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Goggy

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Goggy last won the day on April 27 2016

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About Goggy

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    NX300h Luxury
  • Year of Lexus
    2015
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    Hampshire
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  1. I didn't either. I find that when I use the hold function the car jerks a little when starting off again, rather than removing the foot from the brake which makes the car creep forward slightly before you hit the accelerator. I prefer the latter. but still use hold if I am going to be there for a while.
  2. Nice review. Looks great too.
  3. Looks superb. Enjoy.
  4. S o how important is it to use 'all season' tyres? Most of the tyres on sale are listed as summer tyres. I suppose in the UK most summer tyres would be fine for all year with our mild winters, unless we had a real bad winter with lot's of snow and ice. I do not want both summer and winter tyres, I have never had them in the past and do not want to go down that route. My current Yokohama BluEarth's are summer only.
  5. The new 2017 survey is out. The Lexus NX does well: 15th overall, which is not at all bad considering newer cars always do better. 1st for Exterior Design and quality of fit, finish and materials. I always said it is the best looking SUV out there right now. :) 5th for Interior and comfort. The RX is 2nd. 3rd for Safety Features. The RX is 1st. 9th for Reliability. The RX was 5th. The NX scores low for MPG and running costs, and below average for Engine/gearbox and Infotainment. No BMW SUV mentioned! Best Audi was the Q3 at 13th. And what happened to the Tesla S, which won it hands down last year.
  6. There is a wide choice. From the research I have done and what has been said here I think the following are all going to be good buys: Avon ZX7, C, A ,69, £108 - best for cost. Good grip, quiet. Micheline Latitude Sport 3, C, A, 70, £130 - best for grip, quite quiet. Goodyear Efficient Grip SUV, C, B, 68, £126 - quietest. Michelin Latitude Tour HP, C, C, 71, £130- average all rounder. Bridgstone H/P Sport, B, B, 71, £130 - best for petrol. So, still thinking about it.
  7. Ideally we should all have two cars, one for relaxation and one for fun. I wouldn't have a mini though, my daughter has one and although she loves it I find the ride very hard indeed. But as Rayaans says a Golf R, now you're talking. :)
  8. Still undecided, but they are okay for a few months yet, so I will take my time and research it a bit more before my final decision. When I do make the change I will let you know.
  9. I tend to agree, it may be legal but I would be a little wary of doing that. Either both or none.
  10. My NX will need a couple of new tyres in the next few months, as they are down to 2-3mm. At the moment they are fitted with Yokohama Bluearth E51A 225/60R18's Is it best to stick to those, or try something different? I do hear Bridgstone H/P Sport are good for SUV's. The tyre label being B B 71 rather than the E C 71 on the Yokohama's. If I do change, I understand that mixing makes is not a problem as long as they are on the same axel. Is that correct?
  11. Paul, It's a main discussion point because it is about the only slightly negative thing about the NX. In many cases it is not a deal breaker, but for some it could be. And obviously quite a few people do feel they want to post what MPH they achieve, good or bad. That's a good thing surely? Open discussion. :)
  12. Understandable. No-one wants to pay more for anything. If you do a low mileage it's not a big issue, but if you are a high mileage driver then it would become one. As time goes on we all want to get more MPG out of our cars, not less. For me though the MPG was not a deal breaker, although it is fair to say I wish it did do the 54 MPG Lexus quote. The trouble is we all know that the claimed figures are no-where near the true MPG, which the motor industry keep high for marketing reasons. The biggest con in the motor industry sadly, which various governments fail to put right.
  13. Yea, a plug in would be perfect. Sadly it does not look like it will ever happen.
  14. What you must understand is that any SUV is heavier than a saloon/hatch, so whenever any buyer plumps for a SUV over a saloon/hatch for the first time they will notice lower MPG. So yes, the NX will provide lower MPG than an IS, the same as a BMW X3/5 will have lower MPG than a 3 or 5 series saloon. The NX compares favorably with other SUV's, in fact for a petrol/hybrid it does quite well compared with diesels, without the noise, although it is fair to say that on long journeys diesels should give slightly better MPG, whilst on short journeys the hybrid should come out on top.
  15. Welcome to the forum and what a stunning car you have bought. Mine is a Sonic Titanium NX, my second choice was the blue. In fact I think the blue suits the IS F even better. I am sure it will be a joy to drive.