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by djbobbins
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 9009

Re: Hello

Yes, the 2017 “2” has the 16” wheels. I know a lot of the fuel economy impact will be down to driving style, use of air con etc. I have had over the 72mpg published average from my car but only on specific occasions (long trips on the motorway with large sections of 50mph average speed cameras).
by djbobbins
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 9009

Re: Hello

I drove a first edition on the test drive but opted for a 2 owing to lower company car tax. Miss my heated seats that I had in the Skoda Yeti before... I didn’t find the ride on the test drive terrible - it was quite a while between then and taking delivery of my car but I don’t recall it being a hu...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Solar
Replies: 4
Views: 5668

Re: Solar

Not sure how domestic battery prices have developed over the last 18 months, but when I had my solar panels installed in the UK last summer there were two key factors which put me off the idea of getting storage at the same time. Firstly, the batteries don’t actually improve your resilience (in the ...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Asthmatic air con after long journey
Replies: 3
Views: 5627

Asthmatic air con after long journey

Anyone else experienced air con problems after a long journey? We did about 400 miles with only one short (5 - 10 minutes) break recently, in conditions that started at about 16 centigrade and misty, finishing at 30 degrees and baking sun. By the end of the journey the air con was nigh on useless - ...
by djbobbins
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Kia Niro 2 leak
Replies: 5
Views: 5776

Re: Kia Niro 2 leak

At risk of causing offence, are you sure it isn’t just condensed water dribbling out of the air con after you have parked the car?

Do you get the same leak if you’ve driven around without the air con on?
by djbobbins
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Tyre wear.
Replies: 8
Views: 6886

Re: Tyre wear.

I got even wear and about 29k miles out of the front tyres on my Niro2.
by djbobbins
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro in winter conditions - advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 6232

Re: Niro in winter conditions - advice please

My Niro was okay in the snow and cold weather; more important to get some decent winter tyres or Michelin Crossclimates than go for 4x4.
by djbobbins
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Hybrid and PHEV upgrade for 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 7528

Re: Hybrid and PHEV upgrade for 2019

Actually, on a second read through - Seboni is correct, it is phrased in such a way that LED headlights might not be specable as an option PHEV?
by djbobbins
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Hybrid and PHEV upgrade for 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 7528

Re: Hybrid and PHEV upgrade for 2019

LED HEADLIGHTS OPTIONAL!! :o AT LAST. Why not E Niro?? https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/kia/niro/106141/kia-niro-hybrid-and-plug-in-hybrid-facelifted-for-2019?_mout=1&utm_campaign=autoexpress_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter Having read all the comments about the cr@p headlights on Ni...
by djbobbins
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: whats the best mpg achieved over 100 mile plus drive
Replies: 10
Views: 7076

Re: whats the best mpg achieved over 100 mile plus drive

Best I have achieved on a long run (not quite 100+ miles, about 90-odd I think) was 74.3 but that was in winter and driving frugally - long stretches of 50mph average speed cameras on the M6. This evening I got back to Birmingham airport, drove through country lanes and about 8 miles of dual carriag...