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  • First Name
    Paul
  • Lexus Model
    NX 300H
  • Year of Lexus
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lancashire
  1. I've had my NX now for 11 months after coming from a Q3. I've changed my driving style to suit the NX and have no regrets. Yes the Audis are better in some respects, but the NX is better in others. Overall I think the Lexus brand is far better. My NX is in Messa red with tan interior- Top choice!
  2. I posted some time ago that I was not happy with the definition of the names dlsplayed on the Sat Nav in my 2018 NX, so you are not alone in your observations. My local dealer was unable to come up with a solution, so it is what it is, unless there is somebody out there who can has a solution to the issue.
  3. I use Rain x on all side and rear windows. The FAQ questions on the Halfords web site goes some way to answering the question on whether you should use it on plasic. https://www.halfords.com/wcsstore/libraries/document/Rain-X FAQs.pdf
  4. It is well worth the wait. The salesman took well over an hour to explain the controls of the car to me on handover back in March and tbh I stopped taking it all in towards the end and just wanted to drive it. Enjoy!
  5. When I went to test drive my NX 12 months ago I looked at all reviews from the motoring press and this forum and picked on all the negatives. I went on a test drive for an hour with all these negatives to observe and found that the negative comments were not issues for me, but to be sure I asked for a 24 hour test drive. The longer test drive convinced me that the NX was the car for me as long as the costing figures added up. 8 months down the line and I am still discovering new things about the car on a weekly basis (some negative), but there are far more positives for me about the car to confirm that I made the right choice. If you are looking at reliability you will see that this forum is very quiet on this topic.
  6. I bought my 300h luxury 7 months ago. Still finding my way around the vehicle. I love the smoothness and quiet of my NX. It is a different drive to the Audi's and once you get used to and accept this it really is a lovely car. I downloaded the handbook onto my tablet and take that out to the car to get up to speed with the controls and functions. I am still finding the sat nav a nightmare to use, but otherwise really pleased with the car. It may take a while to get used to, but I can't think of any other car in this price range that I would want to swop to at this stage or in the near future.
  7. Same here. Can't get the zoom function to work when approaching junctions. Also hate the font/legability of the text on screen. My dealer says that they can't alter the font settings.
  8. When we came to order our 2018 NX luxury we went to the garage intent on ordering the blue and came away ordering the messa red with the cream interior. We waited for 4 months for the car to arrive and it was not until we picked it up that we finally accepted we had made the right decision. We have no regrets and after a 3 week trip away in France it did not look like it had done 2000 miles. A quick wash restored its original finish. However colour is down to individuality and what appeals to some is a mess to others. No HUD in the 2018 Luxury.
  9. The handbook says that High beam assist does not operate under certain conditions, one being that you have to be doing more tham 60kph. I also was initially unimpressed until I found this out. Could this be issue you have?
  10. Our NX has just completed a trip to France and back. 600 miles each way with 700 miles running around whilst there (Total 1900 miles). Overall the brim to brim consumption was 46mpg. I was keeping to 62 - 65 mph on the motorways / dual carriageways and national speed limits elsewhere. What I did notice was that weight made a big difference. When we were driving around with friends in the car I noticed a drop of about 5mpg after days out. Similarly when travelling home on the return journey with a full load (wine etc) I was down by 4mpg. So, overall really pleased with the consumption figures. The car was very comfortable, really quiet and we felt far more relaxed after the end of a jorney than we did in our Audi Q3.
  11. Regarding fuel consumption- I have only had my NX 300h for 3 months and have covered 2000 miles. The worst I have had is 37mpg and that was when the dealer filled it up from new, so may not have been full. Since then my best fuel figure has been 43mpg and worst has beeen 39mpg. I also do mixed amount of motoring. Going to France in the car soon. Not expecting good figures going down there and coming back, but local runs should improve the overall figure.
  12. I find the brush applies too much paint to small stone chips. I was told to use the end of a wooden cocktail stick to apply small amounts of paint. This works well!
  13. I spotted these in Aldi yesterday. https://www.aldi.co.uk/easy-home-folding-step-stool/p/080134175077900
  14. I took delivery of my NX on Tuesday and it had 7 miles recorded.
  15. Not wishing to start a new topic, I thought I would add to this one. We ordered the NX Luxury back in November 2017 and take delivery of it tomorrow, Tuesday 6th March. We had more or less decided on the colour, but left the showroom having ordered a Mesa red with white ochre interior. We have come from an Audi Q3 which we had for 5 years, and have predominantly had VW/Audis for nearly 40 years, so a big change for us. I have been actively monitoring this forum since November and have been picking up tips for collection day, fitting dash cams etc. The forum is quite quiet compared to the other forums I have been on, but I put that down to fewer vehicles and not much (hopefully) goes wrong. Looking forward to Lexus ownership and help and advice that comes from your wealth of experience.