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Hi all, I've purchased a Kia Ceed :) 15 plate, 1.6 Diesel auto estate - collecting it later this week.

I am interested to know what I should be aware of with this car - is there any known common issues / fixes that I should be aware of etc?

I'd also like to know what "hidden gems" the car has... what should I get used to first and what "tricks" can it do that might not be initially apparent (for example, windows wind up from outside of the car using a key remote?)

Excited to get hold of it and look forward to hearing what I should try out first with it!

ALSO - with it being an automatic, I have never driven an auto in my life.... anything I need to be aware of? How do hill starts work as I can't exactly bite the clutch with it!

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Thanks for the reply guys :) How would I tell what level spec the car is?

Still getting used to the car but think I have figured out the cruise control, speed limiter and gear box... (figured out I can manually control gears to an extent which makes me feel better... seem to be able to get faster acceleration when I put them on manual.

I do have one question as I want to install a revering camera onto the car.. however I'll start a new thread for that or even better, do a search for anyone else who has done it first :).

I have removed the reversing camera and mirror from my old car so I know what I need to wire up... just need a bit of advice on the best place to wire the power cables in and how to get the camera feed from the body to the rear door (the rubber cable casing for door electrics looks VERY tight to squeeze anything else through).

Thanks all :)

Loving the car!
 

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I can't say I would know which it is Kev, how would i Know? All I know is that it's an automatic.

I do have 1 or 2 questions now that I am getting used to driving it... I'll post some questions shortly :)
 

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Okay so the car is a 1.6 CRDi 2 5d Auto... I think that answers iooi's question about which spec level?.... CRDi 2?

QUESTIONS;

1) It's listed online as a 50mpg car which was meant to be an upgrade from the x-type jag I could get 40 mpg from.... However I'm only getting 30 mpg from the ceed unless I drive around knocking it into neutral all of the time.... the usual journey is 10 miles from a village to outskirts of another town.. mostly countryside.

Am I doing something wrong?... 30 mpg seems very very low and it's gussling a lot of diesel... it's almost leaving me disaheartened that I've spent so much on the car and it's drinking fuel.

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2) How does speed limiter and cruise control affect fuel economy?... I have noticed if I limit the speed at 30mph.. and just keep my foot on the gas... the engine seems to be working harder than when my foot is not on the gas even when it hits the limit.... I can only assume that this means the car is 'wasting" fuel on the extra revs?
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3) eco mode - other than it assumingly removing power from the car, I cannot notice any difference with MPG... is it worth using or better to just get to speed quickly then leg to of the accelerate?
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4) Steering wheel mode - I've tried all 3 modes.. normal, comfort, sport.... I don't feel any differnence between modes... what does it actually do?


Thanks for the answers everyone!
 

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I believe the garage gave the car an oil change whilst getting it prepared for collection so that should be covered.

When you say drive it like a manual - can you elaborate please? I read that as "let go of the acceleration when you change gears, and give it a second before putting foot back on the pedal again"?
 
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