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Old 06-25-2008, 02:28 PM   #11
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Anyone else sweat instead of using Air Conditioning?
If the car is moving, I turn it off, and wait until I can't stand it at
stop lights.
Here in NC during the summer, that isn't very long, LOLOL!
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:29 PM   #12
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I was driving the speed limit for a while, but lately I find myself going faster again. I am trying to break that habit, but it is not an easy one to break. I do not drive fast because I am trying to get to my destination quicker. I just find that higher speeds are more comfortable to drive at.
Yea, I catch myself doing the same thing. And you are right, it is a very hard habit to break. I find it even harder to go the speed limit when you got someone right on your tail pressuring you to go faster!
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:30 PM   #13
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Anyone else sweat instead of using Air Conditioning?
If the car is moving, I turn it off, and wait until I can't stand it at
stop lights.
Here in NC during the summer, that isn't very long, LOLOL!
Nope not worth it to me. I have heard from the experts that using the air only decreases your milage by about 1 mpg. My comfort and dry shirts are worth that much to me
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:31 PM   #14
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Anyone else sweat instead of using Air Conditioning?
If the car is moving, I turn it off, and wait until I can't stand it at
stop lights.
Here in NC during the summer, that isn't very long, LOLOL!
Yea, I do some of that. The Texas heat is a big butt whoopin at the moment. I let it get really cold then turn it off, then turn it back on to cool it down again. About 5 years ago, I could drive anywhere without ever using the AC... not sure what happened, guess age is setting in cuz I can't even imagine that I use to do that.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:33 PM   #15
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I don't have AC, and it gets super super humid around here in the summer which makes for hot days. Not to mention the smog alerts.
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:41 PM   #16
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I agree with grilling fool - speeding is inneffective... but... I remember the days when I had my '67 Olds Cutlass that I dropped a 403 in... MAN that car was FUN to drive....

I have definitely altered my driving habits (I'm 40 now - time to act mature!) and have my dogs in the car with me a lot - one of my Girls sometimes gets carsick (poor thing!) so that heightened my awareness... precious cargo always makes you think twice!
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:50 PM   #17
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A/C can be a life-saver... thankfully, I only have to use it a few times a year here (Central Cali). I have also heard that turning it off doesn't really make a difference - same with turning your car off to wait out a light, etc.

One thing that made me change my driving habits (or be more aware of my driving) is learning to drive a rig... I drove a 38 foot Class A diesel pusher motorhome (with a 15 foot trailer = 50 ft altogether) to New Mexico last Spring, and boy, did that teach me a thing or two about planning ahead and being mellow... merging rules, fast lane/slow lane rules, etc. Driving a car seemed so easy-peesy after driving that boat!
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Old 06-25-2008, 02:56 PM   #18
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(I'm 40 now - time to act mature!)
Me too!!!
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:03 PM   #19
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Drive at or below the speed limit.

Let off gas approaching stop signs and red lights sooner and coasting up to them.

Cruise control on highways at the posted speed limit.

Let off gas while going down hill.

No jack rabbit starts

No fast stops...
I would be laying on my horn if you were in front of me.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:10 PM   #20
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I would be laying on my horn if you were in front of me.
Would it help if I put on a gray wig and a hat and some glasses to pass off as a tiny little old lady?
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