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by niroal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wing Mirrors
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Wing Mirrors

I didn't know this feature existed. It may be something to do with the seat memory if the 4 has that. To stop it try to leave the mirror adjuster in the middle position rather than left or right, that may deactivate it if it is only 1 that drops. Failing that, if you select reverse, bring the mirror...
by niroal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Economy??
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: Economy??

leelec wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:26 am
Forgive me if this is a naive question but how would I know whether my Niro 4 is set to US gallons or Imperial?
It is within the settings on the trip computer. The settings screen is only available if the car is turned on, but not moving.
by niroal
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: New Owner

John, wow the Eco Sport is a serious drop down, a Fiesta based crossover. I had to move away from Ford (after 5 previous ones) as I wanted a non diesel auto car. The Focus was too small, the Mondeo too large a road footprint and the Kuga only available as a 1.5 4wd petrol if you wanted an auto & tha...
by niroal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: New Owner

I came from a diesel Kuga & as with you decided diesel was not an option. The choice was down to a petrol Tiguan or a Niro. Owing to VW's inability to deliver (or even give a build date) the Niro was what we went for. I do not miss diesel or the smelly pumps one bit!!
by niroal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro vs Toyota C-HR
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: Niro vs Toyota C-HR

Interesting comparison. We looked at a CHR & a new shape Prius when we were first looking (before the PHEV was released so if we got a Niro then it would have been a 1st Edition / Niro 4) and the CHR rear seats were totally impractical for our needs (coming from a Kuga as we had outgrown our Focus) ...
by niroal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: BULB UPGRADE A SAFE THING TO DO?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: BULB UPGRADE A SAFE THING TO DO?

Standard HB3 bulbs are also 60w so I cannot see any difference in regards to the car's electrics / systems. I have been running Osram Nightbreakers HB3 in my Niro for over a year with no issues. The Cool Blue & Nightbreakers also are ECE approved so there should be no insurance issues, I chose the N...
by niroal
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Economy??
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: Economy??

I have swapped my 16" Michelin Energy tyres to 16" Michelin Cross Climate tyres which are great in all weather conditions and to my ears quieter than the original tyres, but as I changed them after about 1000 miles, I'm not sure how much they affect the economy.
by niroal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Economy??
Replies: 12
Views: 1205

Re: Economy??

It will make a massive difference this time of year on journeys of less than 15 miles especially if your car is not garaged as the engine will run on my PHEV for quite a time & all it is doing is warming & demisting the interior. Significant standing water / slush has reduced my Motorway EV range to...
by niroal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Trip computer and long term Fuel Economy Calculation
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Trip computer and long term Fuel Economy Calculation

Agreed. I let my full one to reset on fillups and it can be 5-10mpg out either way. I do a Fuelly comparison and have been running that for just under 17000 miles in 13 months & my overall average is 87.7. Currently going for my 2nd at least 1000 miles on a tank on the trot which I will live with in...
by niroal
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: What Niro to choose?
Replies: 12
Views: 2463

Re: What Niro to choose?

I've been demisting using cold air on the driveway at home and during the drive. It's very effective, but I do leave the steering wheel and seats warming for a few minutes with the keys in the ignition (watching from the house of course...) so it's toasty as soon as I move off. There's no tell-tale...

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