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by jerrytaff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Niro DashCam install
Replies: 15
Views: 19030

Re: Niro DashCam install

I use the fitting which is a cigar lighter type in front of the gear lever for my front dash cam and the usb in the center console for my rear camera. Both turn off when ignition is turned off. . Where did you mount the camera and how did you route the cablefor the front dash to keep it out of the ...
by jerrytaff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

Re: Hello

I received my PHEV just a couple of days ago It was handed over without any electric charge (the dealer's charge point was out of action due to major on-site building works - so he had an excuse.). It averaged 58.9 MPG according to the trip computer while I drove it home. Since then I've recharged i...
by jerrytaff
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: User Satisfaction
Replies: 3
Views: 4726

User Satisfaction

Kia Niro came 5th in Honest John User Satisfaction Best Carl rating https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/honest-john-satisfaction-index-2018/honest-john-satisfaction-index-2018-the-results/ Kia Niro (2016 - ) Overall rating: 91.3% The crossover market has never been more competitive, but the Kia has a clear...
by jerrytaff
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

Re: Hello

Thanks Tony, Your observations re the PHEV are not inconsistent with mine from two reasonably lengthy test drives. My test of a 2 was much shorter but it seemed to crash over the imperfections in the road a lot more, and I couldn't get the seat comfortable. That MPG display in your attachment is qui...
by jerrytaff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Audio system losing DAB radio
Replies: 11
Views: 17217

Re: Audio system losing DAB radio

USB adaptors cause problems with other cars too. I have a DS5 and I had to buy several different adaptors before I could reliably use the DAB while running a dashcam. The adaptors contain a 12V to 5V DC to DC to DC convertor which works by rapidly chopping the signal so it is off 7/12 of the time an...
by jerrytaff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: When to use HEV setting rather than EV ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5270

Re: When to use HEV setting rather than EV ?

I had been puzzling over the same, and I think Suman has put you onto the right track. However, I think that there is more to it than just fuel economy. It is probably a good idea to save the electric power for town driving to reduce exhaust pollution in the built up areas. I wonder also if there ar...
by jerrytaff
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 3135

Hello

I'm on the verge of ordering a Niro. Wavering between the PHEV and the 3 or 4 with down-sized wheels. What is the difference in performance with the larger electric motor in real-world driving terms? I'm currently driving a DS5 with a 2 litre turbo diesel , but am about to retire and want to downsiz...