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I've only driven a Nissan Maxima and a Dodge Caravan but with both of them, whenever I rolled the windows down then up, it would wipe away any water on the outside and any condensate on the inside of the window.

On my Volt, I've noticed this isn't the case. The windows come up pretty much wet. Even when it's dry out, if it rained at least 1/2" on the previous day, when I roll my windows down then up, the windows are wet on the outside. This happens to all 4 rollable windows on my Volt.

On my old cars, I could even press against the window as I was rolling it down/up to squeegee even more water, getting the window pretty darn close to dry. I haven't tried this on my Volt yet, but will do tomorrow.

I find it incredibly annoying since on a dry day, I have to roll the windows up/down for many cycles (say 10+) with breaks between up/down cycles so the windows can air-dry. I think something inside the door is holding water like a sponge that is slowly depositing it back onto the window after it's dry.

Anyone have the same experience?
 

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I've noticed the same thing -- and with all the rain we've had here in TX it's a bit annoying, I leave to go home in the morning FROM work, and it's still a bit dark out, the rain drops on the side windows don't help visibility at all.

Best thing you can do is just get up to a highway speed and it will take care of itself on the side and the back window.

One thing I also learned recently, don't have the window cracked a few inches and go around a corner from a standstill because there's a large amount of water that will splosh down and in the window. (due to the design of the roof that kind of holds onto a few cups of water when standing.
 

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Not sure if a squeegee would be easy to use while I'm driving and it is one more thing to worry about before I drive off. Besides, the minute I roll down the window and roll it up, it's wet again. Pea-sized drops are gone, but there's still a sheen of water and small droplets that annoy me.

When spring comes along with a few dry days, I'll look into putting Aquapel on the rear windows despite reading on this forum that it didn't help that much due to slant of the rear window. I'm hoping it helps enough. Freeway speeds tends to clean off the rear window fairly well, IMO. Not sure if I want to aquapel my side windows, however. I'm actually more worried about mold in my doors if the water isn't drying sufficiently. Despite drain holes in the bottom of the door, there seems to be a sponge in the door retaining water. The only drying of that "sponge" occurs when I lower/raise the windows a couple of times. With Aquapel on them, I can no longer dry out the door sponge.

accelerus, I've noticed the same issue with cups of roof water. Luckily, I have enough stop-n-go that after a stop or two, most of the water drains off over the front windshield.
 

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I've owned somewhere around 30 cars and have driven hundreds. It's a 50/50 split if side window water is reduced or squeegeed
away by cycling the window. ELR not so much. Window treatment with a water repeller helps. I use Rain-X.
 
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