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    Quote Originally Posted by Ru5ty View Post
    im in saguenay quebec and it takes my car forever to warm up ,i go from my place to the cornner store to tim hortens then 15 km to work and its only at proper temp when i almost arrive at work, with about 10 traffic lights, its currently -15 c here atm
    Normal. Mine is the same. I've been doing the same route for years to work. The Cruze heats up the same rate as my Cobalt ss turbo, G5 GT and Grand Am v6 before it.
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    same here in montreal 20F the car can take 10 miles of driving before achieve 220F. and if you put heater on and dont move the car for 2 minutes the temp drop to 180f easly! cant wait to try the car when 0f outthere....
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    My temp gauge starts climbing after 1-2 minutes, and the heat is quite hot by 5 minutes of driving, even in quite cold weather.
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    Although no snow, we've been having some really cold mornings. It appears that my ECO take that same amount of time to warm up at 20 as it does at 60.

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    impossible...you need a real time gauge to see if it realy hot or not...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    My temp gauge starts climbing after 1-2 minutes, and the heat is quite hot by 5 minutes of driving, even in quite cold weather.
    How?

    My experience is that the car will never reach full operating temperature if the temp is below freezing unless you get on the highway. It just won't keep enough heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
    Although no snow, we've been having some really cold mornings. It appears that my ECO take that same amount of time to warm up at 20 as it does at 60.
    Quote Originally Posted by patatewz View Post
    impossible...you need a real time gauge to see if it realy hot or not...
    I drive the same exact route every morning year round. I the summer I get heat at the top of a hill on my route. In the winter I get heat at the bottom of the same hill. Distance difference is less than half a mile. Also, watching the digital thermostat (I'm one of the lucky ones who has one in the DIC), the temperature readings as I travel this same road are within 5-10 degrees of each other regardless of external temp. So, technically, you are correct that the car doesn't heat up quite as fast in the cold, but from a driver's standpoint I have the option of turning on my cabin heater at the top of this hill year round.

    I think one of the reasons this works for me is the ECO's shutters are closed, even at low speed, when it's cold outside which reduces the amount of cold air directly hitting the engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obermd View Post
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    I think one of the reasons this works for me is the ECO's shutters are closed, even at low speed, when it's cold outside which reduces the amount of cold air directly hitting the engine.
    Ahhhh... this makes sense.

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    Don't forget the fan factor, set that thing to max & the fan+ heater core make pretty effective radiator. If you set the fan speed to 1 or 2 the car seems to warm much faster.

    I have heat within 6minutes coming out the vents, even though the temp gauge is just starting to climb off the coldest setting. Car has heat much faster than my 2004 cavalier ever did.
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    I'd love to know why my 2012 eco doesn't have the temp readout in the DIC.

    Does anyone know at what temp the car goes closed loop? I've been waiting until mine reaches full running temp before turning on any heat because I want to be sure it's in closed loop.

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