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    Recirc doesn't work for defogging because you create a lot of your OWN humidity by doing things like breathing and perspiring.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    Every car I have ever driven in my neck of the woods has been like this. It isn't unusual.
    How often do you have to use an ice scraper? Where I live, any moisture on the windshield is called ice.

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    Scotty Kilmer has spoken!!!! It's nice to know Europeans watch Scotty on youtube!

    The bottom line is A/C helps clear inside fog on windshields. I don't know if anyone is arguing that? Some cars sold in northern climates don't come with A/C, however. I can drive for months in the winter and never really need A/C to clear the inside of my windshield. On cold damp early spring/late fall days, I find myself using A/C to clear the windshield (especially while driving in the rain).

    The past two days, I've been dealing with freezing rain. The only way to deal with that is to get the windshield as warm as possible as fast you can. I had rain freezing to my windshield the first mile from my home this morning. It was enough of a problem that we had a 2-hour late start for school. About a mile later, the wiper were able to take care of it all. For a small car, I feel it has a very adequate heater. It does much better than my old 1990 Ford Festiva. I find myself turning the heat down in the Mirage. In the old Festiva, I don't remember ever getting that warm!

    If my memory serves me right, Scotty lives in the southern part of the United States. I am not surprised the A/C get more use not only for hot summer days, but also for clearing fog on windshields.
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    If my memory serves me right, Scotty lives in the southern part of the United States. I am not surprised the A/C get more use not only for hot summer days, but also for clearing fog on windshields.[/QUOTE]

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    love Scotty Kilmer videos all though he does mention Toyota a lot in his youtube videos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam - UK View Post
    love Scotty Kilmer videos all though he does mention Toyota a lot in his youtube videos
    If everyone followed Scotty's advice, we would all be driving Lexus & Toyota vehicles. Even he's aware of his bias, because he will occasionally remind us that he doesn't work for those two companies (which are one in the same by the way).

    I find Scotty to be somewhat funny, but I can't say that I agree with everything that comes out of his mouth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    If everyone followed Scotty's advice, we would all be driving Lexus & Toyota vehicles. Even he's aware of his bias, because he will occasionally remind us that he doesn't work for those two companies (which are one in the same by the way).

    I find Scotty to be somewhat funny, but I can't say that I agree with everything that comes out of his mouth!
    Honda is another one he mentions alot

    I had a Toyota Iq that was reliable but was always being recalled for some reason then when i had a car service they left a hammer in the engine bay






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