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Old 05-10-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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So A/C has no real effect on mileage?? Hmmm...

http://money.cnn.com/2007/05/09/pf/g...ex.htm?cnn=yes
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Old 05-11-2007, 04:49 AM   #2
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mythbusters did reassearch on that and found the same thing they filled same vehicles with the same gas and set them on cruise and the one with windows down went a little further id rather be comfy
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That's a good article. I have a problem with the test though. They test at highway conditions with "open road" scenarios. Most economy loss is in stop an go traffic. With their a/c on, many people think they should get the same power out of their engines. Many people will give it more gas than necessary without even knowing that they are doing it.

For the most part, though, I agree with this article.
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i agree most people including me have a heavy foot i think when im driving mines 20 lbs lol allot of people dont understand how much they use when they want to be the first off the line
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i agree most people including me have a heavy foot i think when im driving mines 20 lbs lol allot of people dont understand how much they use when they want to be the first off the line
I agree completely.

(my foot = 18.5 lbs)
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