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unseasonable? anyway , i think it is normal to drive with a coat on in the car. but dh prefers to have the heating up on full blast

(33 Posts)
slartybartfast Tue 04-Dec-12 21:45:42

and it is too hot and of course worse when you get out. surely, particularly as the dc's arent babies, they are all teens, it is more realistic to ahve coats on in the car and the heating turned down,
what do you do ?

DeafLeopard Tue 04-Dec-12 21:46:41

Coat and heating <<always cold>>

DowntonSprouts Tue 04-Dec-12 21:48:14

Coat, heating, seat warmer and steering wheel warmer.

MightTinge Tue 04-Dec-12 21:48:19

Snap.

Mine says why put your coats on? Im hmm then remember he blasts hot air out. It makes my eyeballs dry and throat itch.

I like being wrapped up and having cool (but not cold) air coming through to keep the windows clear.

Most of the time we're in my car so I win.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 04-Dec-12 21:48:19

Heating, no coats. They are bulky and interfere with my driving.

44SoStartingOver Tue 04-Dec-12 21:48:34

10 minute drive - wear coat and gloves
2 hour drive - strip to indoor clothes
If dc are in car seats, puffy coats stop the straps fitting properly.

Obviously teenagers never need coats and you just dont understand

slartybartfast Tue 04-Dec-12 21:49:32

i hate the heat blasting out, i have to open the window, and then dh complains cos he is cold, cos he isnt wearing a coat hmm

PogoBob Tue 04-Dec-12 21:50:51

I can't wear a coat in the car, especially if driving - it's just sends me mad, too bulky.

However I hate being in a stuffy overly warm space so very rarely have the heating on either aside from taking the edge off first thing in the morning.

Doesn't answer your question though!! Your approach seems the more logical of the two though so will plump for YANBU

Sirzy Tue 04-Dec-12 21:50:54

I hate driving with a coat on.

slartybartfast Tue 04-Dec-12 21:51:42

thank you pogo grin

beamme Tue 04-Dec-12 21:51:59

No coat, hate them when driving. I'm with 44So on the timings for kids.

Heating and minimal outdoor clothing - I hate wearing constricting stuff when I drive and I've yet to find a coat that doesn't drive (ha!) me up the wall within the first half a mile.

SantaisBarredfromhavingStella Tue 04-Dec-12 21:52:31

Depends how long I'm in the car-half an hour I'd do both, over that just the heaters.

WipsGlitter Tue 04-Dec-12 21:52:56

I hate driving with a coat on. I sit on it and it tugs down and it's bulky and annoying.

slartybartfast Tue 04-Dec-12 21:53:10

oh and i couldnt drive wearing gloves, scared they might be too slippering with steering

BellaVita Tue 04-Dec-12 21:53:39

Warm car up first grin

Drive without coat with heating on, put coat on when getting out.

BellaVita Tue 04-Dec-12 21:54:59

And I wear leather driving gloves in the winter...

SwedishEdith Tue 04-Dec-12 21:55:23

I like my car to be boiling hot - love hot feet. Will keep coat on as well

Myliferocks Tue 04-Dec-12 21:58:59

If I wear a coat in the car then the coat doesn't keep me warm when I get out. Iyswim.
But I don't have the heating on full blast either. It's on just high enough to keep the chill out of the air.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 04-Dec-12 21:59:16

I usually put my coat on and then get in the car and go. I'd rather not put the heating on full blast and put extra strain on the engine and fuel efficiency. I only put it right up when I want to demist the windscreen.

Tell your dh I said so.

HTH. grin

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 04-Dec-12 22:03:21

But then again my coat that I wear all the time is my shooting coat which is hip length and has long sleeves and high arms for the reach and so is easy to drive in. I appreciate that wont apply to everyone. grin

fiftyval Tue 04-Dec-12 22:03:25

I hate driving in my coat and I hate a hot car - particularly loathe hot air near my face. If DP has ever used 'my' car I have to immediately turn down the heat and re-direct the fans.

slartybartfast Tue 04-Dec-12 22:03:50

i will grin

Artemis206 Tue 04-Dec-12 22:07:16

No coat for me too, so uncomfortable when I'm driving. Heater on and window slightly open.

Chandon Tue 04-Dec-12 22:08:20

I drive with coat and cool air.

But when I occasionally go for no coat and warm air it is wonderfully luxurious! Waste of energy though....but nice

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