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I noticed that the quick clear tech on the front windshield is offered in the UK and I think Canada. Does anyone know if it is on the US version , maybe with winter tech package? Why does ford and "American company", give all the cool options to everyone else. I guess when we get the "euro options" in 10 years, theirs will include an amphibious option.
 

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Hi, well firstly Ford isn't a american company, and hasn't been for some time, it is a worldwide 'global' company. I don't know if your cars have the quickclear, however surely it is easy enough for you to find out using the Ford website, or even google search?
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Is that just something they put in the windshield to keep it clean? They offer diamond shield stuff at the Ford dealership to help keep bugs and grime off the windshield and to help rain slide off.
 

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Don't quote me on this...but

As I understand it, Quick Clear Winshield is for melting snow/ice quickly off the windshield once the vehicle has been started.

I don't think this is available for US models...again..not too sure on availability...
 

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It's not available on either US or Canadian Focus. The latest (and only in recent years) Ford to have this option was the 2006-2010 Ford Explorer.
 

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Quickclear is not offered in the US.

It is heating elements in the windshield to help defog, melt snow/ice, etc.

Also can interfere with your radar detector, but I guess those are illegal in Canada anyway.
 

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Didn't the Lincoln Town Car have that at one time? I remember seeing some cars that had a mirror-type reflective (almost purplish) front window...
 

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I know Subarus sometimes are available with the glass defrosters on the windscreen down at the bottom to warm up the windshield wipers.

Here it is:

 

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Yes, the old heated windshields had a tint to them, usually purple or amber.

The newer design, as in the '06 Explorer, used very fine heating elements that went top to bottom over the whole windshield.
 

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Hi, well firstly Ford isn't a american company, and hasn't been for some time, it is a worldwide 'global' company. I don't know if your cars have the quickclear, however surely it is easy enough for you to find out using the Ford website, or even google search?
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Ford is an American multinational auto-maker which transacts and conducts its business world-wide.

Ford is based in Dearborn, MI, USA. Their stock is traded on an American stock exchange (NYSE) under the symbol "F" and Ford is incorporated in the United States.
 

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Well look at it this way, the windshield would be much more expensive to replace with the heating elements in it if it ever cracked!
 

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frankly i don't care if ford is considered an american company or not, nor if the focus is a german, u.s., european car, etc...
someone posting above had a good point.... many options avail on european editions of cars also sold in the usa and canada are not available in n. america...
For those of us in the northern tier of the usa and in canada this type of winshield defrosting would be not only convienent but a safety measure... Far too often i see drivers going around w/o their windshield cleared using only a small 'hole' to see....A regular defroster takes much, much longer to totally clear the windshield than the instant clear types.
 

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Quickclear is not offered in the US.

It is heating elements in the windshield to help defog, melt snow/ice, etc.

Also can interfere with your radar detector, but I guess those are illegal in Canada anyway.
In most of Canada, but not in British Columbia.
 
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