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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2017, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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You're going to think this is crazy but...

...using the A/C seems to result in better performance. I have an EX. When it started warming up in June I had need to use the A/C and noticed the car starting from the line and shifting more smoothly. Then I noticed the MPG appeared to go UP!. My regular tracking of my mileage seemed to bear that but I had only been running the A/C about a third of the time. The following two weeks it was much hotter and I left the A/C on all the time. Guess what? The MPG went up again. Originally I was averaging just over 50 MPG. Now, I show an average of 52+.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 08:24 AM
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That's weird. Who would have thought it??
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-08-2017, 10:59 PM
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MPGs usually go up in hotter weather because engines cold-start in hotter temps, the warm-up cycle is shorter, and wind resistance is less because of lighter density air.
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