Lexus IS250 C

WOW Factor: Lexus wins lots of quality awards.

Price: From R567 200

One of the important things to consider when shopping in this market is the fact that Lexus doesn’t charge gazillions of rands for costly extras; since day one the company has made a point of including absolutely everything – so you don’t need to worry about a scary final bill, because there really aren’t any optional extras to terrify your bank manager. As such, the Lexus IS250 C comes with every imaginable luxury and convenience feature – as standard. Its three-piece folding hardtop opens in a flash (Lexus says it’s the fastest in its segment).