While embarking on my trek to work this morning I was greeted with a message on the dash “Engine Running Due To Temperature” and being the modern man I decided to ignore the handbook in the glove box and google it. Apparently it is a good thing, of course not for the people counting mpg as though the fate of the world rested on it, but for the well being of the car itself.
A quick search turned up this thread explaining it pretty well. So did I use some gas today? Yes. Did I care? No.
The car also warned me of the possibility of ice on the roads and that I should be careful driving. It loves me already. Warms the cockles of my heart.