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by djbobbins
Thu May 06, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Niro HEV end of lease deal
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Niro HEV end of lease deal

So... my Niro "2" HEV is coming to the end of its lease in late June. It is a 2017 car, a couple of very minor marks on the body but in good condition and has full service history, relatively recent front tyres etc. A slight change of job, then C-19, have meant that instead of the circa 80k miles I'...
by djbobbins
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ATMB Tag Badge
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Re: ATMB Tag Badge

Indeed not. That was the trade-off my wife was happy to accept - very slightly impaired view of the sky, but no dealing with change / French toll staff / getting woken up by me to do so!!
by djbobbins
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Air conditioning dead
Replies: 3
Views: 6485

Re: Air conditioning dead

BTW it went to the dealer and ended up getting re-gassed. They claimed that normally they’d put dye into the system to try and find a leak, but in this case because it’s a hybrid car they can’t do that. Sounds like 🐂💩 to me... how is having a battery under the back seat and some extra drivetrain / r...
by djbobbins
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ATMB Tag Badge
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Re: ATMB Tag Badge

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I’ve got a toll tag for the French autoroute; mine is stuck just behind the rear view mirror on the passenger side - see photo.

We’ve used it on a few long trips in France without any problem.
by djbobbins
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First EV
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: First EV

I already have a Niro (2017 “self-charging” hybrid) as a company car, the lease for which is coming to an end next summer. I am torn between going full EV (low Benefit in Kind costs) or taking the money. If I take the money I need to provide a car that is less than five years old for company use. Ho...
by djbobbins
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Bulbs Kia Niro Hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Re: Bulbs Kia Niro Hybrid

Those look like the 16” wheels so it is probably a “2”.
by djbobbins
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ex Toyota Hybrid now Kia Niro Hydrid
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

Re: Ex Toyota Hybrid now Kia Niro Hydrid

I did a compare and contrast posting a year or so ago after I had a Toyota C-HR as a hire car for a while. I’d be interested in your thoughts; in summary I thought the Toyota cabin was a bit over-designed, but with better feel of quality than the Kia. The Niro is more practical (boot space) and has ...
by djbobbins
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Main Kia Niro chat
Topic: Wheels and tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 3434

Re: Wheels and tyres

Not sure how to vote in the poll. My 2017 “2” is on 16” wheels and 205/60/16 tyres. Was on the original Michelin on the front for about 28k miles I think, then Continentals. They lasted less mileage, albeit that on the Michelins I did a few longer motorway trips (Turin and back, for example!) wherea...
by djbobbins
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: PHEV2 & Economy 7
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: PHEV2 & Economy 7

Not necessarily a typo. Electricity retailers buy wholesale energy in blocks and for “old style” customers where the shape of consumption is assumed between day and night, they will price accordingly. However when the shape between day and night is known, the retailer can set prices cheaper overnigh...
by djbobbins
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Kia 2016 owner & infotainment upgrade question
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Re: New Kia 2016 owner & infotainment upgrade question

I took delivery of my Niro 2 in mid-2017, so I suspect it is the same hardware build as yours. It does indeed recognise / have Apple CarPlay. I can’t say if the upgrade is possible from home or needs a dealer though. I seem to remember the topic having been discussed on the board before / people hav...