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by djbobbins
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 15937

Re: Boot undertray

Hi djbobbins...not sure I would want to be sat in the back seats. A rear end shunt would turn that ply into a guillotine. This was a good point and something that has played on my mind. Before converting the car back into "holiday mode" (i.e. taking out the false floor installing my plywood version...
by djbobbins
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Downhill battery full charge causes engine noise
Replies: 7
Views: 7007

Re: Downhill battery full charge causes engine noise

I took my Niro to the Alps last summer and experienced the same thing - the drive from the mountain resort down into the valley was about 15km of downhill, mainly switchback roads. The battery gets to fully changed and then the internal combustion engine kicks in; my assumption is that this is to pr...
by djbobbins
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV
Replies: 13
Views: 4789

Re: Using Economy 7 electricity to charge Niro PHEV

I work in the electricity industry and I would hazard a guess that economy 7 will disappear soon, but not because of the uptake of EV charging. Smart meters will move many more domestic tariffs onto shaped prices, where there will be cheap blocks overnight and potentially during the middle of the da...
by djbobbins
Thu May 10, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 14313

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

It's currently on about 16,250 miles. I had a look at the tyres again today and may have been a bit eager with my comment about life, I haven't done a tread check but visually I guesstimate they still have about 4mm of tread; I suspect it might be towards 25k miles before the lease company will agre...
by djbobbins
Thu May 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Paint quality - ocean blue metallic
Replies: 3
Views: 8654

Re: Paint quality - ocean blue metallic

I don't know about PCP handover; I am fortunate that my car is on a lease through my employer, who hitherto at least seems to take a pragmatic view that a four year old car with 80,000 miles on the clock isn't going to look showroom fresh. My previous two lease cars were a Mazda 5 (metallic burgundy...
by djbobbins
Wed May 09, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 14313

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

That sounds like good news, just need to convince the lease company to actually fit them now!
by djbobbins
Tue May 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Paint quality - ocean blue metallic
Replies: 3
Views: 8654

Paint quality - ocean blue metallic

I have done about 16,000 miles in the 11 months since I got my Niro2. In this time it has picked three or four scuffs in the paintwork (but fortunately no panel dents) from inconsiderate people opening their doors in car parks; galling but not practically within my control. What I do find concerning...
by djbobbins
Sun May 06, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 18
Views: 14313

Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

I am getting towards needing the first replacement front tyres on my Niro2. If the winter just gone is anything to judge against, some snow tyres would not go amiss (on my wife’s car and my previous car we have / had a full set of winter tyres on steel rims and swapped them over). Rather than go dow...
by djbobbins
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Is Kia customer service always rubbish ?
Replies: 14
Views: 10625

Re: Is Kia customer service always rubbish ?

And since when do automatic cars have clutch fluid anyway?
by djbobbins
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Is Kia customer service always rubbish ?
Replies: 14
Views: 10625

Re: Is Kia customer service always rubbish ?

I only have one lot of experience of Kia service (Allen Kia / Ford, Solihull) but didn't have any issues - car collected and returned on the same day, cleaned, courtesy call follow up received to check everything was okay. Compared to previous experience of Mazda and Skoda dealers in the central War...

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