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View Poll Results: Your A/C usage
yes, i use it almost 100 % in all seasons and it keeps my interiors clean 53 54.64%
yes, i use it only in summers 30% of the time on an average and when required like in rains 18 18.56%
Yes, only if people in the car demand it 10 10.31%
Yes, ocassionally when the heat is unbearable and it decreases fuel efficiency. 11 11.34%
No, It consumes a lot of fuel and decreases my fuel efficiency. 0 0%
Yes, Benefits of using A/C( clean air, clean interiors)) are more than not using the A/C( increased fuel efficiency) 34 35.05%
No, Benefits of using A/C( clean air, clean interiors)) are not more than not using the A/C( increased fuel efficiency) 1 1.03%
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Old 24th August 2006, 11:52   #31
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Anywhere in India 101%(NO Exceptions) AC to keep dust and noise out
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Old 24th August 2006, 15:53   #32
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i use ac only when its extremely hot or when my girl is with me.since i smoke(a lot) the windows are usually open,and anyways th car loses power when i switch on the ac so prefer to keep it off.
actually it depends on the car,if im im the siena1.6 or nhc vtev the ac is on 100%since the cars hardly feel bogged down with the ac on.
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Old 24th August 2006, 16:29   #33
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I use AC only when its really required.... My alto is unable to handle its AC's load (800cc)... So the power really goes down when i switch on the AC... Sometimes I have to switch it off especially when going up a flyover...
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Old 24th August 2006, 17:57   #34
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AC has got another angle also.It is linked to security and safety.Whenever I am with my kids the windows are closed and the AC is on.This advoids the kids popping outside through the big windows.This is in addition to central locking.The only problem I face with my AC at night driving is compromising the visibility to certain extent because of sunflim.
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Old 24th August 2006, 18:33   #35
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Agree with Debasis. Windows up, car always locked when driving. Kids or no kids. And also one reason I never put sun film either. I do not have too much of afternoon driving, AC is powerful enough anyway and sun film makes me feel very claustrophobic, besides the visibility problem at night. The relative's corolla I drove had v-kool in front also and that also felt very bad - extremely hazy and foggy even in daytime.
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Old 24th August 2006, 21:05   #36
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Hi, I drive my Maruti 800 std. I use AC only occassionaly as it reduces the engine power. During rainy season AC is a must. But 800 is such a nice car with the AC off!
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Old 24th August 2006, 21:21   #37
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i use it almost 100%, cant manage the heat of chennai without it
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Old 24th August 2006, 21:42   #38
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100% AC on. Otherwise there is no use of driving a car

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Old 24th August 2006, 22:50   #39
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AC all the time in city. The only exception is when I drive on scenic roads, I roll down the windows just to take in the fresh air.
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I keep my a/c on 100%. Never drive without it. Reasons:
(1) Cooling.
(2) Long drives never tire me out.
(2) Keeps the car interiors clean.
(3) I won't bother anybody with my ICE.
(4) I can enjoy my music way better with all the road noise blocked.
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Old 27th August 2006, 21:53   #41
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I use A/c always. Reasons are:

1. Protect interiors from dust
2. Have a pleasant temperature inside always, so that we never feel tired of driving
3. To get away from the smokes emitted by other vehicles in Chennai city traffic (al the more at Signals)

In my earlier ALTO, I had darker sun films, which in fact was a trouble while driving in the night with the windows up. However, in my new SWIFT, I have chosen Lighter sun film, so it is no problem even in nights.
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