there is one single feature of my car that i vastly underestimated upon initial purchase: the seat warmer. the two front seats have them, each with two settings: 1, pleasant warmth and 2, searing heat.
it is hard to express the wide variety of uses i have found for the seat warmers. they include (but are certainly not limited to): warming a pyrex of brownies en route to a party, that-time-of-the-month relief, impressing passengers, and simply heating my cold, cold body. when i worked at the nelson and lived in midtown KC, the four-minute drive to work seemed most excellent. but whose car’s heater heats up to a comfortable temperature in such a brief time? no one’s, that’s who. but my seat heaters? they heat up in about 14 seconds. totally lovely. i have no idea how they work, but as long as they do i will be cranking them up through the winter months. don’t have one? apparently you can buy and install your own, and i couldn’t recommend you do that more (especially you people up in boston or those other northernmost regions)!