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  1. I am currently commuting 315 miles to and from work on a weekly basis, allowing me plenty of opportunity to test my fuel economy. I drive up the A1 across the A66 up the M6/M74 to west Scotland. Whilst attempting this at 65MPH I averaged 37.8MPG / 70MPH 33MPG / 75-80MPH 29-32MPG. I know I have probably bought the wrong type of car for such commutes but I really like the Lexus range. I wasn't about much last summer but think I was getting more like 40MPG.
  2. Having now driven my NX some distance I have had to change my style of driving from that of the CT in order to help increase my MPG. We all go through the settling in period where the sports mode button is fun but then reality kicks in and fuel economy is back on the cards. I was advised by my dealer to get up to speed as quickly as possible, in his opinion this was the most economic way. I have found that by leaving it in eco mode and steadily getting to the required speed whether that is 30,60 or 70 and leaving it in eco has produced the best mpg. I am achieving 39/40 MPG by doing this and its not like Im travelling on a level road, A1, A66, M6/M74. this is my weekly commute at the moment so low fuel consumption is key. I still have moments of madness where my lead foot returns but the majority of my route is at an acceptable MPG. I hope this aids anyone hoping for better MPG, good luck
  3. I commute 315 miles to work weekly mainly motorway/dual carriageway and have very recently upgraded from a CT200h to the NX.

  4. Bluenose1940, what is your driving style. Every car has its sweet spot, having driven hybrid cars for the last 9 years (Prius/Yaris/CT200h) I have found, after some time the ideal driving style for the best/better fuel economy. Driving from cold will not help your fuel economy but leaving your car to warm up on your drive will in-turn charge your battery allowing you to drive straight off on battery. I have found with the NX, 4 days since purchasing, that accelerating straight up to the required speed, will obviously get you to speed quicker but will also aid in charging your battery. My wife has a different driving style where she steps her acceleration in 10mph increments allowing the car to settle out at each step before increasing but it didn't give as good a mpg as my style. Does anyone have any other driving styles or are they only on a YouTube video? The ones I've seen on YouTube suggest pulse and drive which is similar to my wife's step approach.
  5. Lincoln Lexus is my local dealer, I to would recommend the dealer. I have their service plan and extended warranty on my CT, their level of customer service is outstanding.
  6. I thought it was a well known fact that your MPG reduces during the colder months. I asked my dealer why the CT, having the same hybrid system as the Prius, gave poorer results in MPG. Their response was that the CT is a luxury car and the quality of products add weight therefore affecting MPG.
  7. Do you have the option of secure parking for your car? e.g. garage Speak to your Lexus dealer about removing the fuse that is removed for shipping of the car. I work away for over 90 days and have my car in a secure location. Removing the fuse disarms the alarm system, central locking etc, but allows you to come back, replace the fuse and start your car straight away
  8. I inflate my tyres front to 36psi and rear to 35psi and have increased my fuel economy by around 5 mpg on my commute to work 310 miles.
  9. The fuse does disable the alarm but it also prevents the car from starting, the car is locked/ unlocked by your key, so as long as it’s a relatively secure car park it’s highly unlikely to get broken into/ stolen.
  10. I’m surprised I’m the only one with the answer to this query. I guess if you don’t have to leave your car in a car park for weeks and sometimes months on end you don’t need to ask the question. I however do leave my ct200h in a car park for months and get back with it starting first time. OK I’ll stop the anticipation, you need to remove a fuse from the fuse panel under the bonnet. That’s it!! I contacted my local dealership who advised me to remove the fuse that is removed for shipping of the car to the UK
  11. Surely if you have the navigation system, every time the front sensors pick up an obstacle it is displayed on the screen. Did that not give you a clue? I find it particularly useful when driving up and down ramps in tight multi-storey car parks
  12. mandon75


    I made initial contact with my dealer the week between Christmas and new year, at the end of Jan I contacted them again and they told me it was still on its way to them but expected it any day. There is no harm in phoning them to get an update 😃
  13. mandon75


    I was fortunate enough to have read a previous post before taking my CT in. I dropped it off with 1/4 tank and upon collection they'd filled it to 3/4. No smell of fuel in the car and brilliant service, compliments to the team at Lister's Lexus Lincoln.
  14. It does feel somewhat of an achievement to get a full battery, my passenger kindly took this picture whilst coasting down hill on the A66 west bound. You will require photo evidence when you achieve it as no one will believe you otherwise 😃
  15. I have recently recieved a letter from my local Lexus dealer with reference to the VED increases and the additional costs added to the list price of the new 2017 cars. Will this mean that the value of my 2012 (and any lexus registered before 2017) CT200h increase in part exchange value due to the increase in the demand for a car registered before 2017. My 2012 CT200h emits 82g/km CO2 meaning the road tax for my car will be £0. A 2017 CT200h emits 82g/km CO2 with a first year VED of £100 followed by the standard rate of £140. Surely the demand for a pre 2017 CT200h will increase as the annual tax cost is less.