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Day 3 with new Insight, first day with rain - and that's when I realized the Insight has no rear wiper blade!


I live in Vegas, where it only rains 22 days/year, and I've been so focused on the challenge of acquiring an Insight for a good price with nothing down that I hadn't even paid attention to the little details, like whether it has rear wiper blades. Normally I take that feature for granted...


How are the rest of you coping? I assume most of you encounter more rain than me...
 

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Do sedans even get a rear wiper (never seen one)? I've ceramic wax on my Insight so rain just glides off the glass.
 

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Day 3 with new Insight, first day with rain - and that's when I realized the Insight has no rear wiper blade!
@yecam had similar gripe about missing a rear wiper in this love/hate thread - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/25338-post12.html

I find the rear windows (and side windows) on the Insight (and most current sedans) to be very small compared to older Honda's I'm used to driving. With the rear window being so short in height, I think the span of the wiper blade would be so narrow that it might not be worth the area it could keep clear.

The rear window is so small that I can't see the headlights of the car behind me at night, and I've now grown used to 'properly' adjusting the side mirrors and rely on them more than the rear window. - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/313-exterior/286-side-mirror-question-adjustment-tips.html

The rear windshield is also pretty sloped, so I haven't experienced much accumulation on the rear window. So I guess the sloped windshield and adjusting to not relying on the the rear windshield are how I've coped so far. :)
 

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Coming from owning a truck, I didn't have a wiper there either.

I notice it some days, but it isn't a dealbreaker. Now if the **** rear-window would defrost at a reasonable pace, that'd be nice. I can get all of the way to work with ice still there ~25-35 minutes.
 

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I've ceramic wax on my Insight so rain just glides off the glass.

I've never looked into any anti-rain coatings before. I'll check it out shortly, thanks.



I find the rear windows (and side windows) on the Insight (and most current sedans) to be very small compared to older Honda's I'm used to driving.

I was thinking the same thing. One of my favorite things about Hondas in the 80s and 90s was the unbeatable visibility of large tall windows with short dashboards and sides. My Insight's rear window feels like an arrow slit by comparison.


Luckily it has a million new safety features to compensate. I guess I better learn more about them.
 

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I've never looked into any anti-rain coatings before. I'll check it out shortly, thanks.
For quick reference, here are some of the starting suggestions for spray-on ceramic coatings that are easily applied on all surfaces of the car, and are pretty affordable / effective:
- Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/313-exterior/764-meguiar%92s-hybrid-ceramic-wax-my-personal-experience.html
- Turtle Wax ICE Seal & Shine - https://www.gen3insight.com/forum/313-exterior/2682-turtle-wax-ice-seal-n-shine-hybrid-sealant.html
 
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