Ian J. Parsley

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    NX 300h F Sport
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  1. Sport v Luxury v FSport

    Yes, I could live without it, tbh. Just to note it was one of a few. Of course it depends on how important toys are to you (and you may find they are easier to negotiate prices on than the car itself, although that also depends on circumstances).
  2. Sport v Luxury v FSport

    Yes, I have an F-sport but would also second that advice - take it on a good run. Doesn't bother me at all, but it does bother others! I'd go for Luxury or F-sport over Sport if at all possible. I seem to recall Sport was reasonably specced but it missed a few "luxury basics" like, I believe, auto-tailgate.
  3. Taking the plunge

    I do use the Connected Services, but of course it depends on what you're looking for. I use them sometimes because I just want to type in a destination without knowing the address (which you can do on Online Search); and sometimes when I have a complex day ahead I use it to send the journey to the car in advance (although admittedly I haven't done that in a while). On the bass, consider also changing the fader and all that. I have mine moved slightly forward.
  4. My 48 hour test drive (FWIW)

    I understand the "risk" is the CT will be "replaced" by a smaller (Q3/X1-size) SUV. I'm not totally opposed to that idea, although if it's as wild as some of the "CX" concepts I've seen, I'm not sure it'll work out well.
  5. NX450h

    My implied comparison is with an IS, because that's really the alignment; an RX would be more a GS. What I am emphasising is having switched from IS to NX, although I notice there is a decline in power, it hasn't ever bothered me. So if you would be happy with an IS, I'd say 90% you'll be happy with an NX. It is easy to say "Just go for the RX if you want the power" (and that is indeed is my own inclination), but then it is considerably more expensive. So I guess what I am saying is, balancing it with what you actually pay, I don't imagine you'll be worried about "power" in an NX. As Paul implies, if you need a bit of oomph you can flick it into sport. All that said, I once drove to Morocco in a 65bhp Vauxhall Corsa. Anyone who thinks an NX lacks power, I urge you to try that...!
  6. NX450h

    I honestly don't see the problem with the 300h. If you really want power, surely you don't want an SUV to start with? I don't find the NX300h much worse power-wide than the IS300h - the only major driving disadvantage, I find, is the turning circle.
  7. NX Three likes/dislikes

    There's a case for just taking the charging tray out of the car altogether (which can be done). Haven't quite got there yet, but it is somewhat ludicrous - charges very slowly and makes phone very hot.
  8. US Lexus ES 300h

    I am just back from the US and would compare the ES more to an IS. It is essentially a more family-orientated car, from what I could see, with the IS more of a driver's car. I saw a good few GS models on the road there too, so would be surprised if they removed them (at least there).
  9. Which to choose

    Really the Luxury v F-Sport choice is subjective. I much prefer the look of the latter, which is why I went for it.
  10. Keyless Entry

    Just to pile on the agony, my NX has this. I find it useful when exiting as I often lock using the back door as I pass.
  11. Servicing Costs

    Yes, do be clear about how many services you actually need. If, for example, you are on a 15k/year four-year lease and you hit 60k miles, you are responsible for the 60k service even if you hand the car back immediately afterwards.
  12. Commuting in a CT

    Yes, would agree it depends somewhat on the type of commute. I think the CT is a fine commuting car and for an urban commute it’s a good call. But if much of your commute is motorway and an IS is a viable option, I’d go for it over the CT. Take a good extended test drive in both. They are markedly different cars, despite being of the same brand.
  13. NX Three likes/dislikes

    It took me a while - like several hundred miles - to get the seat right. In my case I think it was initially because I was trying to sit too high, to take full advantage of the SUV. Then I found myself tipping too far forward and almost pushing myself back into the seat with my legs. But I got there eventually!
  14. Connected Services Problem

    I’m just going from memory at the moment (I’m not in the car) but in mine there are three places to enter the password and I see to recall the one that stuck was in “Connected Services” (I think via Setup). The other thing you have to do - and this is easier on your PC - is register your car and your multimedia device. Your multimedia device has a number (sixteen digits) you’ll need to type in while signed in on your PC. And you need to connect the car using a six-digit number (of type ABC12D) from your logbook or the inside of the passenger door. You have maybe done all this - just emphasising in case!
  15. Connected Services Problem

    Hi Mark, If you go into your account on a PC (using your email address), you should find you have a username (marked on the right of the “Account” page or similar). This is typically but not always the first part of your email address (ie the bit before the @). That’s the one you use in the car. You can also change it.