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Chris replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"In California the highest octane available is 91 and it costs in the low- to mid- $4 range. I've seen it at $4.69 even."
Mar 27, 2011
Carlito replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"Some stations have it. I work in Anchorage Ak and the Shell stations have 91 octane (@ $4.25 per gallon...)"
Mar 25, 2011
SRWills replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"Where can you buy 91 octane gas?  We have to buy 93 octane in NC.  I would try a different brand of gas first or a different station.  If its still doing it bring it back to the dealer."
Mar 25, 2011
Chris replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"Thanks guys."
Mar 25, 2011
Carlito replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"Never heard a popping sound with or without the defroster on much less the engine backfiring. This needs to be looked at by someone who will listen to you. Maybe call a dealership in another city and get their opinion? Good luck and be careful out…"
Mar 24, 2011
Jim VW replied to Chris's discussion front window defroster
"I don't recall ever earing a popping sound"
Mar 24, 2011
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front window defroster

I get an intermittent popping sound when the defroster is on. It happens mostly in 2nd gear. And when I shift from 1st to second, the engine backfires. I called to ask about the the popping sound and the service writer said it was "normal."  I let it go at that but I have a hard time believing this is "normal." I don't buy it. No car I have ever driven has had this happen. Service guy asked what gas I was using I told him the recommended kind----91 octane.Does anyone out there have the same…See More
Mar 22, 2011
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At 3:08pm on October 20, 2008, delaney said…
Chris, I drove from Albuquerque, through Denver, to Laramie WY. It took about 10 hours. I found there was absolutely no issue with speed or the air conditioner. The only thing that bothered me was the wind. When I got crossways of it, I had white knuckles a couple of times, as the gusts were 40+, and the car is only 1500 lbs. Other than that, the whole trip was a blast, and people stopped to talk and stare the whole time.
At 1:55pm on October 19, 2008, Kitty Thompson said…
I have the same question. I'm considering a road trip from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to Boulder, Colorado. If I do it soon, it will be before the snow flies, but I'd like to know how she will handle in the mountains.

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