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paulrnx last won the day on March 16 2018

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  1. I'd forgotten how refined these cars are when not pushing on. It would definitely appear that Lexus has tweaked the powertrain too - I don't find I have to mash the throttle into the carpet to make decent progress in Normal mode. Very happy so far, 1700 miles on the clock.
  2. Back in here again. Sold my XE and bought a brand new IS300h Sport in Silver. Lovely car, well pleased. My mileage pattern has completely changed as I now only commute 15 miles each way to work via a mix of country roads and congested town centre. Perfect car for me. My 6th Lexus - had a 2006 IS250, a 2014 IS300h Executive, a 2014 IS250, a 2015 IS200T, a 2014 NX300h and now a 2019 IS300h. The new car drives very nicely and is definitely quicker than my previous IS300h, feels like the car actually has some torque this time around. Looking forward to joining in again.
  3. I tried lots of things but never really found a good one. I just resorted to washing the area with a sponge (not a mit, it gets too dirty) and then using a small paint brush when dry to get rid of the dirt. Not a great design though and a real dirt trap.
  4. None of my comments were rude. You used a function on your car in a way that is plainly not safe and not what it is designed for and then claimed it was not working properly. Of course it's a silly thing to do. My job done comments was a bit tongue in cheek I admit but you kept it going and perhaps should have just took it on the chin. RTFM too.
  5. Could it be that you have your home destination set as postcode and not your exact home address? This way the car starts up and the satnav thinks you haven't completed your previous journey to your home and takes you there first? If this doesn't work, perhaps it's worth resetting to factory defaults / deleting all personal data?
  6. A previous IS200t I had always had a poor change from 3rd to 2nd or any other gear to 2nd. Even when using the paddles the change into 2nd from 3rd was poor. Had it checked by the dealership and it was declared all ok. I always felt it was probably the software mapping rather than anything being fundamentally wrong withe the gearbox. Spoilt an otherwise lovely car.
  7. Surely not? If the government of the day changes the road tax regime or bands in a budget then it could well change
  8. Job done if it stops you from doing silly things like this
  9. Nice job there Ed, very nice. Had the same results when I had a car done nearly two years ago.
  10. I think I was saying I was an old fart to be honest. My NX, now gone, was massively improved with different tyres. The OE Yokohamas are particularly poor over short sharp ridges, expansion joints, etc. To me anyway. Plenty find it perfectly acceptable.
  11. Just keep your car in a bullet proof steel cage and never move it outside of that steel box. That should remove all the risk for you. Or stop worrying about what might happen to your car and just enjoy it of course. The risks of an NX being stolen are way way lower than say a top end BMW or Merc or supercar. I wouldn't have thought the risk warrants the expense and peace of mind in the first place because the risk is so low in the first place. How may cars have you personally had stolen?
  12. Try driving the car round bends rather than relying on something that isn't designed to do what you're expecting it to. Unbelievable. Am I the only person on here who thinks that relying on radar guided cruise control to maintain a gap going round a sharp bend and declaring it to be a fault is complete and utter nuts?