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Which models let you select the speed of the viper in addition to the auto option?

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I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz E320 and it has that wiper sensor. I know it's a clever idea that it will automatically adjust the speed of the wipers to the rain and goes slowly or faster depending on the rain speed.

But sometimes the rain is drizzling and the sensor detects it and treats it as a fast pouring rain therefore the wipers start wiping at the higher speed - although the drizzles are pouring fast but it's just drizzling drops of rain and not actually causing any visibility issue, so the auto detect wipers goes off and start wiping the windshield but since there is not much rain on the surface, the wipers start making a squishy noise and that's so annoying.

I like to have the option to select the speed myself so I can set it to go off every couple of seconds like in other cars (i.e. Corolla) but that option is missing for my car's model.

I was wondering if someone could please tell me which model and year cars are equipped with both the auto detect speed AND selective interval option so I can consider them next time I'm in the market for a new car. Like I can set it so it goes off every couple of seconds.

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I'm not sure how anyone could tell you which models offer that without just a lot of time spent researching.

On a side note, however, are you running factory blades/refills or are they aftermarket? The aftermarket ones are often not quite the right size and they don't clear the sensor, so it thinks there is lots of water on the windshield and runs the wipers faster.

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I'm not sure how anyone could tell you which models offer that without just a lot of time spent researching.

On a side note, however, are you running factory blades/refills or are they aftermarket? The aftermarket ones are often not quite the right size and they don't clear the sensor, so it thinks there is lots of water on the windshield and runs the wipers faster.

Good luck.
The idea here was that I ask my question here hoping someone who has a model with that option can reply back, no research would be really necessary if they already own the car.

I've tried many wipers and all of them act the same, the sensor senses a lot of drizzle drops and start going on the fastest speed which is what it's supposed to do considering the heavy drizzle. BUT the heavy drizzle is not really equal no heavy rain so I can still see fine and would prefer the windshield to be wiped every N second.
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