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by Stepshort
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro in winter conditions - advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Niro in winter conditions - advice please

I live in Norfolk and just had our first winter in our Niro 4. It wasn't a harsh winter, but we had some ice and plenty of rain and the Niro coped really well , on what are probably similar roads to the Chilterns, and is currently doing just over 60 to the gallon. I will also say that it coped a lot...
by Stepshort
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: High beam assist
Replies: 7
Views: 3319

Re: High beam assist

I had a Qashqai before my Niro4, and to be honest I gave up using the high beam assist. So often it would fail to dip fast enough and I would be scrambling for the manual dip. It was particularly useless on hills and corners. With the Niro I know where I am.
by Stepshort
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare Tire for 2019 Hybrid Niro
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Re: Spare Tire for 2019 Hybrid Niro

We are in UK and have a Niro 4 , we bought a full size spare wheel and that easily fits in the space under the floor
by Stepshort
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro
Replies: 30
Views: 10629

Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Stepshort wrote: ↑ Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:20 am Re spare wheels, I had a bad experience in France a couple of years ago where a tyre was ripped. No way a can of squirt would have worked, but the Merc had a spacesaver spare which enabled us to complete that day's travel, and then spend the next day find...
by Stepshort
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Economy??
Replies: 12
Views: 4322

Re: Economy??

We got ours (Niro 4) new in September, average driving style, got around 63 to the gallon. Now in winter this has gone down to 50. But it is noticeable that the same journey on a cold or warm day will give very different mpg. Also starting from cold the displayed figure will drop steadily for the fi...
by Stepshort
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro
Replies: 30
Views: 10629

Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Re spare wheels, I had a bad experience in France a couple of years ago where a tyre was ripped. No way a can of squirt would have worked, but the Merc had a spacesaver spare which enabled us to complete that day's travel, and then spend the next day finding a new, high speed tyre. Four dealers !! S...
by Stepshort
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: What Niro to choose?
Replies: 12
Views: 5298

Re: What Niro to choose?

We went through a similar thought process, having had a Qashqai diesel. We wanted a high ride, petrol, but loved the idea of the electric side of it. We checked out lots of other makes and finally settled on the Kia Niro4. The seven year warranty was a clincher. My wife had had a Honda Prius before ...
by Stepshort
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Coasting guide
Replies: 13
Views: 12461

Re: Coasting guide

It came up on my Niro 4 without me even knowing it existed !! The point is it beeps and the sign says 'COAST@, then when you take your foot off it changes to 'COASTING'. Most of the time it doesn't show because you have preempted it and already taken your foot off, eg approaching a roundabout or jun...
by Stepshort
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: sourcing a full-size spare wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 5249

Re: sourcing a full-size spare wheel

Hopp, out of interest, how long did yours take to arrive ? We bought a Niro 4, ordered spare wheel kit. Car arrived 1st September, but no spare wheel yet. 'On its way from South Korea' apparently.
by Stepshort
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Adaptive cruise control
Replies: 11
Views: 9921

Re: Adaptive cruise control

Only had our Niro 4 for 13 days, but had a couple of long trips and impressed by the adaptive cruise control. Only one niggle, if car being tracked brakes and turns off, to the right seems worse, the Niro slows right up and even stops even though the car turning may be in a slip lane. Agreed it is a...

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