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Initially i was skeptical towards the lack of a rear window wiper but did trust the online reviews that things worked fine via the aerodynamic air path and intakes on the frunk and and the little spoiler wing above the rear window. After now having tested out my I-Pace in Rain, Snow, Wind and all of those elements of great winter weather I have not experienced any issues with build up on my rear window what so ever. This would mean hats off to the engineering of Jaguar for this one as in my previous SUV or any other car I have driven the rear window was always a mess.

Anyone having different experiences with the lack of a rear window wiper?
 

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Initially i was skeptical towards the lack of a rear window wiper but did trust the online reviews that things worked fine via the aerodynamic air path and intakes on the frunk and and the little spoiler wing above the rear window. After now having tested out my I-Pace in Rain, Snow, Wind and all of those elements of great winter weather I have not experienced any issues with build up on my rear window what so ever. This would mean hats off to the engineering of Jaguar for this one as in my previous SUV or any other car I have driven the rear window was always a mess.

Anyone having different experiences with the lack of a rear window wiper?
Not as much experience as you. The one rainstorm I drove in, the auto-sensing wipers worked great and the rear window was fine. I find the general visibility out of the rear is not great due to it's size, but didn't seem like the rain impacted visibility any more than normal.
 

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The lack of wiper doesn't bother me. I'll just need to wipe the rear window whenever I fill with gas. Hehehe. I did notice the lack of wiper, but I didn't notice a lack of visibility in the recent storms, other than the fact that the rear window is tiny. Also, I'm so busy passing people, I don't need to see behind myself.
 

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Rear windows with a slant like this don't collect a lot of crud. The same goes for my Volt, and that window is huge. I don't recall any issues with an '85 Firebird I had either.

Something to clear the rear view camera lens would be nice!
+1 - something other than my finger that is. :wink2:
 

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The lack of wiper doesn't bother me. I'll just need to wipe the rear window whenever I fill with gas. Hehehe. I did notice the lack of wiper, but I didn't notice a lack of visibility in the recent storms, other than the fact that the rear window is tiny. Also, I'm so busy passing people, I don't need to see behind myself.
To quote from Gumball Rally "The first rule of Italian driving, what's behind me is not important". :smile2:
 

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Yes the rear view camera does get messy, I have cleaned that one numerous times with my finger as well. But even in todays snow and rain I still have never needed to wipe anything from the read view window. Yes it is tiny and visibility is not great, but again better then I initially thought when looking at the car. Glad to see others are having the same experience as me :)
 

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I want a digital rearview mirror like our other car. I bought one, but haven't installed it.
 

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And today was a proper snow day which turned to slush afterwards. My front windshield was really messy as expected and required fluid all the time, but i paid close attention to the back and it was clean and always stayed clean! Really great work by Jaguar on this one as I was very skeptical at first but the engineers definitely did their homework here.Well done!
 

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And today was a proper snow day which turned to slush afterwards. My front windshield was really messy as expected and required fluid all the time, but i paid close attention to the back and it was clean and always stayed clean! Really great work by Jaguar on this one as I was very skeptical at first but the engineers definitely did their homework here.Well done!
So hijack if I may, how was the snow/slush/ice handling? This is one of my major reasons for getting the I Pace, an AWD BEV that I am willing to own and drive. My Bolt is about to go to its new owner (a casualty of the soon to land I Pace) and only thing I didn't like was snow handling.
 

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On the viper free rear window it was flawless. The rear window remained free of all of the slush and build up and always presented a the normal view. The water simply blows right off even at slow speeds. So a perfect, wiper free rear window regardless of the elements. The front window is of course as expected with wiper and washing fluid coming right out of the wiper and not being sprayed. Definitely a great overall experience.
 

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So hijack if I may, how was the snow/slush/ice handling? This is one of my major reasons for getting the I Pace, an AWD BEV that I am willing to own and drive. My Bolt is about to go to its new owner (a casualty of the soon to land I Pace) and only thing I didn't like was snow handling.
With the winter storm we had the past week I was able to test out the snow/ice handling and it performed flawlessly. At no point did I feel unsafe or as if the car wasn't in control.
 
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And yes the car itself performed great on these slushy, snowy and icy conditions. Simply set it to rain/snow/ice mode and the car adjusted itself to the conditions accordingly. Felt really stable and in control at all times. Even the wife was impressed at the handling
 
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