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      07-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Adaptive Headlights - Useful or irritating?

Anyone else with me in that the adaptive headlight feature really isn't all that useful? To me it also is a little irritating because I always find myself "watching" the lights move when I'm turning. Just curious to see if anyone really loves this feature and why?
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      07-03-2012, 09:51 PM   #2
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I never use it..or the day time running lights..I dont see the benefit
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      07-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #3
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Pretty useful when in twisty roads with poor light at night, but that's pretty much the only time they come in handy, at least for me
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      07-03-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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I never use it..or the day time running lights..I dont see the benefit
is this a future that you can turn it on/off?
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      07-03-2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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You can turn both off.
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      07-03-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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adaptive lights only work when you have the headlights set to automatic. Turn the lights on manually and they will not come on.
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      07-03-2012, 10:28 PM   #7
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useful i say in the back roads at night
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      07-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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Incredibly useful where I live.

You can adjust them somewhat via coding.
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      07-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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Very useful especially on curvy roads at night.
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      07-03-2012, 11:07 PM   #10
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Good to see they are useful. I probably just need to give them a chance and try to get over looking at them. I need to adjust my headlights anyhow, they are pointed very low compared to my old E90 335.
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      07-03-2012, 11:27 PM   #11
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I find the movement much more subtle on my E92 M3 vs my E90 335i. They seem to have a broader range on the 335i as well as being more noticeable when they move.
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      07-04-2012, 12:33 AM   #12
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I love this feature on the twisty backroads at night... Helps visibility quite a bit.
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      07-04-2012, 12:54 AM   #13
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I love them, I can see into a bend earlier which makes traveling through turns at night much more safe
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      07-04-2012, 12:54 AM   #14
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useful for me
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      07-04-2012, 01:56 AM   #15
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Very useful, I think all BMWs should come standard with Xenons and Adaptive Headlights
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I drive really dark roads at nite after work. I really try to watch them work. Maybe someone can persuade me to be super impressed? Cornering lights, i'm even more lukewarm on them.

Maybe we should just get a boring strip of led lights light everyone else has! Jk!
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Between the HID and adaptive, yes, they are useful for me, mostly urban driving. I had a E90 w Halogen, I used the think "meh" on HIDs but they are much better since I can compare them with the ones on the M3 (duh).

I flip flop on DRLs, sometimes I think they are dorky and other times I think people just don't see the car, so I turn them on. Not sure if it's because of the size of the E92 vs. the SUVs these days or what.
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I find them very useful on curvy back roads and when it is very dark.
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      07-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #19
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i live in the country with no street lights and winding roads. i love the feature. is it necessary? no, but nice.
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      07-05-2012, 11:35 AM   #20
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I find the high-beam assist more helpful than the turning feature.
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      07-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #21
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I don't notice them at all in my area. Too many street lights. When I go outside the urban area, I find the lights on this car to be very inadequate in general. Adjusting them up a bit helped...
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Love it!
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