Search found 177 matches

by niroal
Tue May 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 7415

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

I did a full change to Cross Climates, would be quite nervous having non winter spec tyres on the rear if the conditions were slippery. Agreed they are much quieter than the OEM Michelin Energy tyres, only thing I've noticed is they wear a bit quicker, but for the all weather piece of mind it is a s...
by niroal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Re: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification

I was only planning on use the Niro for the next week or so as she is only having a couple of Auto lessons before she moves on to a manual car. Our Ka+ is a manual with a handbrake!!
by niroal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 7415

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

ESP has vastly reduced the problem of lift off oversteer. Near home is a dual carriageway with a tightening right turn slip road joining the main road. Nearly all the signs & a couple of the lamp posts have been flattened by various cars. Wet roads & budget tyres may not help the case. Without ESP t...
by niroal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 7415

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

Understeer is easier to control than oversteer so best grip at rear reduces the chance of the car spinning.
by niroal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Re: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification

The biggest scare for me is the lack of an available handbrake, but she did really well over the 29 miles we drove.
by niroal
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 7415

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

You could do a front rear swap now & then all your tyres will be ready to swap at a similar
by niroal
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Minor downsides of the Niro's specification

Our daughter has just turned 17 and have found one or two minor flaws to the car. I bought both magnetic & inside window L plates and thought that would cover all situations. Firstly putting one on the bonnet it wouldn't grip, thought the bonnet was too wet as it was raining, but then remembered alu...
by niroal
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 6559

Re: Bulb upgrade

Let us know how you get on....The reviews of those bulbs on Amazon suggest that they don't last very long - several suggesting a life of around 3 months. Perhaps the people buying them don't realise that you mustn't handle them without gloves, or perhaps the ones on Amazon are counterfeit, as sever...
by niroal
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 6559

Re: Bulb upgrade

Agreed about the ease. They must be the easiest of any car I've owned.
by niroal
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 7415

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

My Cross Climates lasted 19000 or so on the front tyres, but I try to conserve momentum in corners (for fuel economy saving of course!!!) so that may have a factor in it, also the PHEV is heavier than the 2 so that won't help, but I feel they do wear more quickly.

Go to advanced search