Last year in the northeast we had a mild winter. I do not think I had to use the ice scraper at all, besides the brush part because I have remote start. Turn defrost on before you shut the car off...then start it with remote start and the defrost goes on. By the time you go out to your car in 5~ minutes you can easily brush the ice off the windshield and the car is nice and toasty on the inside!
Mods: Drop in K&N filter, Steeda RSB, MS3 RMM, Remote start, Llumar tint, Ti engine cover, Husky floor mats, OEM splash guards