On Mon, 5 Feb 1996, Jeremy R King wrote:
> Sorry if I've been beaten to the punch. The center vent IS outside air
> vented straight in. It's so you can blow cool (or COLD!) air on your
> face while your toes stay crispy. Keeps you awake at night and allows
> you to keep the rest of the car warmer.
This used to be the thing I hated the most about my dad's 4k. I always
kept the vents shut (so does he). After the thread a few months ago, I
decided to give it a try. I drove the car from Seattle to Tacoma and
back (2 hour round trip) in the pouring rain. The car has brand new
Dunlop D60-A2's, which seem very suceptible to hydroplaning compared to
the oem Bridgestone Potenzas. It made the drive quite
entertaining...having the cool air blowing on my face helped
considerably! Now I miss it on my Jetta.