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  1. javadude

    Tried an NX Today

    Wow, but it so smooth and quiet compared to the NX. Rev the NX and you just get this embarrasing loud revving sound and no action. My daughter's Peugot 106 sounds better revved.
  2. javadude

    Tried an NX Today

    Got an IS300h as a courtesy car today. Smoother ride than my NX (not F Sport and has Mitchelin Cross Climate tyres). Also big reminder of how awful the NX engine is. The (also) 2.5 litre engine in the IS is much smoother (being a V6), quieter, faster and more economic (although that might be in part to the different body shape etc). Wishing I didn't need the practicality of the NX luggage space.
  3. javadude

    Cleaning door trim on rear doors

    Thanks. Some good suggestions to try. Will probably start with the toothbrush. Maybe not my current one though....
  4. What do you use to remove the dirt between the rubber seal and plastic door trim on the edge of the rear doors? I tried running a finger down it and sliced my finger on the plastic trim at the bottom. Maybe Lexus should offer a special brush...
  5. If you fancy a bit of fun try setting the voice recognition to another language. I've been practicing (and often failing) my french with it over the last couple of days. Ok so "play artist... " etc isn't going to get you very far on holiday but it's a good way of eliciting lots of "oh dad" comments from the teenage daughter. An interesting side effect is that when it reads out english text messages it assumes french sounds for the letters and reads with a french accent so it sounds like a french person with bad english skills. It's all a bit "allo allo".
  6. javadude

    NX Tyres

    Anyone tried their Mitchelin Cross Climates in the snow yet?
  7. javadude

    NX Tyres

    I got a puncture in one of my Yokohamas that couldn't be repaired so I got 4 Michelin Cross Climates as I wanted shut of those awful Yokohamas anyway. Not cheap but worth it. I don't slide on corners in damp conditions anymore. Got mine from as they balance the wheels on the bolt holes instead of the cosmetic centre hole which most places use.
  8. javadude

    Sport v Luxury v FSport

    The lexus website lists the differences between the models. It's now showing details of the 2018 facelift version so there are some differences to the older model but from what I've seen it's mostly accurate. eg On mine it lists heated rear seats which mine doesn't have. I can't see anything else different.
  9. javadude

    QI Phone Charging Tray

    No but I'd be very interested to find out. My phone contract ends this month and I've been trying to find modern phones that have wireless charging capability and will fit (< 140mm). There don't seem to be many. The only one I've found so far is the iPhone 8 and I wanted to stick with Android. Given that phones have been getting steadily larger for years you'd have thought they'd have put something bigger in the 1NX. At the moment mine is just a useless obstruction in the storage box.
  10. javadude


    I used to press that on my IS200 and it didn't work: It didn't make it snow.
  11. javadude

    Which to choose

    Once got back to my car, which I'd left with no cars around it, to find a mum had parked next to it and had one rear door open and resting on the side of the car while she squeezed in to sort out her child. I had a small scrape on the car. She didn't see the problem. Why she hadn't just parked one space along so she could open the doors more easily...
  12. 30 years of motoring for me equates to Escort mk2, Cavalier 1.6, Cavalier 2.0, Cavalier 2.0 16v which at 4 year old had rust hole in petrol tank, various tuning problems and at 7 years Vauxhall said it needed new wiring loom so decided I needed something more reliable so IS200, IS220d, RX400h, NX300h.
  13. javadude


    I recently replaced my aging RX400h. I wanted an RX450h but its too big for my garage so I had to choose between nasty diesel Q3 or X3, thirsty petrol macan or the NX. The NX is painfully slow compared to the RX but I've learned to live with it. It's sad that after 10 years of development the Lexus hybrid technology only manages an extra 9 mpg (37mpg for the NX vs 28mpg for the RX) in real life driving for such a drop in performance. Apart from the performance... ok and slightly harder seats and ride... I do love the NX.
  14. I had three non fault incidents with my previous car, the RX. It was crashed into while parked each time. (Sandwich van at clients office who drove off but was caught on CCTV, wickes articulated lorry smashed back window and bent tailgate while I was in halfords buying screen wash that I then didn't need, driver reversing up street with wife guiding him caught on my home CCTV. He tried to drive off but I had his wife.) In each case I claimed on the other person's insurance and they payed out. My insurance went up. When my daughter asked about putting me on her insurance for her first car (something we'd heard would lower the premium due to my experience) the company said the premium would be higher. OK with that many incidents maybe they have a point....
  15. My first lexus was hit by a motorcycle courier weaving around traffic. It went to court and the judge decided that on the balance of probability it was more likely that I'd changed into a different lane than the one that I needed for my journey (on journey I did every day) than the motorcycle courier had been filtering.