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Old 10-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oodadoo View Post
dark windows reduce the need for fuel robbing a/c - dark paint increases that need. My Aspire is white and we were thinking about a dark tint to further reduce any a/c use (10% difference in fuel consumption while in use is Best avoided!)
Hahahaha! 2008! I did not realize I have had my Aspire over 4 years! I was upset with myself for paying $2000. but I get 37 mpg with excellent air conditioning at mechanical charges of a new battery and a water pump- in 4 years!

As far as tinting windows- too much money for that car, and too many law questions. I had a roll of tint film for another project and taped that film over the rear-side windows only (all krumpled up so the Scotch tape will hold it during expansion). When gas prices got higher and higher - so did my smile! (Drivers side in photo with Aspire.com sticker)

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