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Would you get better gas mileage on a long trip with the ac on or windows down?

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Ac off, windows down

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windows down - fact.

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What about the wind drag? In NASCAR Racing a small piece of duct tape over the radiator opening will make the car much faster for the same amount of fuel.

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See that's what I was wondering. Would the air going around my car pull it down. Having the windows up would make it more arrow dynamic, right?
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The radiator opening is in the very front of the car where the wind hits it directly.
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Well I get that but yeah.
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Ac on
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Windows down at slow speeds (city driving). a/c at freeway speeds.

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For an in-depth answer to your question...

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/hybrid-technology/driving-with-windows-down.htm

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Ac on , myth busters did this

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Right on. Thanks! ;)
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