Does a modern car Air/Con unit make you as cold as an old car A/C unit?
People spend a lot of time thinking about the Efficiency and Power of air/con units. Cecil has written several times http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2961/has-auto-ac-been-improved-so-much-it-s-no-longer-an-energy-sink, http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1010/what-gets-the-better-gas-mileage about car mileage with Air Con. in cars.
But what I’m currious about is just if they are putting ‘smaller’ a/c units in modern cars. I can remember 20-30 years ago, the A/C unit blasting out cold air. Now all I get is ‘cool’ air. Of course, in those days the A/C unit had maybe 2-4 outlets, not 8-10.
What do you think? Any numbers?