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For those of you who have had your Crosstours through a winter season, how did the wipers perform? They have that one piece look but they still appear to have the standard wiper insert hard mounting points.
 

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Here's my opinion. My 2008 Passat has about 32,000 miles, and has never had the wipers replaced, and they leave only 2 or 3 lines when wiping! My CT has 2,000 miles, and leaves lines everywhere! They haven't even been through a proper winter...maybe just 2 actual snow-on-windshield days. It's a little disappointing...though, the passat's are legit one piece wipers.
 

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Here's my opinion. My 2008 Passat has about 32,000 miles, and has never had the wipers replaced, and they leave only 2 or 3 lines when wiping! My CT has 2,000 miles, and leaves lines everywhere! They haven't even been through a proper winter...maybe just 2 actual snow-on-windshield days. It's a little disappointing...though, the passat's are legit one piece wipers.
Thanks. The reason for the question in the first place is that I was thinking about putting the Crosstour wipers on my Acura TL rather than going with a Bosch Icon or a Michelin Stealth wiper for example. The Crosstour wipers being OE, the fit is much better than those aftermarket options and they look "natural". But if they don't perform well, not much sense in investing the money just to look good.
 

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I went through a mild winter here in VA and lots of rainy days so far with the original wipers still in place. No problems so far. Tried RainX'ing your windshield? I do and it makes all the difference in the world. At highway speeds (I drive to Richmond every weekend almost) I don't even use my wipers and just watch the rain bead right off. At night I can't even tell it's raining sometimes.
 

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I have used Rain-x on our other cars, but I did that when they were past 60k+ miles! Doing it on a new car, honestly, I feel like you are just covering a problem...a problem of having CRAPPY wiper blades.
 

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I went through a hard winter with the Crosstour wipers... they performed great and they are still performing great.

I'm quite pleased with them.

(Of course, I occasionally take one of those wet-nap things and clean the rubber, so I'm sure that helps.)
 

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I went through a hard winter with the Crosstour wipers... they performed great and they are still performing great.

I'm quite pleased with them.

(Of course, I occasionally take one of those wet-nap things and clean the rubber, so I'm sure that helps.)
I clean mine too its nice to just changethe insert only $5 dollars vs the whole blade, even if you have to change them twice a year your still ahead !
 

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Ours did not do well at all. We bought the car new in October, and had to replace the wipers in March. The passenger side wiper wore out early on, and the driver side windshield washer wsa weak. We got "winter" wiper blades put in in March at the dealer, and we are having a problem on the driver's side with that install as well...there is a loose piece of plastic flapping in the wind...need to have the dealer look at it.
 

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Where you at in northern ont. Tom??
 

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I'm in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island....very rainy winter here...I've had the car for a full year now and the original wipers still work fine....I think it's the snow and ice that wreck the blades the most....gladly, we've just got mostly rain here...
 

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Sometimes the cars sit on the lot for a while too, we have had certain cars sit on our lot for up to 1 year,so who knows change them every 2nd or 3rd service.
 

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I actually have a beef with the wipers. Not the blades themselves, but the arms. The driver side arm doesn't put enough downward pressure and once I get over 65-70 it doesn't clean for crap. Has anyone else come across this? I was contemplating just bending the arm a little but haven't tried it yet.
 

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I actually have a beef with the wipers. Not the blades themselves, but the arms. The driver side arm doesn't put enough downward pressure and once I get over 65-70 it doesn't clean for crap. Has anyone else come across this? I was contemplating just bending the arm a little but haven't tried it yet.
I can safely say that I do not have the same problem you describe, in fact I have been quite happy with their effectiveness at highway speeds. (I had an impala who's wipers would start to lift up at speeds above 60mph)
 

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CT Wipers in a heavy rain

My dealer checked out the wipers on my 2011 CT because I can hardly drive the car in a heavy rain. It's not that the wipers don't weep the water away, its that the passenger wiper throws all of its water in front of the driver and by the time the arm swings back the rain has obliterated the vision once again. There seems to never be a clear moment - fast, slow.. In a hard rain what do my fellow CT drivers find? We've not purchased a second CT because of this issue. Wonderful car otherwise.
 

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My dealer checked out the wipers on my 2011 CT because I can hardly drive the car in a heavy rain. It's not that the wipers don't weep the water away, its that the passenger wiper throws all of its water in front of the driver and by the time the arm swings back the rain has obliterated the vision once again. There seems to never be a clear moment - fast, slow.. In a hard rain what do my fellow CT drivers find? We've not purchased a second CT because of this issue. Wonderful car otherwise.
I have never experienced this problem at all.

Not sure what's different.

Have you tried an aftermarket blade? I switched over to the RainX single element curved ones...

(That said, I don't recall having your problem even with the OEM blades.)
 

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So I tried some Goodyear blades from Costco and they were horrible. One of them flew off when I was driving down the highway. There is a little plastic piece on the factory arm that has broken off of both sides.


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