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Windows down or AC on?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by usctacoma, Jun 22, 2009.

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Windows down or ac on

Poll closed Jul 23, 2009.
  1. Windows down

    151 vote(s)
    43.4%
  2. AC on

    187 vote(s)
    53.7%
  3. windows up ac off sweatin my ass off

    10 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:03 PM
    #1
    usctacoma

    usctacoma [OP] Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    So summer is here now, and I was wondering how everybody stays cool while driving. Windows down or AC on?
    Sorry if there already is a poll like this. I did a search and didn't find anything.
     
  2. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I do about half-n-half. I know some people that will use their AC constantly!!! I like the wind in my truck most of the times but on the highway, I will kick on the AC for sure.;)
     
  3. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    drew02a

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    It is just too damn hot in San Antonio to drive without AC
     
  4. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    LBtaco

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    80* and lower and not humid, I usualy have windows down.
    freeway and offroading in dusty areas they are up, A/C on
     
  5. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    smallcandle

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    If temps are below 85 and I'm driving in town I'll keep the windows down and enjoy the breeze. Temps above 90 or highway driving and on comes the a/c. Best invention man has created!
     
  6. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    ac only on the interstate.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    indycross

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    It hit about 92 with about 120% humidity down here... A/C all the way! (Unless I'm up north where you don't breathe as much water as we do down here!!)
     
  8. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    lsocoee

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    It is off until my wife hops in the car and then it gets cranked. Then she complains about the mildew smell and I tell her it is because my AC hasn't been on for weeks.
     
  9. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    martie

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    Depends on the weather but I mostly prefer windows down and music up!
     
  10. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    TacoTycoon

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    ac at 55 or higher, or if its too hot then I don't give a damn lol
     
  11. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    98tacoma27

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  12. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    longbow

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    X2, glad to hear it's not just me.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    usctacoma

    usctacoma [OP] Be a thinker, not a stinker

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    funny you mention the mildew smell. I just got my oil and filter changed today at the dealership, and he was tellin me all this other crap they want to do to it and one was "ac refresher". he says that about every 50k miles it should be done because it starts to smell like mildew.
     
  14. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    beastlytaco

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    most of the time i leave my window on the driver side down while im drivin. but if its raining or something, ill turn on the AC. its nice to have but it does waste gas
     
  15. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    lsocoee

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    yeah, I like to sweat out all those toxins. :eek:

    Mine has always done it. I wouldn't pay them to do it. If you're not having issues with it, then just ignore it.

    If you start to have issues, you should try this out. About 3 minutes before getting to my parking spot, I crank the fan and turn off the A/C.
     
  16. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    someone here said you could spray lysol into the return vent outside the truck for the AC to be disinfected
     
  17. Jun 22, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    The mildew smell is caused by moisture build up in the AC ducting. If you turn off your AC several minutes before your destination with the fan on high, it will help dry out the moisture. There are products like Frigi fresh to help kill the mildew if it's already there. Now back to the poll. I usually only use the AC on the freeway unless it's very hot. Fresh air is always better. JMO.
     
  18. Jun 22, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    I go windows down as much as possible....but if I'm going higher speed or higher humidity...I'l blast the AC for a bit.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    KMN-BLU

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    Its 150 degrees here right now and I have no air in my 96 tacoma. When i get out of the truck I have a sensation of what it feels like wearing depends diapers.

    I need to get some freon added like yesterday.

    Windows up or down its hot as hell right now. My 09 is still in the shop getting fixed after the accident.
     
  20. Jun 22, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    Most of the time windows down nothing better then the ocean breeze.
     
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