Originally Posted by LongDucDong
A perfect example... my neighbor has a new Scion Xb (with exhaust lol), never lets that thing warm up at all. Its not even a year old, and that poor motor sounds like CRAP, no doubt due to the stress of starting it up and driving off immediately w/o proper oil lubrication. Put it this way... my other neighbor's diesel VW has a quieter sounding engine. When its cold out, let the car warm up a few minutes, simple as that. I cant stand watching idiots fire up their car on 0 degree mornings and drive off like a bat out of Hell. That poor, poor, poor engine.
I don't think his engine sounding bad has one thing to do with him driving off right away when it's cold out side. There is no real reason to do this other than psychologically or letting the heat warm up so you aren't cold, as Volvo stated above.