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Don’t hate me, I'm at least as obsessed about this car as anyone on this forum,

but…..

wouldn’t it have been nice if Lotus had designed the air vents so that they could actually blow air at the drivers face?!??

At least up to the time the whole system freezes up, anyway.

It seems they can be directed absolutely everywhere BUT the drivers face. It’s still summer here in Southern California, and life sucks in a suit and tie in an Elsie on a freeway with (warm!) air blowing away from me.

Thanks, I feel much better now.
 

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LOL, very insightful advice, thanks.

Yes, funnily enough I had tried that. Unfortunately I still have to move my face into the airstream, rather than have the air come at me. Perhaps my face is in an unusual position

Admittedly it’s better with the top up, but so far out of 1845 miles I’ve only had it up for 3, just to see if it fit.

I’m not expecting to be kept cool at 150mph with the top down, but even at a standstill it’s pretty poor.
 

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Rob, I don't understand I can direct air anywhere in the car. Please don't get offended but you know the vents turn around and the louvers move open an closed? With that you can direct air anywhere you want. The fan isn't the strongest in the world but you can get air in your face.
 

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that's what i was trying to say James. The vents turn 360 and the slats open/shut all the way so i don't see how you could possible miss a spot.
 

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I'm with James and offroad, I think the vents are actually pretty nice simple and very effective at getting the air anywhere you want. With the top down the AC doesn't do any good in FL but with the top up my car gets nice and cold inside.
 

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LOL, life changing advice indeed!

Perhaps it's just my vents.

Yes, they do rotate, but the flaps don't open fully 90 degrees, maybe 80, which, when you rotate the vents leaves a narrow cone of dead air around the axis of rotation. This is exacerbated by the fact that the flaps themsleves are curved, so again, forming a cone of dead air around the central axis of the vent.

No biggie, I can live with it. or, rather, without it.
 

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Top down the air flow throught the vents is mighty low compared to the required air flow. But if you are flying solo, try closing the two passenger side vents so that all of the air has to come out of the two driver's side vents. That way more air comes out of them, although the grand total is not increased.
 

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Rob is correct. They don't do a full 90 degrees, so there is a spot they miss, and if you're sitting in the right (wrong???) position, IIRC, you won't get direct air on your face.
 

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Why are you wearing a suit in SoCal? You must be the only one;)
 
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