Ian J. Parsley

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About Ian J. Parsley

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  • First Name
    Ian
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  • Lexus Model
    NX 300h F Sport
  • Year of Lexus
    2013
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Antrim

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  1. Ian J. Parsley

    What will ES offer that IS doesn't?

    The LS isn't really about profit per se, but indeed about being the flagship. It exists so that, from CT to RX, we can all say we drive the same brand as Harvey in Suits gets driven about in... :)
  2. Ian J. Parsley

    Connected Services Problem

    You suspect correctly!
  3. Ian J. Parsley

    Powered Tailgate

    Yes, it can be deactivated. I can't remember where in settings, but it's quite obvious (unusually so for Lexus!)
  4. Ian J. Parsley

    Connected Services Problem

    I have a 6, IOS 11.3, but needs to have that page open for me!
  5. Ian J. Parsley

    What will ES offer that IS doesn't?

    I'd be surprised (but some of you may well know better) if Lexus goes much down the "individual options" route for Europe. It's fundamentally not how they do things, and it makes each individual car considerably less profitable. When sales are relatively low to begin with, I don't know why they would do that. It's an interesting move but it's one of those - for me, the GS was absolutely superb and yet its sales dwindled.
  6. Ian J. Parsley

    Connected Services Problem

    Just to note also, if you are using iPhone you will need the actual settings page with Personal Hotspot open when you turn the car on. It's a bizarre quirk but in fairness that one is Apple's fault, not Lexus'!
  7. Ian J. Parsley

    What will ES offer that IS doesn't?

    I visit North America once a year and would on the basis of what I've seen there always have placed the ES more in line with the IS (a bit like an A4 versus an A5 sportback; with the GS more like an A6); so the idea is that in Europe the ES will align more to the (outgoing) GS? Likewise, I wonder how that is supposed to work. I guess it is worth a try?!
  8. Apologies if this has been raised elsewhere on the Forum, but I spotted this week Lexus plans to offer the new ES in the UK from next year. How will it fit into the line-up, do we think? What type of buyer will it attract to the brand?
  9. If you're going second hand there's no harm resurrecting a thread! You wouldn't regret blue, but note there are different shades (varying from trim to trim and no doubt also year to year) so be sure what you are getting. If you're going used, then you'd be better with Lexus for reliability alone. It's also more distinctive.
  10. Ian J. Parsley

    So noisy

    I've come to the conclusion the noise thing is a bit like living near an airport or a railway line - some people get really really bugged by it, others (like me - I live near a railway line) just aren't bothered at all. I had a four-hour round trip on Saturday (which is mammoth by NI standards!) and just don't notice it at all - motorways, expressways, major roads, minor roads, just not at all. I have Bridgestones, which are not ideal. I would agree that the noise is ever so slightly more noticeable than in an IS, but barely. Just one of those things, I guess.
  11. Ian J. Parsley

    Deposit

    That's an important point. You will pay a premium for being one of the first on the road. I enjoyed it once - but I'll not be repeating it! :)
  12. Ian J. Parsley

    Deposit

    Strikes me as quite normal to put a deposit down in such circumstances - it is refundable and you have the benefit of being extremely rare for the first few months. I did similar with the 3rd gen IS (I had the first in Northern Ireland and even a year on it was extremely rare - now you see them quite regularly). From memory my deposit was minimal.
  13. I think they're wise not to go too aggressive - I liked the direction of some of the concept stuff but could I have seen myself in one? This'll be a X1-X2/Q2-Q3-level compact SUV and you can see immediately for the imaging that it's aimed at young professionals. The CT has been discontinued in North America, but then so has the A3 for example. So we shall see what happens there.
  14. Ian J. Parsley

    Driving the NX in the snow

    Many thanks for that interesting link about - likewise, I found no issue in snow.
  15. Ian J. Parsley

    NX F-Sport vs Sport

    Another +1 re tyres. I have Bridgestone. I won't have next set! Very interesting comparison. IIRC the sport has black tyres, which can look quite prestigious (to non-car people!)