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Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

Hello everyone,

I'm going to get a 2010 Mazda 3s very soon. Good headlights are important to me. I can't decide between halogen lights on the sport model vs HID lights on the grand touring. The lights might actually be the deciding factor.

Are the standard halogen lights of the sport model sufficiently bright during a rainy night? Can I see far away?

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Re: Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

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Re: Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

If hids are the deciding factor between the gt model and the s model then save some money and get the s model and buy aftermarket hids for way cheaper.

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Re: Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

Hid's during the rain are horrible, its the only time when I consider halogens to be a better choice. Other than that brighter is better

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[quote author=mcw8118 link=topic=179178.msg3788871#msg3788871 date=1283875548]
Hid's during the rain are horrible, its the only time when I consider halogens to be a better choice. Other than that brighter is better
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Why?

I never had a problem with them.


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6000k and up suck in the rain.

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Re: Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

if hids are you deciding factor, get the halogens, and if those aren't bright enough buy some hids. way cheaper than factory hids. and i never had a problem seeing wit the hids
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Re: Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

I have 6000K and I have no problem in the rain, but yet I never really drive in the rain, especially now since I don't have my car.


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Re: Going to get Mazda 3, stock lights or HID?

Get factory HIDS. Way better than aftermarket. Not to mention the 2nd gen comes with adaptive headlights (swivel as you turn), and you can't aftermarket that. Not to mention, OEM components (Philips/Osram/Matsushita) are usually better too.
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