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Pete
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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Pete » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:07 am

I'm not sure that LED headlights look that different to Xenons to the casual viewer. You're still going to get the classic Porsche 4-spot running lights with the Xenons.

When it comes to selling the car on, you're not going to get that £400 back. Many options will become worthless, but buyers would probably prefer Xenon over halogens.


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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Hawkeye » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:21 am

Maybe depends on how much night driving you will do to benefit from them. I think the 4 spots on the xenons look great and I virtually never drive at night as we have a young son and often in at night. For us, the LEDs were not really necessary. We also live in London where it's pretty light everywhere, even at night.


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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Pete » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:27 am

You might also want to think about the PDLS capabilities that comes with the different levels of headlights. I used to have cornering/swivelling lights on my old Mercedes and loved them - I have the same on my Xenon equipped Macan now (although I've not managed to drive at night yet!).

PDLS Plus with LED gives you a few more toys.


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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Kasfranks99 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:35 am

either option you pick I don't think you will be disapointed. I have had Xenons on cars for the last 7 years and upgraded to LED on the Macan and will continue on all future vehicles.
It depends on where you live and how much night driving you do. If you drive very late at night some councils now switch off the street lights at 1am ish.

The LED have been amazing on the country lanes and PDLS which I see you have already selected on the Xenons is great.
If you plan to keep it for a while then spec it to what you want within your budget.
Providing you haven't got Halogen I don't think you will be disapointed.


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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Paul » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:47 am

To answer the question - the LED option (on my GTS) does have the black inserts.

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I would't pay full money for the LED option but a £400 upgrade from the standard xenons seemed like a bargain.
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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by martin5789 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:01 am

I've not driven a Macan with halogen or xenon at night, but I have to say the the LEDs I have are fantastic. Miles better than the Adaptive Xenons I had on my BMW. They light up the next county. Don't forget that after the LED option became available some of the adaptive capabilities you used to get with Xenons was removed. The way it lights up junctions by reading the sat nav is very clever and useful. I don't believe you get that with Xenons now.

I paid a bit more to upgrade my Turbo to LEDs and would do so again in a heartbeat. At £400 to upgrade the GTS I wouldn't hesitate. I'd drop the speed limit display and PS+ if I had to.
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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Marra » Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:19 pm

Thanks Martin I'm pleased you're happy with your choice. Paul, thanks for the photo, looks stunning specially next to the blue!


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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Bigboyrolo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:04 pm

Col Lamb wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:50 pm
Revisiting your code I have just noticed that you have not included PS+.

Can I suggest that you test drive another Macan without PS+ if you do not intend to include it just so you are happy with the weighting of the steering at parking speeds.

PS+ gives variable assistance to the steering, maximum assist at parking speeds gradually reducing the assistance to zero at town speeds.
On Macan no 2, I left off PS+ and added the speed limit display (9 points on license!) I only notice the slightly heavier steering turning slowly on adverse camber, parking is fine.. 19" tyres probably make the steering lighter than with 21's. I figured that if it was too heavy, I'd have the software update at about £250, no need to bother, so money saved. All this with my mscle-withered 70yr old arms. I find the speed limit display is almost 100% accurate. The LED's are worth it, look very 'stars wars' to me. (9 points now expired)

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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Ferdie » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 pm

:lol: Options ehh!
I would vote for PASM as in comfort mode it gives a great balance and then you can dial it up to BWM if you so desire?
I think it is unanimous that LED are the ultimate but my Xeon are super good and I went half way with black Xeon for the look (how shallow) as the LEDs had chrome which did not seem right with my colour choice - but I had not seen Paul's black LEDS then and alas I was running out of £'s at that stage :x
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Re: I've done it - order placed

Post by Col Lamb » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Ferdie wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:39 pm
:lol: Options ehh!
I would vote for PASM as in comfort mode it gives a great balance and then you can dial it up to BWM if you so desire?
I think it is unanimous that LED are the ultimate but my Xeon are super good and I went half way with black Xeon for the look (how shallow) as the LEDs had chrome which did not seem right with my colour choice - but I had not seen Paul's black LEDS then and alas I was running out of £'s at that stage :x
Macan number 1 had Xenons

Macan number 2 has LEDs

Or me the difference between the two is the same as the difference between Xenons and Halogens.

LEDs are worth it even at the full price IF you need great lighting at night.
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