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For the first time ever, yesterday I cleaned the G using a "Waterless wash & wax". I must say, "I'm truely amazed how clean and shiny it looks." I've always thought it would scratch the surface, but no, it's absolutely fine, despite not being washed since the lockdown started.
 

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Sounds awkward, but what do I know. It would still take a gun to my head before I agreed to clean my car that way with the salt, rock hard tar and dirt of the harsh winter that has deposited on the paint.
A good traditional wash with a generous layer of wax couple of times a year and easier washes in between is my current recipe.
Exactly as I was. That's why I was so amazed with the finished result.
 

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MOT day today.
I'm an old fart and have been through this many times. BUT, it is still like being in the doctor's or dentist's waiting room.
Anyway the G passed, and no advisories. Already looking forward to the next time.......not.
 

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Put HVAC to auto, select temp, leave alone. Never had a problem. If you get in and the front screen is misted up, press the front screen button, it demists it the fastest way.
15 years and three alfas, never had a problem with the A/C systems. I also have it regassed once a year by a local specialist.
As above. A/C to auto, temp to 18-20 and leave alone. Driven hundreds of miles in all weathers and never even thought about, or seen any condo'. I've found it to be a good system.
 

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Auto is alright. In some extreme cases however it can be unaware of the conditions so you have to manually select the upward flow with the dial.
Once the cabin has reached the desired temperature the auto climate control seems to favor footwell direction for heating and mid-level direction for cooling. Sometimes when cold out this leads to misting.

If the problem is chronic then I'd leave it in semi-auto mode. So you engage Auto then select the footwell & top (bottom + top) directions on the dial. Leaving the speed to be decided by the computer.

Other helpful tricks are:
Keeping a clean car
Cleaning the windows
Treating the door seals
Na!!! Just select auto and forget.
 

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I've found the software on the climate control to be bloody hopeless, and the AC is pissweak. Am tempted to degas it and regas it with hydrocarbon refrigerant which is more efficient. Its sorta mostly acceptable if the temperate stays under the high 20s, but in the Australian summer its a pathetic barely cool dribble from the vents, and the fan is deafening when you inevitably have to crank it up.

Drove a mate's Mazda 3 recently, was reminded of what proper AC was like... :(

I read somewhere its because the HVAC system is an Opel Corsa unit originally designed for a much smaller car...

The HVAC is one thing I really hate about the G - its takes forever for the fan to come on when waiting for the heater on a winter morning (my Megane climate control is pumping hot air inside of kms down the road, in the G we are still freezings after 5 minutes) - the hot coolant is there if i manually crank the fan up, its just the software is dumb as dogstih.

And other dumb things like the mirror heaters are attached to the front demist button, not the rear like EVERY other car....
Maybe it's just your car. On mine, the rear demister also works the mirrors.
 
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