hunslet

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    Malcolm
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  • Lexus Model
    NX 300h Premier
  • Year of Lexus
    2014
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    Staffordshire

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  1. I just had a quote from Lexus Birmingham - £165 each. Looks like I may have to move to Bolton
  2. Hi Ian, Thanks for that. No, I hadn't looked at Blackcircles as I was so surprised to see that ATS were only quoting £150. I had a GS before and I would end up paying £200 per tyre
  3. I noticed that there are a few topics on here relating to tyres for the NX. I've done 28,000 miles now on the original Yokohamas so decided I had better start doing some research. The consensus seems to be that the Michelin Cross Climates are a sound choice but I had a slight panic as availability seemed to be an issue for some forum members. I went down to my local ATS and they said that they could get the tyres that I wanted tomorrow and as there is a deal on they would be £150 per tyre. If you look on the website you could be forgiven for thinking that Michelin doesn't do a tyre for the NX as everything is listed except those. I'll be getting four cross climates fitted next week. There is loads of life on the rears which is a shame but I will be happier with some decent tyres
  4. We'll take your word for it that it was sugar then. 😁
  5. That's a good point Ed. I noticed that after my car came back from the service there was an oily mark on the interior door handle. I hadn't noticed it straight away as i had only used the car in the dark. They had already rang me to ask if I was happy with their "exceptional" service and, of course, I had said yes. It seemed a bit petty to ring back and say actually I'm not as happy as I thought I was. I didn't bother doing the online survey that they asked me to do. So, has anyone else been asked whether you have a preference as to which radio station you wanted it tuned to in the loan car?
  6. My car is booked in for a service today with Lexus Birmingham. A lady from the service centre rang me up the day before to do the usual courtesy call sort of stuff. Just before the call ended she said, just to ensure your comfort with the loan car do you have a preference as to which radio station you wanted it tuned to? I laughed out loud which probably wasn't the response she was looking for. I assured her that I had no preference. So, the question I am asking, is it just me or is that taking customer service a bit too far? I was thinking of ringing her back and saying actually, I'm 5"8' but you guys always set the seat in a position for a 6"9' basketball player. Can you do anything about that? By the way, I mentioned this to a Mercedes owner and an Audi owner. They were well impressed. Any thoughts?
  7. I think that video has just summed up me life: if I don't understand something just blag it
  8. Thanks Jonathan, I was beginning to think that I was going to have to reply to my own post! I will have to try and prise a phone off someone
  9. Does anyone have a problem with the bluetooth dropping all the time? I know I should borrow someone's phone and see if it still happens but the connection can last 20 minutes, all day or not connect at all. The usual problem is that it won't connect at all. When i check the bluetooth on the phone it says that it is connected to the car but the car says otherwise. The phone is a Nokia Lumia 735 (windows 10). Any ideas?
  10. Hi Colin Barber answered this query 6 months ago: "This is normally because the hybrid energy recovery is providing most of the braking resistance so the mechanical brakes are just lightly scraping the discs. As a result the mechanical brakes may not be used that much and they rust/glaze making the noise worse. Try braking hard from speed a few times to really use the mechanical pads to help clear them up to see if that helps." This worked for me
  11. I have to disagree with something that Valkirk says regarding Eco mode. My understanding is that even the dealers are telling Lexus owners not to rely on Eco mode as a lot of the time you are having to push the engine. In many situations you are better off using sport mode. I have just been to the Lake District and found the hills there to be quite pleasant in Sport mode but a pain in Normal. I am back home in sunny staffordshire now and since my last visit to the petrol station i have been getting 45 mpg
  12. Hi Sorry i haven't replied before and i suppose you have sorted it by now but using a FAT 32 file is only half the issue: the memory stick must be no bigger than 8GB. It's a common issue. I fixed by brother's Ford something or other and he had even sent it back to the garage and they couldn't fix it. I got him an 8 GB memory stick and he was a happy bunny - you can buy your own! Good luck
  13. Congratulations on your purchase Alec.Still a bit of a lead in time on these babies then if you have to wait till september. I have done nearly 6000 miles and get about 40 mpg so that's okay.
  14. Is Colin Barber a genius or what? I tried a few emergency stops and all is peace and quiet. Thank you
  15. Thanks for all the advice. i shall try a few emergency stops and see if that helps