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About Farne

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    NX 300h LUX
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  1. Lexus Nx True Mpg

    As I mentioned in my post US gallon conversion rate is 1.2 gallons to one UK gallon
  2. Lexus Nx True Mpg

    As I've got at least eight weeks to go before my NX arrives I get nerdy and keep looking at vids on the net as a substitute for the real thing, sad eh ! Just saw these official fuel figures for the NX300h in the states : EPA Fuel Economy & Specification Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) : 31 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) : 33 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) : 30 Which is far more sensible than the ridiculous official figures in this country of around 54mpg I think the conversion for US gallon is around 1.2 to 1 gallon , which I think would equate to the high 38/40 mpg which most people seem to be achieving. My apologies to anyone who has already posted this snippet.
  3. First NX Clean

    I can't make my mind up on the side strips, just wondering if they do them in chrome. Talking of the paint treatment, I've got a few weeks left to deliberate about it before delivery. They've quoted me £349, which I thought was a bit steep, what happens to the protection if you use clay or polish over it ? Does that eat into it and destroy it's longevity ? I've had various paint protections applied to my previous cars, mainly Gtech 3 and Supagard, but I've never really noticed if they genuinely do make any difference. Be interesting to hear others thoughts
  4. Lexus Nx True Mpg

    Two weeks ago I had an extended test drive of 120 miles prior to my order, it was very cold weather and I achieved 39.8, and I decided that wasn't too bad. It was mostly B and A roads and I certainly wasn't pushing it and I changed driving mode a few times. I think I come in the same driving style category as Ed. I like to have a quiet calm and serene drive, except when I am trying to escape a city lol.
  5. Which to choose

    Thanks Paul and Ed, Dab will certainly be added to my check list, on my current Touareg the DAB has always been a pain trying to set it up. I've had tyre pressure problems on previous new car deliveries so I'll get them to go through pressures and the monitor system. Current disappointment is that delivery has been put back to March, but at least it will be on an eighteen plate. Eventually decided on Luxury in Mercury/Ivory with the convenience pack. I'll let you know when she arrives, I'm chomping at the bit already.
  6. Which to choose

    Thanks for that Paul, same for me bodywork, wheels and trim is where I start. Just wondering about little nuances that might get missed in the handover. It's the 2018 model, most of the dealers have been very straightforward when I've enquired and if it's been a pre facelift they've been honest about it. Sadly one dealer cast aspersions on other Lexus dealers who have offers on genuine facelift 2018 NX's, trying to make out the other dealers are lying and are selling unregistered pre-facelift cars. Most new car dealers I've dealt with in recent years seem to have realised that buyers now do research and know exactly what prices they can achieve and px trade values. And mainly thanks to the internet we are far more savvy than we probably were years ago !
  7. Which to choose

    Hi guys, after much deliberation on which model to choose I finally ordered a Luxury with powered tailgate to be delivered hopefully in January. It'll be my first Lexus, first Hybrid along with my first post on the forum. Downsizing from a Touareg to what appears to be a better built car. If anybody has suggestions on what in particular to look out for when I take delivery at the handover, I'd much appreciate your thoughts, because sometimes you can be bombarded with a myriad of information, and miss important points. Having read the thread about the manuals for the car, am I correct in thinking that I will not receive the full comprehensive hard copy manuals. It's been interesting to read many of the threads, and with luck I'll learn something here !