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Old 10-08-2008, 06:28 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by itjstagame View Post
I really hate how all new cars turn it on by default and most don't even give you the option of turning it off, if you defrost you use AC end of story.

In my experience, A/C is only necessary about half the time. A quarter of the time it doesn't matter, and the remaining quarter of the time, it actually creates its own fog/condensation on the outside.

There's one little feature (or, more appropriately, lack of feature) of my VW that I like...it doesn't automatically run the A/C with the defrost. They include a DVD with the car telling you about little features, and they tell you that if the defroster isn't doing the job to turn on the A/C.

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Old 10-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #12
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Used to drive a Cooper. No, the real one. The first one. They invented the transverse engine/transmission idea. Radiator vented into the wheel well...
Anyway, the damn thing was impossible to drive in the rain, it fogged up so badly. Okay, it was in Africa and it didn't have a heater, but my point is that some cars desperately need the air conditioning on when the defroster is in use.

Know what's silly?
*Somebody driving in the rain with open windows because grandpa used to do it ...... before air conditioning.
*Somebody on the freeway with the windows open to 'save money' the A/C would cost.

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Old 10-20-2008, 05:29 AM   #13
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And my first car was a 1968 VW beetle that had no heat and when you drove thru a puddle the windshield fogged up.

So What !

You can not compare modern cars to those "classics".

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