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Posted: 6/20/2017 10:49:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2017 10:50:16 AM EDT by Photonz]
get this  Small solar panel that fits on dash 30$ 

get this  140mm USB Fan  17$  ( there may be better fans that are 1.5v , or try more fans to see how many it can handle with a USB hub.)

Crack a window or 2 , the panel handles the 1.5 volt fan nicely . Velcro'ed the solar panel to my dash , put the USB fan upright on the dash for good airflow ( or hang it from the rear view mirror when you get out of the car or whatever). Still gets warm in the car but not nearly as bad without it , no more sitting in a oven till the AC starts working. 

your welcome 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 10:59:08 AM EDT
I roll down the windows when I get in and not much later the ac is blowing cold. This seems like hassle for 20 seconds of discomfort
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:03:18 AM EDT
BMW offered in their 760i..a system where you could set the temp in the car while it was parked and the a.c. would come on every so often to keep it at the pre set temp.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:04:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2017 11:04:43 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]
get these and crack your windows, got 'em, love 'em

http://www.weathertech.com/side-window-deflectors/
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:04:38 AM EDT
keep the dash from cracking too , but it can be no fun getting in a hot car at lunch in a suit or jumping into rush hour or bunch of people /kids piling in the car.. .  maybe overkill it works good. 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:04:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2017 11:07:21 AM EDT by DasRonin]
Slightly open sun roof, crank the AC, and let the hot air rise/be pushed out as cool air fills the cabin... close sun roof.


As to tired of a hot car... leaving a window open enough for the fan and someone may well take care of the hot car problem in the way you don't intend!!
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:04:59 AM EDT
remote start for about $200. cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:05:34 AM EDT
3 things:


1. Username to post content ratio is LOL.

2. I'm not a pussy, so 1 minute of "wow it's hot in hurr' isn't enough to make me want to fuck around with some elaborate setup.

3. Learn how to use your and you're.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:06:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
get these and crack your windows, got 'em, love 'em

http://www.weathertech.com/side-window-deflectors/
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I have those.  I've gone through so much double sided tape and my rear ones still fall out when I'm roll the window down.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:11:59 AM EDT
Seems like one of those reflective car covers would be better.  It's not just the ambient temp, the sunlight also heats up every surface in the car that it hits. The best way to prevent that is to block the sunlight.

Something like this:
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:13:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By rogueboss:
I roll down the windows when I get in and not much later the ac is blowing cold. This seems like hassle for 20 seconds of discomfort
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this one
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:13:59 AM EDT
There are solar fans that clip to your window.  Don't know how to link to Amazon from my phone but it's an easy look up.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:14:22 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By rogueboss:
I roll down the windows when I get in and not much later the ac is blowing cold. This seems like hassle for 20 seconds of discomfort
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LOL fpni
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:15:30 AM EDT
Don't have that problem in Phoenix....
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:15:56 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By MARINE-ORDIE:
There are solar fans that clip to your window.  Don't know how to link to Amazon from my phone but it's an easy look up.
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they are crap , that's why i made my own .  not everyone has a working AC too.   
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:18:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2017 11:21:28 AM EDT by AmericanPeople]
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Originally Posted By macpherson:
Seems like one of those reflective car covers would be better.  It's not just the ambient temp, the sunlight also heats up every surface in the car that it hits. The best way to prevent that is to block the sunlight.

Something like this:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5547ca39e4b0378dc89b5c3b/5547cda2e4b0a58e115bb174/5732259c9f7266896303fc2f/1497458846787/9E8A4214.JPG?format=1500w
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Much better solution.  Do you have a link to those?

Here they are
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:19:35 AM EDT
50% window tint on every window, including windshield and sunroof.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:20:49 AM EDT
I remote start my truck on hot and cold days. It's just about right when I get in. Plus, I have AC/heated seats.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:22:23 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By RayFromJersey:
50% window tint on every window, including windshield and sunroof.
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This but spend the money on the good 3m heat rejection film. Had the wife's new SS done with it. Cost a few hundred extra. Stuff is amazing. That and a good shade in the windshield and the car stays fairly comfortable.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:22:51 AM EDT
Ah, the good old days.

You would carefully put the towel down on the vinyl interior....gingerly lower yourself onto the seat avoiding those stupid metal buttons on the upholstery....then forget and buckle the lap belt and the metal buckle would sear into your flesh.

Good times...
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:25:07 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:28:24 AM EDT
Remote start + vented seats.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:32:21 AM EDT
Remote start and air conditioned seats in the work truck.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:35:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:36:05 AM EDT
I bought this for my truck and it works great I love it.



Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:36:10 AM EDT
All you people go be poor somewhere else.

Whenever I'm about to leave I pay my staff to go into my car sit in it for five minutes with the AC blowing at 47° and then page me once it has reached the ideal temperature.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:37:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:39:07 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
get these and crack your windows, got 'em, love 'em

http://www.weathertech.com/side-window-deflectors/
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I use those and a reflective, fitted windshield shade.

