I have seen so many Japanese cars around here that have wipers like that. I use to think that they were just broken, but then I saw one when it was raining. Personally I think it is pretty stupid looking considering the park position is halfway up the windshield right in the drivers view.
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 24,000 miles. 1.9L I-4 TDI 5spd.
1986 300E. 115,000+ miles. 3.0L I-6 1st daily ride, around town only. (Gone)