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Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 8:28 a.m. PST

When you are driving around (thinking about wargaming) do you roll the windows down for climate control or adjust the internal thermostat? Assume warm, no precipitation.

Seems to me this is a type – one does one all the time and the other, never.

Garand09 Oct 2015 8:43 a.m. PST

If its warm, I turn on the AC! :)

Damon.

JimDuncanUK09 Oct 2015 8:46 a.m. PST

In my country assuming warm and no precipitation is a bad plan.

Gray Bear09 Oct 2015 8:52 a.m. PST

In late Fall and most of Winter, windows. During the rest of the year, AC.

mad monkey 109 Oct 2015 8:54 a.m. PST

No AC in car, so windows down.

Roderick Robertson Fezian09 Oct 2015 8:58 a.m. PST

Windows down if alone, AC if the wife is along.

Oranjzicht09 Oct 2015 9:00 a.m. PST

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Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 9:04 a.m. PST

I'm in the same country as Jim Duncan.

x42

Stryderg09 Oct 2015 9:05 a.m. PST

How would you game that?

Outside, on a windy day, with cards.

A/C, almost always.

Texas Jack09 Oct 2015 9:20 a.m. PST

No A/C in the car (nor the house for that matter) so windows down.

It is funny, what they call hot here we call February in Texas. Of course I am completely acclimated so I am also roasting when it is "hot" here. huh?

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 9:30 a.m. PST

If its warm, I turn on the AC! :)

Too right!

Around 45 to 70 degrees is open-windows weather. If you see me with my window down warmer than that, either someone is about to hand me a Chick-fil-A sandwich, or my car is overheating.

MajorB09 Oct 2015 9:41 a.m. PST

Aircon. Windows always up.

tberry740309 Oct 2015 9:45 a.m. PST

I prefer LINUX.

John Treadaway09 Oct 2015 9:51 a.m. PST

If it's reasonably warm and I'm not lugging a tonne of stuff, I'm on a motorcycle (including taking armies to club to play games with).

Which option do I tick for that?

John T

Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 9:58 a.m. PST

Windows down whenever possible.

RavenscraftCybernetics09 Oct 2015 10:48 a.m. PST

windows down till sweat appears.

Weasel09 Oct 2015 10:59 a.m. PST

AC because the wind going by the window interferes with my music.

Stepman309 Oct 2015 11:50 a.m. PST

I got 460 AC in the ol' Truckster…4 windows down at 60mph…

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 12:48 p.m. PST

I'm also in the same country as JimDuncan. I usually drive about with my window down. I also often have a wet arm…

DalyDR09 Oct 2015 1:11 p.m. PST

Almost always windows down, I don't like AC for the most part.

Henry Martini09 Oct 2015 2:11 p.m. PST

Open windows used to be my AC until I replaced my vehicle two years ago with one that has the new-fangled mechanical variety. Whether it goes on depends on a combination of the ambient temperature and solar intensity (as determined by the degree of cloud cover), but generally the windows get closed when it reaches the low thirties (celsius).

Lesson from the natural AC years: a forty-something degree wind in your face can be very soporific!

Mako1109 Oct 2015 7:40 p.m. PST

Down, since the A/C equipment wasn't replaced after the accident by the lazy auto repair place. Should have sued them for that, but they managed to drag their feet for too long, and then we moved, so…….

Generally, if it's not too hot, I prefer real air.

Here though, it's frequently 100+ in the shade, so I miss A/C a lot.

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 7:57 p.m. PST

I've watched too many Zombie shows to ever leave the windows down.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 8:13 p.m. PST

I often roll down the windows and run the AC at the same time.

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Oct 2015 8:26 p.m. PST

Down when driving less than 30mph. Up and AC over. If the temp is over 75, AC

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2015 8:47 p.m. PST

I use the AC when it is hot. Sometimes I open the sun roof with the AC on. I rarely roll down my windows. Most people I know that drives with the window rolled down in a car with AC are smokers.

Martin Rapier09 Oct 2015 11:49 p.m. PST

As the a/c is broken, I wind down the Windows.

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2015 4:26 a.m. PST

I drive a two-seater. The top is down whenever the weather makes it feasible.

Rick

14Bore10 Oct 2015 8:27 a.m. PST

There is a mithbuster show on if window down ruins the airflow causing more drag lowering gas mileage as opposed to the air conditioner putting drag on engine. I think it's equal as I remember so go with air conditioning mostly.

CeruLucifus11 Oct 2015 10:08 a.m. PST

My first car, a Toyota Corolla in the 70s, said plainly in the manual I would get better gas mileage at freeway speeds with the windows up. The manual for my second, a Nissan Sentra, said the same thing.

Also I had allergies. Though a couple decades later, Clariton made those a non-issue. (Lucky.)

And 30 years after those first vehicles, I developed a new habit. Lately, on a fine day on city streets I decided I should "live a little". I have taken to driving with sunroof open and all windows down. I didn't put this together until a friend pointed it out, but just before I started this, my doctor prescribed Vitamin D supplements.

The rest of the time, shuttered up with AC going.

I should mention I live in southern California so we have quite a number of "fine days", and I even try to do same on chilly days (with jacket). And on some hot days with AC cooling the great outdoors. Not on very hot days though, then it's time for windows up.

Supercilius Maximus12 Oct 2015 11:52 p.m. PST

I live in the SE of the UK. Windows down until the rear view mirror starts icing over; same rule for wearing shorts.

Elenderil13 Oct 2015 1:53 p.m. PST

Just bought a convertible with AC and a sun roof! So its roof down if its dry and there is a hint of sun. Even if that needs a leather jacket and scarf! I haven't tried the AC yet but the heated seats are nice. That's the joy of British weather lid down and heating on at the same time is well within "normal" parameters!

Old Wolfman14 Oct 2015 6:53 a.m. PST

Depends on who I'm riding with.

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