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Goggy last won the day on April 27 2016

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  1. 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. :)
  2. 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.
  3. Yea, a plug in would be perfect. Sadly it does not look like it will ever happen.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. I suppose I really meant either a plug in or full electric. Most of my journeys are of very short duration. I rarely do more than 20 miles a day, so a plug in that gives me 20+ miles on electric before I start using petrol would be nice, but yes, a full electric would be even better as long as it is cost effective. Full electrics tend to be pricier? I do go to my daughters house about once every 2-3 weeks which is a 160 mile round trip. But that is about as far as I do travel these days.
  7. Wow, a stunning looking car. Very envious. My next car will be a plug in, but it will be some time before I do that. By then there will be a lot more choice and within my budget, sadly this one is not. I hope you enjoy the car, I am certain you will.
  8. You'll wait a long time. My boss once had an 'Tango Orange' Ford Cortina, which he hated. I never saw another one of those. :) He gave me a hard time, as I had a nice white one. :)
  9. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.
  10. I also traded my CT for a NX Luxury. Very happy with everything bar the lower MPG, but with the mileage I do it's no big deal. I just got two remote key fobs, no credit card one.
  11. My daughter bought me a 'Challenge Xtreme Dual Action Car Polisher' from Argos, which was very nice of her, but now I need the right pads to polish the car. My car does not need scratches removing, I just want to use it help me to polish the car once in a while. Anyone got any tips/suggestions?
  12. Nor have I, I think they will be very rare indeed. I don't think you will miss it if one does pass you by. It'll be right in your face :)
  13. Not when it is just a couple of miles. When I go to the gym, the local shops, the local sports center etc, it only takes 5 mins, too far to walk (20 mins) regularly, although i do whenever I can. But the engine hardly warms up so I am lucky to reach 30MPG, more often than not it is 25-28MPG. When you do that several times every few days the overall MPG plummets. On journeys of 10-15 mins the MPG is 40ish.
  14. Better than I get. Mind you, the last time I did a mileage similar to that I think it was about 39 as well. Mostly I get low 30's but that is because I do a lot of very short journeys or motorway trips.
  15. Only once had three in the back, so used the center seat-belt. Seemed to work fine, then I just stowed it away in the roof again. No problem.