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Old 01-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Makes you cringe huh?


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Old 01-15-2013, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'll bet that it just gets great gas mileage...
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess if one could afford the car, one is probably not too worried about the price of gas.
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If one could afford to throw away that kind of money, you mean.

I mean, really - is it that much of a pain to sit in a coldish car for a few minutes, and let it warm up as you drive it down the road? Is it really too much to ask people to brush the snow off their own damned windows, rather than melt it off using wasted gasoline?

Oh, I just noticed - It's a Buick - made by Government Motors.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Some cars do not warm up in a few minutes. My tracker takes almost 8 minutes of driving before there is any appreciable heat coming from the vents. I have to carry a towel in the car because defrost only works once the heater core gets warm.

Also when one has a small baby remote start is a great tool to have. I will bear the cold for how ever long but no reason to let a baby bear it too. There are only so many blankets you can wrap a child in and still buckle a car seat in securely.


Don't get me wrong... just like with most technology there is a great purpose but more often than not it is abused and it becomes wasteful.
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I saw this commercial. I was more taken by the whole "my phone can do anything!"
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I believe babies are actually more capable of dealing with extreme cold than full grown humans.
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I saw this commercial. I was more taken by the whole "my phone can do anything!"
One the one hand, people want their spiffy smartphones to do anything, like unlock and start their cars. On the other hand, these spiffy smartphones can easily be stolen. Yah, convenience is just great, isn't it?
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I believe babies are actually more capable of dealing with extreme cold than full grown humans.
Do you have a kid? I'm not trying to butt heads or say you're wrong but honestly I couldn't take my kid out in a frigid car just to save a little bit of fuel and feel okay about it.
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Do you have a kid? I'm not trying to butt heads or say you're wrong but honestly I couldn't take my kid out in a frigid car just to save a little bit of fuel and feel okay about it.
I dunno... my two boys appear to not have been affected too much by cold. Then again, it doesn't get all that cold here in Ohio, where a cold snap is charitably defined as temperatures below 20 F.

Now, where I grew up, in Fairbanks, AK... that's a different matter. Only a fool would set their kid in a cold car at 40 below.

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