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Kia Niro

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Skyebantam, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. Skyebantam

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    I am almost embarrassed to ask this, it's too close to jeremy clarkson territory for my liking.

    Thinking of changing our car for the first time in 4 yrs. Looking at a Kia Niro PHEV. Anyone any experience of this car or Kia's in general? Asking for the mrs, my realm is the work van, not the car. Any info / help is greatly received.
     
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    My parents have both got Kia’s and can not fault then. Really good if anything goes wrong, long warranty on them. My dad paid for something fixing as he thought warranty had run out and when he went to trade it in just after they said it would have been covered
     
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    Looks ok from reviews - no more than that. Long warranty is a good selling point. Personally I am yet to be convinced by hybrids though I do fancy a crossover or small SUV such as petrol Seat Ateca or Mazda CX5 myself when I get rid of mine. If buying new don't forget to look on Carwow
     
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    Had a quick look on Carwow:
    1.6 GDi PHEV DCT 3, Automatic, Hybrid
    Total RRP £31,060
    Local (to me) Dealer on Carwow: £24,879
     
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    Cheers BP, i'll pass the info on to the mrs. We do very high mileage and spend a lot on petrol. So hoping the low tax and electric feature, for shorter runs, might save us a bit. We're looking at a 4 yr lease of a new vehicle through Vanarama at the moment but only starting to look after we discovered in the small print in our finance deal we can get rid of our Astra now. That car has been good, but starting to cost on repairs now, 80,000 miles, 4 yr old. I find the whole area of car finance a bit of a minefield tbh, but probably not alone there.
     
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    PCP price is usually lower and might be better value.
     
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    Thought a new pizza place had opened. Ah well.
     
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    Could do with Kia Niro upfront for us next season
     
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    Has he got a good engine?
     
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    Well now we have a good playing surface he wont need 4xwd.
     
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    All Kias are wank, Protons too, wouldn't be seen dead, if you have teenage kids they'll kick off and refuse to get in them, younger kids will cringe at the pics later in life, dad jean wearer = Kia driver.;)
     
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    Still, a dad in lycra on a bike on his way to the canal barge is soooo cool :D i appreciate the input though ;)
     
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    Absolutely true that, in the past, Kias and Hyundais (and Skodas!) were the butt of many jokes but I don't think that is the case nowadays as they make decent, solid cars albeit I have never owned one. Teenagers refusing to get in is surely a bonus?
    Protons, on the other hand, are utter garbage and, to be honest, I didn't realise they were still sold over here as I can't recall seeing any in the past decade
     
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    Im not sure they are, the Hyundai dealer at the top of St Enochs Road was changing franshies to Proton but it never happend, I was told they have to change the production line over to make UK motors and the numbers they were selling elsewhere didnt warrent it.
     
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    From Carwow following Mitsubishi pulling out of the partnership: This has left Proton with an outdated range of cars that are outclassed in every area. They drive badly and suffer horrendous depreciation; they might be cheap to buy but they will likely cost you more in the long run. In this price range there are plenty of rivals that offer much better cars. They offer better quality, are cheaper to operate and will not depreciate as fast

    Sounds pretty damning
     
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    :D I only mentioned Protons because they were the only marque I could think of that I wouldn't be seen dead in like a Kia, do they still sell Yugo cars?

    As an aside, I drive a Mercedes CLK, a car I bought for cash and one I probably wouldn't be able to afford if others didn't keep "renting" cars then handing them back and forcing down the values of every other used car. I cannot remember the last time I spent serious money on a repair on any car, might have been in the 1980's, a very thorough service every time I need an MOT and that's it. I'd guess my CLK cost less than 2 years of rented Kia humiliation. ;)

    Think of the children...............I still remember my dads bottle green Marina, a Kia is far worse.
     
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    What's not to like?
    No more "Dad Taxi"...
    Winner!
     
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    Aw bless. You do actually think you are that cool! ;)

    I'd struggle to look cool in owt.
     
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    he'
    He's up there with Armani is our abbo..

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    He even looks cool relaxing in the evening.... :D

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