How are everyone's XV's holding up in this ridiculous heat? Having little to no "up-and-go" power with the AC blasting is a bummer and I'm starting to regret getting a black car with leather interior haha.
Not hitting me too bad on the West side of LA (barely touching 80 at my house -- we don't have A/C and we're fine), but go into the valley and it's in the triple digits. My work is on the west side, too, so I haven't had to really test the A/C that hard. I have it on and it's great, but it's not truly hot in my part of town.
I have been very pleased with my XV and its response to driving in our horrendous summer heat. A/C runs constantly, and my XV still has plenty of pep. I have experienced lesser gas mileage of about 1/2 mile per gallon, still getting anywhere from 33 to 34 mpg. Much better than I expected when running the a/c!
Just a little glimpse of what we're feeling in my neck of the woods.
My friend took this pic while in her chevy.. her only comment:
"Either it's really hot or my car is on fire". hahaha!
Yep... Broke our own record today, by heading up near 120degrees! Woo hoo! And to think... this isn't even the hottest part of the year yet. :-D
So, I tried to remember when we last had even a drop of rain. I think it was 7 months ago in January. Thought I'd check it out to make sure if memory served me correctly. I checked on the date range from Jan 1 to Jun 28th.
According to Rainlog.org, I was right. Good gawd that's a lot of zeros!
reporting from western washington here. this weekend was in the upper 80's. today is supposed to be 95 and then start cooling down. crosstrek did just fine for me. in this heat i usually just drive with the windows down instead of AC. we only get such temperatures/sunshine a couple months out of the year, gotta enjoy it while i can.
Welp, from the whacky weather files, check this out. Texas, in july is usually searing hot.
Fry steak and eggs on the asphalt hot. Dashboard foilpack lunch cooking hot.. But tonight we may set a record for the coolest low temp for July 1st on record.
My Crosstrek handled the heat just fine although I wish the AC was stronger, I just can't keep it at "1" otherwise I'd still be toasting inside lol. I drove from Thousand Oaks, Ca to Long Beach. Then from LB to Santa Monica then to the San Fernando Valley then back to Thousand Oaks. The hottest that the car thermometer registered was 101 while I was in the Valley. I probably drove about at least 220 miles that day.
Because I desperately want an XV. But as of right now, I drive too much to have any equity in the Fiesta to be able to trade in and get one. You can see in the picture, 105k miles on a two year old car.
I brought a ‘16 XT Limited off the lot on Thursday 7/25 that included the STI Sport Pkg. Wheels and 225/55/17 Continental Performance Tires. These were added at the dealer so they have about 100 miles on them (+whatever additional miles until they sell)
The STI wheels retail at...
I know we already sort of have a Bay Area thread, but I might as well start an official thread since it seems there's enough XV owners here for some chatting...
I'll start off by sharing my bike ride... (2013 TREK 8.4 DS)
Pictures of a bike ride I did a couple days ago, about 3000 calories...
Anyone know of a good shop to install my Andersondesign lift kit for my new 2019 crosstrek with eyesight tech. Looking in the Portland metro, upper northwest Oregon Area. Im in the Tillamook coast area. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
I have a 15 Crosstrek with cloth ivory interior and I want to trade my interior (seats + trim pieces + seat belts + center console, etc) for your leather seats + interior pieces. I will also throw in decent cash to sweeten the deal. I am basically doing an interior swap. I think it would be the...