Originally Posted by Darren Donovan
There are times when I want to run the AC with the car not moving. Mostly when I have a quick lunch break (about 30 minutes or less), in hot weather, I have had no issues sitting in a park somewhere munching on a sandwich, AC running, car in P. I drive either an Acura MDX or Chevy Colorado to work. The temperature gauge never moves from the middle. A few years back, when our kids were young, I'd sit in the car with them asleep, for almost an hour while waiting for family members to be done shopping, no issues. I'm hesitant to do this in the Elise, seeing how the AC is already pretty weak to begin with, and it's a much older car,.....
Wait a minute... You'd sit in your car while it idled... for AN HOUR?? That's a lot of 0mpg carbon output!