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by djbobbins
Fri May 21, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Confirmation on settings
Replies: 3
Views: 3679

Re: Confirmation on settings

The lane assist stays however you last left it using the switch near the door, so should not need to be changed every time you start the car. As far as I know, the hold assist is always on, but I’m curious why you might want to turn it off? Although admittedly, it is not 100% infallible - I have had...
by djbobbins
Thu May 20, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro HEV end of lease deal
Replies: 3
Views: 3722

Re: Niro HEV end of lease deal

I considered it and decided not to buy the Niro in the end. My logic was that although I can opt out from my company car policy and take the cash (subject to tax and NI), doing so means I have to provide a car that is less than five years old for business use when necessary. Realistically that meant...
by djbobbins
Thu May 06, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro HEV end of lease deal
Replies: 3
Views: 3722

Niro HEV end of lease deal

So... my Niro "2" HEV is coming to the end of its lease in late June. It is a 2017 car, a couple of very minor marks on the body but in good condition and has full service history, relatively recent front tyres etc. A slight change of job, then C-19, have meant that instead of the circa 80...
by djbobbins
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ATMB Tag Badge
Replies: 4
Views: 5705

Re: ATMB Tag Badge

Indeed not. That was the trade-off my wife was happy to accept - very slightly impaired view of the sky, but no dealing with change / French toll staff / getting woken up by me to do so!!
by djbobbins
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Air conditioning dead
Replies: 3
Views: 9463

Re: Air conditioning dead

BTW it went to the dealer and ended up getting re-gassed. They claimed that normally they’d put dye into the system to try and find a leak, but in this case because it’s a hybrid car they can’t do that. Sounds like 🐂💩 to me... how is having a battery under the back seat and some extra drivetrain / r...
by djbobbins
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ATMB Tag Badge
Replies: 4
Views: 5705

Re: ATMB Tag Badge

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I’ve got a toll tag for the French autoroute; mine is stuck just behind the rear view mirror on the passenger side - see photo.

We’ve used it on a few long trips in France without any problem.
by djbobbins
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First EV
Replies: 1
Views: 1878

Re: First EV

I already have a Niro (2017 “self-charging” hybrid) as a company car, the lease for which is coming to an end next summer. I am torn between going full EV (low Benefit in Kind costs) or taking the money. If I take the money I need to provide a car that is less than five years old for company use. Ho...
by djbobbins
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Bulbs Kia Niro Hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 5532

Re: Bulbs Kia Niro Hybrid

Those look like the 16” wheels so it is probably a “2”.
by djbobbins
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ex Toyota Hybrid now Kia Niro Hydrid
Replies: 1
Views: 2194

Re: Ex Toyota Hybrid now Kia Niro Hydrid

I did a compare and contrast posting a year or so ago after I had a Toyota C-HR as a hire car for a while. I’d be interested in your thoughts; in summary I thought the Toyota cabin was a bit over-designed, but with better feel of quality than the Kia. The Niro is more practical (boot space) and has ...
by djbobbins
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wheels and tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 6170

Re: Wheels and tyres

Not sure how to vote in the poll. My 2017 “2” is on 16” wheels and 205/60/16 tyres. Was on the original Michelin on the front for about 28k miles I think, then Continentals. They lasted less mileage, albeit that on the Michelins I did a few longer motorway trips (Turin and back, for example!) wherea...