Ian J. Parsley

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    NX 300h F Sport
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  1. 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.
  2. Driving the NX in the snow

    Many thanks for that interesting link about - likewise, I found no issue in snow.
  3. 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!)
  4. Lexus NX vs Infiniti QX 50 who wins

    It's in the eye of the beholder of course, but I'd take the NX any day of the week (and, by definition, Lexus folk are open to brands such as Infiniti, so I genuinely don't think that is bias). It's hard to discern quite why, but to me that Infiniti interior looks good but far from prestigious. Just a personal view, of course.
  5. Joined the Lexus family

    The other thing to note with Lexus versus the VW Group is there are far fewer combinations. Taking into account transmission, suspension, fuel type, drive, external colour, spec level, engines, interior trim and the vast array of options you can order an Audi Q5 in literally millions of combinations - there is a fair chance, unless you go for a really common combo, yours will be unique. With a Lexus NX, I estimate that total is below 1000 (as there are few if any options around transmission, fuel type, drive and so on, and options generally come as packs added only to specific spec levels). Many people like the choice Audi offer (and its sales have boomed even in North America) - but others like having the clarity of what goes with what (and, out of interest, Lexus is a lot more profitable per car). So there isn't even as much to discuss there...!
  6. Sport v Luxury v FSport

    Yes, I could live without it, tbh. Just to note it was one of a few. Of course it depends on how important toys are to you (and you may find they are easier to negotiate prices on than the car itself, although that also depends on circumstances).
  7. Sport v Luxury v FSport

    Yes, I have an F-sport but would also second that advice - take it on a good run. Doesn't bother me at all, but it does bother others! I'd go for Luxury or F-sport over Sport if at all possible. I seem to recall Sport was reasonably specced but it missed a few "luxury basics" like, I believe, auto-tailgate.
  8. Taking the plunge

    I do use the Connected Services, but of course it depends on what you're looking for. I use them sometimes because I just want to type in a destination without knowing the address (which you can do on Online Search); and sometimes when I have a complex day ahead I use it to send the journey to the car in advance (although admittedly I haven't done that in a while). On the bass, consider also changing the fader and all that. I have mine moved slightly forward.
  9. My 48 hour test drive (FWIW)

    I understand the "risk" is the CT will be "replaced" by a smaller (Q3/X1-size) SUV. I'm not totally opposed to that idea, although if it's as wild as some of the "CX" concepts I've seen, I'm not sure it'll work out well.
  10. NX450h

    My implied comparison is with an IS, because that's really the alignment; an RX would be more a GS. What I am emphasising is having switched from IS to NX, although I notice there is a decline in power, it hasn't ever bothered me. So if you would be happy with an IS, I'd say 90% you'll be happy with an NX. It is easy to say "Just go for the RX if you want the power" (and that is indeed is my own inclination), but then it is considerably more expensive. So I guess what I am saying is, balancing it with what you actually pay, I don't imagine you'll be worried about "power" in an NX. As Paul implies, if you need a bit of oomph you can flick it into sport. All that said, I once drove to Morocco in a 65bhp Vauxhall Corsa. Anyone who thinks an NX lacks power, I urge you to try that...!
  11. NX450h

    I honestly don't see the problem with the 300h. If you really want power, surely you don't want an SUV to start with? I don't find the NX300h much worse power-wide than the IS300h - the only major driving disadvantage, I find, is the turning circle.
  12. NX Three likes/dislikes

    There's a case for just taking the charging tray out of the car altogether (which can be done). Haven't quite got there yet, but it is somewhat ludicrous - charges very slowly and makes phone very hot.
  13. US Lexus ES 300h

    I am just back from the US and would compare the ES more to an IS. It is essentially a more family-orientated car, from what I could see, with the IS more of a driver's car. I saw a good few GS models on the road there too, so would be surprised if they removed them (at least there).
  14. Which to choose

    Really the Luxury v F-Sport choice is subjective. I much prefer the look of the latter, which is why I went for it.
  15. Keyless Entry

    Just to pile on the agony, my NX has this. I find it useful when exiting as I often lock using the back door as I pass.