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Heated front Screen Option - worth having?

soulstyledevon

soulstyledevon

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How many times does "never cooked in" or less often "never slept in" appear in the for sale section?
Always wonder about that one myself, but then I can understand the reason for sale...

Options will always be subjective and on personnel needs/wants
But many options I see recommended are rarely needed.
Just trying to rack my brains on options I have, but don’t use.
The only thing I can think of, is heated seats.
 
Borris

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Always wonder about that one myself, but then I can understand the reason for sale...

Options will always be subjective and on personnel needs/wants
But many options I see recommended are rarely needed.
Just trying to rack my brains on options I have, but don’t use.
The only thing I can think of, is heated seats.
I suppose when you think about it most owners use many of the options and features infrequently. The parking heater, the heated seats, tow bar, awning etc etc are all items that don't get used that much. Still if you need to tow a trailer or your bum's cold then they come in very useful.

Taking it to the next level how many of us actually need a California? :thumb
 
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Our Ocean has this facility as it came with the ex demo spec. I too have only used it a couple of times but it was very efficient at clearing the screen.
You can always pop the air con. on for a few seconds and the screen clears of mist before your very eyes!
 
WelshGas

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Our Ocean has this facility as it came with the ex demo spec. I too have only used it a couple of times but it was very efficient at clearing the screen.
You can always pop the air con. on for a few seconds and the screen clears of mist before your very eyes!
Haven't turned the AirCon off yet.:thumb
 
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I was just reading a recent post re getting a chip to the heated front screen. Noted that this option is one of the few extras listed on the T6.1 configurator. Do others who have this feature find it super useful? Does having it mean no more scraping frost and ice off in the early morning? To me this is only an issue when i need the car first thing in the morning but maybe not so important when camping. I also queried with VW what "wing door right in passenger compartment' refers to and it seems that is a poor translation in relation to the electronic door opening option.
Yes!!!! Proved its worth this week as the first real frosts arrived. Windscreen super clear in just a few mins
 
BeagleMum

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I was just reading a recent post re getting a chip to the heated front screen. Noted that this option is one of the few extras listed on the T6.1 configurator. Do others who have this feature find it super useful? Does having it mean no more scraping frost and ice off in the early morning? To me this is only an issue when i need the car first thing in the morning but maybe not so important when camping. I also queried with VW what "wing door right in passenger compartment' refers to and it seems that is a poor translation in relation to the electronic door opening option.
We have front & rear heated screens wouldn’t be without them. For instance we are currently just outside York, beautiful morning with a hard frost. Screen heater had windscreen clear in no time:)
 
rod_vw

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We have a front heated screen and do use it sometimes but as others say with blown air heating and aircon the screen can be cleared pretty quickly.
I wear glasses when driving and find in certain conditions when the sun is low in the sky etc. the heating elements can be distracting.
I would suggest that a heated screen is one of those 'nice to have' options but not at all necessary.
 
BeagleMum

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We have a front heated screen and do use it sometimes but as others say with blown air heating and aircon the screen can be cleared pretty quickly.
I wear glasses when driving and find in certain conditions when the sun is low in the sky etc. the heating elements can be distracting.
I would suggest that a heated screen is one of those 'nice to have' options but not at all necessary.
Interesting, have never noticed the elements under same conditions you’ve described
 
DavidofHook

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I've had a heated screen on two Fords we have had in the past and it is one of the things I miss now on those frosty mornings. It's a great thing to have in my view, never had any problem with sunlight on the wires, I'd go for it myself.
 

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