Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 18:14:35 +0100
From: "Mark Gerritsma" <magernopsam.nld>
Subject: Re: Remote starter recommendations? for 2002 9-3

Fred W. <> schreef: >> A remote starter would be a nice luxury, but I'm not to buy an >> automatic car just for that. > > Why on earth do you want a remote starter? So you can start the car > from the warm and cozy confines of your house and let your car sit > with a cold engine and idle in the driveway? You should realize > that this is a very bad habit and will certainly cause your engine > longevity to suffer. Buck up and put ion a warmer coat... go out > start your car, let it idle for 20 - 30 seconds and then get going, > albeit at a slower pace until she warms up. If that's the point, you could also put a stationary heating system into the car. If desired it can be fitted with a timer and/or remote control. This system runs on the fuel you car uses. For some cars also something called a latent heat accumulator (basically a thermically insulated bottle that stores heat from your cooling system) is available. As soon as you start your engine the stored heat is transferred into your cooling system. I don't know if this exists for the 9-3. -- Mager

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