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by gimball
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: From Prius to Niro
Replies: 3
Views: 5700

Re: From Prius to Niro

In my Niro aircon works on batteries only without problems.
by gimball
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Niro PHEV owner
Replies: 3
Views: 2308

Re: New Niro PHEV owner

There's quite a lot of space under the front seats (installed a sizeable subwoofer there), not ideal for cable storage - but might serve that purpose in a pinch.
by gimball
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro and snow
Replies: 6
Views: 6078

Re: Niro and snow

I've almost rear ended someone in the snow when using the cruise control - the radar covered up with sleet and didn't register a car in front of me. It started speeding up and almost hit the car in front. About 5 minutes later the car reported the radar is blocked and turned off all cruise control f...
by gimball
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Careful in the snow with the adaptive cruise control
Replies: 0
Views: 5406

Careful in the snow with the adaptive cruise control

Was driving on the highway during some light snow conditions and everything was fine and dandy until I almost rammed a car in front of me. The radar will stop registering vehicles in front of you a lot sooner than the car warns you that the radar is blocked by snow/ice. Be careful and don't expect t...
by gimball
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 65
Views: 34305

Re: Fuel consumption

Topicalcat - after a year of owning the Niro I found it consumes on average 4.5 l/100 during summer (with AC always on) and 5.5 during winter (with no AC, just engine heating). My drives consist mostly of long highway rides (800+ Km at a time) or very short (<10 Km) city rides. The AC in summer runn...
by gimball
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Winter is coming! Snow chains
Replies: 21
Views: 10491

Re: Winter is coming! Snow chains

Just get 4 x CrossClimate 2 tyres and you don't have to care about anything anymore.
by gimball
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Interesting Auto Express Niro Review
Replies: 3
Views: 3132

Re: Interesting Auto Express Niro Review

The guy says it's more economical on motorway than in traffic... That's the exact opposite than the Niro I'm driving.
by gimball
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Don't have and don't want a smartphone !
Replies: 18
Views: 7653

Re: Don't have and don't want a smartphone !

You might want consider buying a smartphone ;)
by gimball
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel
Replies: 7
Views: 3773

Re: Fuel

It saves most fuel on parts where regular cars suffer - hilly slow town rides are the cheapest, it spends most fuel cruising on the motorway.
by gimball
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Re: New member

Sports mode is great for overtaking and when you need a quick start (e.g. slip roads for entering a motorway). Eco mode is lazy and tries to save fuel while Sport mode cranks up both steering and acceleration to be immediate at the cost of fuel economy. Try playing with it in safe situations - befor...