for me? Yes. Better looks, better performance. I drive in the country at night a lot, so the better performance of the xenon sytem is important to me, so I am willing to wait. Only you can decide if its worth it to you.I went to the dealer and they have 1 TDI SEL with standard halogen headlights, but I like the look of the Bi-xenon. Are they really worth an extra $1000 and waiting to get?
That I did not know, thanks for the information.The cornering lights that come standard with the SEL are fog lights that light up when turning low speed or turning with turn signal (left turn w/ signal, left light illuminates. The lighting package includes the bi-xenon headlights w/ AFS and LED DRL.
AFS is the adaptive front-lighting system, which swivels the headlight as the steering wheel is turned.
IMO xenon > halogen. Nevermind the AFS, I don't even notice it half the time. The xenons are extremely bright and worth every penny. Plus the LEDs look nice.
xenon bulbs typically last at least as long as halogens. Years and years and years. Ballast shouldn't be a problem. OEM quality replacement bulbs aren't cheap. Cheap bulbs are cheap.Does anyone have any idea how long VW/Audi's xenon bulbs last, and how much they cost to replace?
Will the ballasts need replacement at some point, too?
I would spring for the Lighting Package but if replacing a bulb costs $50 or more, and it doesn't last longer than a conventional halogen, I might reconsider.
OEM xenon bulbs I found on ebay were about $70. Advance Auto listed a Sylvania replacement bulb for some random Audi I looked up at around $200.
I like those Hella Dynabeams...
Agreed. Cheap bulbs end up burning out a lot quicker and quality xenon kits aren't cheap.xenon bulbs typically last at least as long as halogens. Years and years and years. Ballast shouldn't be a problem. OEM quality replacement bulbs aren't cheap. Cheap bulbs are cheap.
Has anyone done an aftermarket upgrade to the Lighting Package (including Bi-Xenon Headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, the Adaptive Front-Lighting System?