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It's time to say goodbye to this channel and move next door - my blue NX300h F-Sport arrives on Tuesday evening to replace my black IS300h Lux.

Fingers crossed!

I'll of course pop by; and am always happy to answer any queries about the IS - I warmly recommend it; we just needed something a little bigger.

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Congrats on the NX, nice to hear your staying within the fold :)

 

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The NX F-Sport is an absolute thing of beauty. Glad you are not leaving the brand! Hope you enjoy the new car

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Very kind both!

I really like the brand, so there was no fear of me leaving really. I considered a facelifted IS and in madder moments even an RC, but the NX seems the sensible family option. 

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