I’ve had Carrie 7 months and today was the first time I’ve ever observed the rain sensing wipers in action. I’ve always been fussy about wiper use; I’m a minimalist, use sparingly or preferably not at all. My commute is now horrid stop/start most of the way and today was no different except that it started out in light rain, then stopped, then poured down in buckets and finally stopped again. I put the wipers in automatic mode and was very impressed at how the wiping frequency changed with the conditions. Only once did I get mad at it – during the heavy downpour the wipers went on super-fast which I really hate and the conditions certainly didn’t warrant that speed. Other than that, very well done MINI.