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by jerrytaff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 8310

Re: USB

Thanks for that, John. I clearly didn't have the patience to wait until it turned off. However, Even if it was powered permanently, I think it would take a very long time (probably months) to discharge the battery on the USB charger, as you would only be pulling a couple of watts from it or a small ...
by jerrytaff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: PHEV:- ICE vs EV mileage
Replies: 3
Views: 4452

Re: PHEV:- ICE vs EV mileage

This question has come up several times. There is no known way, but I wouldn't completely rule out the possibility that extra information is stored as diagnostics somewhere. However, as NiroAl says, it isn't a case of either/or. You can have the battery driving the wheels and the ICE powering the he...
by jerrytaff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 34885

Re: Foot Parking Brake

In the UK, sitting with your foot on the brake in stationary traffic would appear to in contravention of Highway Code cl 114, and the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations 1989, cl 27. It's also bloody annoying, but that's my opinion, I'm not saying I'm right. I have to admit you have a point. Also, I ...
by jerrytaff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Colour Options - Niro HEV 4.
Replies: 8
Views: 5541

Re: Colour Options - Niro HEV 4.

I thought it was only the 3 PHEV that has standard adaptive cruise, the 3 HEV it is optional You are absolutely right. I misread the spec sheet :oops: The latest specs and options lists - including those for the e-Niro can be found towards the end of this brochure: https://www.kia.com/content/dam/k...
by jerrytaff
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro
Replies: 30
Views: 16861

Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

.apart from the tom tom,,it sends me loads of weird and wonderfull ways Agreed. It isn't even anything to do with out-of-date maps. So for example, most people going from Chorleywood to Watford would take the A404 and A412, if they don't take the M25, and A411. TomTom insists that I should turn off...
by jerrytaff
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Clear White vs. White Pearl. What's the difference ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4388

Re: Clear White vs. White Pearl. What's the difference ?

My previous car (DS5) was pearlescent white. When clean,and in the sun, it was stunning. Far more classy than either a solid white, or a metallic finish. If the paint on the Niro is anything like the paint on the DS, then I don't think you will be disappointed with it. A few years ago, I was told by...
by jerrytaff
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 8310

Re: USB

John, forgive me for asking but why does the USB power prevent you from leaving your iPod plugged in? At least you'd know it would be fully charged when you return to the car? Radio stays on while you sit in car listening to radio with ignition off while wife is shopping, to preserve battery The ign...
by jerrytaff
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: USB
Replies: 14
Views: 8310

Re: USB

It does seems to be powered permanently. I hadn't noticed that. On the other cars I have had, the USB has only been powered when the ignition has been on.

The way the radio stays on after removing the key from the ignition, but turns off when when you open the driver's door seems a bit quirky too.
by jerrytaff
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: KIA UK E-mailed me a Niro brochure !
Replies: 9
Views: 7466

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

I received the email too. They made a bit of a pig's ear of the specs...e.g. ....max speed 64.2. acceleration 0-60 68.9 etc.
I hope that the Kia factory has better quality control than their publicity department!
by jerrytaff
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Foot Parking Brake
Replies: 56
Views: 34885

Re: Foot Parking Brake

You can hold your footbrake on, but it's bloody annoying and dazzling for the driver behind you, especially at night. Proves my point about over-complicating. Holding your foot on the footbrake is exactly what you are supposed to do in an automatic. Brake lights are designed to be brighter than nor...