30 really isn't that cold, I know, I live in North Dakota!! When it's 30 out I don't even consider pluggin my car in. Last couple nights it has been getting colder, to the tune of near or just below zero. Last night I finally bought a couple cords so I could plug it in where I'm staying. Last night it was right around zero, it was about 2-3 above when I left for work at 6:45 am. Tonight it's gonna be about the same so it'll get plugged in tonight also.
It's not a matter of my car starting or not when it's cold out, I know it'll always started even when it's well below zero. It's just a lot easier on the engine when you start it after a really cold night plus it warms up alot faster so you don't waste so much gas letting it warm up. Leather seats are kinda like sitting on a block of ice after the first few seconds of getting in my car in the morning! I discovered that my block heater, which I don't know the wattage of-probably at least 500, uses a mere $.25 worth of electricity when plugged in all night for 9 hours. I need to get a timed outlet because it really only needs to be plugged in 3-4 hours before starting.
I really want to get a remote starter as soon as I can afford one. When it's 30 above I would just start it 5-10 mins before you leave and don't worry about having it start every so often throughout the night.
Last edited by Power Ram; 12-09-2003 at 11:02 PM.