It’s one of those things you just don’t realize how cool it is until it just works. The automatic windshield wipers on the Passat are pretty darn nifty. On the interstate and while driving around, I don’t even realize them turning on and changing speeds; it just happens as needed.
Like the auto-dimming rear view mirror it is absolutely not needed but adds to “nice” feeling of the vehicle. It was raining off and on last night and this morning, not having to lift my hand up to the windshield wiper stalk was pretty awesome from a laziness standpoint 😉