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Old 04-23-2011, 7:03 AM   #1
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Wiper problem?

Hi,

I just purchased my 08 RL Tuesday and love it! It has 26k miles on it. I drive 80 miles a day and will definitely appreciate the comfort and AWD features.
I traded my 07 Prius in for it (and got a high price due to the current gas prices).
I'll post some nice pics soon.
QUESTION: My wife noticed that the wipers don't look like fully retract, and after looking at pictures of RL's, I notice she's right. Do RLs have any history for this?
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RL has a winter and everything else mode for wipers. Not really sure what "retract" means, but if I had to guess you're in winter mode where they are higher than usual.

All you have to do is lift and push back on them, they will retract.

Congrats on the new ride and getting rid of the boring Prius
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Old 04-23-2011, 7:24 AM   #3
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Hi,

I just purchased my 08 RL Tuesday and love it! It has 26k miles on it. I drive 80 miles a day and will definitely appreciate the comfort and AWD features.
I traded my 07 Prius in for it (and got a high price due to the current gas prices).
I'll post some nice pics soon.
QUESTION: My wife noticed that the wipers don't look like fully retract, and after looking at pictures of RL's, I notice she's right. Do RLs have any history for this?
Thanks!

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This is winter mode for sure. Just push down and it'll get to normal mode, like 037 said.
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by retract, I mean fully conceal themselves under the hood. Shouldn't they go down further than shown in the photo, when they are not in use?
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Wow, that's a relief! and easy. Thanks a ton.

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Just pushed a little on them and they disappeared : )
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LoL, you went from a Prius to an AWD Premium fuel drinking luxury car... well done sir.
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by retract, I mean fully conceal themselves under the hood. Shouldn't they go down further than shown in the photo, when they are not in use?
its winter mode... they dont go all the way down in "winter mode" so that if snow build up on the windshield there's less mass for the wiper motor to move by starting out at a higher angle (kind of like getting a head start). mostly to prevent your wipers from breaking.
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LoL, you went from a Prius to an AWD Premium fuel drinking luxury car... well done sir.
Just in time for $5/gal gas! LOL! Either way, it's a great decision!
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LoL, you went from a Prius to an AWD Premium fuel drinking luxury car... well done sir.
Well done indeed!
Why the drastic change in mode of transportation? Mostly safety. I need (yes need) AWD living where we live. I whited-knuckled the snowy country Wisconsin roads too often. Also, comfort! The Prius had the old man aching by the end of the work week. Seriously, the Prius had the worst seats ever (known for this by the prius community). Lastly, the RL is getting over 30mgp! That's 18mpg less that the smugmobile, but I can live with that for the benefits. Besides, due to the high gas prices, I got a ridiculously high price for the Prius.
Okay, can you tell that I'm feeling a little guilty?
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Well done indeed!
Why the drastic change in mode of transportation? Mostly safety. I need (yes need) AWD living where we live. I whited-knuckled the snowy country Wisconsin roads too often. Also, comfort! The Prius had the old man aching by the end of the work week. Seriously, the Prius had the worst seats ever (known for this by the prius community). Lastly, the RL is getting over 30mgp! That's 18mpg less that the smugmobile, but I can live with that for the benefits. Besides, due to the high gas prices, I got a ridiculously high price for the Prius.
Okay, can you tell that I'm feeling a little guilty?
how in the world are you getting 30mpg? I get like 19.
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I probably should wait a week before making an "mpg" statement. I finally figured out the trip-meter half way home yesterday, reset it and got 30mpg my last 12 miles home.
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I see you also have a Crosstour in your garage.
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Yes, that's my wife's. That's partly what sold me on Honda, and AWD.
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I probably should wait a week before making an "mpg" statement. I finally figured out the trip-meter half way home yesterday, reset it and got 30mpg my last 12 miles home.
Maybe he lives at the bottom of a 12 mile long hill?
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we get 19 - 21 on average but have seen as high as 35 - 40 on trips over several tankfulls flat and level 65 mph. They can do it but it not around town.
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Yes, that's my wife's. That's partly what sold me on Honda, and AWD.
My wife has one too. However we've been Honda/Acura fans for a while. That Crosstour is pretty impressive
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