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by niroal
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - over-revving and using petrol whist in Electric mode
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: PHEV - over-revving and using petrol whist in Electric mode

Agreed, any outside temperature below about 14c would cause the engine to kick in unless the heating was turned fully off. AC can run on electric, but actual car heating is combustion engine only.
by niroal
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Cable Release
Replies: 1
Views: 2954

Re: Cable Release

It happened about 3 or 4 times in the 2 years I had my PHEV
by niroal
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Goodbye all
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Re: Goodbye all

Yes I was charged to return the Niro, I have 2 years left, but was only charged about £800. As I have been able to lease a similar sized car (Octavia petrol) for £130 less a month the figures stacked up to change.
by niroal
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV - cannot use a tethered (Tesla) cable at my office
Replies: 1
Views: 1197

Re: PHEV - cannot use a tethered (Tesla) cable at my office

Mine didn’t work on a Tesla branded one at a retail park in Kent either.
by niroal
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV or HEV??
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: PHEV or HEV??

Over more than 26000 miles logged onto Fuelly our PHEV averaged 84.6 and that was with no major eco driving and frequent long distance driving. European type motorway speeds were regularly reached. One huge advantage when we got ours was ADAP was standard on the PHEV but not on the standard 3. The g...
by niroal
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Goodbye all
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

Goodbye all

Owing to having to reduce our outgoings, our Niro PHEV had to go back to the leasing company last Friday. Thank you for all the help and information I have received on here over the last 2 years. I have a few accessories available on eBay currently Genuine: Rubber floor mats, premium textile mats & ...
by niroal
Tue May 21, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 12318

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: 3910

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: 12318

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: 12318

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.

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