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Windows Down, or A/C. NOT MPG RELATED

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 169.254.255.201, Jun 25, 2013.

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Windows down or a/c???

Poll closed Jul 25, 2013.
  1. Windows up, a/c running full blast..

    42.4%
  2. Window(s) cracked/open, a/c running full blast..<< (WHY would you do that??)

    8.2%
  3. Driver Window down

    5.9%
  4. Driver, passenger window down

    10.6%
  5. All windows down.. Who needs to hear their music? Just listen to nature.. and the wind..

    12.9%
  6. All windows down +sunroof or back window

    1.2%
  7. Sunroof or back window

    2.4%
  8. Real men sweat.. Windows up, no A/C

    1.2%
  9. All the windows down.. Gotta keep the passengers quiet somehow.

    1.2%
  10. Who cares?

    14.1%
  1. 169.254.255.201

    169.254.255.201 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I dunno about you, but here it is blazin hot where I am right now. For the next few months.. :mad:
    Not just for Tacomas!
    My question to you (Vote!!:D) is window(s) down, or a/c.. or maybe a combo of both during these hot drives. Or maybe you are one of those who refuses to conform, and just suffer with the windows up and no a/c..
    Entirely regardless of the myths regarding window down=bad MPG.
    Pretend that you will achieve the same MPG. Even if you don't believe that.

    Personally, I have been keeping the window down.. Get to rest my hand on the door, and just makes it feel like summer. Relaxing for me. Unless it is rush hour, and traffic is at a standstill and no fresh air is coming in, in which case I'll roll the window up and blast that cold a/c!
     
  2. ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Today was windows cracked, AC on. I got in my truck and it was so oppressively hot so I cracked the window for a minute to hasten the exit of the stale air.

    If it's just hot and I'm driving along, my window down and open the slider unless it's horrifically humid.

    I did something today I rarely if ever do, turned the AC up all the way. I was helping a friend move some furniture for his daughter and driving door to door was 2 minutes, so I blasted it to cool us off and refresh us a bit before the next load or unload..

    Oh yeah, located about 30 min south of Boston MA..
     
  3. penguins_cc

    penguins_cc Well-Known Member

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    A lot less crap you need to clean from the inside of your car when you keep windows up. Plus in the PNW, half the time you're using your A/C as a defrost.
     
  4. 95 taco

    95 taco Cornfed

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    It gets hot here in the summer (last year it was 115 in the shade) so i'd vote AC, but mines busted, so it's windows down for me.
     
  5. ppham444

    ppham444 Well-Known Member

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    For those who have allergies, windows up and use the A/C!
     
  6. TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    idk what to vote for.

    it really depends on the day/weather. put 90% of the time its 2 front widows all the way down, rear 2 about 1/2 way or all the way some times and music up. If it’s really humid. (most evening/nights are, and the windhsield will fog up and shit so i have to either put a/c on or some times a little heat. also, at night i like rolling around with A/C on my feet and windows down.

    also now that i got my vent visors last year, i even have the windows cracked in the rain a lot. even rolling down the interstate at 70mph.
     
  7. rickmeseke

    rickmeseke subaru of america

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    i only use the air when im on a road trip and doing over 70mph or if i have a passenger.

    going 70 with windows down is to much noise, and passengers always complain with windows down aswell.

    i would have the windows down 24 7 if the noise wasnt so bad on the highway
     
  8. GhostDog86

    GhostDog86 Well-Known Member

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    Remove mudflaps, Plasti dip badges/ lower val/ and grill, Plasti dip wheels, 5% tint all around, Tinted tails and 3rd, 55w driving lights in rear, Blue LED light strip in bed, Blue LEDs in cab/ cup holders...
    I voted windows up but that's only while on pavement. Offroad I have all my windows down.
     
  9. bubba353z

    bubba353z Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.

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    My office is like an ice box, so I go windows down on the way home just to thaw out a bit. It's going to 85 today, so it's going feel good outside :)

    When the wife is in the car, though, it's AC - but not by my choice.
     
  10. bubba353z

    bubba353z Titles? We don't need no stinkin' titles.

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    Yeah, that's a good point.

    My wife and I rented a convertible while we were in Hawaii last month, and the noise on the freeways was brutal when in fast traffic.
     
  11. Tuckerhump

    Tuckerhump Gentlemans Sausage

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    drivers window down and crank the radio the whole drive home after work, all highway
     
  12. Okeetee

    Okeetee I like the Anaheim Ducks

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    Summers never get too bad here in Orange County (SoCal), so I usually go windows down unless we're in the mid-90s + or I have passengers who prefer AC.

    I love the windows down!

    Though on the way to work I usually crack three windows 1/4 of the way down (driver, passenger, left rear window) so I get a breeze but not enough to mess up the hair. [​IMG]
     
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    Windows down, and A/C cranked. The A/C keeps me cold, and the wind keeps me awake.
     
  14. neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    Down here in louisiana..there is only one option...closed and AC on...humidity kills me down here XD
     
  15. StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    My car has no A/C. I would do "Doors Off" if I could.
     
  16. kirkofwimbo

    kirkofwimbo Say no to Bro

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    I usually start with windows cracked and AC full blast to get rid of the initial heat of the truck sitting in the sun, then windows up AC blowing 3/4
     
  17. squatnbear

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    Tint the windows helps so much!!! Roll them up and thank the A/C gods.
     
  18. DEEVON911

    DEEVON911 Semi-pro

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    I love driving with windows down/slider open. But I hate to sweat unless I'm prepared to, so if its too hot, or kids in the truck, a/c is on.
     
  19. steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Windows down when I live in new mexico with no humidity. Now it's AC because I hate that sticky feeling.
     
  20. Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    My AC works extremely well, but I've always been a "roll all the damn windows down" kind of guy. I enjoy the wind and being a little closer to the outdoors. The only time I really use the AC is when I'm coming home from a long day at work, and I will sit in my yard with the AC on blast for a couple minutes to cool down before I go in the house, which is always hotter than it is outside. (Broken AC.)
    My dad used to always say that it was okay to have the windows down under speeds of 40 MPH, but he always made me roll my window up if we went on the interstate. But he's a really bad gas miser. :D
     
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