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#1 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 11:05 PM

I have seen posted that some people would only buy a car if it has a heated steering wheel so they dont have to wear gloves while driving.  My MKT has the heated wheel and I can tell you, it is not designed to be used without gloves!

 

When the car is cold the idea of the HSW is to be used with gloves, when the interior is cold, the wheel gets hot. Your palms will not be comfortable while your fingers will be frosty. As the car interior warms the wheel cools down.  With gloves on though, your hands warm nicely, then when the interior is warm enough to take them off, the wheel is a comfortable temp.

 

It will not warm your fingers, so the idea of not having to wear gloves with it, is a myth, unless you like toasted palms and icy nubs.  It is nice to have though, so dont take this the wrong way, when I drive my Fusion I said to my wife, man I miss that HSW in the T.


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#2 OFFLINE   SteveB_TX

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:43 AM

You drive with your palms and keep your fingers pointed at the windshield?  ;)   I love my heated wheel, and no, I do not wear gloves!  :)


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#3 OFFLINE   Texasota

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:13 PM

I love my heated wheel, and no, I do not wear gloves!  :)

You Texans are incredible cold weather wimps!   ;)



#4 OFFLINE   SteveB_TX

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:50 PM

You Texans are incredible cold weather wimps!   ;)

 

This CW wimp grew up in Denver CO.  (One of the few Texans that know how to drive in snow!)

We had a high of 19 the other day here in north Texas.  Brrrrr.  And no, I didn't wear gloves then either!  :thumbsup:


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#5 OFFLINE   acdii

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 10:24 PM

Do you drive with your fingers wrapped backwards? :)   It only warms the inside of the fingers and only the area that touches it. The outside of the hands stay COOOOLLLLLLDDDDD. Yeah is has been cold here, -0 or lower.  I do wish my HyTi had one, but not about to trade up, I would lose features no longer available on the newer ones.


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