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  1. When the PCP ended on my NX there was no problem with the car having no service book, just online history. I was half expecting a battle to not be "fined".
  2. Before I handed my NX back I had this problem. Just remembered I'd not posted about it so as a warning/info to others... I had a cracked windscreen and got it replaced by Autoglass. They used a non-Lexus windscreen which they assured matched a Lexus one in every way. After fitting the HUD was displaying at an angle. The sent someone to my house to check it and agreed they needed to use a genuine Lexus windscreen. When I arrived at my next appointment the fitter explained that he'd been told to fit the same make as they tried before, from the same batch and that it would be fitted in the same precise way. We agreed that was unlikely to make any difference so he was going to ask for a different make to be sent and I left without it being fitted. Then I had a call about another appointment and was told that they would not consider a different make until they had tried the same make, same batch again. So I went back and got it fitted. It made no difference. They then agreed to order a genuine Lexus windscreen. Once that arrived I returned again, had it fitted and the HUD then displayed correctly. The fitter was going to write a report so that hopefully no one else suffers the same but just in case you can quote this incident and push for a genuine Lexus windscreen. This all happened over the lockdown period so in all I think it took about 5 months to get sorted.
  3. Bit of guess-work and think it would be £12 with parcel force. Where are you? Wondering if I pass near on visiting family etc.
  4. Used Lexus NX boot liner, £30 + postage (or collect if you're local, I'm in Reading). It's a thick rubbery plastic and good protection for the boot floor. It does mark easily, and this one is marked, but better that than the boot floor. Selling as my Lexus NX PCP has ended and the car is going.
  5. It's too late for me and a pretty poor attempt. 😢 I know build quality and finish will be excellent but it's really a half hearted attempt. You can buy a Vauxhall Corsa with longer range for 10k less. I'll sadly be leaving the Lexus fold for now. PDP agreement on NX ends next month and my conscience says no to another petrol/diesel car. I've ordered a Tesla model 3. Compared to the UX300e it has longer range (254, 329, or 348 miles), faster charging, CCS connector (the leading/growing standard in Europe, the Lexus has Chamedo), supercharger network access, faster acceleration, larger boot and over-the-air updates. (You can get all that for the same money as the Lexus but I've gone for the Long Range model: 348 miles per charge for a few thousand more and 0-60 in 4.4s.)
  6. The yokohama's are dangerous in the wet. I ended up with some back on my car when the mitchelin cross-climates were not available. Regretting it now.
  7. My PCP ends in Sept and I'd like to go EV next but as Lexus don't have anything yet then I guess I'll be in the same position. It's a shame.
  8. What is shocking with the new WLTP figures is that the fuel consumption of the NX is similar to the heavier and bigger engine'd RX.
  9. Just spotted this old post. I had an RX400h (2008). It didn't have adaptive cruise control, just plain vanilla cruise control. It was great. I had it for 5 or 6 years. In some ways I wish I'd kept it instead of getting the NX. The RX was faster and more comfortable. Not as cheap to run (28-30mpg and £270? tax vs 37-40mpg and £130 tax for the NX). The adaptive cruise control on the NX is one of the things that makes it better but it was an awful lot more expensive to buy being newer.
  10. Agree with this. I thought it was more down to the engine but whatever the high revving noise is just embarrassing. It's like you're overtaking in a 1 litre car thrashing the socks off it. After driving an RX which was just quiet, effortless and fast I do miss that. (Shame the newer RXs are too big for my garage.)
  11. Lexus is also starting to stand out from the crowd by not having a battery electric vehicle. I find that sad and means that my next vehicle is likely to be not a Lexus (and I'm on my 4th). Many of their competitors either have one available to purchase now or in the near future. Nissan and Tesla have had EVs available for 7-8 years. I don't think I'd class Lexus as leading the way any more. More like falling further and further behind.
  12. What bugs me (I have a pre-2018 facelift Premier) is having to wait several minutes after starting the car before I can select music either via manually browsing or voice commands. Ok so I have about 5000 tracks in folders by artist then album but is the processor really that slow? The usb drive just stays plugged in. I rarely add new music.
  13. Nice to see they featured the Lexus "bong" sound. Shame mine doesn't fly. It doesn't even go fast.
  14. Yup, same for Android and iPhone but works better on Android cause iPhone is rubbish (I have an iPhone 8 after years of Android ownership and have used both with my NX). On Android it'll show all text messages not just those received while connected. Get a text message while getting into the car and switching on the ignition with an iPhone and it won't show up on the car. With Android you can select a reply from a menu, eg "I'm driving, I'll arrive in x minutes" with the x replaced by the time from the sat nav. Apple's bluetooth API doesn't allow sending of messages so this isn't enabled for iPhone. On my Android I could set up the car as a trusted device so my wife could use my phone without unlocking. iPhone doesn't have trusted devices/places. etc. At least it fits the pre-facelift charging tray...