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I have always wondered this...WHY WHY WHY? :?

For example the slope of the rear window of 6 hatch and sedan are same but hatch gets rear wiper.

Can someone please explain to me, it's been bugging me for a while.

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ya, i agree.
It poured in houston yesterday and it was a little hard to see out the back window.

My suggestion: use RainX to make the water bead right off so you can still see the traffic behind you.
 

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Take the 3. The way the rear drops expose the rear window to lots of road dirts that normally get on the back of a sedan and not on the rear window.
 

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In general, stuff doesn't get on Sedan's back windows. Only when you're stopped, but that sheets off pretty quick. Rain doesn't get on rear sedan windows when you're moving, and dirt certainly doesn't.
 

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Thats the only advantage I've found to spoilers on trucks and hatches is that it redirects currents of air along the window helping keep them clean. The physics of air flow are different. Hatch and truck windows generally get dirtier than sedan windows.
 

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Evo 8 has it, it may look dumb, but all of u will think it is great when u need it.
and I think all JDM sedans also have rear wiper.
 

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sorry if u misunderstand my point, I want to say all or almost all cars sell in Japan have rear wiper.
also several times I wanted my former Accord had it, cause in Toronto, there are chances of heavy rainfall in summer time, so it had poor visibilty for the rear.
 

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i think you would need 2 wipers on the back as in the front.. coz the back window is so short a single wiper can't sweep all. and yes it would look very very strange..

in fact i like to have wipers on my glasses.. not for driving.. but for general walking in the rainning...
 

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I've seen a few sedans w/rear wipers - LOVE IT!!!

Not sure why you guys are so opposed to it. Looking dumb? I like visibility over style, but that's just me. Of course, I'm the same guy that finds 19" wheels overkill, headlight covers tasteless and couldn't care less NAV+HIDS... :)
 

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dinu01 said:
I'm the same guy that finds 19" wheels overkill, headlight covers tasteless and couldn't care less NAV+HIDS... :)
I also agree on all points!
 

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I always found it cool to have a rear wiper. In a case like the Acura Integra, it served well and wasn't too obvious. Now, I can't live without the rear wiper. So nice to be able to see out behind clearly.
 
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