Join Date: 7th January 2007
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I've said before, the AirCon on my IS200 used to obey the temp you set and it soon got down to that temp and kept it there. If you set 21°C you got 21°C.
I find the Civic has to be coaxed down to the required temperature by setting it super-low otherwise the fan gives up half way there and no more cooling.
I did a journey of about 100 miles earlier in the year after the Civic had been sat in the sun.
Starting inside temp was 45°C and even after 100 miles the inside temp only got down to 26°C with it set on 20°C. On hot days when I'm at work it starts out at about 20°C because it's parked in an underground car park and even with the sun belting down, on the journey home it manages to keep it at about 22°C.
This is probably why the MPG hit is almost negligent because it's not very powerful.