wow really? solution though, plug in...
however to save electricity bill, have a timer with it, set the timer 4-5hrs prior to next use this way plug in is effective/efficient..
i have a 2011-2013 SX, heated steering can be left on and is heated when you get in, however ventilated seats/heated seats wont activate when you actually sit on it..
thats safety features of the newer cars, older ones can be left with heating already running warm..
if you want it warm, set the fan at level 4 bar only, point the vents to your seats and have it at recirculating mode..
i do remote start, 10-12 mins its warm @ -35C (-31F), because plug in has helped, and synthetic oil does help.. thats how i survived, leather seats here up north lol..
operating temp is reached within 5 min running 50-60 kph
for snowy conditions instead of brushing off, i use leaf blower, within 2 min there's no snow on the car..
You've got my Bike!,,, I wish
I really have no need for a block heater, but miss not having a heated steering wheel The young salesman told me "The wheel button was a heated steering wheel" I was a bit pissed, when I found out it was for the steering mode, (although I like this feature!) there is no heated wheel on my EX, I really could use this feature!
The leather heated seats on start up, don't matter that much to me, they heat up pretty quick, I use them if it's very cold, but from high, to low, & then turn them off once comfortable, the heat lingers. I heard that on some cars, the heated seats even if turned on, don't activate until you sit on it. I don't know if my Sori EX is like this, haven't really tried it? I always run Mobil One. Ha, It finally dawned on me to use the electric leaf blower to clean off the walk, steps, car & driveway last year, Yes! But, it didn't work the other day, wet frozen snow, still here, in my slightly sloped driveway. Balance issue old me, gotta watch my butt, getting in, or out of the car. The chopper, & salt didn't help much either
Thanks kobi for the useful tips!