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by jerrytaff
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new niro owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: new niro owner

Welcome to the forum. Hopefully you will be as pleased with the car as most of the rest of us. Please feel free to ask any questions you might have here. What spec have you gone for by the way?
by jerrytaff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification
Replies: 4
Views: 5435

Re: Minor downsides of the Niro's specification

When I taught my 3 to drive, there were a couple of occasions when I had to emergency stop the car on the handbrake. Not so much at the outset; more when they started to get (over) confident, and once when my daughter tried to stop and stamped on the accelerator by mistake! I don't think its safe to...
by jerrytaff
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?
Replies: 19
Views: 20515

Re: Michelin Cross Climate - fuel economy impact?

Understeer is easier to control than oversteer so best grip at rear reduces the chance of the car spinning. So, I gather. When I started driving, perceived wisdom was to put the best rubber on the front. I don't know when the advice changed to putting it on the rear, but personally, I don't necessa...
by jerrytaff
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bulb upgrade
Replies: 28
Views: 19767

Re: Bulb upgrade

Let us know how you get on....The reviews of those bulbs on Amazon suggest that they don't last very long - several suggesting a life of around 3 months. Perhaps the people buying them don't realise that you mustn't handle them without gloves, or perhaps the ones on Amazon are counterfeit, as severa...
by jerrytaff
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: What size SD card is advisable for the sat/nav etc. in the Niro hybrid
Replies: 7
Views: 11607

Re: What size SD card is advisable for the sat/nav etc. in the Niro hybrid

My dealer even paired the car with my phone as part of the handover.
by jerrytaff
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 17
Views: 12385

Re: New Owner

The announcement was ahead of the Geneva show. So, I suspect the comparison was with the equipment previously fitted to the euro models. I wonder how many of them will make it to the UK market? After all, UVO connectivity has featured in the USA since launch there.
by jerrytaff
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !
Replies: 9
Views: 8168

Re: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !

So, the brand new brochure is already out of date!
I'd like to know when the facelifted models will become available - not for some considerable time I'd guess.
by jerrytaff
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Speed camera alerts
Replies: 3
Views: 4815

Re: Speed camera alerts

Connect by turning on mobile hotspot/tethering on your mobile and this should then give you the speed camera alerts. Check you sat nav by going into settings, navigation, and you should see speed alerts active. As you have the traffic and weather, you must already be connected to wifi. I believe th...
by jerrytaff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 9099

Re: USB

I think the notification is related to the time spent with the key in the ignition and the car stopped, not to the state of battery charge, or the current being drawn....I might be wrong, does anyone have a definitive answer to this?
by jerrytaff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 38127

Re: Foot Parking Brake

I think that the law just relates to dazzling. I don't think the lights are allowed to be bright enough for that. So I don't believe there is any time limit. I also think that the advice from the Institute of Advanced Motorists is all about courtesy, not the law or safety. I might be wrong but..... ...