raleedy wrote:We've been driving a 2014 SV since June of 2014. It started with a 2-year lease, which Nissan Finance extended this past June for a third year. Yesterday I took an offer I couldn't really refuse: a 2016 SV on a new 2-year lease, with early return of the 2014 and a smaller monthly lease payment on the new car. (A big selling point is the bigger battery and better range of the newer car. While I don't need the additional range, the bigger battery makes the car a better long-term bet for me, since a diminished battery capacity wouldn't restrict the way we use the car.) So we are in the new car, as of yesterday.
I do have a complaint, and it isn't completely trivial. The 2014 SV had LED headlights with automatic on-off. The new SV has halogen lights with a manual headlight switch. The halogen lights provide poor illumination, and this is the first car we have had in a dozen years or more that doesn't have automatic headlights.
I recommend to buy bulbs that are much better (also more expensive, OEM halogen bulb costs like 3-4€).
Osram Night Breaker Unlimited or Osram Night Breaker Laser Or Philips Xtremevision.
They cost like 20-30€, last half as much but give much more light.
Are you sure you don't have automatic mode called AUTO? Maybe you have OFF that keeps DRLs on? Also totally OK to drive with DRLs.
Believe me LED lights are NOT as good as you thing there were. I've driven both, LEDs look bright but give bad results in bad/wet weather.