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      01-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by R3D View Post
Lately, it's been freezing out. I prefer to start my car up for 5-10 minutes so the car is warm, the seat is heated, and the windows are defrosted.

If you look at the user manual, it says to start driving right away.

I've always heard that it's good to let your car warm up a bit before driving when it's very cold out.

What are your thoughts?
I do exactly what the manual says... They say it's better to let the engine and tranny warm up at the same time by just driving off, then to sit there and just let the engine warm up alone. I wait at least 1 minute until my rpms drop a little and then leave.