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So Ive always wondered this...

A/C aside...side by side two cars that have both sat in the sun for the same time, why are our cars have a higmores terror ambient temperature? Is it because we have more metal that heats up rather than plastic?

What's the deal?
 

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Not sure I'd agree. I have a brown 240D that you could prepare a lightly cooked meal in after sitting in the sun. Like you said, I believe it's all the MB tex, and plastic parts. The Tex really holds the heat in. It takes quite a while for my AC to cool the cabin down unless I park in the shade. That makes all the difference.
 

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How many white Mercedes do you see on the roads? I like the white for practical reasons, but I am minority and buying used I ended up with black W210 for my wife. Now hiding the car from the sun is our priority on vacations in Las Vegas, where parking lots often are 140F.
 

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Ps2cho,
You talking about your rolling greenhouse of a wagon?
You've got a lot of glass there. I think that's a major contributor.
Mines not much different than my odyssey, also a greenhouse.
 

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Vehicle color must have an effect. parked side by side, my black Silverado will be considerably hotter than my beige 300E. the windows on the Merc are untinted and the truck has the factory dark tint on the rear doors and rear window, still the truck gets hotter, but it tends to cool down faster once the AC is running.
 
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