2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Kia

image2014 Kia Cadenza Limited Long-Term Road Test

Dealing with the summer heat in our long-term 2014 Kia Cadenza.

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  • christoplechristople United StatesMember Posts: 27
    What is considered "hot" for a Californian? Being in the midwest I have to do deal with humidity which I feel is way worse than just a temperature.

    Anyways, to save the issue of having a hot steering wheel I just use a sunshade which usually blocks enough light to keep the steering wheel in shade inside the car.

    While not "cool" it is warm to touch at worst. I would say this is fine up to the 90-95 degree summer days out here.

    As for seat coolers, I've been wanting a car with one mainly to keep cool in business attire.

    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that"

  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    My sister-in-law drove an Audi TT while she lived in Phoenix. I visited once and drove the car after it had been parked in the sun with the top down. The car had a metal shift lever knob. I burned myself when I reached for the first shift. Ended up shifting for the first few minutes with as light a touch on the shift lever as possible. I was later informed that some people keep an oven mitt in the car for these situations.
  • sxty8stang_sxty8stang_ Member Posts: 1
    I have a very nice Covercraft custom-fit sunshade that I use whenever I'm parked outside. That, plus 20% tinted windows, solves the problem!
  • mercedesfanmercedesfan Member Posts: 365
    @christople, It is over 100 degrees in most parts of California today and in LA the Santa Anas are pumping in even more heat. That is what is considered hot.
  • mrwashywashymrwashywashy Member Posts: 5
    Someone's been watching too many reruns of Gidget. There is a lot of ignorance about California. The hottest place in North America, Death Valley, is in California and Nevada as well. It's 101 in LA today. Oh, it's ok though it's a dry heat.
  • evodadevodad Member Posts: 135
    @legacygt, an oven mitt? ha, I've never heard that one. I use one of my kids baby socks over the metal shift knob.
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    "Cooled seats are a strange sensation." --

    Yeah, if by that you mean AWESOME. I so want my next vehicle to have this feature.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Custom-fit sunshade also.
  • sydtron_sydtron_ Member Posts: 3
    Driving gloves. Even in stop and go on the highway.
  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    A white pillow case draped over the wheel to keep it from getting too hot.
  • hybrishybris Member Posts: 365
    Steering wheel cover from autozone a Ford Racing one to be specific. Works just fine in Kansas summer with no sunshades. (Hate the bulk of them)
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