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..............and they have created a car that wets the seats in heavy rain!

That's right - try this out-

1. Park your MKV nose up on a slight hill in heavy rain

2. Open your door (any will do)

3. Delight at the gushes of water pouring onto the seats.

4. Soak up water with trousers[:(!]
 

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Quote: posted by kenl on 18/01/2005 14:40:12

Loads of cars do this as none have decent rain gutters like they used to.

Do they?

Which ones?

This is the first car I've been in where this has happened!
 

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My last car a MINI soaked my nearly every time there was rain when parked on my drive.

The problem for me anyway was that the car was so well waxed huge globules of water sat on the roof but as soon as you moved the car by sitting in it the lost their grip and started pouring into the car.
 

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My Leon got me with this sly trick earlier too. Solution is either,

1. Dont wax the roof so the water wont run.

2. Glue a chamois leather to the edges of the roof.

3. Attach some guttering.

No more wet seats.
 

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This mornings experience taught me to make the following mental note:

Wipe snow from around door before opening.Then close door prior to switching on windscreen wipers.
 

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Quote: posted by col.mc on 18/01/2005 16:07:04

This mornings experience taught me to make the following mental note:

Wipe snow from around door before opening.Then close door prior to switching on windscreen wipers.

Pmsl I remember doing that last time it snowerd!!
 

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Quote: posted by col.mc on 18/01/2005 16:07:04

Wipe snow from around door before opening.Then close door prior to switching on windscreen wipers.

Did the same today, opening the doors was a task, they'd frozen shut!
 

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Yeh, damn that Swissol - if it rains and you forget that there's a swimming pool sitting neatly on the roof and you open your window when you start to move you get a river coming in on top of you!

I think this could be the case with any car though when it's on a slope.
 

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Just dont was the car like me lol

I cant be bothered washing everyweek anymore as the cars going, so it hasnt been washed for about a month and no slidy water at all [:D]
 

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Quote: posted by ChrisB on 18/01/2005 16:03:55

Quote: posted by unikarl on 18/01/2005 15:09:24

3. Attach some guttering.

lol!!

Are we talking downpipes, corner sections etc? What looks best? Standard round, or decorative guttering?

I like the idea of a thin stip of chammy leather though.
 

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I would say use standard round as these would have superior aerodynamic properties.[;)]

More importantly would you paint them to match or use a contrasting colour?[:D]
 

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Try opening the hatch on an Octavia when it's been raining. It obviously took months of R&D to get the water to pour straight into the rear speakers [:(!]
 

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[:D]

anyone going to post a pic a Golf with guttering

just the idea of it makes me laugh[:eek:)]

I would if i knew how

or you could fit loads of shark fins along the edges [??]
 

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On my way to work this morning i opened my sunroof on my soon departing 118d, a ?700 option by the way, and braked for the first set of traffic lights to be greeted by the mother of all niagra falls style quantity of water all over my head and clothes ! Bloody BMW's ! I can add it to my increasing list of hates on this car, the sooner it goes the better, even though it was all my fault.
 

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Don't buy an MR2 Roadster then - open the window slightly to let some air in the cabin, spray/wash windows and watch the water come in through the open window. To make matters worse if your driving at the right speed you get screen wash in your eyes. Lovely.

J.
 

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Quote: posted by Generation Golf on 21/01/2005 21:50:12

On my way to work this morning i opened my sunroof on my soon departing 118d, a ?700 option by the way, and braked for the first set of traffic lights to be greeted by the mother of all niagra falls style quantity of water all over my head and clothes ! Bloody BMW's ! I can add it to my increasing list of hates on this car, the sooner it goes the better, even though it was all my fault.

Please tell us more about the 1-series.
 

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As you wish Kenl. After having four MK.IV's i decided to switch brands and fancied a BMW. At first i wnted a Compact but somebody remarked that it was just a 'jumped up Escort Ghia' and i was'nt totally sure i liked the overall style, so i decided on a 118d SE with some extras. Did a silly thing though and ordered it having test driven a 120i petrol but i had read good things about the 118d SE so ordered one anyway. Having been messed about with delivery i finally got it and at first liked it but the diesel clatter soon began to become wearing, but not as wearing as the v.poor ride and interior space was very limited, so when VW announced the Golf Sport i mused on it for a while before beginning to warm to the idea, so earlier this month i went and ordered a Candy White (yes, i know, i know, but i have to live with it) 1600 FSI Sport 5 door with 17'' Torino alloy's, luxury pack 1, storage and winter packs, front fog lights and centre arm rests. For the change over i have paid just ?700 extra over what i was offered for the 118d and so added a few accessories as well !
 
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