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For the angle of the rear window, vertical is basically for the load volume / carrying capacity, getting things with a high roof line opening. Well, some sedans or sedans with a hatch-back did have rear wipers...


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The reason for the question in the title (why vertical?) is that car has a maximum possible length if you want it to be maneuverable in tight spaces. For example, my Toyota RAV4 hybrid is approximately 4.6 meters long. Quite long, in my opinion. Compared to the Toyota Yaris I used to have, it's much less maneuverable. If the car was longer, say 5.0 meters ...


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Most electric window motors have thermal cut outs on them. When used, heat will build up in the motor. If they get too hot, the cut out comes into play and keeps the motor from moving so as to not damage the motor. When the motor sits for a period of time, the heat is dissipated and the motor is allowed to work once again. This may be what's happening to ...


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A hair dryer is adequate, and a heat gun may get too hot for the window. I removed tint on a station wagon, using the hair dryer trick, and at least for that tint, on that vehicle, it worked ok. Three demister/defroster leads were damaged. While that issue may be off-topic, it will come up. In a darkened area (like a garage at night) you may be able to ...


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The easiest way to clean it is with a blade, as in a razor blade. Use it cutting sideways into the glue, not as a scraper. This will cut away the excess glue. Then, using a heat gun, you can soften what's left of the glue and clean it off with a putty knife. Just be careful around trim just inside the window area, as well as any fascia on the outside which ...


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I suggest using heat from a hair dryer to heat up the sticker so that the adhesive loosens and then you can carefully peel the sticker off.


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There are basically two options to reduce air resistance at the rear of the car to a minimum. One is to make the rear flat and vertical. That way, the air flowing over the car doesn't create any turbulence until it has "passed" the rear of the car. The other way is to make body into an airfoil shape by bringing the roof level down smoothly and raising ...


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