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by Suman
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 7210

Re: New First Edition

As with other hybrids, the Niro appears to be at its best in town rather than on the motorway. I will be doing my commute to work tomorrow where the maximum speed along the A40 into London is 40mph. I expect to easily beat that mpg too. EDIT: I did my commute this morning and was slightly dismayed t...
by Suman
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 7210

Re: New First Edition

The main thing to note with hypermiling is to drive as if you've got no brakes... That means gentle acceleration and always looking up the road to see if traffic is slowing down and lifting off early rather than braking at the last minute. When you have to brake, do it early and gently to use the re...
by Suman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Members Gallery
Topic: Kia Niro Picture Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 5531

Re: Kia Niro Picture Thread

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Our First Edition From the front
by Suman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 7210

Re: New First Edition

I love it so far... I need to spend a bit more time getting used to the Sat Nav. The ride is much firmer than my old Mercedes GL but the damping is better - there's less bouncing. I've already turned off the convenience seat moving on power off as it was bugging me. I prefer the driver's seat to sta...
by Suman
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 7210

Re: New First Edition

Today is the day... I pick up my Niro at 2pm :-)

I'm very excited!
by Suman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: SATNAV speed camera warning
Replies: 24
Views: 15419

Re: SATNAV speed camera warning

I'm curious to see how up to date the speed camera alerts are compared with the free Waze app that I use up to now. I pick my First Edition car up next Monday and Android Auto was a big selling point to me and convinced me to go for the Niro instead of a Prius. I'm a beta tester for Waze so should h...
by Suman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Starting without pressing the break pedle
Replies: 10
Views: 8476

Re: Starting without pressing the break pedle

All the cars I've had previously, pressing the brake pedal has only been necessary when there's a push button start with keyless entry/go.
by Suman
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro accessory options recommended
Replies: 4
Views: 3297

Re: Niro accessory options recommended

I've bought a boot liner to protect against my electric folding wheelchair, especially for when the wheels are wet or muddy.
by Suman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New First Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 7210

New First Edition

Hi I'm Suman from West London. I've just bought an ex-demo Kia Niro First Edition in White. I was about to buy a Toyota Prius Excel but found the Niro when checking Youtube reviews of Prius rivals. I'm switching from a 2007 gas guzzler Mercedes GL420 cdi as it's time for something a bit more economi...