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by djbobbins
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Goodbye all
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: Goodbye all

Sorry to hear that; hope circumstances change soon.
by djbobbins
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Hello

It’s an interesting query - the division of the company I work for was recently sold to new owners, plus my role changed about a year ago. The combination of these things has meant that I’ve moved from a company which offered a wide range of choice for cars, plus having a role where taking a company...
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Hello

Also, I think the standard fit tyres are types / brands between the 16 and 18 inch wheels, no? If so that would have to be a factor in the tyre life as well.
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Hello

My 16” tyres were changed at 2.5mm tread or thereabouts (it’s a Lex Autolease car and they won’t change them before that). I’d done about 29k miles at the time, albeit a good few thousand of that (4K, at least) on two European road trips with long stints of motorway driving at constant speed, which ...
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Sat Nav
Replies: 12
Views: 2941

Re: Sat Nav

I tend to use google maps anyway (via Apple CarPlay) - in all honesty, I think the traffic updates / planning is better, particularly away from motorways. I have had a couple of occasions where the Kia sat-nav has taken me off a motorway because it looked busy, only for the alternative route to be e...
by djbobbins
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Hello

Yes, the 2017 “2” has the 16” wheels. I know a lot of the fuel economy impact will be down to driving style, use of air con etc. I have had over the 72mpg published average from my car but only on specific occasions (long trips on the motorway with large sections of 50mph average speed cameras).
by djbobbins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 3572

Re: Hello

I drove a first edition on the test drive but opted for a 2 owing to lower company car tax. Miss my heated seats that I had in the Skoda Yeti before... I didn’t find the ride on the test drive terrible - it was quite a while between then and taking delivery of my car but I don’t recall it being a hu...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Solar
Replies: 4
Views: 2258

Re: Solar

Not sure how domestic battery prices have developed over the last 18 months, but when I had my solar panels installed in the UK last summer there were two key factors which put me off the idea of getting storage at the same time. Firstly, the batteries don’t actually improve your resilience (in the ...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Asthmatic air con after long journey
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Asthmatic air con after long journey

Anyone else experienced air con problems after a long journey? We did about 400 miles with only one short (5 - 10 minutes) break recently, in conditions that started at about 16 centigrade and misty, finishing at 30 degrees and baking sun. By the end of the journey the air con was nigh on useless - ...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Kia Niro 2 leak
Replies: 5
Views: 2213

Re: Kia Niro 2 leak

At risk of causing offence, are you sure it isn’t just condensed water dribbling out of the air con after you have parked the car?

Do you get the same leak if you’ve driven around without the air con on?

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