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Old 04-14-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: St Louis,MO
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I did it!

Today I drove home with NO A/C on and I did leave my shirt and neck tie on all the way...

I do have a car with a sunroof open and I had all 4 windows rolled down...

I did not sweat driving from 101 and Bell Road (Peoria) to my home in Surprise (Cactus & Bullard) around 4:45 PM...

It was only 97 F but I thought I would start sweating and then crank the A/C because I was still wearing my shirt and tie!

Anyone else doing the commute without A/C?

I know it is uncomfortable once we hit the 105/115 F...
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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Yes, I did it today as well. Thunderbird to Bell Rd to Parkview...no air. Wasn't bad. Won't do it when it cracks 100.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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nope, had the ac in the jeep on today
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:05 PM
 
Location: KY
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Just watch peoples car windows. You know when the up they have the air on now. I personally put the air on after early morning. I hate to sweat or be warm.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:47 PM
 
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Wait...why would you even do it?

I drove from 67th and Happy Valley to 101 and Scottsdale this morning around 9:00 and it was 82 degrees out and after about 1/2 mile, it was too warm...I can't imagine why I'd try and test to see how far I could go.
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Old 04-14-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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I tried it but an open sunroof & windows make listening to talk radio difficult
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Old 04-14-2008, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Why, since you have an air-conditioner in your vehicle, would you not want to enjoy some quality of life and use that thing. That's what we paid for. Man driving around in the city with your windows down, sucking in all that pollution, and especially from the vehicles in front of you.
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:45 AM
 
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5 years no a/c for me. Had an old Celica, that still ran good. Knew people that spent 2000 on gm van's a/c and it worked about 4 months. I spent the 2000 on a new heatpump for the condo--it payed a dividend every month.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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Why, since you have an air-conditioner in your vehicle, would you not want to enjoy some quality of life and use that thing. That's what we paid for. Man driving around in the city with your windows down, sucking in all that pollution, and especially from the vehicles in front of you.
Ya, there have even been studies that show fuel mileage is decreased equally by driving with the ac on or windows down, since you essentially make your rear window a parachute with the windows down.

unless your car has some sort of filtration system that most don't your still getting the same polluted air as having the windows down. The air conditioning usually pulls its supply from the base of the windshield. Some cars have a filter there, but that's more to stop large particles from getting drawn into your system.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Last June when I was down there, we took my bro's truck that was devoid of A/C. It was, uh, hell (to put it lightly). I was recording temps of 130 degrees in that truck while driving with the windows down! Never again.
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