Who actually uses A/C?

DeadHead

Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2021
Messages
13
Reaction score
19
Location
Oregon
Vehicle(s)
2020 JL Sport, 1996 ZJ Limited, 2002 Dodge Ram2500
Occupation
Marine construction
If you are not familiar with a jeep many would not realize the power window button is in the middle of the dash. Dumbest setup I have seen.

But yes in the humid northern Virginia area I use AC. Even with the top down it is nice to have that cool breeze when you stop.
I thought it was a weird set up too until my friend with small kids bought 4 door. Him and the wife can have the doors off and the kids are relatively contained. And he still has control of the windows if needed.





Advertisement

 

Headbarcode

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Aug 16, 2018
Messages
3,583
Reaction score
6,100
Location
LI, New York
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR Stingray 2.0 turbo
Vehicle Showcase
1
I had a Firebird that had the power window toggles on the center console.
The only cars I've had with the window switches on the center console, where the few mid 80's turbodiesel Mercedes that I cycled through back in the day. Right beside the cup holders is not the best place for electrical switches. Lol!
 

Headbarcode

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Aug 16, 2018
Messages
3,583
Reaction score
6,100
Location
LI, New York
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR Stingray 2.0 turbo
Vehicle Showcase
1
I see your point, but most cars automatically come with A/C. I drive an Accord everyday and of course I use the A/C, but the Jeep will be a toy, not a DD. I likely won’t take it out in the rain, or salt, or super hot/humid conditions. Nonetheless, I’ll still get it partly due to some of the excellent responses I’ve received. I wasn’t losing sleep over it, more of just a curiosity.
You're gonna love the JL! You might need a battery tender for the accord. Hahaha!
 

Headbarcode

Well-Known Member
First Name
Mike
Joined
Aug 16, 2018
Messages
3,583
Reaction score
6,100
Location
LI, New York
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR Stingray 2.0 turbo
Vehicle Showcase
1
I thought it was a weird set up too until my friend with small kids bought 4 door. Him and the wife can have the doors off and the kids are relatively contained. And he still has control of the windows if needed.
1pgnu6.gif
 

Zandcwhite

Well-Known Member
First Name
Zach
Joined
Sep 4, 2019
Messages
545
Reaction score
677
Location
Patterson, ca
Vehicle(s)
2019 jlur
Funny you bring up the window buttons on the dash. I wish I had a dollar for every passenger in my Jeep that slid their hand along the arm rest like that would make the button magically appear.
Your “why” are the buttons there is also a good question. I’ve read it’s because the doors are removable but you still have to disconnect a harness to remove the doors.
If you remove just the front doors, you can still roll up the back windows. Less weight and complexity in the doors. Less wiring in the harness that you disconnect. There's still several good reasons they are where they are.
 

Nomod

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brien
Joined
Jun 16, 2020
Messages
87
Reaction score
150
Location
SC
Vehicle(s)
'18 JLU Sport S; '05 Pontiac GTO; '12 MBenz GLK; '99 Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan; all purchased new - I tend to keep vehicles a long time
Why would you have such a woman in your vehicle? I find they are the most fun in such a condition.🤭
You, my friend, have obviously not been married for 50 years. :)
 

Alleycat392

Well-Known Member
First Name
Alex
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
290
Reaction score
313
Location
Hewlett, NY
Vehicle(s)
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Metal Mulisha Custom
H-U-M-I-D-I-T-Y

oh... and let’s not forget about resale value & appeal. If 10 used buyers were interested in purchasing your vehicle with A/C option, your resale interest will be down to give or take 2 out of 10 still interested. Saving $1300 will end up costing you much more in the long run. JMO
 

Nomod

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brien
Joined
Jun 16, 2020
Messages
87
Reaction score
150
Location
SC
Vehicle(s)
'18 JLU Sport S; '05 Pontiac GTO; '12 MBenz GLK; '99 Kawasaki 1500 Vulcan; all purchased new - I tend to keep vehicles a long time
The only cars I've had with the window switches on the center console, where the few mid 80's turbodiesel Mercedes that I cycled through back in the day. Right beside the cup holders is not the best place for electrical switches. Lol!
My GTO has the window and traction control switches on the console too - next to the cup holders. The upside of that is it made it easy to adjust to the JLU.
 

sf5211

Well-Known Member
First Name
Steve
Joined
Jun 14, 2019
Messages
1,204
Reaction score
1,441
Location
Bronx N.Y.
Vehicle(s)
New 2019 JL
Occupation
Plumber
Vehicle Showcase
1
Thanks Headbarcode and Zandcwhite for the heads up on why the buttons are on the dash. I never thought if you only removed the front doors. I of course have OCD (obsessive compulsive dummy in my case.) I have to take all 4 off.
With these crazy lawsuits I can also see a situation where someone is turning around in the car while driving on the highway to hit the rear window switch, crashes and Sue’s Jeep.
 

DaltonGang

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 29, 2018
Messages
1,163
Reaction score
1,280
Location
Houston, Tx
Vehicle(s)
2018 Wrangler JLU Sport S, Rubicon Suspension, Tires, and Rims. Firecracker Red
Houston, SubTropical climate, and lots of rain. Need I say more??
 

Advertisement




Jim Marsh Chrysler Jeep
 



Advertisement
Top