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by djbobbins
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 16
Views: 5832

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

That sounds like an eminently pragmatic approach as far as I am concerned. For what it’s worth, I think I have only ever experienced oversteer once in a front wheel drive car - in wet conditions when I was a younger and more foolish chap, deliberately going quick around a roundabout in the wet to te...
by djbobbins
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 16
Views: 5832

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

I understand that reputable fitters will always recommend putting new tyres on the rear. Any idea why this is - other than to reduce the risk of the rear tyres on a FWD car that only does average mileage dying of age rather than tread wear? Instinctively my gut says that the front tyres do the stee...
by djbobbins
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification

I thought the tailgate was plastic?

Anyway, you’re a braver person than me letting a 17 year old learner into the driving seat of a car as valuable as a Niro!
by djbobbins
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 16
Views: 5832

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

Anyway, I am now up to 29k miles and still on the original set of front tyres - although they really are getting to Lex Autolease’s 3mm level! Anyone else out there made it to 30k miles or beyond on the original tyres?!
by djbobbins
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro vs Toyota C-HR
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Niro vs Toyota C-HR

I was over in Germany last week and was given a Toyota C-HR as a hire car, thus allowing some interesting comparisons with the Niro. It’s difficult to do a comparison on price / value for money, since I don’t know what spec the Toyota was in comparison to my Niro 2. Overall, I was impressed with the...
by djbobbins
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 5165

Re: Bulb upgrade

Agree the factory lights look terrible against the DRLs - such a contrast in light colour. Feels like the look of the front of the car is marred by the lack of a tiny bit of extra effort to fit crisp white LED headlights as factory standard. Also agree that relative to my previous car, the headlight...
by djbobbins
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

Re: TPMS issues in cold weather

I think that would be it (I.e. the pressures were a bit low, owing to low temperature). I filled all the tyres to 36psi on Saturday and the warnings went off. What I still find odd is that a warning shows on screen for one tyre and not another with exactly the same pressure in it (according to the o...
by djbobbins
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Clutch recall
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Clutch recall

Anyone actually had any physical work done as part of the clutch recall? I got my letter in late October and it has taken Lex and their preferred garage until recently to schedule the work for 14/01. Seeing as how the car hasn’t caught fire yet (!) I’m hoping it will last another week or so but i’m ...
by djbobbins
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: TPMS issues in cold weather
Replies: 4
Views: 1632

TPMS issues in cold weather

So... minus 4 centigrade this morning here. We drove a few miles into town to drop my wife’s car off for its MOT, then set off up the A46 at 70mph. After a couple of miles at cruising speed, OSR tyre pressure warning despite it being 32psi and the others all being 33 (per dashboard readout). No ill ...
by djbobbins
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Touch-up paint
Replies: 2
Views: 2825

Touch-up paint

Anyone got a recommendation on where to source touch up paint for a UK 2017 Niro in ocean blue metallic?

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