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Any opinions/experience with dynamic radar cruise control (and pre-collision system)?
The dealer told me today that they would need to place order from Japan and that it would take 3 months. Is it worth the wait?
 

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Any opinions/experience with dynamic radar cruise control (and pre-collision system)?
The dealer told me today that they would need to place order from Japan and that it would take 3 months. Is it worth the wait?
I had these on my (just sold) Prius. Personally, i love it! DRC (dynamic radar cruise) is a bit conservative at times, but it is like having an extra eye on the road to bail you out...you can easily over-ride the DRC. PCS also tightens your seatbelt which i tested once...it is quite fast and pins you back to the seat instantly...IMO, worth it if you are ever in a head-on collision. I had wanted it on my new car (MDX) but it was too costly for that option.

So, if financial is not a problem for you, then i would get it! Note that you will NOT recover the cost of this package when you do re-sell it down the road...so, buying PCS/DRC is purely for your entertainment/safety. If i had the money, then i would get one with it because i drive on the highway a lot (thus, use DRC daily with my Prius)...and the added protection of PCS for that once in a blue moon catastrophic event. PCS may mean the difference b/w critically injured vs. walking away from accident. With the Prius, i felt that it was a small car on the road...so, i needed all the protection that i can afford.
 

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Thanks so much for your reply. I just placed my order yesterday for 300h with DRC, so it will be about 12 weeks. I plan to take some long road trips and look forward to utilizing this feature.
Couple of other things:
I asked about iphone 6 size v.s the QI tray and was told that although 6 doesn't fit in the tray it will still work. You will need to purchase a QI enabled case though (for all iPhones since QI technology not built in).
I chose nebula gray, but the matador red mica is gorgeous and fitting for the fabulous nx design.
Since I placed a special order, I also added heated steering wheel!
 

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Thanks so much for your reply. I just placed my order yesterday for 300h with DRC, so it will be about 12 weeks. I plan to take some long road trips and look forward to utilizing this feature.
Couple of other things:
I asked about iphone 6 size v.s the QI tray and was told that although 6 doesn't fit in the tray it will still work. You will need to purchase a QI enabled case though (for all iPhones since QI technology not built in).
I chose nebula gray, but the matador red mica is gorgeous and fitting for the fabulous nx design.
Since I placed a special order, I also added heated steering wheel!
Congrats!! The wait is the hardest part...but you will be the FIRST to ever drive your car vs. buying something from dealer's lot!

Personally, there is no need for Qi. For me, when i get into my car (MDX; and Prius before that), i always plug my iPhone into the USB to listen to my music stored on my iPhone. USB music is higher quality than playing music thru BT...and you can select tracks/playlists/etc. from the car display vs. fondling with your iPhone while driving. And with iPhone connected via USB, i play music AND charge it at the same time. I am sure NX has it, but both my Prius and MDX have special place to put your phone while connected to USB. (BTW, with USB connected, i still can make/receive calls via BT.)

BTW#2, Qi is more for Android bc with Android USB connection does not play music...it just charges. So, there is no advantage in connecting USB. Android Car will change all that, but at this time, USB with Android phone is very limited to just charging. iPhone via USB does more...and thus, no need for Qi.
 

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Thanks so much for your reply. I just placed my order yesterday for 300h with DRC, so it will be about 12 weeks. I plan to take some long road trips and look forward to utilizing this feature.
Couple of other things:
I asked about iphone 6 size v.s the QI tray and was told that although 6 doesn't fit in the tray it will still work. You will need to purchase a QI enabled case though (for all iPhones since QI technology not built in).
I chose nebula gray, but the matador red mica is gorgeous and fitting for the fabulous nx design.
Since I placed a special order, I also added heated steering wheel!
congrats on placing an order for one.
what are you driving around while you wait?
 

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congrats on placing an order for one.
what are you driving around while you wait?
Thanks. I can't wait until it arrives. Hopefully no hiccups occur in the process.
My current car is a 2003 Honda accord: A very faithful friend with 150k miles that still runs great. The NX will be my first Lexus and first SUV type vehicle.
 

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Any opinions/experience with dynamic radar cruise control (and pre-collision system)?
The dealer told me today that they would need to place order from Japan and that it would take 3 months. Is it worth the wait?

I ordered my NX 300h last week and was given the VIN for it. It also has the Pre-Collision System. I was told the car could be in before the end of the month or the first part of January.
 

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I ordered my NX 300h last week and was given the VIN for it. It also has the Pre-Collision System. I was told the car could be in before the end of the month or the first part of January.
I was told that there weren't any in California installed with PCS so it would need to ordered. I poked around inventories in various areas of U.S. and I found some w/ PCS on east coast, but none in Cali. I am okay with waiting, but it sure would be nice to get earlier. Where are you located and where is your NX coming from?
 

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I'm in Ohio. It's my understanding the car is coming from some other dealer in a trade. They are going to try to divert it so that it comes to my dealer direct. Like I said I have the VIN that's on all my paperwork.
 

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I was told that there weren't any in California installed with PCS so it would need to ordered. I poked around inventories in various areas of U.S. and I found some w/ PCS on east coast, but none in Cali. I am okay with waiting, but it sure would be nice to get earlier. Where are you located and where is your NX coming from?[/QUOTE


They have one in Scottsdale , AZ with the PCS. actually it was a loaded 200t Luxury, LED headlights, blind spot, power rear seats. I would have bought it if it had a different exterior color. Fire Agate Pearl . They were not negotiating on price.
 
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