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by h2onorth
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Current Car?
Replies: 13
Views: 13013

Re: Current Car?

Glad you like it. Yes it's not perfect but it's has its good points. All hybrid cars has the same problem of course, you are carrying around both ice engine and EV technology so the car is heavier and less efficient than it could be. In addition the engine has to run to provide heating in winter, so...
by h2onorth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Fuel Economy in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: Fuel Economy in cold weather

Hi all. Afraid as others have said winter running mpg is low 50,s particularly if shorter runs. Only answer is to go fully electric and in autumn 2020 early 2021 we should get some better priced options as I still think the Niro and Soul EV s are expensive even with the250 mile range. We will see if...
by h2onorth
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dedicated e-Niro section ?
Replies: 3
Views: 956

Re: Dedicated e-Niro section ?

Hi all, yes please follow the suggestion about identifyjng your type/ model since as as time goes on it will become more complicated as further variants are launched. Just look at the VW id-3, 3 specs and different battery sizes and it's not even available in UK yet
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by h2onorth
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Hi - and will a Niro PHEV cope with weeks or months of non-use?
Replies: 5
Views: 5921

Re: Hi - and will a Niro PHEV cope with weeks or months of non-use?

Hi all, yes lack of use is akin to most battery linked systems. There's a lot said about this in utuber groups for full EVs too. Natural drainage as well as alarms , systems monitoring and manufacturers WiFi link up causes a drain over 3to4weeks for Tesla owners at airports or secure parking unless ...
by h2onorth
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Kia Dealers.. Good..Bad ..or Indifferent?
Replies: 7
Views: 7208

Re: Kia Dealers.. Good..Bad ..or Indifferent?

Hi simongw . Note you live north of the border, I live just south of the same border, many of us here are looking to move across post Brexit! Dealers, around Newcastle, Carlisle I have found to excellent and when a mistake does occur are quick to apologise and refund. My only only criticism could be...
by h2onorth
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A soon to be Niro owner
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Re: A soon to be Niro owner

Dealer should explain all that, or any car website/ money advice guides. Main difference is on PCP is where you only for the depreciation of the vehicle while you have it and can hand vehicle back at end of contract period , or pay lump sum to buy the car which is fixed at beginning of contract. Buy...
by h2onorth
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Niro DashCam install
Replies: 14
Views: 11704

Re: Niro DashCam install

Interesting installation. Can you still replacethe fuse box cover though? I assume not?
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by h2onorth
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Stop prompt for handsfree and auto connect?
Replies: 4
Views: 3229

Re: Stop prompt for handsfree and auto connect?

Hi . Yes sounds like some of the settings on car media, phone, section are incorrect. I have Android on my 2917 hybrid and it does not ask this question, screen on media section lights up with call details and ring tone.
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by h2onorth
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Rear brake discs
Replies: 7
Views: 3336

Re: Rear brake discs

Hi John P. Interesting picture. I have hybrid version and noticed this a while ago too. My band is a little narrower than yours. To be honest, since the brakes feel fine and the car has had 2services with pad checks with no comments I have not bothered to query it. Be interested in replies from your...
by h2onorth
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Two faults - juddering & petrol cap
Replies: 4
Views: 4494

Re: Two faults - juddering & petrol cap

Juddering. Some reports of injector problems may cause juddering in certain situations. Petrol cap release. Make sure the actuator mechanism inside fuel filler recess is clean and greased with non sticky grease type. Make sure you when you push button on dash to open that you hold it down for a seco...

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