2006 Entry-Level Luxury Buyer's Guide
by Martha Hindes
going beyond a barrier opens up a whole new world. Like the difference
between a plain sedan and entry level luxury. Suddenly there's
a new level to aspire to, an expanse of indulgent amenities just
waiting to tap into. Where leather would have been very nice in
a middle-of-the-road auto it becomes a tactile sensation of subtle
superiority in a vehicle that wears a "luxury" designation
after its name.
than merely available for a daily routine, this is a vehicle ready
to transport our moods from everyday to gratification. It validates
the trying times in the past when we've striven to go beyond average
in our quest for the very best. It's the vehicle that announces
our presence with pride when a valet cites the brand name on the
key before leaving to retrieve it. And it's the one that lends
support as career builder when a step toward decision maker status
requires a visible confirmation.
times, there's barely a flicker of difference in the cost of an
ordinary auto we've been thinking of buying and one step beyond
into special. But when we choose to ascend to entry level luxury,
perception can be miles apart. For RTM's palate of very special
entry level luxury cars, read on...