My car says it’s cold

Yesterday Jalopnik asked people to send in pictures of the temperature readouts from their cars. By the time I saw it, though, it was already about five degrees warmer than the single-digit low I’d seen that morning, and besides, I figured no one in the Frozen North would be at all impressed with anything above zero.

That said, I do know how far down the little ambient-temperature gizmo goes, and it’s on the cusp between -3° and -4°: at that point, it switches constantly from one reading to the other until it warms up to a nice balmy -2°. They also sold this model in Canada, so I assume there’s some internal toggle to set it to Celsius.


  1. Lemon Stand »

    7 January 2014 · 9:43 am

    After -13° wind chill when Erin went off to school, I’m still not complaining That is balmy compared to places in Michigan and surrounding area. Now when I start getting ice quakes… THEN I’ll start making plans to move to Key West.

  2. Roger Green »

    7 January 2014 · 6:29 pm

    The thing I hate about Celsius is that it’s COLDER. Our -4F is their -20C.

  3. CGHill »

    7 January 2014 · 7:42 pm

    It balances out once you get to 40 below. Not that you want to get to 40 below, of course.

  4. McGehee »

    8 January 2014 · 7:46 am

    By the time I fired up Sluefoot yesterday morning at about a quarter to nine, its external temp readout gave me 10°, (Sluefoot sleeps outside, we have three vehicles and a two-car garage) which was four degrees warmer than my wife’s weather station about fifteen yards away was reporting to Weather Underground.

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