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Old 02-28-2017, 07:08 AM   #1
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A/C with the Top Open?

Miami can get very warm and humid in the summer. I've heard it suggested that it's a no-no to drive the car with the AC on and the top open. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-28-2017, 08:43 AM   #2
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I drive in the summer with the top down and AC on. However I am on the left coast and our weather is also directly opposite yours most times, Hot and dry. That being said, I would think your biggest issue would be to keep your AC drains clear so the torrent of water from the high humidity will have a place to go! Otherwise no problem running the AC.
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I do it when I am in slow traffic. I turn it off as soon as we start driving at normal speeds again.
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Miami can get very warm and humid in the summer. I've heard it suggested that it's a no-no to drive the car with the AC on and the top open. Any thoughts?
I've never heard such a thing. I run ac + open roof if I have to.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:52 AM   #5
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Sure you can. I do it all the time.
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