| So in summary, for daily drivers, I prefer to leave them out in the
| cold. Best thing might be a cold freestanding garage or carport so you
| don't have to chip and scrape it out in the morning, but not warm enough
| to allow it to defrost fully...
| -Fred W
You'll like my solution to the issue of dew and ice. I place a small
space heater in my car the evening before. The cord is run into the garage
but not plugged in. I get up, go plug in the heater cord, then get ready
for work. When I get into my toasty warm car, the glass is clear (might
have to scrape the mirrors, though) and I'm off right away with no shivering
waiting for the defroster to warm up. Since I go to work first really
early, I put the heater in our truck so that when wife comes out to bring
the kids to school, its all ready, and then she moves it into her VW bug.
By the time she gets back and ready to go to work, her VW is all warmed up,
which for her is a luxury since that heater takes forever to do any good in
her car anyway. It really makes a difference when the weather gets really
Also, since my car is a convertible and gets a bit wet from the water,
the heater also dries out the interior in the process. Can't beat that!