T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Climate Control (Gizmo or Real)
I've been thinking about climate control usually fitted in the upper model ranges. Do they really work any better than a manual system.
If i had the choice i would like the so called climate control and it does look good with the digital representation of the air selection, fan speed and degree's of temp. But apart from a digital representation and touch button functions it's no better than the manual HVAC system.
But as really keeping the car at that temperature i really have my doubts. I find especially in summer when trying to set the car temperature to a ideal setting the fan and air con ends up working overtime Ie "full blast" to keep up with the desired temperature. Everytime i'm in a cimate control car i tend to use it in semi auto mode.
I think the temperature is just a representation to the manual dial of cool to full heat.
What does everyone think?
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AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
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