The way my weathertechs fit you can't tell at a glance if the windows are open.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:43:46 AM EDT
I just open the windows and get the car moving asap. After about a minute the AC is rocking and the windows go up.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:45:15 AM EDT
Out of all the perks and benefits I get at my work the parking garage is one of the best.  I park in my garage at home too.  Years ago I used to have to park outside and it sucked.  The TX sun is brutal.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:46:05 AM EDT
My garage has heat and a/c. Also work 2nd shift. My car and truck rarely get hot but when they do both have cooled seats and moonroofs. That reflective wrap is a "cool" idea for someone who needs it though.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:47:29 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By kcolg30:
All you people go be poor somewhere else.

Whenever I'm about to leave I pay my staff to go into my car sit in it for five minutes with the AC blowing at 47° and then page me once it has reached the ideal temperature.
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A pager?


LOL go be poor somewhere else you pleb.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:51:02 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By macpherson:
Seems like one of those reflective car covers would be better.  It's not just the ambient temp, the sunlight also heats up every surface in the car that it hits. The best way to prevent that is to block the sunlight.

Something like this:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5547ca39e4b0378dc89b5c3b/5547cda2e4b0a58e115bb174/5732259c9f7266896303fc2f/1497458846787/9E8A4214.JPG?format=1500w
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If I lived in the SW, I'd have one of those! Great idea!

-ZA
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:52:24 AM EDT
I park in any shade available, crack my windows with ventshades and I drive with all windows down for a min before turning on the A/C if I want to use it.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:54:28 AM EDT
I have cooling seats. Go be poor somewhere else.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:54:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By M4Real:
I remote start my truck on hot and cold days. It's just about right when I get in. Plus, I have AC/heated seats.
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That's what I was going to say.

OP, go be poor somewhere else!
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:54:36 AM EDT
No thanks, I don't want my car to look like a Radio Shack crystal radio kit. I just roll down my windows and crank the AC, like everyone else. 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:55:55 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By CrimsonTideShooter:
3 things:


1. Username to post content ratio is LOL.

2. I'm not a pussy, so 1 minute of "wow it's hot in hurr' isn't enough to make me want to fuck around with some elaborate setup.

3. Learn how to use your and you're.
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Lol!
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:57:01 AM EDT
Remote start FTMFW

Seats automatically either heat or cool depending on temp.

Be poor somewhere else
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:57:54 AM EDT
I don't think I've voluntarily ran the AC in probably six or seven years. It comes on during rain when the windows fog, but other than that I take the temp for what it is. I like windows down. 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 11:58:53 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
get these and crack your windows, got 'em, love 'em

http://www.weathertech.com/side-window-deflectors/
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They make a big difference in my SUV. Pair up with a folding sun shade and it's even better.

Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:03:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Cheesebeast:
Ah, the good old days.

You would carefully put the towel down on the vinyl interior....gingerly lower yourself onto the seat avoiding those stupid metal buttons on the upholstery....then forget and buckle the lap belt and the metal buckle would sear into your flesh.

Good times...
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black exterior? check.

black vinyl interior? check.

no a/c? check.

living in south georgia, in august? check.

ah, the good old days.....


Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:07:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By tojan19:


This but spend the money on the good 3m heat rejection film. Had the wife's new SS done with it. Cost a few hundred extra. Stuff is amazing. That and a good shade in the windshield and the car stays fairly comfortable.
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I have not heard of the 3m stuff, is it noticeably better than traditional tint?  
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:07:09 PM EDT
Why bother with a solar panel?

A 12 volt DC fan that draws 0.1 amps (100 ma) will only consume 0.8 amp-hours from your car battery over an 8 hour period.

Assuming your car battery is rated at 50 amp-hours, that's just 1.6 percent of its capacity discharged over that 8 hours - a totally insignificant amount.

Even if you left the fan running all weekend (60 hours) without starting the engine, the battery still be 88 percent full on Monday morning.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:08:05 PM EDT
I remember seeing these little fan contraptions when I was a kid in AZ that you rolled up into the window, mid-late 90's.  It had a small solar panel and a fan that was supposed to vent the hot air out, no idea if they actually worked or not.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:08:06 PM EDT
It is 115 today.  That will do exactly no good for me.  

A parking garage does a nice job. 
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:11:05 PM EDT
Ugh, you had me until "crack the window"!  I work near heavy woods so whenever I crack my windows I come back to a car full of spiders and bees and bugs, oh my!  And if Base Maintenance decides to make an appearance and mow our weeds, I end up with weed clippings and flying dust...

I'm thinking about buying a roll of reflective material and just making my own 360° sunshade.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:11:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By LS1POWERED:

I have not heard of the 3m stuff, is it noticeably better than traditional tint?  
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Probably a good high quality ceramic tint would be good.  Ceramic  being the key word.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:18:38 PM EDT
Can't wait until we get hot car weather here in WA.  Could be any week now.
Link Posted: 6/20/2017 12:22:45 PM EDT
How bout those tornado intake things and the magnets on your fuel line.
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