What do you see there? If you, like me, and I suspect most people, unconsciously anthropomorphize those wipers’ motions into ones dictated by emotion, it sure as hell looks like passenger wiper is attempting to attack or bother driver’s side wiper, who is just not having it.

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It looks like a repeating dance where passenger-side is waking up and pissing off driver-side who knocks passenger-side back down. And while passenger-side is beaten, it’s never broken, and returns to try again and again, never succeeding, but never quitting.

Man, it really looks like the driver’s side wiper is recoiling in a bit of fear, there. I can’t not see it that way. Would this drive me crazy if I had an Alpine?

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Speaking of having Alpines, look how close America almost came to getting these amazing rear-engined cars:

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Screenshot: Renault
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AMC-Renault was planning on selling Alpines at AMC dealerships in America, alongside Renault Alliances and XJ Cherokees, but when Chrysler bought into AMC in 1987, they scuttled the plan. Partially because of the fear of competing with the Chrysler TC by Maserati, of all cars!

If you needed another reason to be pissed at the Chrysler TC by Maserati, there you go.

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(As always, thanks Hans!)