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Old 07-09-18, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for the information - it's hard to beat an Edge... They are gas suckers!
Are these numbers hand calculated or they're based on the dash lye-o-meter consumption? From my experience, my vehicles have always shown 1-2L lower than the real fuel consumption. Fuelly shows an average of 24.4MPG (9.6L/100km) over 52k miles tracked for 2015s and 23.1MPG (10.2L/100km) over 47k miles tracked for 2016s, which is close to your numbers!
They were from the dash instrumentation ... But just did the math with the bills ... 119 liters for 1500 km = 7.93 l/100km ... I'm happy as it looks pretty accurate to me !
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About gas consumption mine is making 220 km / 20 liters. About 9 l / 100 km.
remote starter had two options , one lexus branded comes with two keys cost about 1000 CAD and the second one My Start application on mobile that allow 4 or 5 ppl with the same app and works from long distances. Cost 700 CAD.
i chose my start. Works well for start, shut down, open locks and lock doors.
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About gas consumption mine is making 220 km / 20 liters. About 9 l / 100 km.
remote starter had two options , one lexus branded comes with two keys cost about 1000 CAD and the second one My Start application on mobile that allow 4 or 5 ppl with the same app and works from long distances. Cost 700 CAD.
i chose my start. Works well for start, shut down, open locks and lock doors.
Even if I'm under 30 and consider myself techy, I'm not a great fan of ''mobile only'' features. I have this on my Ford F150 - I can lock, unlock doors, remote start it from anywhere in the world and see exactly where it is on my iPhone, but my key fob also has a built in remote start which I use a lot more than the mobile app.

1000$ for a Lexus branded remote starter that does not use the OEM key fob is a steal, IMO. I can get a 2-way for 300$ with the by-pass module at my local shop. Guy comes installing it right in your driveway.

On another note, I found this on google:
https://www.12volt.solutions/product...v2-1-smart-key

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Even if I'm under 30 and consider myself techy, I'm not a great fan of ''mobile only'' features. I have this on my Ford F150 - I can lock, unlock doors, remote start it from anywhere in the world and see exactly where it is on my iPhone, but my key fob also has a built in remote start which I use a lot more than the mobile app.

1000$ for a Lexus branded remote starter that does not use the OEM key fob is a steal, IMO. I can get a 2-way for 300$ with the by-pass module at my local shop. Guy comes installing it right in your driveway.

On another note, I found this on google:
https://www.12volt.solutions/product...v2-1-smart-key

I just emailed them asking if this would work for 2018 models and those that have Enform. I'll post a reply back once they get back to me.

This seems like a way better option, uses the stock fob and is plug and play. Once our free year expires I will go back to tech stream and see when I enable remote start option and see if the fob does it without an active enform subscription... If not and the above link does in fact work for 2018's w/ Enform I will buy it. Can't stand having to pay a subscription service for something like a remote start. I totally get that if I want to use my phone. That I have no problem paying. But when the technology is already in a $60k car and the FOB will do it but only with a subscription, that pisses me off. The FOB by default should always be able to remote start the vehicle.

EDIT: Appears this is what one wants with a 2018 NX300:
https://www.12volt.solutions/product...h-button-start

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Old 07-10-18, 08:22 AM
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Yep - and I believe Enform is only available on a few models since 2018 here in Canada, so it should be a plug and play for Canadian NX owners... It even looks like you don't need any wire cutting, so it might by a DIY job!

I still don't understand why Lexus doesn't include remote starter in its higher trims... Guess it's a money thing.

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Old 07-10-18, 08:27 AM
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Yep - and I don't believe we have Enform here in Canada, so it should be a plug and play for us... It even looks like you don't need any wire cutting, so it might by a DIY job!

I still don't understand why Lexus doesn't include remote starter in its higher trims... Guess it's a money thing.
in the 2018 nx300 the enform app don't have remote start.
Sure it's a money thing.
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And I totally understand, but it should come standard in higher trims such as the Executive or the F-Sport 2/3 (for people living in USA, we have 3 levels of F-Sport trims here in Canada)...

Lexus probably thinks that its clientele all have heated garages.
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Thanks for the info, that could be for the 2019 model (already available to order), I'll see then what it is and if it can be retrofit and at what price ...
Sylvain. Update from Lexus. Remote long range launch date not before spring 2019. Sad day.
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Sylvain. Update from Lexus. Remote long range launch date not before spring 2019. Sad day.
Thanks Yvan for the follow up
Iím still skeptical ... That is if it ever comes ! When I first started visiting Lexus dealers in August 2017, I was told by two dealers that it would come with model year 2018 in Q1 2018 ... Well, ... the rest is history... bought it on March and we are in Q3... still no OEM solution.... not holding my breath :-)
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Originally Posted by Eduskator View Post
On another note, I found this on google:
https://www.12volt.solutions/product...v2-1-smart-key
Good finding ... but considering the extremely short range of the OEM key fob (100 feet max maybe ...) I wonder about the final result ...
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Good finding ... but considering the extremely short range of the OEM key fob (100 feet max maybe ...) I wonder about the final result ...
Could be an issue if you need to remote start from distance. On my part, I only remote start in the winter mornings when the car is right next to my house and leaving work when I'm close to the vehicle so it will probably won't be an issue, but for a vehicle that would be in a garage downstairs, for instance, it could be problematic.
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So for the company above about the remote start, they emailed me back. If you have Enform you simply unplug a fuse when you are programming the unit, then once it's programmed plug the fuse back in.

I am almost 100% positive I will be buying this at the end of the year (subscription service). It's silly to spend a monthly fee on remote start. I figure we'll have the NX for 10 years so $300 is nothing in the grand scheme of things. Hell I paid that much for the illuminated JDM cup holder inserts from lexus...

The one linked is all plug and play and you don't have to cut any wires which is awesome. I have a remote start on our w211 and it was all plug and play and works great with the OEM key fob. I am not concerned with distance since 100' is more than enough. I am not wanting to start the car a mile away. I only remote start my vehicles if I can see them.. IE: Normally in the driveway in the winter time. I'll update later once I get it and install it. Should be simple. The longest part of a remote start for my truck was taking everything a part.

This is my ranger apart for when I did it...lol




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Thanks for the info! Good to know it's plug and play. No need to have a Professional installer doing it. If it's really plug and play, it's worth every pennies of the 300$.
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@Eduskator... Issue for us Canadians is that Remote Start using Enform is not available in Canada ... No idea why, but it's not ...
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@Eduskator... Issue for us Canadians is that Remote Start using Enform is not available in Canada ... No idea why, but it's not ...
Correct, but the remote starter kit in the link I posted seem to be working on Canadian NXs as well, and with OEM key fobs - enform or not. This work around is much better than having 2 remotes for the same vehicle, even if the remote starter range is restricted to the transmitter (probably FM?) of the OEM Fob.
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