Sunday, October 25, 2009
One thing we've noticed about the Prius is that it's got a big dashboard surface that heats up and then radiates to the rest of the car. I can actually feel the heat even with the air conditioning on unless I put the fan on full blast. This is Hawaii. It's hot over here. We always use a wind shield shade to keep out as much of the sun as we can when it's in a parking lot. It really helps! I'm surprised everybody in Hawaii doesn't have a shade for their car.
I'm seeing a few people putting a little rug like cover on their dashboards. I wonder if this helps. Do you suppose the rug thing will absorb the heat and not radiate it? We're trying to drive as ecologically as we can without using the air conditioning full blast but this Hawaiian heat is terrible.
This week, it's also extremely, horribly humid AGAIN! Arrrrghhhhhh!