Tillyman

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    Placed last post over an hour ago – assumed it had gone – although I have ticked keep me logged in – I still randomly get kicked off without it being obvious  – thankfully I eventually realised copied post logged back in and posted – this is not the first time this has happened – anyone else experienced this?

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    Glad you got your car Josh – no I bought Hyundai mats – about £60 – seem good – looked at cheaper ie £40 on Amazon – reviews were not that good so spent the extra which fit perfectly as they are tailored and dealer put them in for me – enjoy your car 👍

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    It’s only when a journey is approaching the limit of the range that  I would way up the balance of slight fall in comfort to prevent a wait for charging and the need to have tried it a few times to gain confidence – but until I need to do that length of journey  – comfort over range every time 👍

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    Yes – I think there is some odd blips with the software – I charged to max yesterday using OHME app but also monitoring the charge on Bluelink – OHME didn’t show the % in battery just miles put in – I started with just over 200 – the app showed progress as miles put in got to 125 ish then for no apparent reason dropped back to 103 – there was no apparent finished message so in the end just stopped at about 134 – which is when I took pic of the 345 range in the car as opposed to app.

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    I have only charged at home so far – could it be a warning – still plugged in – don’t drive off ?

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    Hi Ian – further to your question about the speed warning – firstly I hope you found the speed limiter ok – secondly just to say I find myself using it all the time now when there is a speed limit that can easily be broken – it seems to be the season for police with speed guns under bridges or behind vegetation – if there is a lot going on ie cyclists or a line of traffic etc it is easy to speed creep especially to get quickly and safely past cyclists.
    Cameras take no account of the situation – I did my advanced when I was riding motorbikes and that was one of the things that was drummed into us  – making progress past obstacles ie going over the speed limit to quickly and safely negotiate an obstacle was encouraged.

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    So fwippers  – on a serious note I will be very interested to see what the new Kona is like – maybe slightly longer to improve rear seating and boot space – but I hope they don’t turn into something completely different   – keep similar principles ie good safety tech simple easy interface and improved range with faster charging and maybe consider Tesla model with charging stations part of the initial purchase or at least a discounted addition.

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    nice thought fwippers – 2025 – I will settle for still being here 😂😂👍

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    hi all – just finished charging for the first time to full – to be honest no idea if this is good bad or indifferent – bottom line this is the Kona I’ve got!
    if I get 260 in the cold and wet and comfortable temperature at a motorway alert at  65 then I will be a happy bunny  – not least in the knowledge I have out done the competition. 👍

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    Looks nice and shady – not sure the Kona can reverse through the posts.
    😂😁👍

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    Next time I do a full or 80% charge I will give it a go in Bluelink and do what you suggested struth 👍

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    Hi fwippers – I have just been looking at the OHME app – I have only really used it like an on off switch.  –  could you set a schedule to finish without conditioning at the time your lower rate finishes and just say go at 9:30 ?

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    It is good that we have this think and knowledge bank – I know sometimes I am guilty of looking for something that is more complicated than it is and just miss the obvious – so it is good to share and suggest 😁👍

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    Thanks Struth – good info – I have only used OHME to charge and Bluelink to monitor – so thanks – yep – I can see that makes perfect sense – it is on charge at the moment and this will be the first time I will leave it until it maxis out – I have read various information regarding conditioning battery – but they don’t all agree – so I am still undecided as to the best course of action – I swop it out again in 3 years so it is not the same issue as if you owned it 👍

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    Hi all.
    Has anyone managed to get Bluelink working properly – I have just been using the OHME app as that is the charger I have – I did set up Bluelink and when my car is on charge I can view from either app – but although I have set units to miles – in status it still continues to show km.

    I am quite happy using the OHME app at the moment as I haven’t been on my longer journey – which is 250 and could be near edge of range in cold wet weather.
    Also the OHME app is simple and that is all I need – however there will be occasions where I will use Bluelink so as  to finish charge and condition at a specific time  for when I make the long journey.
    In a similar vein – has anyone checked their car to establish when the last update was – I have a 128bg usb to download the latest update and then plug into car – this apparently will tell me if it is newer or not.
    My Apple Mac doesn’t want to download the Hyundai update because it hasn’t been approved ie virus safe – has anyone managed to do this – it isn’t urgent for me so I have let it drift but sometime this year I will won’t to check and update.

