Originally Posted by Ko
If the diesel we're talking about is something like my 7.3 PSD, than yes, I agree. In the winter I have to have it plugged- it starts without no problem unplugged but takes forever to warm the 15+ litres of oil. However, modern diesels take little to warm up, and even though the commute is only 10km one way, the weekend trips will add up.
The van will be kept for transcontinental trips when we need tons of room, but otherwise we still need something that she likes to drive daily, and I can enjoy driving it on weekends.
Three more days... then let the test drives begin
There were some posts I saw about even modern TDI's not being able to fully warm up in -29C so if it gets really cold there that might be a concern.