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by AlanHo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 39
Views: 15325

Re: Foot Parking Brake

I guess that KIA had an eye on the USA market when it designed the car. I lived in the USA for a year in the 1990's and most cars there had foot brakes. I also had a series of Dodge cars when I lived in the Middle East for 12 years and I am thereby used to foot operated parking brakes. Hence the fea...
by AlanHo
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Irritating Thumb Prints above the Lock on Rear Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Re: Irritating Thumb Prints above the Lock on Rear Hatch

The problem occurs when opening the hatch - we both have arthritis and our thumbs contact the outside of the car when squeezing the opening pad.

On a mucky day when cars are dirty - walk down a supermarket car park and see the state of other car hatches - we are not alone.
by AlanHo
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Irritating Thumb Prints above the Lock on Rear Hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 774

Irritating Thumb Prints above the Lock on Rear Hatch

Having a white car I am irritated by the mucky thumb prints that regularly appear above the rear hatch lock. I spotted this 3M double backed reflective strip on Amazon a couple of days ago and fitted a piece this morning. I supposed I could have used clear tape or wrap – but that always seems to gat...
by AlanHo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Niro 4 Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: New to Niro 4 Hybrid

Toyota refer to their planetary transmission as an eCVT drive .
by AlanHo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to Niro 4 Hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: New to Niro 4 Hybrid

The only rattles I get are from the rear seatbelts (buckles against hard plastic). I tend to keep them buckled up even when not carrying passengers. Otherwise my car is silent apart from tyre/road noise (with the occasional intrusion of the ICE). My Niro 2 has slots in the wheel arch plastic trim a...
by AlanHo
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Switching to HEV from EV
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Switching to HEV from EV

For me it is interesting, but a rather academic matter. The engine has a 7 year or 100,000 mile warranty after all, and how many of us will keep the car that long?
by AlanHo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Kia e-Niro
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Kia e-Niro

I think that is standard for all models. It's a lot better than the previous method for other KIA/Hyundai models - you had to buy the update from the map supplier "HERE" at a cost of £139 if my memory serves me correctly. In the UK the £25 charge is to cover the KIA dealers labour. Other car brands ...
by AlanHo
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Sat Nav route options
Replies: 7
Views: 3952

Re: Sat Nav route options

The shortest route will sent you down narrow single track lanes with grass growing down the middle - if the sat nav thinks it can save 100 yards by cutting a corner - rather that going to the junction of the main roads where you could turn left or right. You will make things worse rather than better...
by AlanHo
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Installing VIOFO A129 Duo Dash Cams in my Niro
Replies: 0
Views: 1481

Installing VIOFO A129 Duo Dash Cams in my Niro

Until last week I had a VIOFO A119s V2 dash cam mounted on my windscreen and another on the rear window. I bought them 2 years ago when the camera was first launched and have been happy with them. http://tinyurl.com/y7rfo5jq However – time moves on and VIOFO Have now launched a new camera, the VIOFO...
by AlanHo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Phone plugged in using Android Auto - Charging ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Phone plugged in using Android Auto - Charging ?

You can add a QI charging case to convert your iPhone SE to wireless charging. I have a similar one for my Samsung Galaxy A3 and it works fine. http://tinyurl.com/yb7wmvd7 You can also buy a thin charging adapter if you already have a non-metallic thin case. This is attached to the back of the phone...

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