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I ordered a 2010 Golf TDI. I am 1st on the list at my dealer. When the 1st Golf comes in I can accept it or reject it if it does not match my request . I did not list the Xenon headlamps but can accept a Golf with the xenon lights if it is on the 1st car to arrive. Are the Xenons worth $700? Does the VW system lights move the beam in the direction you are going when turning?Do they self level if there is a load in the rear? Can after market Xenons be added at a reasonable cost ?
 

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YES. They are worth more than $700. Retrofitting OEM headlights normally costs $1200+a few hundred for misc sensors, wiring adapters, etc. They will be in demand. If you don't like them, swap them to someone who has regular headlights and pocket the difference.

The Golf HID move in the direction that you turn. Not sure what speed it turns at but there's a range. Not 100% sure on the self leveling but all past HID equipped cars had self leveling sensors on the front suspension so I would guess yes.

The only way to add quality aftermarket xenons is to wait for them to come out from a manufacturer like Hella, add your own hid kit, and even then it won't work like OEM but it'll still cost more than $700.

The reason they can put it as an option at $700 is because you don't get the halogen headlights, so it's like you're paying $700 over the regular price. There's little demand for stock halogen housings so if you buy OEM HIDs later and try to sell your old housings you'll never come close in savings.

I highly recommend them.
 

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Hopefully your dealer is good and will honor lists. Aftermarket lights won't turn or level. Even after 5 years, the OEM mk5 lights are still almost $1000 to add and don't turn. The levelling sensors are extra too.
 

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They are definitely worth $700. The stock headlamp is reflector and you can't covert it to HID without an all new headlight housing.
 

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if you enjoy blinding other drivers have at it.

they are not for me. I hate them and they should be illegal.

My 3 cents.
 

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HID headlights

Worth every penny. I would not buy the car without them, and turned a Golf TDI down cause they were not included.
I am not blinding others with the stock OEM high intensity discharge lights on my other cars. They will allow you see farther and drive safely especially on rural roads.
 

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if you enjoy blinding other drivers have at it.

they are not for me. I hate them and they should be illegal.

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The only people causing other to be blinded are those a-holes installing Xenons into reflector housings on vehicles.

If Xenons are properly aimed and auto-leveling there should be no blinding.
 

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The only people causing other to be blinded are those a-holes installing Xenons into reflector housings on vehicles.

If Xenons are properly aimed and auto-leveling there should be no blinding.
If the lenses are dirty it can result in more dazzle. This is slightly different than glare. I don't know if it's the correct terms but from my understanding dazzle is the star sparkles from a bright point of light and is more noticeable in projector lenses. Glare is a more diffuse blinding and is more noticeable in larger headlamps like reflectors and from dirty lenses.

Glare is usually worse because projector lenses are better at controlling the light. And as you mentioned, I've noticed cars with one headlight crosseyed and pointing up into traffic.
 
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