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I got a white shift knob for this reason. My last two cars had aluminum shift knobs a would get crazy hot! The white knob I picked up from AM stays nice and cool! No shift pattern burned into the palm if your hand!


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I got a white shift knob for this reason. My last two cars had aluminum shift knobs a would get crazy hot! The white knob I picked up from AM stays nice and cool! No shift pattern burned into the palm if your hand!
Agreed. I still have the stock knob and I can attest that it gets quite hot. That reminds me that I need to get a sun blocker for the windshield...

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I love my grabber. I had a black 2010 prior to this. The grabber blue always looks clean and is still a light color so it stays somewhat cool ... but its the coolest in looks reguardless haha

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I love my grabber. I had a black 2010 prior to this. The grabber blue always looks clean and is still a light color so it stays somewhat cool ... but its the coolest in looks reguardless haha
+1 on that.

I had a black Fox body hatchback back in the day in south Louisiana. I left a cassette tape in the rear cargo area by accident and found it curled up from the heat a week later.

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In my experience, white has been pretty low maintenance. Love my performance white with stone interior.

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+1, stays clean a long time, doesnt show swirl marks, so happy with my Performance White, the coolest color.
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Even considered white, but like black, it's such a pita to keep white painted cars looking clean.
Amen! lol...a pita can be an understatement. I just love when I wash my car, come back out 15-20 mins later. And theres bird CRAP! ALL over my freshly washed car!
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Amen! lol...a pita can be an understatement. I just love when I wash my car, come back out 15-20 mins later. And theres bird CRAP! ALL over my freshly washed car!
I would suggest that you may want to look for another parking location, get an outdoor cat, or maybe even chop down the tree they are sitting in.

I know exactly what you mean though as I will get the one-off bird bomb every now and then but thankfully it does not happen to mine all the time.

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Well, Performance White may be an exception, but in my experience growing up in the Nevada desert, white cars have a tendency to get dirty looking quick.

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Yeah, I've owned nice black cars and they are a pain.

Black, being driven, and concerned about keeping a clean look....don't go together.

White's about the same but better. Road tar is a pain on white.
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I've never had a white car myself but I've had a few black ones and I'm done with them or any dark colored cars for that mater. Just this past week I sold my 2011 Kona blue mustang for a 2014 Sterling gray one and let me tell you that color doesn't show anything. In fact it rained almost every day this week and I couldn't see much of anything on it.
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I would suggest that you may want to look for another parking location, get an outdoor cat, or maybe even chop down the tree they are sitting in.

I know exactly what you mean though as I will get the one-off bird bomb every now and then but thankfully it does not happen to mine all the time.
Lol...wish it was that simple. I live at the shore, so seaguls are always playing dive bombers. All the mustangs I've owned have been white. Dirt doesn't always show, but yes road tar is the worst. That shows like a sore thumb on the paint. I do agree, silver and other like colors hide dirt and crap better.
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My Mustang is car #30, and looking back, I've had more White or Silver ones than any other color. None have been Black, won't deal with that.

I think white cars tend to look cleaner longer and show less wear/tear, but bugs and such on the bumper/grille/hood sure show up easier than on darker colors.

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Ready for me to throw a wrench in this theory?

Mythbusters also tested whether or not air conditioning affected MPG. Well, it did not and in fact the vehicle using AC was able to continue the course for a while after the car without the AC ran out of gas.
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Ready for me to throw a wrench in this theory?

Mythbusters also tested whether or not air conditioning affected MPG. Well, it did not and in fact the vehicle using AC was able to continue the course for a while after the car without the AC ran out of gas.
They also said that was inconclusive being that the shows safety crew would not allow them to drive higher than 45mph which reduced the drag that would normally be caused by the windows being rolled down.

45 and under AC MPG may be less effected but anything above 50 you would have to think the aerodynamic drag having the windows down would cause more fuel usage.


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