Sun - Oct 21, 2007 : 02:05 am
I simply must blog about this - quickly.
When I arrived home from a trip through some pretty insane snow tonight, I simply had to test a theory I had about my 2007 Mustang GT's headlights vs. fog-lights. (Apart from the chance to drive like a maniac in the snow, which I absolutely love)
So, I get my car going about 25 down a very lowly-lit backroad while the snow is covering the ground, and I turn on my normal headlights. As I suspect, all I can see is snow coming down all in front of me. No brainer - that's what headlights do in the snow.
I was, however, surprised by the result when I turned off my headlights and turned on my fog-lights.
Now, I might be naive due to my not owning a car with fog-lights until January of last year, but I thought that fog-lights were supposed to be low-shining short-distance lamps which make it easier to see in fog / snow / hail / whatever.
Well... Apparently that isn't so in my 2007 Mustang GT.
I turned on the fog-lights and I saw less of the road and more of the snow! What!?!
Yup... I lie not. I was as surpised as you are! Anyway.... I thought I'd get it out there, and see if I might have my fog-lights mal-aligned or something, because seriously... After about 10 times of making sure I wasn't making a mistake, the same results came time after time after time.
The fog-lights on the 2005+ Mustang GT actually reduce visibility in heavy snow!
But... ah well.. I suppose that car isn't really made to be a "snow" car, although I can't imagine why..... hehe... It's SO much fun to drive in the snow! (read: Jason is out of his friggin' mind... but is totally okay with it)
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