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Are there any other new cars available other than various models in the Ford range that come with a heated windscreen as standard as an option. As I am getting cheesed off with scraping the windscreen (twice today).,
 

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Quote: posted by enigma1992 on 19/11/2004 19:26:32

I imagine they are a bit costly to replace when you get hit by a stone?

50 quid if your insurance covers windscreens, which most do.

They are a wonderfull invention, my KA has one whereas the 8 doesnt, mind you the windscreen is the least of my worries with that when its icy[:O]
 

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Quote: posted by 4pot on 19/11/2004 21:46:14

50 quid if your insurance covers windscreens, which most do.

Hmm.. The missus used to have a 206 with a "solar" windscreen.. Autoglass tried to stuff us for ?75 when the excess was ?50, because the limit on the insurance was up to ?150 (and the screen was ?225)

I thought heated ones would be even more?

mind you the windscreen is the least of my worries with that when its icy[:O]

TRUE! [:)]
 

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Had thought it was only Fords with this. Absolute boon in the winter. Thought I could order my next car (Ford group) with one but no [:(] and it comes from snowy scandinavia
 

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Quote: posted by enigma1992 on 19/11/2004 22:33:30

Quote: posted by 4pot on 19/11/2004 21:46:14

50 quid if your insurance covers windscreens, which most do.

Hmm.. The missus used to have a 206 with a "solar" windscreen.. Autoglass tried to stuff us for ?75 when the excess was ?50, because the limit on the insurance was up to ?150 (and the screen was ?225)

I thought heated ones would be even more?

You may be right then but I do remember only paying the normal excess when I had the heated screen changed on a Fiesta we had a few years ago. [:)]
 

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In a way, even if you do need to shell across more pennies, it's probably worth it. Just like

heated door mirrors

heated rear screen

heated seats etc etc

You only need to have them for a while to never be able to do without them! LOL [:D]
 

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I have given up trying to prevent icing and misting. If its bad, I run the car on idle. I know that this is a no no and may cause long term damage to the engine.(tdi)
 

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Sad but true....the cheapest and car I hated most that I ever had, my Fiesta LX had this...my Focus, Golf GTI and Audi A3 didn't.
 

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Was tempted to get this fitted to my Mini but just stopped at the mirrors. It will live in the garage so it don't need it!!

Can't see misting in a Mini being as much of a problem anyway. Its MkIVs that mist up horrendously, never had it as bad in any other car.. mine had ice INSIDE the windscreen yesterday.. [:(]
 
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