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View Poll Results: Do you warm your car up?
Yes 120 64.52%
No 66 35.48%
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:47 PM   #51
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Generally what I do is let it run about 30 seconds before I take off, like 8 months out of the year....during the colder months I'll let it run 2-3 minutes usually.....

Now however, I have a baby to cart around, so when he's gotta go in the carseat, I run the car as long as it takes for the interior to warm up before I put him in it.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:54 PM   #52
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The MPG goes down in the winter due to winter blend gas as well.
http://ask.cars.com/2009/02/whats-th...y-cars-pe.html
My comment is towards letting it warm up to operating temps prior to drive it at all. Both of my cars are up to operating temps 5 miles down the road.

The overall goal in the mpg world is to get as much as one can, not just accept it going down because another "thing" causes it to decrease.....
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:02 PM   #53
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i do it when i have time. but i dont want to get up earlier than 6am....just so i have time to warm it up. until the oil temp is up, i dont shift past 2k
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:15 PM   #54
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I let mine run for 5-20 minutes. I turn mine on from within the comfort of my house! I use my remote start. I don't even know what its like to go outside and start it anymore ;)
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:57 PM   #55
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I always let my car warm up to operating temp. Even in the summer.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #56
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #57
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Warm it up for a couple minutes when its 40 degrees or below.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:01 PM   #58
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I let it run for about 30 seconds before driving it. I always baby it before it warms up completely though.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:08 PM   #59
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yes, i usually slip on my boots pull the car out of the garage then head back in the house, get my coat, get shoes on and tie them, lock the dogs up... about 10 min later i hop in and go...

if im out someplace and the car is cold i get in let it idle a min or 2 then leave
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:20 PM   #60
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thats a no from me
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