2011 Acura TSX SportWagon: The Seat Heater Gag
December 13, 2011
It's a common thing during track testing days, usually when it's 99 degrees out in Fontana. Sitting in a cone-shagger, watching Monticello obliterate orange pylons as if they'd stolen his favorite bike, someone - the driver, the note-taker, the color commentator - flips the heater switch on ya. Next thing you know, like a frog in boiling water, you got swamp-ass.
The Wife was a ripe target for such shenanigans the other night. When she wasn't looking, I fired up the toaster.
Could've had something to do with the ambient temperature hovering in the low 50s, but the prank didn't really take. Finally she told me I could turn the seat warmer off. The woman never gets my jokes!
Next morning however, with falling rain and same temperatures, the bum heater was the first thing she reached for. "This is nice," she said. "Does the Odyssey have these?" Doh!
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Dan Frio, Automotive Editor