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#57 of 86 I've pretty much run the gammot...
Feb 21, 2008 (6:14 am)
....of wiper blades. I started with regular ol' Ancos, tried several of the supposedly "premium" blades, and now I'm going back to Ancos. The premium blades are no better than the regular ones. The only thing that makes them premium is their price.
#58 of 86 Re: BEST ONES? [geo9]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:50 am)
The OEM blades on our 2004 Mazda MPV are still going strong... at almost 4 years old and 37,000 miles. Our last oil change the tech wrote,"need wipers bad", during a full circle inspection. But, they still wipe and clear off rain very well... without any streaking or gaps.
#59 of 86 Re: BEST ONES? [jipster]
Feb 21, 2008 (10:14 am)
I've noticed the same thing with our 2003 MPV wiper blades. They're working well. I'm not sure where Mazda gets their wiper blades, but I've never had blades that's lasted this long before.
#60 of 86 Re: BEST ONES? [bottgers]
Feb 23, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I had the opposite experience with mazda OEM wipers, I replaced them after about 6 months on my 2007 Mazda6.
#61 of 86 Re: harry [bottgers]
Feb 19, 2009 (12:00 am)
I have been an anco fan since I was young, Over 50 years, But now, I'm looking for a blade that does not fall apart in a week. I just purchased 2 and as I was driveing down the road, it started to come apart. Out in the rain I had to stand and put it together. The metal used to be one solid piece. Now to lite metal strips. that come off the plastic that was metal. need something new that will last.
#62 of 86 Re: harry [tonyy1919]
Feb 19, 2009 (6:10 am)
I had Bosch Icons on for over 2 years, replaced when performance had deteriorated, not due to any problems with the construction of the blade. I bought some similar Trico Neoform blades last fall, because they had a discount and rebate going at the time, these also seem to be well constructed like the Icons.
#64 of 86 Re: Has anyone tried the new Rain-X wiper blades? [bottgers]
Dec 31, 2009 (7:59 pm)
I purchased a set in Mar 09. On a rainy trip in Dec 09, they created so much vibration with their "scraping" that it shook my interior rear view mirror. They aren't effective in the middle of the blade and they are noisy.... I love them---not
#65 of 86 Re: Has anyone tried the new Rain-X wiper blades? [bottgers]
Dec 30, 2010 (7:36 am)
They seemed OK in warmer weather but I'm very disappointed with them this winter. Total junk in my opinion.
I'm going back to the triple edge wiper with silicon rubber. Best I've found so far.
#66 of 86 Re: Has anyone tried the new Rain-X wiper blades? [papoppy]
Feb 22, 2011 (1:31 am)
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who considers these to be junk. I bought 3 sets 11 month's ago to replace the blades on all 3 of my cars. I've had 2 failures out of the 3. The plastic mounting bracket that attaches the blade to the arm is weak. It's merely snapped into place and breaks free after a period of time. My receipt shows only a 90 day defect replacement, so I guess I'm SOL. Is anyone aware of a recall?