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Re: fog lights & boneheads

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998 13:35:30 -0500 (EST) Jeremiah Kristal
<jeremiah@wbsnyc6.wbs.com> wrote:

On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Huw Powell wrote:

> > The fogs that came on my Jeep, although mounted relatively high on the
> > bumper, would not blind you if you sat in front of them with your eye lids
> > taped open. 35 watt bulbs (I've seen brighter key lights) and plastic
> > that were so translucent they looked frosted.
> Too bad most of them wind up aimed at my eyes... even 35w is too much if
> it's pointed the wrong way.  Ouch!  Jeeps... second only to late model
> dorF trucks on my retinal damage list.

Is it just the generally poor shape that most NYC cabs are in, or does the
Chevy Caprice have the worst headlights around?  It's so bad that I can't
even use the sidemirrors if I have a Caprice following me.  I think I'd
rather have a Bubba in a jacked up droF truck with Hella on the bumper and
the roof folling me rather than a Caprice.
Ob Audi Content-I haven't done much night driving in the boonies with the 
A4 yet.  How do their lights do when they're not being assisted by other
vehicles, street lights, full moon on snow, etc?>

Excuse me? It's just a question of maintenance dear chap...I can assure you
that most trucks (SUV's included) are quite bad in the lighting department...

The taxis just probably don't bother to aim their lights, and the cabbies
probably don't even know that they can, or how to!

If you're in front of my Caprice (which is now rusting due to lack of use,
since I've been away in India), I can guarantee you that you will have *no*
problems with the aim on mine...except when I'm in NYC, pedestrians *do* move
fast when I approach.. ;-) ...I think it's how the car looks, more than
anything else...

Just get the active-dimming side view mirrors that are been supplied by Gentex
to most of the automakers these days...

I do concur that misaligned lights are irritating - quite, but please don't
single out a certain type of vehicle, unless it is a design fault...which I
don't think it is...


Dorab (nivi@aol.com)
1993 S4 (Blk/blk) Was for sale, not anymore...
1992 S4 (Blk/blk)
1990 CQ (Blk/blk)
1986 Chevy Caprice (Dk blue/dk blue) 330,000 mi, original engine - still
started up and purred after 8 months of waiting for me to come back!