I have never had a car that took longer to come up to full operating temperature in cold weather. My SAAB would warm up in about 1 to 2 miles. My six-cylinder Merc warms up in about 3-5 miles. The Alfa seems to take almost 8-10 miles to warm up while cruising at highway speed. Typically, you expect small, turbo motors to warm faster. This morning the Alfa showed it was 12º in my garage when I started it and it was almost 10 miles later before the coolant gauge began to move upwards. Anyone else had similar experiences/observations?