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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite the same, but I had a TT without rear wiper - really used to annoy me on a wet day - spray wasn't a problem but rain sitting when parked or in slow moving traffic was.

The Targa's rear wiper is a great thing to have & I wouldn't want one without for a daily driver.

One thing that still narks me is Porsche's inability to engineer in a washer mechanism to accompany the rear wiper - not sure if they figured this out on the 997? Odd given that every cheap hatchback seems to be able to manage it!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's their inability really. Porsche must think it ruins the lines also. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Personally I would want a rear wiper.

I'm fairly sure that the UK specification (C16) 996 came with the rear wiper as standard.

The 997, I'm equally as sure, didn't and was an option.

I think it depends on personal circumstances, personally.

My car is normally parked in the garage, but occasionally it is left on the drive.

The drive is a bit awkward to get out of (on a hill, reversing up to a narrow private road)....so I need rear visibility to get out!

If the car has been left outside, I usually find I have to clear the rear window in the morning. I could of course walk around the back of the car, but when you're running late for a meeting, it's easier to get in the car and push the rear wipe button!

Apart from this, unless I'm in stationary traffic, I rarely use the rear wiper.

I personally think the 911 looks a bit funny without a wiper and cheapens it a bit, but that's just my opinion. ie. looks like you've struggled to pay out the 60k in the first place and had to skimp on the £200 rear wiper!! Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rear wipers? next you lot are going to be wanting to have cars fitted with hair dryers and to come with a complimentary box of wet wipes
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