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R58 Rear window wiper

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:20 AM
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Rear window wiper

Do you wish you had one?
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:39 AM
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No ... have one on the hatchback and there are nothing but scratches back there.
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:37 AM
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I absolutely wish I had one. Coming up on a year of Coupé ownership, I still habitually reach for the rear window wiper in the mornings, just to clear the condensation from the rear glass. It's effing humid here in FL.

At MOTD 10, I was sitting at dinner with some of the folks from MINI USA. Sorry, but I don't remember their names. We got to discussing the Coupé and my likes & dislikes. I remember asking one guy "Who was the genius who decided this car did not need a rear wiper?" He literally facepalmed right there at the dinner table, and said something along the lines of "I'm getting so tired of that question." Apparently, lots of folks would like a rear wiper.

At least if it was there, you'd have the option to use it or not at your discretion. And if you hated the look of it, you could always delete it. With no wiper there to begin with, those of us who want one couldn't possibly have one added for a price that would be anywhere near reasonable, since everything would have to be custom made.
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:36 PM
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When the rear window is misted with condensation, I use a squeegee and then turn on the rear window defroster -- and it stays clear.
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:05 PM
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No wiper is fine by me.
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:45 PM
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I missed it at first but I'm OK with not having it.
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:52 PM
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Would spoil the lines n the car. So no. I don't need or want one.
 
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:54 PM
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No wiper works fine for me.
 
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:48 AM
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Would spoil the lines n the car. So no. I don't need or want one.
+1 Definitely NO wiper for me. Would ruin the lines! Defrost works like a charm albeit a little slower than a wiper blade.
 
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:48 AM
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It would ruin the look of the car.
 
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:04 PM
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No, fine without one. Agree with those that say it would hurt the lines of the coupe.
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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Would spoil the lines n the car. So no. I don't need or want one.
+2 but the OCD part of me that I didn't know I had til now is driven crazy (no pun intended!) by rain drops that I can't clear!

I went from an r53 with one wiper to a clubman with 2! And now none. Hard to adjust even months later!
 
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