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Wanted Used Lexus NX - lease takeover?

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Wanted Used Lexus NX - lease takeover?

I was wondering if anyone could give me advice on purchasing a used Lexus NX 200/300. I am leaning towards a 2016-2018 model and prefer the F Sport package due to the lines on the front end.
Within my budget I should be able to afford a 2016 and maybe a 2017 F sport model. This isn't possible with a 2018 model. I do like the bigger Infotainment screen on the 2018 model
and the front end has changed a bit more to my liking (non sport). Can anyone share their experience or opinion?
Also, other than the usual "For Sale" sites and the leasing takeover sites, is there any recommendations on where to find a vehicle at a good price? Out of province maybe?

Please PM me if you are or know someone that is going to be selling OR if wanting to get out of a lease.

Thanks
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I personally would get the 2018 - the refresh was a pretty comprehensive one for Lexus. The 2018 and newer NXs have the Lexus Safety System+ standard, and I believe some of the features in the suite are upgraded compared to what you'd be able to get on higher trim pre-refresh NXs (all-speed dynamic cruise instead of high-speed cruise, and lane tracing rather than just lane departure alert with steering assist).

They also made improvements to the suspension on all 2018s and NX F-Sports got an improved Adaptive Variable Suspension (capable of 650 damping rates compared to just 30 with the pre-refresh NX F-Sport). Suspension improvements were noticeable on the regular NXs, but I couldn't really tell the difference with the improved AVS on the F-Sport. There was also added sound deadening, which was somewhat noticeable, but the NX is still pretty noisy.
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sounds like 18 is the way to go. Winking Face
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one23four5 wrote: I personally would get the 2018 - the refresh was a pretty comprehensive one for Lexus. The 2018 and newer NXs have the Lexus Safety System+ standard, and I believe some of the features in the suite are upgraded compared to what you'd be able to get on higher trim pre-refresh NXs (all-speed dynamic cruise instead of high-speed cruise, and lane tracing rather than just lane departure alert with steering assist).

They also made improvements to the suspension on all 2018s and NX F-Sports got an improved Adaptive Variable Suspension (capable of 650 damping rates compared to just 30 with the pre-refresh NX F-Sport). Suspension improvements were noticeable on the regular NXs, but I couldn't really tell the difference with the improved AVS on the F-Sport. There was also added sound deadening, which was somewhat noticeable, but the NX is still pretty noisy.
Thanks for your take on the different years. I heard the trackpad is a poor idea/design. Is it much better with the 2018?
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grips8 wrote: Thanks for your take on the different years. I heard the trackpad is a poor idea/design. Is it much better with the 2018?
I wouldn't say it's much better, but the trackpad is quite a bit bigger on the 2018 and newer models. The interface is also easier to use, but still clunky. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto solves most of those issues, although you'd be looking at an even newer NX for that.

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