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  1. I’ve done this twice now. First time before any monthly payment and the second time after only one. No issues with either. Just contact LFS and request a settlement figure.
  2. Amusing but I see your problem and would find this equally annoying. When it is fitted on the NX there is an option to disable the sensor but obviously this defeats the object. I found a similar problem when washing the car with keys in pocket where the doors keep locking and unlocking. Once unlocked, I leave the key in the garage.
  3. No, the article is dated September 2017 and states that these updates will be available at the end of 2017.
  4. There’s an Autoexpress report from the European debut of the facelift NX at the Frankfurt Motor Show which mentions the kick sensor. Maybe an error or a decision to cut corners before it got to the showrooms.
  5. Hi all, I’ve had my 2018 NX Luxury for 3 months now and noticed that the electric tailgate does not have the kick to open sensor. Not a big problem but having paid for the convenience pack, it’s a bit odd that they make it slightly inconvenient. Do you only get the sensor on trim levels where the electric tailgate is standard?
  6. That’s true, I’ve had the car for 16 months and only ever had it out of auto mode when defrost/demisting. I only found this behaviour when I was ‘playing’ and thought I’d check it out.
  7. Many thanks to both of you for confirming that all is working as expected. Just in time for this weeks cold snap, I expect I’ll be using the directional button this week!
  8. Hi, thanks for your reply, that makes sense. I just assumed that if you select maximum, it would open up the stops to heat as quickly as possible. The output from the lower vent is not that strong even in the ‘HI’ mode.
  9. Hi all, I think I may have a problem with the automatic heating mode of the NX air conditioning. Wondered if someone could try theirs. I’ve noticed that with all manual vents open and mode selected to auto, I can turn down the temperature until it shows ‘LO’ and at about 17 degrees, the fan is at high speed and the air is blowing strongly from the centre and side vents. Now I increase the temperature and before the display shows 19 degrees, the front and side vents close. Carry on increasing the temperature setting and most hot air is from the lower vents and a little from the windscreen vent. It is like this all the way up to the ‘HI’ setting and it doesn’t feel like the fan is at the maximum setting. I was expecting at some point for the front vents to open and blow the hot air into the cabin but this isn’t happening. If I select the air direction button, it exits the auto mode and then I can get the hot air from the front vents. Any ideas if this behaviour is normal? many thanks
  10. Hi all, yes, I've just had the letter about the software update relating to the brake too.
  11. If the NX was as cheap to run as a Qashqai then everyone would want one and we wouldn't want that would we?
  12. I've driven a few Qashqai and they're good but as you say, it's just not a Lexus. I don't drive enough miles to worry too much about poor mpg and the Lexus is simply a nicer place to be.
  13. I'm still on the tank of fuel which came with the car but after 334 miles the computer is saying 35 mpg. I need to fill it soon so will calculate the next tankful manually to see how accurate the computer is. Even at 35 mpg, it's much better than the IS250 so I'm happy with that.
  14. Hi Dan, like you, I've been very happy with the service from Hedge End. My trade in was due an MOT so I was hoping that the NX would be available before the MOT ran out. They didn't guarantee that it would be available but when the NX was delayed there was no problem in taking the trade in early and loaning me the IS300h in the meantime. I also agreed a deal with the F-Sport wheels which shouldn't be an option on the Luxury trim. It's these points and a competitive price which persuaded me to buy new rather than a year old example. This is now the second car I've bought from Hedge End so despite not being my nearest dealer, it made the extra miles worthwhile.
  15. Hi all, many thanks for your replies, it's really appreciated. That's great that Lexus appear to have sorted the alloy corrosion problems but I'll keep them clean and looking good. Being somewhat particular about wheels, I've gone for a Mercury Grey, NX in Luxury trim with pan roof but I've had it fitted with the F-Sport alloys. Just back from a grand tour of the southern counties. Somerset to Southampton to Bristol to Somerset. That's 200 miles on the NX's first day and I'm really happy with it. Just thinking about where to take it tomorrow!