White.What colour did you go for and any extras?
This was one of only three cars that I could find with climate control. I know it's not a must-have for a lot of people but I was surprised at how many weren't specced with it from new, considering the cost.Cruise control is an extra and it comes with rear parking sensors. Climate is also an extra.
There seems quite an ebb and flow of cars with and without.This was one of only three cars that I could find with climate control. I know it's not a must-have for a lot of people but I was surprised at how many weren't specced with it from new, considering the cost.
Pretty certain it would be the same mechanical parts and cooling system. The Climate offers automatic control (when in Auto mode) so will attempt to hold a set temperature, fan control is automated so will speed up if temp rises above set point and slow down if it falls, control of flaps in heater unit is automated with servo motors.Does the climate system offer a more powerful chiller unit than the standard on/off Aircon unit? Or is is the same but with electronic temperature stabilization. If more powerful, can the compressor/chiller unit be retrofitted but without the temp control unit?
I understand where you’re coming from, I don’t know if the make a higher duty system for the up! it’s probably just one for the whole of Europe, I guess Greece or Turkey would be the highest ambient temp country’s it’s sold in although Mexico must be pretty scorchio as well but maybe that is a different North or South American spec of car? A bigger hp a/c system absorbs more power (and up’s emissions), I remember an add on one for a Metro in the 80’s sapped at least 10% of the 60hp the car had... must have been fun on steep hills.OK, thanks.
Yes, I would have been surprised if the chiller itself was different, and so was wondering what was meant by CC being called 'more effective', although I agree CC is definitely easier and nicer to use than an on/off system.
Most cars I have had recently have had dual CC, and were able to literally chill me, even when I lived abroad and it was 45C outside! The Up!/Citigo/Mii aircon is surprisingly weak by comparison (being a small city car), and struggles even in here in Cornwall (it is working to spec and the car is new).
I know for some cars aimed for different markets, the makers may fit different Aircon units to suit local conditions, so I was wondering if this is case with Up!s too....?
Yes, pretty much the same, I think I’ve had mine on twice. The manual ‘cold button’ is a very positive on or off thing whereas with climate you can have the a/c ready to run and not realise it (you can still turn it off though). It’s good to run it every now and again to keep the seal on the compressor drive lubricated which improves the chances of it retaining its refrigerant charge.I have only had the air con on once to test it. I thought it was like a fridge it was so cold. My Smart was the opposite. I could not tell any difference with the air con on or without with just the temp set on cold.
More important for me is the heater and that makes the car nice and toasty on my UP GTI and even better with the heated seats.