DanD

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    Daniel
  • Gender
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  • Lexus Model
    NX300h F-Sport w. Pan Roof
  • Year of Lexus
    2016
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Hampshire

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  1. £600-£700 doesn't sound right... not sure where you heard this. Have you actually checked with a dealer? i have seen second hand keyfobs on Ebay, probably from cars that have been written off. I wonder whether these could be re-programmed, although the physical key within the fob would not fit your car, obviously. Some of these second hand keys look to be RX keys. Again, I don't know whether an RX key could be re-programmed to work with an NX.
  2. I have had it activated on my 3 Lexus and never had to pay.
  3. The built in nav works well on my NX, but it is far too slow in identifying delays and avoiding them. I find it fine for long distance M-way journeys, but I find Google Maps far more reliable and responsive for shorter, B road and city based trips. Unfortunately, my current car cannot be retrofitted, but compatibility with Google Maps/Android Auto will be a deal breaker for my next car.
  4. I agree. Also... - Keeping the key in a RFID pouch has no bearance on the longevity of the battery. You are just blocking the signal, not stopping it; - Even if the battery seems flat, there will always be enough 'juice' to allow the car to start. You have have to unlock the car manually using the key built into the key fob, but you will be able to start the car by placing the keyfob against the start button whilst pressing it. NOTE that the alarm may go off as you manually unlock the car, but will be disabled as soon as you start the car as indicated above.
  5. You really need to compare the spec sheets of both models to decide whether you are willing to compromise. Another important factor to consider is that, based on your original entry, your budget might afford you a pre-facelift Premier... or a facelifted Luxury. The facelifted version has additional spec, including a newer, wide screen satnav. This wide screen satnav may soon be eligible to be retrofitted with Apple Carplay / Android Auto. Worth checking with the dealer.
  6. I seem to remember that the IS and NX had similar issues when they first came out and that a number of owners had their seat covers replaced under warranty.
  7. However, remember that this is a CVT gearbox, so these are 'virtual' gears.
  8. It was at Lexus Southampton / Hedge End. I avoided taking a picture because it was waiting for a service and was not for sale, however it was a 63 plate. Definitely not Mercury Grey. It was a mauve colour, light violet. I thought it looked gorgeous... Certainly different.
  9. While at my local dealer to have the battery in my keyfob replaced, I saw this RX on the forecourt. Never seen one this colour before. Is it, or rather was it a genuine Lexus colour? What was it called?
  10. Yes. What is the point of spending all that money on a car and then covering the seat with tacky covers... Why, when the person who will benefit from this is the next owner! by the way, I also recommend Gliptone.
  11. ... not me, I don't have one. However, I came across this article earlier today (via twitter feed), which I thought made interesting reading. https://twitter.com/whatcar/status/1228944109760634880?s=09 or https://www.whatcar.com/advice/owning/i-want-to-reject-my-faulty-lexus-is/n20993
  12. FYI, this is the holder I have been using: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HNTCVFK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 As previously said, the product is well made and it served me fine until I broke the clip. It's only because I needed to replace it that I thought about a CD slot mounted alternative. Once of the things I like about this mount is the way the phone is locked in place via a gravity system. Putting the phone into the holder and removing it is very easy and is a one hand operation, even with a large phone.
  13. Thanks Keith, for taking the time to take and post the pics and answering my questions. i very much appreciated it. Based on the info you have provided and the size of my phone, I have decided to stick with a vent mounted folder.
  14. Thanks. That would be great.
  15. Thanks to you both for your prompt responses. Would you be able to post a pic of it installed? I have my phone in portrait mode and I am still concerned that the position of the phone will interfere either with the gear lever, or the console itself as the CD slot is somewhat recessed with the console protruding slightly above it. (Damn... this is not easy to put into words!)