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#16 of 17 Headlights auto-on > why not standard?
Jan 04, 2011 (2:26 pm)
I have the 2010 Mazda 5 sport and have been trying to figure out why Mazda wouldn't make the auto-on feature for the headlights standard across all trim levels.
Surely in this day and age this is a safety issue, as with airbags and the like?
What's the general standard on other similarly-priced vehicles?
Our other car is the Pontiac Vibe (2009), and I haven't had to touch the headlight switch once in ages on that car.
#17 of 17 Re: Headlights auto-on > why not standard? [davempls]
Jan 08, 2011 (7:15 am)
It is about cost, as long as is not mandatory, they have to squeeze margin anywhere they can. I would not compare its safety with airbags, it is a completely different thing. Nowadays drivers (including myself) are forgetting to do so many essential important drive safety checkup things that I believe that turning lights on/off when needed should actually help keeping you a bit more engaged to the activity for a change
My other car has the auto feature, I used it a couple of times but annoyed the heck out of me