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Old 12-13-2005, 09:41 AM   #1
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I work about 25 miles from home in a nearby city. Parking is a premium, however my company provides free parking.

Back a little over a year ago I was chatting with a person that works closeby and we reailzed we live 3/4 of a mile apart. Since then we have been commuting to work. He drives one week, I drive the next week. We don't worry about short weeks etc. It'* much easier that way.

Now to make John smile (since I'm posting in his room). My commuting buddy (also named John) has a 97 Honda Accord. it'* his week to drive, the car was left outside last night and this morning was 5 degrees.

The car took 1/2 way to work to reach operating temps and no heated seats :(

How do you folks in the colder climates do it? I'm getting a place in Florida next to Don.
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Remote starter and cloth seats, bud. The only way to survive winter....
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Remote starter and cloth seats, bud. The only way to survive winter....
or a block heater, which should keep the car warm enough to hav heat within a minunte or so.
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It'* -13 degrees Celcius - that'* 8.6F.




Cloth don't get as cold as say, leatherette




Isn't real leather not supposed to get so cold?
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He'* got the leather seats in the Accord... and a garage...but he'* remodeling part of the house..so the car is outside.

Maybe a remote starter as an xmas gift.
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Remote starter and cloth seats, bud. The only way to survive winter....
or a block heater, which should keep the car warm enough to hav heat within a minunte or so.
Depends on the type of block heater, but yeah, those help too. I saw one a long time ago at WalMart that patched into your lower radiator hose that actually warmed the coolant and pumped it through the block. Shoulda grabbed one when I saw it. Electricity is definitely cheaper than gas.....
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Commuting buddy isn't using either. Maybe the starter is the way to go...
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I work about 25 miles from home in a nearby city. Parking is a premium, however my company provides free parking.

Back a little over a year ago I was chatting with a person that works closeby and we reailzed we live 3/4 of a mile apart. Since then we have been commuting to work. He drives one week, I drive the next week. We don't worry about short weeks etc. It'* much easier that way.

Now to make John smile (since I'm posting in his room). My commuting buddy (also named John) has a 97 Honda Accord. it'* his week to drive, the car was left outside last night and this morning was 5 degrees.

The car took 1/2 way to work to reach operating temps and no heated seats :(

How do you folks in the colder climates do it? I'm getting a place in Florida next to Don.

Awwww poor boosty didn't get to make strange borderline sexual sounds as his *** was warmed by his seats..

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Remote starter and cloth seats, bud. The only way to survive winter....
remote start and leather seats aren't bad though... vinel seats that i had in the jeep where brutel though... cold and hard!
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Really cold days, I drive the SSEi with the heated seats and mirrors.

The SLE will be getting upgraded.
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