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After a long dry summer, steamed up windows are back! Running air con all the time to keep them clear. Are newer Ups any better? Mines late 2012.
 

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Ive not had any steamed up windows yet so interesting to see how the up copes. Dont usually us a/c either.
My polo used to take a while to clear the front screen when it was wet inside in the mornings and ive heard the up is worse. Small engine takes longer to warm etc. i usually drive with window open about an inch so maybe that helps.
 

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The answer is don't turn the air con off.
 

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Hee Hee. Nice reply. I will not get into Heavy Breathing now and here but have a few good memories. I could say more, about air con, and misting windows, but the can of Worms I will open is more than I want to answer at the moment.

Go well.
 

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Spoil sport Night Owl. It's been a bit quiet lately. Trust you are well happy motoring.
 

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Hi Beevee, Well and happy my friend. Family bereavement has been my lack of input lately. My wife and I chose to go away in our camper/motor home, what ever people want to call it, after we thought we had sorted everything out after the death of my Mother. The Government dept's have been a pain to deal with. No surprise there!!

Anyway.....we are just about there, I think. Sorry Folks. Let's get back to Ups!!!

Go well.
 

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I know everyone have there theories about the problem(its all been done on here before) but it is impossible to see properly out of any window without it on. Defeats the object of buying an economical car if you have to run the air con all the time.
 

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Researching the internet and looking particularly at sites for those who specialise in air conditioning the advice always seems to be that regular use of air conditioning even through the winter months is recommended. This appears to prevent the build up of bacteria and poor functioning of the system. My wife's car is now just over seven years old and the air conditioning has never been switched off. The system has never needed to be regassed and is as efficient now as when first purchased.
 

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After Beevees advice (never had AC before), I have always had my AC on.

Only problem so far has been in summer. But speam was outside!
I thought about it and decided that AC was too low in the morning.
So I put AC temperature a bit higher and the steam vanished!

I can only share Beevee's point of view - and will surely NOT put my AC out in autumn, winter or spring. AC has nothing to do with "cold" (in summer). Besides the AC, there is always a heating (not at work in summer) ...
 

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I do run the a/c in winter anyway to keep the seals lubricated, I just don't want to run it all the time. Our Skoda Fabia doesn't steam up at all in the same conditions.
 

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jayup said:
Mine steams up as soon as ac turned off

Noticed mine does too. Almost as soon as I start off the windows begin to steam up. Without the A/C on within 2 minutes I can't see a thing.

Dread to think what it's like without A/C.

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Lucky you. Me, in living in cold country, there is no point keeping the air con on in cold weather, the compressor won't come on under certain temperature. So I have to found warm enough car park hall, to get the compressor running in winter time.


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A/c is the cure and cause if misting windows. The evaporator and condensate tray both hold moisture and when the A/c is turned off, this evaporates into the ambient air inside the car and condensates on the coldest surfaces i.e the windows. The answer, as has been said, is to leave the A/c on. The Take Up has no A/c and consequently far less inherent moisture within the car to evaporate which means no steaming up of windows.

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