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by deguy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Reviving the dead.
Replies: 3
Views: 10070

Re: Reviving the dead.

Now I don't use my car much (working from home), the battery goes dead in 1.5-2 weeks, which is a right faff, because I have the older model requiring a jump start. The first couple of times I even did that by climbing through the car into the boot to get to the battery, before I remembered there ar...
by deguy
Sat May 09, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Trickle charging a Niro hybrid?
Replies: 8
Views: 13826

Re: Trickle charging a Niro hybrid?

I've only been driving to the shops once a week for the last month or so, and on Wednesday the car wouldn't start. First it told me to use the key to push against the stop-start button. When I did that the system check started as normal, but then it said "Stop immediately! Check brakes". L...
by deguy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Opening boot
Replies: 3
Views: 9018

Re: Opening boot

Yes, Same here. My dealer swears that all the doors open when the driver's door is opened in this scenario, but it's not the case - as you say, you need to press the unlock button.
by deguy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Niro 2 or Niro 3
Replies: 3
Views: 3720

Re: Niro 2 or Niro 3

I have the standard 18" wheels and had not noticed any harsh road noise. That having been said, in winter I switch to Dunlop Winter Sport 5 205/50 R17 93H XL M+S and at lower speeds (say up to about 30mph) these are significantly quieter, despite the M+S tread. Of course they are narrower, so h...
by deguy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Winter driving
Replies: 2
Views: 9663

Re: Winter driving

See my comments here:

I've not experienced any issues simply because it's an automatic.
by deguy
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: UK Spec 2020 Niro
Replies: 13
Views: 17573

Re: UK Spec 2020 Niro

HaxbyPete wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:36 am
The 2020 model was first opened for orders as from 1st July 2019. I have recently ordered my HEV and delivery is quoted as end of August. Let's see if that happens !
Did they mention the year? 😀
by deguy
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Driving tips to charge battery better.
Replies: 15
Views: 19080

Re: Driving tips to charge battery better.

I think the key to getting the HEV into EV mode is the tap on the brakes or coasting to reduce speed by 1-2mph. I use cruise control all the time after a quick coast. It helps me stick to the speed limit 🙂 In one of the German forums I think someone had a look at the OBD2 data and worked out that re...
by deguy
Fri May 17, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Towing
Replies: 11
Views: 19340

Re: Towing

As per one of my other posts, I have the towing option, mainly because that was the easiest way of getting the towbar fitted for a bike carrier. The option includes uprated brakes and cooling (of what, I am not entirely sure) so it is not simply a case of adding a tow bar. In Germany they are very s...
by deguy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Can I update the sat nav
Replies: 5
Views: 11115

Re: Can I update the sat nav

You can update the database maps, which are based on TomTom, but car satnavs maps are notoriously slow to catch up.
by deguy
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Minor irritation with Niro
Replies: 15
Views: 15604

Re: Minor irritation with Niro

Washer nearly empty warning tells you just after you've set off. Now, from the days when you had only a light or nothing at all, that may have been enough, but in these days of on-board computers it should be possible to tell you just before you leave the car - after all, the head unit stays on afte...