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Auxiliary heating

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by steve184, Oct 27, 2006.

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    Anyone noticed this is in the A3 brochure but isn't listed in the price lists??? I wish this was available in this country as I reckon it would make the cold winter mornings so much more bearable!!!! Its available on BMWs why not audis??
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    I find sticking mine in the garage has the same effect but only cheaper
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    And there's me thinking I'm the only one left who actually uses their garage to put a car in ! Certainly in the group of 20 houses where I live I'm the only one who does not use their garage as a general juck store.
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    I know what you mean, half the houses seem to have the garage converted into and extra room or a dumping ground.

    Although someone else in the house does keep hinting that one of them could be made into a play room...

    J.
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    some of us dont have garages!
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    sorry Steve :(
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    playroom hey, whips and chains variety?
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    My neighbour is having one built, I asked him if it was going to be a pretend garage or he was going to use it. Most people just don't bother; I have to say I always use mine.
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    LOL...If that was the case I think I would have converted it myself :) We have a loft for that ;)
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    I saw it in the manual so I went to Audi and got a lot of blank faces. They said it must be something offered in colder countries so I pointed out that it was mentioned in my UK manual! Anyway I'm in Germany next week so I'm gonna find out if they can fit it. I like the idea of coming out to a warm defrosted car this winter!
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    This has been mentioned before on here and there was a guy from sweden I think that mentioned it was an option they could order it.

    J.
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    Poor heater performance is something you have to learn to get used to.
    My car's temperature gauge barely moves by the time I get to work.
    It always astounds me how quickly petrol heaters get up to temp in comparison.
    The Honda Accord (don't know about the Civic,but I assume it would be the same) has an auxiliary heater as standard.
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    I had a civic and it took yonks to warm up too.
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    I believe it does - mine certainly has it. It's pretty feeble but does help demist and take the edge off. The Temp gauge doesn't go up any faster though - about 5-6 mins before reachine 90.
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    My brother in law lives in teh Black Forest and has this kit fitted to his Audi. Set on a timer, it comes on and pre heats/de mists and warms the coolant. And at teh temperatures they get, its bloody fantastic. Even though I have seat heaters, this is a completely different league...

    Bit OTT for 99% of the UK.
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