It's a 2014 1.4 Turbo 6 speed manual with 9,000 miles on it.
So far I have had two service engine lights and my car takes forever to get any heat.
I realize these are small engines but it's obviously not too small because GM chose regular heat from coolant instead of electric heat.
When it's under 30 I have timed it at about 25 minutes of city driving before the engine is up to temp.
I will even turn the thermostat all the way to cold to close the heater core to help it heat up faster and it does.....barely and then when the engine is finally up to temp and I turn the heat on many times the engine temp will go right back down so I will only get a few moments of actual good heat.
It's been in the shop twice for CEL's and I had them look at this issue as well. They claim both times that they were able to get heat in 5 minutes, which is complete BS. What to I do? I have had 23 vehicles over the years, some were $900 beaters and they had better heat than this thing. I find myself not shifting passed 4th gear just so the engine will heat up a little quicker.
I went out and started my car a couple days ago 30 minutes before I left work, when I got in the car the needle was still on dead cold. Do I keep taking it in? I'm tired of having to have rentals not to mention the fact that this is a new car with only 9000 miles on it. If I take it in one more time and it's not resolved I will qualify for Indiana's Lemon Law which I am more than willing to do at this point, I'm tired of being frozen my entire way home, not to mention it has a hard time defrosting until it's warm.
Suggestions? White trash it and zip tie some cardboard to the grill to help?