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    Now winters here, I really miss not having an heated front screen. For a fairly well specked car, you would have thought Vx would have stuck them on the Signums, and may be on the better specked Vectra`s.
    God sakes even my transit van has one, Vx are cheap skates.

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    ford own the patent i believe

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    Often thought this. My 1989 Sierra had one along with both my old Mondeo's, and they were base specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob 2.2dti View Post
    ford own the patent i believe
    I too belive that to be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob 2.2dti View Post
    ford own the patent i believe
    Never knew that.

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    I am sure I have seen this somewhere before, fairly recently!

    Also worth noting, ford own volvo etc so they get them too.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob 2.2dti View Post
    ford own the patent i believe
    I've heard this too..

    Used to have them in My old Focus.. was a godsend..and well missed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    I am sure I have seen this somewhere before, fairly recently!

    Also worth noting, ford own volvo etc so they get them too.
    No idea if they're also fitted to Jaguar and/or Land-Rover - the sale to Tata may have included a licencing deal.

    One useful facility that hasn't been patented AFAIK is the heater elements at the bottom of the screen whre the wipers park - my Subaru has it, damn useful it is too.

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    I think a patent only lasts ten years, so shortly we may see some of the smarter ones on here retrofitting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow View Post
    I think a patent only lasts ten years, so shortly we may see some of the smarter ones on here retrofitting them.
    didnt they have them in their 1989 cars???

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