more luxurious road trip. So where are the best places to take your new ( or new to you) Lexus? Keep reading because I have some amazing road trips for you.
So roll down those windows, pop open that sun roof, and turn up the tunes!
5 Luxury Road Trips
Miami To Key West
The 150-mile drive from Miami to Key West is one of the great American road trips, whisking you off the mainland and through the fabled Florida Keys to an island city that has been a refuge to writers and presidents.
Atlanta to Knoxville through Tail of the Dragon
Hug the curves tight when you travel from Atlanta to Knoxville through the Tail of the Dragon. When you cross over the Tennessee/North Carolina line you will be on the Tail of the Dragon, or also known as a 11 mile winding road along route 129.
One day I dream of owning a luxury vehicle. Why? Because luxury is all about quality, comfort, and safety.
Luxury cars are not just slick little two seaters but also family vehicles too. Several luxury car companies, such as Audi, have SUV’s for families. They are jam packed with safety features and you can individualize them to your family.
5 Reasons to Buy Luxury
Ever hear of the saying “You get what you pay for?” It is definitely true when buying luxury. All of those state of the art features are made from the best quality items.
Luxury cars standard features that are normally considered upgrades in their counterparts. Some examples include, standard stability control, traction control, antilock braking systems, and side front airbags.
Timeless Beauty and Comfort
Luxury cars have a timeless beauty that rarely changes. Most luxury cars will still look great 10 years from now. Comfort is a necessity and most luxury cars are built for comfort with features like remote start and heated/cooled seats.
When you think about luxury Toyota may not be the first name you think of, but it should be. Toyota has some of the most luxurious cars on the market. I actually own a Toyota Venza and it is an amazing car that has lots of room and upgraded features that make it an amazing car.
What I really love about Toyota is their enhanced safety features. Safety is important to me because I drive some very precious cargo around, my kids. I need a vehicle that keeps me and them safe. Below I have listed what I feel is the must have safety features on your new Toyota.
5 Safety Features That Are A Must Have
Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control– VSC is a system that helps prevent side skids and help stabilize the vehicle while turning on a curve. When the vehicle senses a loss of traction or a slip, braking is automatically applied to all 4 individual wheels and engine power is reduced to help secure the safety of the vehicle.
Crumple Zones– Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zone and a collapsible steering column are designed to help dissipate impact forces in a collision, and help protect occupants.
When you think about a luxury car, safety is not the first thing that comes into your mind. Speed, insanely expensive, but never safety. But it might surprise you just how safe these cars really are. I mean, they have the top crash test score out of any other car. That’s not the only thing though. Listed below are some other top safety features included in most luxury cars.
Airbags aplenty: Most luxury cars include a lot of airbags. Front airbags are required for all cars, but side impact ones are not. Still, most luxury cars include them, along with airbags in the back. Curtain ones are added in order to protect the head of the passengers.
Head restraints: Yes, that does sound scary and like a mediaeval version of headrests. In reality though, they’re used in order to protect from whiplash injuries due to a rear end collision.
Headlights and night vision: Luxury vehicles are at the top of most of the latest advantages. Including headlights. Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED headlamps are superior to conventional incandescent. They’re brighter, they cover a wider field of view, and they produce more ultraviolet light, which better illuminates reflective road signs.
Night vision is something totally different: Adapted from military use, cameras in the grille or front bumper see infrared heat rather than light. A result of this is, headlights of oncoming cars appearing as a dot instead of a bright glare, and animals and humans stick out more.
Luxury vehicles come with many standard features and many upgraded features. But what about features that are not included?
When you are buying a luxury vehicle you want all the bells and whistles but you also want to make it yours. Give it some individually.
Some features you can get directly from the dealer and some need to be special ordered. Below are some high end features that will give your car not only individuality but also some class. Some are functional and all about safety but a couple are all about comfort and style.
High End Accessories For Your Luxury Car
SpecV Brakes. Yes, these are probably the most expensive thing on this list but they are so worth it. Using Bilstein dampers, they keep the car flat and stable while it brakes. This is done to eliminate much of the nose dive effect that comes with the car when it brakes in a sudden motion.
Blind spot warning. How many times has someone cut you off, or you haven’t seen them in your blind spot? It would be a shame to have a scratch on that new 100,000 dollar car, or worse: wreck it and cause injury to yourself and your passengers. With the blind spot warning system, it’ll tell you when someone is in your blind spot and to be careful when turning or changing lanes