javadude

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About javadude

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  • First Name
    Chris
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  • Lexus Model
    NX300h Premier + pan roof
  • Year of Lexus
    2015
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    Berkshire
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  1. javadude

    Sat Nav Question

    I switched it on when my car was collected to be taken to a bodyshop so I could see if they took any detours. Also reset the MPG to see how they drove it. I normally get 37-40 mpg. If I drive it hard I can get low 30s. They somehow managed to get 25 mpg over a mix of urban and motorway 😮
  2. javadude

    Panoramic roof issue

    😮I think I'll check mine and see if I can get a LC 500 too.
  3. Very wise. I had a wickes articulated lorry hit my RX400h in their carpark. Smashed the rear window and bent the tailgate.
  4. javadude

    2018 NX Luxury

    Not really, although mine is Sonic Titanium. Mine has a few small stone chips on the bonnet and front bumper but less than I'd expect at 3 years old.
  5. It's perhaps an academic question as Lexus don't seem in a hurry to build one ("early 2020s" was mentioned in one news article) and by the time they have the competition will be way ahead: eg https://www.pocket-lint.com/cars/news/140845-future-cars-and-upcoming-electronic-cars-of-the-future-coming-soon
  6. Under the settings somewhere you can switch summer on or off. From the label not mentioning the clock it sounds like it should also change the weather... A couple of weeks ago I remembered to change the clock on the NX sat nav to summer. You don't want to rush things...
  7. I went from an RX400h to a NX300h. As the new RX's are larger the NX is actually similar in size to the RX400h. Length and width are very similar. Height is slightly less. The figures I've seen suggest the boot capacity is bigger on the NX. It doesn't look it in real life so I don't believe the figures although the wheel arches intrude less at least. It feels similar size inside while driving although the centre console seems higher and doesn't move so it feels a like it cocoons you a bit more. I've found the ride and seat on the NX slightly harder (and I have a Premium not an F Sport). I do find the adaptive cruise control makes a huge difference to making driving more relaxing though. My RX would do 28-31mpg. This does 37-40mpg. CO2 is lower so tax for my 15 plate is £110 instead of £270 for the RX. Insurance was about the same. However it feels pretty slow in comparison. Figures are 9.5s to 60 instead of 7.6s but it also feels like it's trying hard when you push it. The RX was effortless, the NX is just loud and revy when pushed. Around town up to 40 in sport mode its pretty nippy and there's not much between them but over 40 and you realise the RX is in a different league. I do love the NX. With the Premier I have a shed load of toys, the styling inside and out is great. I like the better fuel economy of the NX and greener credentials but I do miss the engine in the RX. It's a pity that 10 years on Lexus couldn't manage green and fast. Someone rear-ended the NX a week ago and I've had a base spec(?) manual diesel 318 as a loan car. I've missed the quiet, smooth comfort of my NX so much.
  8. javadude

    Winter tyres - Bridgestone Blizzak

    Personally I like the black wheels with the red bodywork. 😎
  9. Thanks. Shame. Odd to have the newer models remove good stuff from the older ones. (And I still can't get over why they removed the best bit of nx styling on the facelift: the sharp contours at the sides of the front bumper. Oh well, my next car will be electric so at the moment that means it doesn't look like it'll be a Lexus anyway.)
  10. I'd be interested to know too. On my old RX400h it would recognise the voice command "Suspend Guidance" but a decade on and they've removed this functionality from the NX. I go to the sat nav menu and then select suspend guidance there which might be slightly easier than deleting the destination but still not hands free.
  11. javadude

    Lexus UX prices

    The description of the options is rather confusing. Needs a table to explain what you get with each, what is standard on each trim level etc. I guess that will come in time.
  12. I've noticed it too but only in certain lighting(?) conditions. I guess it's nothing to worry about.
  13. javadude

    DASH CAM

    Thanks 🙂
  14. javadude

    DASH CAM

    My daughter's considering the same dashcam. How's it been? Would you still recommend it?