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Old 8th June 2010, 09:16   #31
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could u please name a few just for my info
Fiat Punto and VW Polo.
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Old 8th June 2010, 10:13   #32
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Really!? The rear windows roll down only upto 50% in Punto and Polo?! Never knew that!
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Really!? The rear windows roll down only upto 50% in Punto and Polo?! Never knew that!
Well! 60% or so really:

Punto:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1355245

Polo:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1755149
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I guess that having a full rear glass is cheaper to produce than a rear quarter-glass, which means two additional sets of beadings and other materials, as well as more time to install. It's about mass production. Assume that it would cost Rs. 200 extra to have a rear quarter glass. For every 10000 cars, that's additional 20 lakhs in production cost. I think that's the same reason Ford didn't provide an option for rear PW either. The low margins in a small car probably doesn't cover the additional expense required for an additional line of door-pads. The Figo is arguably the cheapest car Ford makes in the world.

Sometimes, such decisions make no sense at all. The old Premier Padmini did away with the rear quarter glass first, but kept the more complicated front quarter glass (with swinging opening and all) till the early 90s. It too had the problem of rear glass not winding down fully. I remember that my neighbour's 1968 model Fiat 1100 had rear quarter glass too.

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