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Couple of suggestions;

Take your vehicle to a windscreen specialist to assess if there is a manufacturing defect with it.

Get the glass professionally cleaned, ,unfortunately, getting the glass 100% streak free is my Achilles Heel when detailing my vehicle. If that does the trick, find out what products, or procedure they use to achieve it. Every day is a school day!

I used rubbing alcohol (isopropyl 70%) to remove the sticky residue from a previously applied window tint, which may be worth a bash.
 

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The only thing that I've used thus far, on the inside, is Windex and it's not helping much at all. Take note that it only does this in cold weather, if it's above 70 degrees Fahrenheit it doesn't do it.
 

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All summer the muck did not show itself but now that it’s the fall season the muck is back if the temperature outside is 70° or less.
Do you keep the A/C on all year round, or switch it off during cold weather/winter?
 

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I would skip the Magic Erase part because those have some micro abrasive compounds which could possibly scratch the glass if you push too hard,
I use a Magic Eraser to clean the inside of my fish tank, if it ever needs cleaning, I never got any scratches from it.
The only scratches I do have, came from those magnetic glass cleaners sold for cleaning fish tanks. That is why I now use the Magic Eraser if I need to clean the inside glass at all.
I reckon a cars window glass would have a harder surface than a fish tank.

YMMV.

P.S. I forgot to add that I have used the Magic Eraser on my windows too.
 

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The only thing that I've used thus far, on the inside, is Windex and it's not helping much at all. Take note that it only does this in cold weather, if it's above 70 degrees Fahrenheit it doesn't do it.
Mine does the same. The film is actually always there in a sense. But when it's colder, the interior condenses ever so slightly sometimes and what you're seeing is a slight fog sticking to the grease film. Try turning on your front windshield defroster to see if it clears up.

I've also found that there's always air blowing through the windshield vents regardless of if you have it on internal circulation only and vents aimed at the feet. Because of this, the film builds up inside within a month or so and I have to keep cleaning it.

But a pro tip that I've found to be useful. When you get that slight fog on the windshield, or if it just seems greasy, use it to your advantage. Park under a street lamp at night (this really brings out the grease film) then run your finger on the glass to create a "streak" so to speak. If the streak you made it clearer than the other parts of the windshield, then its time to wipe if off. Since theres fog build up on it, the added moisture acts like if you puffed your breath on a camera lens to wipe it clean. Now just get a dry paper towel, or even some napkins from McDonalds, and wipe your windscreen. You may find that it gets clearer, if so, repeat for the rest of the windshield. No windex, or glass cleaner required.

That has been my secret "upkeep" technique between full windshield interior washings. I hate greasy, film on my windshield just as much as you so I feel your pain. I actually keep napkins in my car from all the fast food joints and when the film gets bad enough, I'll sometimes wipe it down while waiting at a stop light (make sure to put it in park first. lol).

I've also come to find that window cleaners seem to make it worse sometimes. It's almost like the cleaner spreads the grease around more, like butter. But the dry towel/napkin technique seems to act as a "sqeegie" and pushes the grease off to the corners.

Hope this works for you.
 
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