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niejelow

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Does anyone have a Dream in a cold climate? If so what have you noticed in cabin comfort namely temperature
 

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Does anyone have a Dream in a cold climate? If so what have you noticed in cabin comfort namely temperature
Here in Tucson it had gotten down to freezing. I had set the temperature to 72º and also turned on the seat & steering wheel heater. The car temperature was still not comfortable, until I set the Temperature to 74º. There was "cold" (probably 72º) air blowing in my face before turning up the heat.
 

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I've noticed that all EVs I've owned don't get as warm as ICE cars unless you set the temperature higher than you're accustomed to
 

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Does it feel like the vents project warmth/heat but the cabin feels like there is a draft??
 

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I think it's more like you don't get the residual warmth emanating from the engine through the firewall in the front
 

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The residual heat from a normal fuel vehicle is non existent. It’s all the residual heat generated that’s used to heat.
 

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My wife's Lexus hybrid took forever to warm up. We could go out to eat dinner and car wouldn't be warm before we got home. A 20 minute drive or so. I hope EV heat better.
 

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I think it's just that ICE vehicles have more powerful heaters and aren't as concerned about losing energy in the process.
 

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I've noticed that all EVs I've owned don't get as warm as ICE cars unless you set the temperature higher than you're accustomed to
Interesting. My latest Model S P100D is the opposite. 76 in this car is boiling hot. Having it set on “HI” to defrost the windshield in a snowstorm tonight absolutely suffocated me. I’ve always marveled at how well the MS maintains cabin temp.
 

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We've had a pretty good spell of cold weather in the DC area since I took delivery (last week) and I do notice and in cabin draft of cold air mixing with warm. The car does warm up fairly fast, but we do have to set the temps about 4-5 degrees warmer than our other gas vehicles to achieve a comfortable temperature.
 

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We've had a pretty good spell of cold weather in the DC area since I took delivery (last week) and I do notice and in cabin draft of cold air mixing with warm. The car does warm up fairly fast, but we do have to set the temps about 4-5 degrees warmer than our other gas vehicles to achieve a comfortable temperature.
That’s often what I’ve found with my EVs, the temp needs to be set warmer than my ICE vehicles. However 4-5 is a lot.
 

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Just curious anyone use an IR to determine what temp the air from the vent is and actual cabin temp.
 

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Just curious anyone use an IR to determine what temp the air from the vent is and actual cabin temp.
Yes I have there is a 11 degree delta between the gas pedal an the the UI. TEMP set at 75F fan 3. Gas pedal 75 UI was 62F
 

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Did you take temp of your foot or the car itself? Just curious, I love those IR thermometers
 

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Did you take temp of your foot or the car itself? Just curious, I love those IR thermometers
The car itself foot was placed in that position after reading. I should have clarified.
 

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I had a SAAB 9000. The optimal temperature was 69°F, but the thermostats was calibrated in Centigrade, so you go 20° or 21°C. It was a butch. My Lexus Hybrid had a certain temp … I can’t remember it now.
My [current] 2018 Audi Q7 seems to like 75, though after awhile, 72 is more appropriate and, if I’m wearing a heavier coat, 69°F.

Ladies and gentlemen, car thermostats were never meant to be absolute. [For my fellow physicians, it’s like monitoring CVP: Changes are significant, but absolutes are not.]

I’m looking towards an Air Grand Touring in burgundy and tan interior. I had a Camry that was burgundy and grey, and it doesn’t work after awhile. Plus they have to prove their superiority to T***a. I’ll give them two to three years. Not willing to put a deposit down yet, but in a year or two. I don’t want to be stuck with a DeLorean or, lord help us, an Edsel.
 
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