I found out that I can get them for my 1990 bimmer, but I wonder if they're everything they're made out to be. Any user reviews for me?
They are all I use on all my cars and combined with Rain-x washer fluid, they are amazing in any weather. very much worth the extra money, especially when you think that you only need one set through all 4 seasons.
Quote, originally posted by DubNMiatafan » Yes! I just found some on clearance at Pepboys for $11 and $9 for the driver and passenger side, respectively and they are the absolute best blades I have ever had. Totally worth it.
I just found out that Bosch is offering a $15 rebate if you buy two. http://www.boschautoparts.com/....aspx
When I was in college, I worked at a parts store that retailed them. The people who bought them all seemed to love them. I even remember a guy who bought a set and put them on, then came back a few days before Christmas and bought 4 or 5 sets for his family's cars as stocking stuffers.
I'm perplexed that anybody would think they were bad for curved windshields - they're actually one of the better options because of the way they're tensioned, they contour to the window and the pressure is consistent. Even when I think of some of the cars that do have extremely curvy windshields, the regular hinged blades usually have the same issues.
I have similar blades on my car now. I forget who makes them, but they're the same basic design.
Really, about the only thing we ever cautioned anybody on was to not tear them up by using them as ice scrapers. I think I talked to one or two people who'd done that, but I never heard anybody else ever complain about them.
Modified by z0d at 1:40 AM 12-20-2009
I had a set on my Jetta for 3 years, and the worked great. When I bought the Subaru last January, I bought a set for that and they are still on almost a year later. Still working great.
I think that are worth the premium price.
They are running $15 rebate on two:
I run those in my B5 and I am a happy driver. I use Rain-x too.
Current Volvos: 2005 V70, 2000 V70, 1996 960
Past Volvos: 1998 S70 T5M, 1999 V70R, 2004 S60R
Past Audis: B5S4, 1990 90 2.3qm
I got a set of Icon blades for a Valentine's Day gift in 2007. I put them on my '03 Town Car and finally replaced them last week with a new set of Icons. Not bad for almost 3 years of service.
The Jetta has them and they are great. I wish I could score a set for my '04 Crown Vic but the connection isn't compatible.
Quote, originally posted by eunos94 » I have the Bosch Evolutions which are essentially the ICONS at half the price. I'm totally in love with a frickin wiper blade.
I came in here to say this. The icons are overpriced for what they are, unless you really have to have the fancy plastic cover that goes over your wiper arm. The Evos do the same job for less money. I just bought some for the wifes car, 28 bucks for 3 blades.