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    The biggest compliment I can give the Kona is over the years I have had a number of Volvos 2 on scheme and 3 before I was on it – what I liked about Volvos was they just did it right and as I lived with the car  I would discover other sensible driver focused helpful practical touches – I have exactly the same feeling with the Kona – it just works and as I live with it and try out or discover new aspects to the car it just makes me smile – the first Volvo I had was a box shaped 240 saloon – auto 3 gears and an over drive all leather black interior with front bench seats – so internal materials and trim the Kona cannot match but for everyday – it just works  – brilliant.
    I trust those of you who now have your Kona feel the same and for those of you that are still waiting – rest assured it is worth the wait 😁👍👍

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    Hi – fwippers – good figures – what mode and speed – how did you get on with HDA – definitely a day for ventilated seat and a/c 👍

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    Hi Andy – I think Ian has the best set up I am aware of ie solar panels – we were always concerned about solar panels damaging the roof – so although we looked about 4 years ago decided against it – I think a lot depends on your mileage and circumstances – I usually do around 10,000 a year and can charge from home  – so it works out cheaper – but my last car (swopped 3 weeks ago) was a Prius phev that did just over 30 miles on battery before switching to petrol engine – the electric ride was so much better quieter and easier than when it was on petrol – so sold EV to me. I still expect to be quids in compared to petrol and I still believe it to be one of the best cars on Motability, if size isn’t an issue.     £999 when I ordered the ultimate – lovely safe comfortable car – no I’m not on commission 😂😂😂👍

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    Hi Ian – I saw you had posted last night  – but couldn’t see actual text until this morning.

    The speed limiter is the same button as for the smart cruise control, just press it twice or hold it in longer. The display in front of you changes from cruise to speed limit then set the speed you want – if you exceed it it should Bing at you as long as you are gentle with the acceleration. If you press hard you will easily over ride it in emergency situations where acceleration is more important than braking – you will still creep slightly over before it bongs at you – sometimes I find setting smart cruise to eg 20 mph works better – it is not meant for low speed so prob isn’t recommended, but I like to use it – it is so easy to exceed a 20 mph speed limit – also useful on A and motorways when a 50 mph limit is set for road works – I hope this helps 👍

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    Enjoy your trip fwippers – the HDA works really well – I tested on m3 too – going south – my daughter lives in an area with a number of 20mph speed limits and multiple money making cameras – the smart cruise and audio warnings are extremely useful – keeping to 20 whilst being alert to everything else – including cyclists over and under taking – yes it has happened – I need all the help I can get.

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    If it’s with your a/c on its brilliant – how strong was the tail wind 😂😂.
    Hope you get some answers to your heater issue 👍

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    Hi Joss – I sometimes use a stylus – I’m into photography and digital drawing/ painting – so if the stylus is in my hand I use it – I have checked this and it dosnt seem to be a factor – it happens with or without and also dosnt happen with or without – currently I am trying to keep tabs on what I have done directly before typing a post – but can’t as yet find any correlation – happy to post other things I have ruled out if this helps 👍

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    Still haven’t worked out what I do different – some of my posts have style marks around them whilst others don’t – aargh well wil keep trying to understand the difference 💭🤔😂

    if you use your mobile phone to post to the forum, It usually has style marks @Tillyman If you post directly on the forum via computer/laptop/tablet then you should not see style marks. I think!

    Thanks Joss – I always use my iPhone 😂😁👍

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    Still haven’t worked out what I do different – some of my posts have style marks around them whilst others don’t – aargh well wil keep trying to understand the difference 💭🤔😂

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    I agree about boot and the incremental changes Hyundai seem to make are often it’s strength – not many would have believed that a car based on an existing petrol engine chassis would be so successful – it is the little things they do well and the vast amount of safety tech that just works, but with a simple user interface.
    Good luck with your trip tomorrow fwippers – are you going as far as the congestion zone – so you can feel smug 😂😂 👍

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