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Re: Where's the rear windscreen wiper ??!?

Spooky...this was the EXACT discussion on the Radio 2 drivetime show this evening and no-one could come up with a good answer as to why saloons don't have rear wipers.

There were a few mentioned that do, though and I was following a Skoda Octavia at the time which had one.

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Re: Where's the rear windscreen wiper ??!?

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The rear window of the saloon starts to get wet when you slow down and or stop. And since this is 'clean' water directly coming from above 'they' decided not to give saloons rear wipers.
I've allways wondered why this was the case, but never thought to ask. So thank you for solving that mystery!
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Re: Where's the rear windscreen wiper ??!?

I saw a FIAT Coupe with a rear wiper, looked crap!
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Re: Where's the rear windscreen wiper ??!?

The rear window can be dirty on a saloon:
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Re: Where's the rear windscreen wiper ??!?

I find it annoying on my 156 at times that you can't see out of the back in the rain when at traffic lights. As I want to see if someone is going to plough into the back of me, so I can pull forward a bit and prevent an accident.

Rain-X has helped improve the problem, but where I park tree sap is a problem so that goes on top of the Rain-X.
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Re: Where's the rear windscreen wiper ??!?

Rear wiper was an option on a Peugeot 406 I once had, I remember. Personally, I think they look cr*p on saloons, plus the rear window on my Dad's 156 never seems to get dirty and he never cleans his car voluntarily.
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