2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Lexus

image2013 Lexus GS 350 Long Term Road Test

I decided to lift off and start my 2013 Lexus GS 350 road trip to Austin, Texas during the night to make the trip more relaxed later on.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    I thought that cars built for left hand drive markets like the US were supposed to have their lights aimed slightly to the right to reduce glare for oncoming traffic.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Yeah, we know you're getting a Tesla S. You will be able to run it around the charger network/playpen in SoCal.
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILMember Posts: 531
    You want to make it easier to aim your headlights higher by making them height-adjustable from the comfort of your interior? Too many people already aim their headlights higher than is legally permissible (on a recent foggy day I noticed one car with a headlight aimed 10-20 degrees UPWARD) or simply drive around with their brights on. I come across at least one vehicle (sometimes dozens) every day blinding me with poorly aimed lights. This is one of the most irritating things about sharing the road, and you want to make it easier for people to do that? Headlights should be non-adjustable except by a trained mechanic (say, after a collision) or the car's computer (to compensate for heavy loads, for example). That's it.
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    I agree with greenpony. Now that so many cars come with the projector headlights it is hard for people to get used to the sharp cutoff so way too many people get under the hood and crank their headlights up to light up more thinking they are aimed too low.
    Cops don't seem interested as the real idiots are all over with their aftermarket HID bulbs or their modified fog lights that now are worse then driving lights for oncoming traffic.
  • bassracerxbassracerx Member Posts: 188
    your driving a dark unlit road no low beam is going to be bright enough thats what the highbeams are there for! just flip on your lows when you see a car coming. however when you drive dark unlit roads and have a lot of oncoming traffic i can see the low cutoff being a problem. i had this issue with my truck.
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    I don't get this argument either. US headlamps are renowned for their glare even in the low-beam position because of the DOT requirement for up-scatter to illuminate overhead signs. I believe they have reduced this requirement because they realised that it simply was not going to work with HID technology, there would be too much dazzling of oncoming traffic. The simple truth is we all over drive our low beams or we slow down. That is just as true with the older "no cutoff" lights.
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