Glad to know I'm not going crazy. This system is completely broken. A fan speed control and a red/blue slider from the 1980's would be more driver friendly than this over-engineered/illogical climate control nightmare.so just to re-iterate MY issue ..
I am NOT using "auto", I am using manually adjusted temps. Right now with temps in MT not getting above 20degress, once I pull out of the garage at work (where its about 68deg) then thermometer on the tach starts to drop. When i start the car usually the temp is at 70-75deg, so I always turn it down in to the 60s to try and get some cooler air flowing in the car. By the time I have driven outside for about 5 min, that ~60deg starts blowing HOT air until I then turn it down in to the ~50s.
The second those 50s are too cool and i adjust upwards, its HOT air again. Its not a gradual increase just hot.
When its just unbearable, even after turning the fan down to the first notch, i just crack the windows to get some cool air in. its a pain