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Is driving a TDI in Cold Canadian weather a bad idea?

What do you think, is driving a TDI in Cold Canadian weather? I am thinking of picking up a TDI for the fall but I live in Winnipeg and I have read people have problems with ice build up that can causes real problems with the engine. What do you think is this blown out of proportion on the internet or a real problem?

Driving any combustion vehicle in very cold weather is bad, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

What do you think, is driving a TDI in Cold Canadian weather? I am thinking of picking up a TDI for the fall but I live in Winnipeg and I have read people have problems with ice build up that can causes real problems with the engine. What do you think is this blown out of proportion on the internet or a real problem?

If you think driving a diesel in winter is bad, tell that to all the people who drive pickup trucks and lorrys. They all use diesel and has been the way for many, many years.

Get one with heated seats if you do, or install this thingy http://www.frostheater.com

If you are talking about the intercooler icing issue, by the number of TDI's I see here in Quebec it is not deterring people from buying them, so I would say it is not a huge issue for the vast majority of owners. My TDI wagon came with the block heater standard.

Yes that's the issue that comes up as a design concern. I know these things are blown out of proportion on line. So yours came with a VW block heater? Does that help with heat in the morning?

If you are talking about the intercooler icing issue, by the number of TDI's I see here in Quebec it is not deterring people from buying them, so I would say it is not a huge issue for the vast majority of owners. My TDI wagon came with the block heater standard.