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  1. Reasons to get a new Kadjar

    I am positive the seats are fake leather (vinyl). British cars have a much longer and stronger tradition of leather seats in cars than Swedish cars, and I believe they think vinyl will have to do for us.
  2. Reasons to get a new Kadjar

    I don't think the seats are the same in the Kadjar as in the QQ. But the seat heating is certainly not very good in the Kadjar leather (vinyl?) seats. I have not felt this slow seat heating in any other car, and then all cars have heated seats here in Sweden.
  3. LED headlights

    There is not a big problem with snow, but the salted winter roads really make dirt cover the headlights until they burn like a faint candle. I was a little woried myself when I bought the car with LED headlights, but it's usually fine. But I have the headligt cleaner also. The heated windscreen on the other hand gave me a positive surprise of how efficient it is. It's nothing like a slow rear window demister at all, it heats away hard ice in a minute or two and you can then just wipe it off with no effort. I believe all cars in Sweden are sold with high pressure headlight washers, be it H4, H7, Xenon or LED, as well as heated front seats. And winter tyres are mandantory during winter. And all who have access to an electric outlet close where they park have a block heater installled as well.
  4. It could be that a rear light rubber gasket is not seated right.
  5. Here I found a short description of DRL history: https://www.motorists.org/issues/dlr/history/
  6. Reasons not to buy a Kadjar

    The lack of 4wd together with automatic transmission is a strange decision. Toyota RAW 4, Subaru Forester, Ford Kuga, Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, KIA Sportage, Mitsubishi Outlander, and a lot of others all give you the possibility to combine 4wd with automatic transmission. What's the problem with the QQ/Kadjar powerline that prevents this?
  7. Crome grill

    I think the chrome grill looks just fine.
  8. Roof bars

    I have the Thule bars. They are fine too. They can be placed more freely lengthwise than the original, that I believe must align with the holes on the inside of the railings.
  9. Qashqai Convert

    I believe it's the Qasqai +2 (7-seater) that has the proper 17" spacesaver, not just any Mk2.
  10. Automatic headlights

    I would say that's not a solution, but a work-around.
  11. Automatic headlights

    My main complaint with the automatic headlights is that they do not light up the mmain beams until 30 mph/45kmph. I want full light even when driving on narrow and winding forest roads to properly see the moose and deer that lurks in the dark, and 20 mph/30kmph would be more suitable. I guess there is no way to get this, without a major update release of the car software?
  12. Latest map update

    Could you do it while driving the car?
  13. New member

    I believe the infamous high front wing edges is part of the good side wind handling, together with the integrated roof rails, they break the side winds without creating lift. The Edgy Renault 16 from the 60's did the same thing with the sharp front wing edges and the recessed bonnet center, and it also had the raised edges along the roof sides. And, it went straight like an arrow through heavy side winds.
  14. Hello all Kadjar Owners

    I think the front wings are too high for good visibility close to the kerb, and this is maybe the main irritation I feel when driving the Kadjar. But, if this is the worst issue on a car, maybe it's not such a bad place to be anyway?
  15. Hello all Kadjar Owners

    We have had snow this winter like you have never seen, and the Kadjar drives just fine on the snow. But then nobody would use summer tyres here during the winter. There may be some major and minor points you might want to criticise the Kadjar on, but driving on snow is not one of them, at least not when using proper winter tyres.
  16. Locking reardoor

    The rear door unlocks automatically when you lift it with the handle, and have the key in the pocket. Try and lock the car, and put the key well out of reach from the car, and see if the rear door can be opened then?
  17. Have you found a good smartphone bracket that fits the Kadjar? Pics would be nice.
  18. space saver spare

    Anyway, car scrappers could have Qashqai spare wheels from crasched cars that are virtually unused, and will fit the Kadjar. Don't forget the jack and jack crank when you buy the spare. I suppose you don't have the Bose sound system with a subwoofer in the boot, but if you have, you would need the 17" spare from Qashqai+2. It will hold the subwoofer, and still fit the boot,
  19. Sub woofer

    This looks like the one in my Kadjar: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222798785006?ul_noapp=true
  20. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    I wonder if it will cost more or less than e.g. a Google Chromecast module?
  21. Sub woofer

    Do you have a spare tyre in the boot? In that case maybe not even a Kadjar sub would fit properly, if the spare wheel rim is not big enought. More info about fitting spares with subs in this thread: http://renaultkadjarforum.co.uk/topic/276-tyre-wrench-jack-on-bose-edition/
  22. Sub woofer

    Do you have a spare tyre in the boot? In that case maybe not even a Kadjar sub would fit properly, if the spare wheel rim is not big enought. More info about fitting spares with subs in this thread: http://renaultkadjarforum.co.uk/topic/276-tyre-wrench-jack-on-bose-edition/
  23. Smartphone mirroring in pre-May vehicles

    Google translate gives this from one of these links: "This package of services will also be accessible to owners of older Renault models via My Renault Connect, available in the second quarter of 2018. "
  24. Speedo Units

    How come you still have mph in UK? Even Canada goes by km/h.

    When after stopping with hill hold brakes applied through a good pressure on the brake pedal, give just a little bit of gas with the gas pedal and wait patiently. Eventually the cluch in the dual cluch auto will engage and engine will pick up speed slowly and the car will move at a slow pace. You just can't rush it, or it will go bonkers as you just have learned. Automatics with hydraulic torq converters are more easily controlled with the gas pedal. Maybe even a cvt (Qashqai or Toyota) could be easier, but I don't know. As long as there are electronic logics controlling the auto, time constants are involved and cannot be completely overruled.