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One thing I have certainly noticed with my XTy is the back window sure attracts dirt, snow & road mist (water) fast :mad:

I know this is a function of the near vertical back window creating a vacuum in that area, thus allowing crap to settle on it.

We were in Calgary on the weekend and we drove out to Heritage Pointe to look at the new houses. My buddy and his family were in his '04 CRV while my family were in our XTy. We were using Motorola 2 way radios to communicate :thumbup:

It had snowed over night, however was melting during the day so the Deer Foot trail was slightly wet. We both started off with clean vehicles, however when the aftenoon was done, i had noticed my back window was a lot dirtier than his. I actually had to use the washer a few times, were as he did not even have to once.

It's not a big deal, however I just noticed this, and was wondering if the wing of the LE may make a difference? Maybe that X-Trail Back window shade may help. I know some Vans & SUV's use a air flow diverter to help air flow over the back window, eliminating the vacuum and thus keeping the window clean.

Like I said, it's not big deal, just something I noticed.

Please post if you have a wing or not and if you have noticed the same thing...
 

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Thanks for the confirmation Manuelga :)

Jalal, I agree, it's not really a big deal, however a sedan will not collect as much dust and dirt on the back window. Actually I have never noticed my back window getting dirty at all on my BMW and my Honda Accord, so this whole dirty back window is new to me, the common denominator is the truck :)

True washer is all that is required, howver I was wondering if the spoiler made a difference as my buddy's CRV does not have a rear spoiler and his window remained much cleaner than mine.
 

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The use of Rain-X or simular is a good Idea and I may try it out. However I think the only way to keep it clean with out applying washer fluid and wiper action is with a rear deflector designed to move air down the window thus keeping the window cleaner longer of dust and road spray.



They have been using things like thios for a long time in Vans and SUVs. I know I seen a rear window shade in the Japan X-trail catalog Stephen circulated, however it is more a shade and not designed to move air across the window like the unit above.

Good disscusion though :thumbup:
 

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aussietrail said:
I drove my xtrail with and without a roof spoiler (it didn't come with one when I bought it) and it hasn't made any difference to the rear window, so I don't think it's a major factor in this case.
Well there you have it, an air deflector is what is required then, or more washer fluid and wiper action :)

Thanks Jalal!
 

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Terranismo said:
I have two Terranos (Pathfinders) and one has the dealer installed rear window deflector. It's similar to the one I have on the X-Trail and both attract dirt almost on the same quantity. It's just the price we have to pay for having a boxy vehicle I guess :rolleyes:
True dat :)

I was noticing while I was drying the XTy the other day, the back spolier has some underhang on the undereside to disruppt air flow between the roof and the spoiler... I wonder if this was an attempt to create some turbulence?

Thats a big back shade attachement Jalal :confused:
 
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