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Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Main Forum' started by bruceb, Jun 24, 2006.

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  1. bruceb

    bruceb New Member

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    :) My new Prius is arriving shortly, and I've started wondering if there will be any problems with the passenger compartment heating up in a timely manner. Living in Wisconsin, this could be a big thing..... any comments appreciated.

    Thanks!
  2. Three60guy

    Three60guy -->All around guy<-- (360 = round) get it?

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bruceb @ Jun 24 2006, 09:16 AM) [snapback]276290[/snapback]</div>

    Hi Neighbor. I am in Racine, Wisconsin. Welcome to the club. I got my Prius in January of this year so I have had some experience in cold weather. Not to worry. The heater works just fine. As does the A/C.

    If you are close to the Milwaukee area take a peek at the Milwaukee Hybrid Group website and send an email to them asking to be put on their email list. Then you can join us at our next meeting. Currently there is a lot going on with the Midwest HybridFest in Madison. I am not sure when the next meeting is of the Milwaukee Hybrid Group but we usually get around 30 of us at a meeting. Here are two links for you to look at:

    Milwaukee Hybrid Group

    Madison Hybridfest

    Hope to see you at the Milwaukee Hybrid Group meeting.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Three60guy @ Jun 24 2006, 09:00 AM) [snapback]276330[/snapback]</div>

    Hi, how long does it take to warm up the interior on a very cold day?
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    Three60guy -->All around guy<-- (360 = round) get it?

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    8 minutes and 32 seconds.

    Ummmm........I don't know. Depends on how cold it is outside, right?

    and what is a very cold day to you? Gee, a San Diego person......40 or 50 degrees? I would say 10 to 20 below zero is a really cold day. It might take a minute more to warm up then.

    Seriously, I doubt you will have a problem with the heater.
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Three60guy @ Jun 24 2006, 11:00 AM) [snapback]276330[/snapback]</div>

    B) Thanks for the info. I live south of Madison, just outside New Glarus. I'll check the links out. Thanks again!
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    john1701a Prius Guru

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(bruceb @ Jun 24 2006, 09:16 AM) [snapback]276290[/snapback]</div>

    I answered that question 5.5 years ago...

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    It's no big deal. In fact, you'll be quite impressed when you discover just how effortless startup is. As for heat, it comes a little faster than it did with my non-hybrid.