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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    Edit, Jan 2014... video from a Pennsylvania, USA Mitsu dealer:



    Based on my small car history: with a set of 4 snow tires, it will be fine. It's also got decent ground clearance for a little car.

    What's the smallest car you've driven where you live?

    FYI, I wouldn't hesitate to drive my ~1850 lbs 1998 Pontiac Firefly / Geo Metro anywhere around here (eastern Ontario) in the winter.

    Front wheel drive, good ground clearance, and narrow winter tires can do wonders.
    HEY Interstate Mitsubishi, that's where I bought my Mirage!



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    That's hilarious!

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    Maybe not directly on topic, but it was -35C this morning and last night, and I found myself driving around. At these temps, the car had difficulty maintaining its operating temperature.

    With 4 people in the car the fan needed to be at max or nearly max just to keep the windscreen from frosting over, and in city driving, with the fan on max, at -35C, the engine wouldn't get to 91degrees (normal operating temp), but went between about 80 (while driving) and 70 (at stop lights). It seemed to work just fine, but not as well as a v8 truck for throwing heat.

    It got me to wondering, also, how well an all-electric car would work at keeping the cabin frost-free during cold weather - seems that would be considerable drain on a cold battery.

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    One advantage of an EV in cold weather is you can remotely pre-condition the cabin while it's still plugged in (which it often is).

    The other: INSTANT heat.

    Definitely eats range while underway though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    One advantage of an EV in cold weather is you can remotely pre-condition the cabin while it's still plugged in (which it often is).

    The other: INSTANT heat.

    Definitely eats range while underway though.
    Remote Start is a OEM available accessory for the CVT models. Expensive though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoehead View Post
    Maybe not directly on topic, but it was -35C this morning and last night, and I found myself driving around. At these temps, the car had difficulty maintaining its operating temperature.

    With 4 people in the car the fan needed to be at max or nearly max just to keep the windscreen from frosting over, and in city driving, with the fan on max, at -35C, the engine wouldn't get to 91degrees (normal operating temp), but went between about 80 (while driving) and 70 (at stop lights). It seemed to work just fine, but not as well as a v8 truck for throwing heat.

    It got me to wondering, also, how well an all-electric car would work at keeping the cabin frost-free during cold weather - seems that would be considerable drain on a cold battery.
    I'm experiencing the same problem. I notice with my OBDLink LX Bluetooth that my coolant doesn't warm up. Most of my trips are somewhat short - 15 minutes or so.

    I'm pretty sure blocking the grills will go a long way towards helping the motor warm up better/faster. One forum member went as far as to wrap insulation around the engine block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eggman View Post
    I'm pretty sure blocking the grills will go a long way towards helping the motor warm up better/faster. One forum member went as far as to wrap insulation around the engine block.
    Found it.

    Forum member fifteenwindow posted pictures of his warm air intake and insulation wrap here.


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