Don't sweat the block heater. Its nice to have. I live in the South and got one. If its below 15 degrees at night, its nice to crank and drive with instant heat. Diesels are more efficient with heavier engine blocks so winter warm ups take much longer.
2009 Murano LE AWD - Traded
2003 Excursion 4x4 7.3 PSD - DIESEL
1985 Mercedes 300SD - DIESEL
JGC LIMITED 4x4, CRD, MAXSTEEL-BLK/FROST INT, LG2, ORA2, BLK HTR, NAV., CD - DIESEL!
Harley FLSTFI '04