Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

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jerrytaff
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by jerrytaff » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:33 am

swap it for a PHEV ;)
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varun112358
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by varun112358 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:37 am

jerrytaff wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:33 am
swap it for a PHEV ;)
Anything apart from that :lol:


Akula
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by Akula » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 pm

I dont really mind too much about the heating/engine running etc , but why didnt they just put a heated front windscreen in the car ?? That wouldve satisfied me


jerrytaff
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by jerrytaff » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:39 am

why didn't they just put a heated front windscreen in the car?
My understanding is that Ford patented their system for heating the front screen and that Volvo, and BMW (possibly others? ) pay royalties to Ford, but I can understand it if some companies like Kia baulk at that.

There are alternatives though. I believe that some Audi's have what is in effect an electric fan heater for the screen, and Toyota hybrids include an electric heater for the cabin as well. I believe that some of them can also use reverse cycle air conditioning to provide heat.
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TheMKD
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by TheMKD » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:36 am

The heating thing is probably the thing which is most annoying. However, this is made acceptable by the ICE switching off when cabin temp is reached.
My only wish is that it was The eNiro.


shaunchipchase
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by shaunchipchase » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:23 pm

hi,iv had a niro 2 hev for 3 weeks ,and i"m really impressed ....apart from the tom tom,,it sends me loads of weird and wonderfull ways...as with yourselves i regularly travel on roads that have been in existence for 2 + years and dont show up on maps,also sat nav instructions tends to be seconds behind where i actually am....fuel cons with 1300 miles on varies between 63 on a 120 motorway drive to 60-80 local..but plenty of hills


niroal
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by niroal » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:56 pm

shaunchipchase wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:23 pm
hi,iv had a niro 2 hev for 3 weeks ,and i"m really impressed ....apart from the tom tom,,it sends me loads of weird and wonderfull ways...as with yourselves i regularly travel on roads that have been in existence for 2 + years and dont show up on maps,also sat nav instructions tends to be seconds behind where i actually am....fuel cons with 1300 miles on varies between 63 on a 120 motorway drive to 60-80 local..but plenty of hills
Agreed, this is the main reason why I use Waze on my iPhone through Carplay rather than built in. Updates are very swift.
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jerrytaff
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by jerrytaff » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:13 pm

.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 the A404 onto Loudwater Lane, (which is an unlit, narrow single track road) out to Croxley Green. That route is slower, more complicated, more dangerous, and no shorter than staying on the A roads, so I cannot understand what algorithm could possibly come up with that as the best option....unless it has a built in preference for the scenic option.
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Stepshort
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by Stepshort » Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:07 pm

Stepshort wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:20 am
Re spare wheels, I had a bad experience in France a couple of years ago where a tyre was ripped. No way a can of squirt would have worked, but the Merc had a spacesaver spare which enabled us to complete that day's travel, and then spend the next day finding a new, high speed tyre. Four dealers !! So when I bought the Kia I orderd a spare wheel, it took 7 weeks from Korea, but it is full size, complete with jack and wheel spanner, and doesn't affect the boot space at all.
Doesnt affect boot space ?

So where do you store it ? The roof ??

It goes under the floor in place of a large plastic moulding which held the other, useless tyre blow up thing


dmrodgers
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Re: Best and Worst Thing About Your Niro

Post by dmrodgers » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:39 am

Not being able to change the digital speed indicator from MPH to Kms. This can be done on other Kia models but not on the Niro for some reason. As I take my Niro abroad have this option would be useful rather than trying to work out the speed on the analogue circular speedo. A simple software upgade would do this, so come on Kia.
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