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I didn’t want to moan to my wife about her new car and I knowI’m being too pedantic, but I wanted to see if others get irritated by the samething as me - I drove my wife’s GLC for the first time in the rain yesterdayand the wipers really annoyed me for 2 reasons.

Firstly, the sweep appears jerky. I guess it’s a result ofthe unusual mechanism on the passenger side, but it seems to make the driverswiper to change speed on the downward sweep. It starts quick, slows and thenspeeds up again. It was more pronounced on slow speed than quick. At least theydon’t judder and jump like I’ve read on here.

Secondly, the passenger side wiper comes too far over, rightinto my line of sight. I found that my eyes would change focus from the road tothe wiper as it stays in the field of vision for longer. After driving for awhile (2+ hours), I started to be able to avoid focusing on the wiper and overtime I probably won’t even notice but it was really winding me up.

Having said that, it was the first time I’d driven the carfor any length of time and distance, and I really do like it. We did about 150 miles,mostly motorway, so I was able to get the seat set up properly, have a lookthrough some of the settings on the driver display (eventually settling on asimple speedo reading as it is easy to glance down at). I was really impressedwith the cars motorway manners, it is very stable, quiet and the gear changesin eco and comfort are silky smooth.

I just need to go and learn how to use the cruise controlsettings properly. A few times I turned it on and it jumped back to theprevious set speed which isn’t great when you’re in road works with an enforced50mph limit…
 

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With Distronic Plus if you pull the lever towards you, the adaptive cruise control will set the speed to the previously used setting. If however you engage Distronic Plus by pulling the lever upwards, it will then reset itself to your current speed.
 

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Talking about wipers I noticed the other day in heavy rain that the drivers side was hitting the A pillar with an annoying clonk on every sweep , hopefully adjustable . As regards the other clonks totally absent now with the Goodyear Eagle LS2's .
 

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My driver side wiper hits the A pillar with a clonk too. And the passenger side slows near the top of movement and then speeds up and goes another few inches toward driver side. very annoying.
 

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Talking about wipers I noticed the other day in heavy rain that the drivers side was hitting the A pillar with an annoying clonk on every sweep , hopefully adjustable . As regards the other clonks totally absent now with the Goodyear Eagle LS2's .
Yep, my wipers clonk too :grin2:
 

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TBH I used to get annoyed about creaks, clonks, squeaks and rattles on cars, but I think the older I've got the less it bothers me. I'm way past thinking anything will be perfect. I settle now for "good enough" or "could be worse" haha :) I must be Mercedes ideal customer!
 

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Yoy want to buy a land rover Andrew, you would be their ideal customer.
 

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Blades and screen on my wagon have been very good. Yellow “Replace Me” marker has appeared on end of my blades.
Purchased new MB wiper pack, part A 205 820 5800, 2x 555mm (22”).
This model suits W205, S205, C205, A205, X253, C253 models. 5 colour codes that transition from black to yellow!
However product marking on blade reads, A 205 820 4200.
Rubber has these markings, D SWF-S 70. B1. 180440. Y1 17. 088, 18 to 24. Price around Au$85.00
Video link to show how to change and position blades before attempting change over.
Rear blade A 177 820 0045. 1 x blade, 310mm (12”),
Packaging marked CLA Shooting Brake X117, 2003 to 2015.
Additional markings are V 6301-7113, .2.756 282, 178058. Price around Au$24.00.
will let you know how new biased perform.
Our Coupe has shudder in sweep, wife not happy !
Hope this MB data helps if you are considering OEM or After market altn types, based on other MB models listed here
 

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I hadn't noticed anything wrong with my wipers so far and the weather was pretty dire today so made a point of checking. They seem perfectly fine to me, certainly don't catch and are no noisier than my previous Audis.
 

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Not sure what you can to about those wipers to be honest, aside from the passenger one if it's in your line of vision. Maybe try getting one a bit shorter and see if that helps, but that A-pillar whacking seems to be here to stay.
 
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