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Windows still very wet after rolling up/down

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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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