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bigfish
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Rear wiper help from single car owners Reply with quote

OK...so I have seen some posts about rear wiper - but this is my only car,and will be sat on my driveway & used daily

Can I ask people who use their 997 daily to see if a rear wiper is needed? Is it a pain without? Do you need to have park sensors if you dont have rear wiper

Sorry for a dull "wiper" thread but I need some help
 
  
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Pete Hadfield
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bigfish,

A lot say the rear wiper is a no no on the 911 and spoils its line and beauty. I've also read that some people have taken theirs off! My 997 hasn't one and I've found no problem seeing out of the rear. I've also no parking aid which makes me more careful which can't be a bad thing.

I've read on a different thread of a product called RainX which causes water to run off with ease. I haven't tried it and as I said don't think it is necessary unless my family would like to get it for me for Xmas I'll road test it and feed back to the 911uk team?

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Jamie
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really isn't a problem. I drive mine every day of the year and never have a problem.

However I think rear parking sensors are essentially for a daily driver rain or no rain or else you will never get the thing parked on your daily chores.
 
  
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Wattie
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you NOT want a rear wiper? Thumb

Did you buy your Porsche to look at it from the back, or to drive it? Very Happy

Mine's a daily driver and I think it's brilliant having a rear wiper - helps with parking (I never trust parking sensors anyway - they don't always detect narrow posts / overhanging branches / boxes on posts), but also rear vision in slow traffic.

Removal of an existing wiper is a step too far in the vanity stakes AFAIC wack
 
  
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ResB
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Rear wiper help from single car owners Reply with quote

bigfish wrote:
OK...so I have seen some posts about rear wiper - but this is my only car,and will be sat on my driveway & used daily

Can I ask people who use their 997 daily to see if a rear wiper is needed? Is it a pain without? Do you need to have park sensors if you dont have rear wiper

Sorry for a dull "wiper" thread but I need some help


Nope. Have not missed it at all.
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Jamie
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wattie, a rear wiper spoils the look IMO.

It sounds to me like the poster has seen a car without and in that case, shouldn't put him off buying.
 
  
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rennsport
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rain-X does the trick on all my cars, no matter which window. I've ordered mine without the rear wiper also.
 
  
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Wattie
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jamie wrote:
Wattie, a rear wiper spoils the look IMO.

It sounds to me like the poster has seen a car without and in that case, shouldn't put him off buying.


OK.. Wouldn't stop me buying one if everything else is right, but with two identical cars (or buying from new) I would definitely have the wiper...

But then, anyone who has ever seen my car knows how little value I place on how it looks! Embarassed

For me, anything that is functional is good, anything that compromises function for cosmetic reasons is very bad!
 
  
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ResB
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Wattie"]
Jamie wrote:


For me, anything that is functional is good, anything that compromises function for cosmetic reasons is very bad!


For example, a rear wiper. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all...I have indeed seen a car without wiper

I think I would prefer one "iwth"...but looks like it no big deal either way

Been interested if that RainX
 
  
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Wattie
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ResB wrote:
Wattie wrote:


For me, anything that is functional is good, anything that compromises function for cosmetic reasons is very bad!


For example, a rear wiper. Wink


Well mine works perfectly thanks, and I find it really useful...
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Particularly on days like this:



Interested to know why you think it compromises the car in any way EXCEPT cosmetic? Question
 
  
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ResB
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wattie wrote:
ResB wrote:
Wattie wrote:


For me, anything that is functional is good, anything that compromises function for cosmetic reasons is very bad!


For example, a rear wiper. Wink


Well mine works perfectly thanks, and I find it really useful...
Smile

Particularly on days like this:



Interested to know why you think it compromises the car in any way EXCEPT cosmetic? Question


If you omit the "cosmetic issue" and again it's personal preference then of course it doesn't "compromise" anything else as far as I can see but IMO, it's just not required. However, this begs the question (other than requirements required by individual countries) if it's not required, then whats the point of having it? Wink

Insofar as snow is concerned I usually wipe it off before I get in the car. This stops the snow compacting at the bottom of the screen stopping the wiper from returning to it's natural position. If you don't have the wiper, it's even easier to clear. Smile You also have the issue of wating until the snow/ice has melted before you can use it and by this time it's clear anyway because most will use the rear de-mister...

Each to their own though. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Gen1 997 didn't have a rear wiper and I had a couple of times that I wanted one.

I've just picked up a Gen2 997 that closely matched my required spec. It has a rear wiper.

Now I do think that the look is slightly spoiled by the wiper, but in the current weather it is a very useful thing!

I won't be removing it...

Just my 2c worth.

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Maxie
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my rear wiper....and isn't this just a sad litle thread? Those GT3 boys and the like must be laughing at us so much by now.

~ Maxie Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maxie Islam wrote:
I love my rear wiper....
~ Maxie Embarassed


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my Gosh...the penny's just dropped........

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just goes to prove that quotes taken out of context can be read a totally different way.

Sorry Maxie but I couldn't resist Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO its very useful as the screen is quite flat so heavy dew and rain tends to lie. Quite fussy when it comes to aesthetics but never ever considered it detracts on my 993, actually quite like it as it says sporty and functional.

Re: Rain X is very good, but with a decent glass cleaner you will find its not required as the glass doesn't get worn, scratched or attacked by high speed stones etc like the front screen does and therefore dirt/water has nothing to cling to.

Dont feel bad about discussing something so mundane, I do believe a photo once stimulated discussion on the correct park position of the rear wiper a while back.... Embarassed

Shameless post of a couple of fat arses with rear wipers, for your pleasure


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