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  • First Name
    Paul
  • Lexus Model
    NX 300H
  • Year of Lexus
    2018
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Lancashire

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  1. My average over 10,000 miles (using fuelly) is 42.2mpg. This has been achieved on mixed motoring, long runs, short runs, town and country trips. It all depends on how you drive, as no two drivers drive alike. Even on exactly the same journey and more or less in convoy, different drivers will achieve different fuel consumptions. I find that having the NX with 4 people on board drops the fuel consumption down quite a bit. And finally this cold weather has knocked 10% off my average consumption. But, I am still very happy with the car.
  2. I had the same problem with my previous car and as stated above changed the bulbs for uprated ones. I purchased Philips X-treme vision bulbs which are 130% brighter than normal bulbs. I just changed the main beam and you could see a noticable difference in colour between dip and main.
  3. In my NX the adaptive cruise control only works in 5mph increments. However you can use cruise control that will increase (decrease) in 1 mph increments, but this is not adaptive and old fashioned. Why Lexus choose to have the two systems alongside oneanother is a mystery that someone on here can answer.
  4. I have covered 9500 miles now in my NX. The in-car computer is a guide only, but I find that it is generally accurate to within 5%. There are various factors that can affect the recorded mpg you work out when filling brim to brim such as how much you top up after the fuel cuts out at the pump and how level the vehicle is at the chosen fuel pump. The worst I have had is 36.5 (winter) and the best 48.7 (summer) but for the reasons stated above these may, or may not, be accurate. The best comparison is over a period of time and using the 'Fuelly' app I have recorded 42.2mpg over 9500 miles. This is 5.5mpg worse than the average of my previous car, a Audi Q3 TDI quattro, so overall I am very pleased with the figures I achieve from my NX.
  5. Just got around to updating my maps. Took just under an hour once I got all the codes sorted out. Some new roads that have been built near me are now on the maps, so all the better for that. Thanks to Phil for the 'top tips' that made the process a lot easier.
  6. Congratulations. Looks good, but I would say that as it is the same colour as mine.👍
  7. Read the following article and then decide. https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=106221 I would definately go for a cheaper all season option.
  8. This is the same on my 2018 NX luxury. The font is awful to read and zooming in to navigate junctions etc is so poor. Other manufacturers just do this part of the car so much better. There is no excuse for Lexus to be so far behind in this respect.
  9. Well it's a thumbs up from me for this tip. Tried it over the weekend and it worked. Small inconvieneince in having to use the key fob to open the car again, but something I will soon get used to. Thanks for sharing. 👍
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.