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So I head over Berthoud pass today on my way to my home town of Grand Lake, Colorado, elevation of 8369 above MSL. Anyway, it's a whopping 37 degrees at the top of the pass and as I heading down into the Fraser valley, all of a sudden I heard this long loud beep..... I can't see anything flashing and then finally I notice a flashing snowflake next to the outside temperature reading on the dash... Anyway, it's down around 35 when it comes on and the beeping stops after about 20 seconds but the light keeps flashing until after the temperature goes above 35 degrees Farenheit... Anyway, the car runs fantastic with the cold air, and I mean fantastic, the only wierd thing is the heat which I had to put on Max to get it to function correctly and then it really did put out heat but other than that it just didn't get the car warm enough... On the way home it snowed a little bit, car handled very well, and I had the fun time just enjoying the ride. I received 29 MPG on the way up I-70 till the Highway 40 cut off, cruise control on, and car just humming along... What a great day for a drive!!!
 

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Good for you! I was reading about the snoflake light in the manual yesterday and had to chuckle, with Houston temperatures being in high nineties I doubt I'll ever see it - or use my heated seats LOL (not sure why the previous owner, also from Houston, ordered them - to keep coffee warm, maybe? :D )

Did you use the "ice" traction control assist? Did it make a difference?
 

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I didn't use the assist at all, the roads were wet but not snow packed.. I did find the ride to be much smoother in non-sport mode on the highway where I just put it in cruise control mode in 6th gear at 75 for the first 40 or so miles. I went back to sport mode at the highway 40 turn off and kept it that way until getting back to I-70 on the way back down.

I had a lof of fun on the pass passing cars like they were standing still, especially on the up hill straights. A few poor souls in big diesel trucks (Power Stroke and Cummings) learned a lesson when they tried to keep me from getting ahead of them in the passing areas and I would just pull up next to them, wave and then take off like a rocket, leaving them in the dust....

There's nothing else in the world like the sound of that V8 rumbling in the tunnel at Idaho Springs... : - )
 

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Found this old thread.
The temprature in Toronto went down close to zero degrees.
Heard a long beep yesterday morning two times. Beep lasted for a few seconds and disappeared. No warning light on the dash.
Does it beep when it goes below 35 degrees?
 

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The ice warning comes on when the car thinks the combination of temp, wind, etc will lead to some ice or snow on the road. Its a good feature, when I take drives with a lot of elevation change, I dont always realize the drastic temp change. Could keep you out of trouble in these situations.
 

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35 degrees

The audible alarm goes off when the thermometer first hits 35 degrees. I understand regular performance tires don't do very well when outside temperatures get down into the 30's, so maybe it's a reminder to be careful if you don't have winter tires installed?

I generally put my winter tires (Dunlop Winter Sport 3Ds) on in late November as the Mas is my daily driver and I live in the Washington DC area. I've driven the car into my office every winter workday on those tires for the last 3 years with a couple exceptions - snow is OK, but I won't chance freezing rain or sleet. I'd rather wreck my daughter's Camry :laugh:
 

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Drove to Mt Saint Helens yesterday. In the shady areas on the north side was snow. Surprised to see it still on the road after a couple of 70 degree days. I tried the maser out in the snow and it will go nowhere with summer tires. I was pointed down hill in a couple of inches of hard icy snow. The resistance of the snow on the front wheels could not be overcome by the available traction. I thought I was going to get stuck it was that bad. If you mount snows you would be fine but why beat the car. By a snow beater for the winter and don't trash your sports car. To easy for someone you hit you and these cars are very expensive to to body repairs. All panels have to be hand hammered and fitted.
 

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I read this thread and 30 minutes later went for a quick trip -- oddly enough the snowflake came on, something I'd never seen before. It was 37 degrees.
 
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