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by djbobbins
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: The (lack of) future of diesel
Replies: 7
Views: 6985

The (lack of) future of diesel

So... my wife is changing job and is going to have to do some travel in her new role. This will require her to visit people's homes in a rural area. Her current car, an ex-hire Zafira which we bought at exactly 1 year old with 10k miles on the clock for a shade over £9,000 has given us nigh on 70,00...
by djbobbins
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review
Replies: 7
Views: 6245

Re: Niro First Edition - Long Term Review

I had to set the service interval on my Niro myself; fortunately I was aware it is on 10k intervals! Means it gets hoovered twice as often as my previous car... :(
by djbobbins
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Automatic lights
Replies: 4
Views: 9032

Re: Automatic lights

Interestingly in dismal (damp / grey / sleety) conditions this afternoon I found the opposite - everyone else was driving with lights on, the Niro was set to auto but was still only running the DRLs. I ended up overriding it to put the dipped beams on.
by djbobbins
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Split decision
Replies: 21
Views: 8780

Re: Split decision

Can't advise about charging points I'm afraid, as the PHEV was not on sale when I ordered my Niro2 just under a year ago. Would you mind giving an indication of the difference in monthly lease price between the ordinary Niro (in which trim level) and the PHEV? When we were looking it was form memor...
by djbobbins
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Split decision
Replies: 21
Views: 8780

Re: Split decision

Can't advise about charging points I'm afraid, as the PHEV was not on sale when I ordered my Niro2 just under a year ago.

Would you mind giving an indication of the difference in monthly lease price between the ordinary Niro (in which trim level) and the PHEV?
by djbobbins
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Heated mirrors?
Replies: 3
Views: 9136

Heated mirrors?

My Niro 2 is the fifth or sixth car I have had with heated wing mirrors. Every other car which had heated mirrors used a separate switch, even going back to my 1993 Isuzu Trooper. I'm glad that the Niro has heated mirrors but curious why they are on the same switch as the rear demist - a quick wipe ...
by djbobbins
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Seat comfort
Replies: 8
Views: 6570

Re: Seat comfort

Interesting; I thought that the my Niro 2 were a bit soft if anything, but I have got accustomed to them.
by djbobbins
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Sat Nav route options
Replies: 7
Views: 8789

Re: Sat Nav route options

If you go into the route, then select the third tab at the top of the screen, it gives the options for either fastest or shortest route, avoiding motorways etc.
by djbobbins
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Boot undertray
Replies: 28
Views: 19209

Re: Boot undertray

Yes, increasing the capacity is straightforward - a few minutes with a screwdriver for a basic job, a couple of hours with plywood and other tools if you want a more professional look. See my other postings for an example on how I did it (not the only option but I am pleased with the outcome).
by djbobbins
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Real world fuel economy
Replies: 23
Views: 13304

Re: Real world fuel economy

We had our first frost yesterday morning. My typical fuel economy for the 11 mile trip to work dropped from about 54mpg to 45mpg; I suspect as a result of needing the cabin heater to defrost the windscreen and to keep me warm (no heated seats in my Niro 2! :-(. )