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by jerrytaff
Fri May 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

Re: Towing

The government website says that the V5C "often" displays the maximum towing mass. Apparently, the definitive place to look is the chassis plate - inside the front passenger's door. It does not give the towing weight directly, but should give a Gross Combination Weight, and a Gross Vehicle Weight. T...
by jerrytaff
Mon May 13, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 9510

Re: OEM Tyres

Yeah, YouTube reviewers quite often don't really know what they're talking about. Make sure you only listen to and watch trusted reviewers, nowadays any old twit with a video camera thinks they're some big time reviewer. So who would you trust? Unfortunately its not just old twits with video camera...
by jerrytaff
Thu May 02, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Trip computer and long term Fuel Economy Calculation
Replies: 4
Views: 2058

Re: Trip computer and long term Fuel Economy Calculation

RMT, your findings back up my original post. As we have observed, if your last few trips are predominantly EV, the mpg goes through the roof, but if they are on the ICE, then it plummets. I've been getting the cumulative mpg to fluctuate between 90 and 230 over a few weeks without ever resetting the...
by jerrytaff
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E-Niro test drive
Replies: 11
Views: 1508

Re: E-Niro test drive

Radar2018's calculations are correct and his hypothesis sounds correct too.

The battery holds 64kWh. 3.6kWh/ mile would only give it a range of 17 miles...half that of my PHEV. 3.6 miles/kWh would give it a range of 240 miles which sounds right.
by jerrytaff
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Spare Tire for 2019 Hybrid Niro
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: Spare Tire for 2019 Hybrid Niro

Niro EX? I guess you must be based in N. America. I imagine the EX is fitted the same as the European models. If so, then there is a plastic tray under the mat which contains the tyre repair kit. If you remove that tray, there is plenty of room for a space saver spare, jack and wheel brace, which yo...
by jerrytaff
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Kia Dealers.. Good..Bad ..or Indifferent?
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: Kia Dealers.. Good..Bad ..or Indifferent?

took my phev in for its first service this week at Towehill Kings Langley. After i'd paid I realised that they had charged £157 even though they had quoted £150 on the phone. There were no unexpected extras on the invoice, so I queried it. I was assured that I'd been charged the correct amount, but ...
by jerrytaff
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Kia e-Niro
Replies: 16
Views: 4623

Re: Kia e-Niro

Hi H2onorth, I Just checked out the E-Niro at my local dealer. Its tyres are Michelin Primacy 3 215/55/R17. Those are rated as C for economy, A for wet grip/braking and 69dB for noise at 2 bar by Blackcircles. The PHEV is equipped with Michelin Energy Saver Plus, 205/60/R16 rated B, A, 70dB. So, if ...
by jerrytaff
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: OEM Tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 9510

Re: OEM Tyres

Hi Biggeege. I just wondered what made you reply to a thread which had been quiet since last May? I think that the consensus amongst Niro owners is that the motoring press went a bit OTT when it came to criticising the car for grip and performance. It seems perfectly adequate for most of us. I certa...
by jerrytaff
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Getting my Niro 2 next week - what to look for?
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Getting my Niro 2 next week - what to look for?

Welcome. A not so old set of posts under this thread: https://www.niroforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=514 might give you some ideas about what we like and dislike. Personally: Likes - seating position, visibility, infotainment, ease of driving. fuel economy, Dislikes - Halogen headlamps, lack of sp...
by jerrytaff
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro
Replies: 30
Views: 8597

Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

What, you mean that multiplying by 8/5 is too difficult? ;) (double it 4 times and divide by 10 - it becomes easier with practice). Alternatively, you could always use Waze via Android Auto, and have it display the speed in km/hr on the Satnav display. Not ideal, but a workaround of sorts. Seriously...

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