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Since purchasing the Antara 2.2 brand new, i have had alot of difficulty with excessive condensation on inside and side screens, to the point it takes between 10-15 minutes to clear. When winter arrived this was a nightmare, thick frost on all inside windows, no water/puddles inside car to cause this, garage said they carried out a water test, no faults found apparently. Even with the vents on high, very lonf time to eventually clear the scree. Ended having to use deicer on inside screens. I really need to know if anybody else had this problem, the vauxhall garage were quite unhelpful.
 

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Hi PGM, you are not alone it is a pig for condensation, had I tested this car in the weather it would not have been purchased. I have never had such an experience and yes the dealer checked and found diddly squat, I have now treated the inside of the windscreen a demister from Halfords and rainX'd the outside. I suppose as this is predominantly a Daewoo car they don't have bad weather and they dont think about the requirements of the west, mine was also hopeless in the summer for the heat !!!!
 

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I have a '58 Antara and have very little issues with condensation on the inside. Its a big empty space and warm damp air will feeze overnight and create the issues you are both mentioning.

recirculating fresh cold air will for the warm wet air out of the cabin and leave you virtually mist free and will positively reduce the occurances of it freezing on the inside. This can be done by turning of the internal recirc/ auto recirc or just opening the window on your last 5 minutes of your journey.


Others on this forum have tried silica packs to remove excessive moisture, but as I stated, personally have not has an issue with the Ant and drive a minimum of 80 miles a day with no issues with temp on low and fans on a couple of clicks from off (Also parked on the drive and not garaged
 

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I keep the A/C on all the time, particularly in winter, sucks out the moisture.

A/C on, both button lights recirculate, and auto recirculate off...(it does this anyway when you select demister)


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Common problem I think, mine is the same and there's always a dam patch of condensation on the drivers side corner of the windscreen that takes forever to shift as it's past where the vent seems to blow out...
 

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Hi all thank you for the responses. Everything you have Suggested has been tried. It does eveventually get there after 15 minutes but it is not right on a laughably modern car. Also when I select demist it most definitely doesn't switch on a\c automatically. Ah well as a friend of mine said built on a computer then tested in a lab new cars never will work.
 

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:) comments predominately a daewoo car did make me giggle have you been to South Korea, humidity is far greater than here with more extreme temperature ranges colder and wetter in winter than Europe. Yes i have visited with work a few times.To the problem though I found a de-humidifier from aldi for a couple of quid works wonders in mine. and take out once a week and redry silica gel in oven when dinner has finished cooking.
VX are not alone with this seems a lot of new bmws are also suffering on there forums. Most think as new cars seal so well that moisture can no longer escape, also they stay warmer inside so when you open door more severe temp gradient causing the misting.
 
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