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by radar2018
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 9413

Re: Bulb upgrade

I wore gloves because I read that I should, although I knew all about handling halogen bulbs, but your hands are no where near the actual bulb only the holders
by radar2018
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 9413

Re: Bulb upgrade

I did get them fitted,I have not been out in the dark since fitting ,but I put one in and compared it with the original one and it was quite allot brighter, I will see better when I go out at night,

They we very easy to change
by radar2018
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 5789

Re: New Owner

I did not recognize the older models in that review, the NIRO HEV did not have a handbrake did it? I know that the PHEV did not.
Also my PHEV already has "Active Lane Keep Assist"
by radar2018
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 26093

Re: Foot Parking Brake

I was told by the chap at the dealership when having test drive, that the "Parkbrake" was not a subsitute for a handbrake and only use it when leaving the car, when stopped for long periods in stationary traffic to use "P", other wise use the footbrake. Is there a time limit as to how long you can s...
by radar2018
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

Re: USB

>>I’m not sure on the PHEV!!! The number of times I get the battery saver activated while car stopped notification when I start the car is quite high<<

I had noticed that, but I had nothing plugged in.

There is usually a live socket somewhere, in the earlier KIA's it was in the boot
by radar2018
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

Re: USB

>>>>>The ignition switch normally has a separate position for that.<<<<<<

It has but every 3 or 4 minutes it flashes up "Start Engine or battery will discharge"
by radar2018
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 4153

Re: USB

Radio stays on while you sit in car listening to radio with ignition off while wife is shopping, to preserve battery
by radar2018
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Colour Options - Niro HEV 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 3459

Re: Colour Options - Niro HEV 4.

I liked the Espresso metallic on the samples card, then saw one on the way out of the showroom that was standing outside, and changed my mind.

Yes the Gravity Blue does show the dirt
by radar2018
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Colour Options - Niro HEV 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 3459

Re: Colour Options - Niro HEV 4.

>>>>Has anybody ever seen the Espresso metallic colour option ? What does it look like ? Good or awful ?<<<<<
Well let us put it this way "the mud will not show up"
by radar2018
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV OR HEV? High Mileage
Replies: 9
Views: 3799

Re: PHEV OR HEV? High Mileage

At 60000 miles annually any car will be worthless in 2 years and a diesel car will be cheaper, I agree I will not buy another diesel for reasons you give but I only do 10000 miles

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