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Originally posted by mobi mobi wrote:

What problem keyless entry solves?

I can see plenty of problem it created though.

 
I love keyless.
I was shocked our Sportage didn't have it and it seems really old fashioned to have to put a key in the ignition.
TBH, I'd rather do without some of the equipment (the panoramic roof for one) and have keyless instead.
 
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Seeing the multitude of simple easy theft of keyless cars (not kia admittedly as they arent popular with bank robbers etc) its not a feature I will actively want on my next car.
Its hardly a hardship to press a button on the key as I walk towards the car. I've been doing it for 20 years+.

I'd rather they channel their efforts into making cars that do more mpg etc as opposed to adding more expensive electric tat that doesn't solve any problems.
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Originally posted by Sheets Sheets wrote:

Seeing the multitude of simple easy theft of keyless cars (not kia admittedly as they arent popular with bank robbers etc) its not a feature I will actively want on my next car.
 
I've got bad news for you....if they want your car, they will get it.
If anything, the owner of the keyless car is less at risk because they can (allegedly) steal them without needing the keys.
In your case, they would knock at the door and demand the keys by menace, or break into your house.
 
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Keyless is ok but not as a paid for option.

I'd rather have the light from a glass roof than keyless, but again, would not give £800+ as a paid option.

Sheets is right, rather than luxury kit of dubious benefit Kia should now concentrate on their engine efficiency. That would make Kia real competition against other manufacturers Kia aspire to join in the higher market niches. As such Kia should then adopt those makers' policy in offering the consumer a costed option list.
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No argument here about making the engines more efficient.
The MPG on our 1.7crdi is shocking and would put us off owning another one.
If I was happy with 35mpg, I'd go for something with a far more powerful engine.
As it is, low power and bad MPG is a real kick in the stones.
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Originally posted by bowfer bowfer wrote:


No argument here about making the engines more efficient.
The MPG on our 1.7crdi is shocking and would put us off owning another one.
If I was happy with 35mpg, I'd go for something with a far more powerful engine.
As it is, low power and bad MPG is a real kick in the stones.


I digress, but sorry you are unhappy with your 1.7crdi bowfer. For my 40 mile commute into London at 5am and back out mid afternoon it delivers 46mpg including weekend pottering and performance is strong with a nice gear change (at least compared to my 2014 Gen3 Sporty).
2016 Sportage '4' 1.7crdi Gun Metal - From 13.4.16 Lovin' it. 36k miles covered ave 46mpg
2014 Sportage Black Edition 1.7crdi 25.7.14-13.4.16. 37k+ enjoyable miles covered, averaging 48mpg.
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Originally posted by Signman Signman wrote:


I digress, but sorry you are unhappy with your 1.7crdi bowfer. For my 40 mile commute into London at 5am and back out mid afternoon it delivers 46mpg including weekend pottering and performance is strong with a nice gear change (at least compared to my 2014 Gen3 Sporty).
I really don't know how people get these figures from the Crdi.
I've tried driving it as gently as I'm ever prepared to drive any car and 35-36mpg is as good as it gets.
It clearly suggests Kia engines vary in build quality and you either get a good or bad one.
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Hi dilus

Thanks for your feedback about keyless entry.

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Originally posted by Signman Signman wrote:

dilus - my Sportage is an April 2016 Sportage 4.

You allude to there perhaps being differences across different models, I also wonder that as regards the AEB my car is also equipped with.
I've had warnings of impending collisions a few times including driving around parked cars or when the car in front turns a tight left s..l..o..w...l...y, but others report no such warnings. I don't tailgate or drive stupidly - I drive 22000 miles each year in & out of London. My only accident since being rear ended in the 1990's was in 2014 driving an i40 with a massive A pillar that meant I rolled onto a mini roundabout and into a Skoda I hadn't seen. Not even the AEB system would have helped with that!


Hi Signman, I have not had the AEB activate at all so far, despite one occasion of a pedestrian rushing out between two parked cars! If I wasn't paying attention I would have "bagged" him and I thought that was one event it was meant to detect 🤔 Have it set on "early" too.
I'm not that confident in it if I'm honest and will still rely on paying attention and quick reflexes, something that lots of Karting has kept keen 😀
Driving in and out of London and knowing it is working is a bonus for you 😉👍

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