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by jerrytaff
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: E-Niro test drive
Replies: 11
Views: 840

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: 490

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: 1214

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: 3893

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: 16
Views: 8508

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: 1076

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: 7782

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...
by jerrytaff
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Apple Car Play - wireless
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Apple Car Play - wireless

melymalu wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Ok that’s useful to know. I assume though you don’t need the phone plugged in to use the Bluetooth phone calls?
That's correct, bluetooth does not require the phone to be connected.
by jerrytaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new niro owner
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: new niro owner

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully you will be as pleased with the car as most of the rest of us. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have here. What spec have you gone for by the way?
by jerrytaff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification

When I taught my 3 to drive, there were a couple of occasions when I had to emergency stop the car on the handbrake. Not so much at the outset; more when they started to get (over) confident, and once when my daughter tried to stop and stamped on the accelerator by mistake! I don't think its safe to...

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