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Old 07-28-2013, 04:30 PM   #4626
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Well no Ac is best. I was referencing a post earlier about the current draw while using electric windows
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #4627
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So what's better for higher gas mileage, open windows or AC on?
a/c on, mythbusters proved that
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #4628
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a/c on, mythbusters proved that
Mythbusters is lame. They ignore too many variables - but hey, it's fun to watch sometimes.

The real answer is... it depends. If you're going slow and don't have much increased wind resistance, then open windows are best. Myself, I just turn on the AC and say to heck with it - unless there's a nice breeze from outside I want to let in...
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #4629
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My Ac or defrost is always on even if windows are open. I hate humidity
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:58 PM   #4630
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My Ac or defrost is always on even if windows are open. I hate humidity
I couldn't handle having it on all the time. I can feel and hear the AC compressor turn on and off every 20-30 seconds. When you pay attention to it It's a real pain in the arse, especially when on the highway.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:05 PM   #4631
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I couldn't handle having it on all the time. I can feel and hear the AC compressor turn on and off every 20-30 seconds. When you pay attention to it It's a real pain in the arse, especially when on the highway.
Oh ya, paying attention, I never pay attention when Im driving anyway. Too many other things to do. Rolf.

Seriously, I never really pay attention to it anymore.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:15 PM   #4632
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I usually crank up the tunes so i don't fell or hear it either.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #4633
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Jeez, i rarely use AC. lol Even in summer.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #4634
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Jeez, i rarely use AC. lol Even in summer.
No need to sweat, I mean geez. That's like looking at a glass of ice water in the desert and not drinking it. Lol. I'm just kinda a girl when it comes to getting too hot. Cold I can do, heat I'm not fond of

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:34 PM   #4635
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Especially at 25 cents an hour...
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #4636
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Yea Im just weird. lol

Ill use it on the highway to keep windows closed or when its really hot, like over 90F. Other then those situations its usually windows down, AC off.

Why you would leave AC on permanently baffles me. The little engine feels like it loses 25% power when running the compressor.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:52 AM   #4637
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:53 AM   #4638
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Yea Im just weird. lol

Ill use it on the highway to keep windows closed or when its really hot, like over 90F. Other then those situations its usually windows down, AC off.

Why you would leave AC on permanently baffles me. The little engine feels like it loses 25% power when running the compressor.
Because I can handle cold, abutting l anything warmer than 80 is too hot my part of the country.
I can deal with 100 in areas with low humidity
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:00 AM   #4639
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I was in Vegas wearing a long sleve Tshirt when it was 104. But where I'm from if its 104, the humidity wrings you out instantly.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #4640
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I was in Vegas wearing a long sleve Tshirt when it was 104. But where I'm from if its 104, the humidity wrings you out instantly.
Exactly
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:54 AM   #4641
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Yea makes sense for hot and humid weather. But I wouldn't leave it on all the time.

I guess I prioritize fuel economy over comfort, which is probably ridiculous since like steve said probably calculates to something like $0.25 an hour. lol

Oh well, maybe Ill start using it more.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:32 PM   #4642
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Yea Im just weird. lol

Ill use it on the highway to keep windows closed or when its really hot, like over 90F. Other then those situations its usually windows down, AC off.

Why you would leave AC on permanently baffles me. The little engine feels like it loses 25% power when running the compressor.
Your the hyper mile king - really MPG's for comfort - Y - Worried about sucking power - do you break 60, ever? Time is money man. This is also exactly why your MPG's should not be used in any comparison. You are def a niche driver I think. I prob honked at you to get the f out of the way at some point. Cars can be fun.. you do know that, unfortunately this is not one of them. But try, LOL
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #4643
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If i was as miserable as you with the car i would have traded it a long time ago buddy. Not sure what you are trying to prove...the car will have a better resale value with some warranty left on it. Maybe you should buy Steve's Corolla, i hear it's for sale!
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:32 AM   #4644
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There has to be some kind of (software?) problem with some of the CVT versions - for some people to be getting good mpg and some, including the Consumer Reports' test unit to be getting bad mpg means there must be a problem. Even the fuelly data in the graph above from Saturday afternoon has two peaks, one above 28 and one below 28. In fact below 28 mpg has over half again as many cars as above 28 mpg.

I keep hoping Subaru will come out with a fix...
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:42 AM   #4645
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Your the hyper mile king - really MPG's for comfort - Y - Worried about sucking power - do you break 60, ever? Time is money man. This is also exactly why your MPG's should not be used in any comparison. You are def a niche driver I think. I prob honked at you to get the f out of the way at some point. Cars can be fun.. you do know that, unfortunately this is not one of them. But try, LOL
Yes I break 60 lol, Ill break 70 if Im going downhill. Speed is not the enemy. Generally I stay at the speed limit.

I have plenty of fun with my car, more fun then some people who just complain about theirs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:29 PM   #4646
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Yes I break 60 lol, Ill break 70 if Im going downhill. Speed is not the enemy. Generally I stay at the speed limit.

I have plenty of fun with my car, more fun then some people who just complain about theirs.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:01 PM   #4647
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My bad fuel economy is a 2013 CVT Sport Limited Wagon. Not sure if trim has been discussed yet. Like Wagon might be lower mpg? Being Sport, maybe they have a different fuel map or something? Maybe it could even be the rim disparity. Still debating if I should take the loss and get the STI if I'm going to get bad mpg anyway. Like I said my previous 2002 Sedan wrx manual got better mileage.

People talk like its my driving habit (like 3k - 4k rpm 70% of the time, other is slower rate). And speeding up most times I only see it go up 2.5k maybe 3k sometimes. Mind you, my manual I would race it most times, and its manual, so more likely to have higher rpms more so than an automatic. The result, my 2002 Sedan 227 HP WRX still get slightly better mpg is the sad part. My new 2013 gets about 19-22 mpg (19 city, 22 hwy).
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:11 PM   #4648
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i have been driving a 1.4l turbo Chevy Cruze for work the last 2 days and I am proud to say my Impreza gets better MPG
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #4649
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My bad fuel economy is a 2013 CVT Sport Limited Wagon. Not sure if trim has been discussed yet. Like Wagon might be lower mpg? Being Sport, maybe they have a different fuel map or something? Maybe it could even be the rim disparity. Still debating if I should take the loss and get the STI if I'm going to get bad mpg anyway. Like I said my previous 2002 Sedan wrx manual got better mileage.

People talk like its my driving habit (like 3k - 4k rpm 70% of the time, other is slower rate). And speeding up most times I only see it go up 2.5k maybe 3k sometimes. Mind you, my manual I would race it most times, and its manual, so more likely to have higher rpms more so than an automatic. The result, my 2002 Sedan 227 HP WRX still get slightly better mpg is the sad part. My new 2013 gets about 19-22 mpg (19 city, 22 hwy).
where do you get gas?
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:50 PM   #4650
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When I say 3k-4k rpm I meant from a stop to speed limit (0 to 45) then just cruise from there. And if I need to accelerate while cruising it only goes 2.5k to 3k i.e. 30-50 MPH. I get Marathon gas most times I know my area they lace most places if not all with ethanol. I also do leave the AC all the time. My WRX AC was leaking r134 so I rarely run AC on that so maybe that's the difference, lol. But still I hope an oil change would help, I'm at 5k miles and have not change yet.
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