So there are 4 wiper modes, both as explained during my delivery process and according to page 18 of the owner's guide:
- 1: Auto with lo sensitivity
- 2: Auto with hi sensitivity
- 3: Continuous, slow.
- 4: Continuous, fast.
Am I the only one that finds the only difference between 1+2 to be speed? They seem equally sensitive, it's just that the wipers move faster.
And speaking of sensitivity... I find the "auto" modes very frustrating. In a ridiculously-light spray, they actuate way too easily/often. They *ALWAYS* wipe once when the car turns on, if I left them on when I park, even if the windshield is bone dry. And then in reasonable light rain, it feels like they don't actuate frequently enough... I find myself having to manually trigger a wipe way too frequently in light rain, after the windshield fills with drops at low speed and they fail to wipe on their own.
Last but not least, I finally drove through some pouring rain this last weekend (San Jose area... anybody else?). Mode 4 was COMPLETELY inadequate for a heavy downpour. Nobody in the car could believe that I was on the top setting. There was too much pause when the wipers reached the bottom of their swipe.
What are other owners' thoughts/experience? Is this just me?