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    Chris
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  • Lexus Model
    NX300h Premier + pan roof
  • Year of Lexus
    2015
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Berkshire
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  1. I've bought from Reading and another Lexus dealer in the Jemca group (Sidcup) and they were great. Really good for servicing too. Always ready to go the extra mile. The receptionist would remember my name despite only going in once or twice a year.
  2. That's what I did. PDP on my NX ended in Oct. If the UXe had been worth waiting for I'd have got a little run around for a few months. I was really disappointed that Lexus couldn't manage better. Bought a Telsa Model 3 Long Range instead. Longer range that the UXe, faster charging (up to 5x the kw), CCS charging instead of the Lexus "betamax" choice of Chamedo, super charger network, faster acceleration (0-60 4.2s), bigger boot, over-the-air updates so it improves gradually over time. It makes my NX look like an antique. Would never go back to an ICE car.
  3. You nailed it here. Most people will charge just a days worth of commutting, or charge every few days. Rarely will you reach 0 and charge to 100% on any day. EVs will help smooth out demand by using surplus power, eg wind power, overnight when little else is being used. It already happens. On the Octopus Agile tarriff they sometimes charge negative overnight to encourage people to take the excess. Then there may come a time when smart chargers are used to manage demand and still finish in time for you to leave in the morning. You mentioned 22kw charging at home... that needs a t
  4. According to the National Grid (from https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero/5-myths-about-electric-vehicles-busted) "Enough capacity exists With the first of these, the energy element, the most demand for electricity we’ve had in recent years in the UK was for 62GW in 2002. Since then, due to improved energy efficiency such as the installation of solar panels, the nation’s peak demand has fallen by roughly 16 per cent. Even if the impossible happened and we all switched to EVs overnight, we think demand would only increase by around 10 per cent. So we’d still be using l
  5. The auto wiper setting on the model 3 is pretty good. If you want an extra wipe you can press the end of the left stalk and if you really want to change the speed then there are voice commands for it so you don't actually need to touch the screen for the wipers. If you do decide to then they are bottom right on the screen and closest to the steering wheel, no menus to navigate. Perhaps they were once not there but the user interface and features continually improve. Ooops reaslise now I was commenting on quite an old post. Just ignore me 🙂
  6. In case it helps anyone I have just moved from a Lexus NX to Tesla 3 Long Range. I love Lexus and still stop by here occasionally. Tesla build quality is a lottery. My car does have some cosmetic issues and they're being fixed on Thursday. On the Tesla forums I hear a mix of experience: very happy owners with no problems at all; problems on collection which are completely sorted followed by trouble free ownership; owners with various ongoing problems. Buying Lexus (eg the new UX300e) will almost guarantee good build quality intead if it being a lottery. The Tesla quality problems ar
  7. 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".
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
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