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Old 01-28-2013, 07:51 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
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Mein Auto: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
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Originally Posted by krash View Post
I think just about every option is a must have, except:
  • auto high beams,
  • cold weather package,
  • driver assistance package,
  • driver assistance plus package,
  • window shades,
  • active cruise control, and
  • parking assistant
I got every option on my car, save for Parking Assistant. I skipped Cold Weather, in favor of heated front seats + heated steering wheel, because I don't like the look of the headlight squirters. ACC is not available with M-sport. Other than that, my car is completely loaded including shades and auto high beams, Speed Limit Info, etc.

In real-world use, only Lane Departure Warning is pretty useless. I got this feature as a $0 cost option on the AH3, so I'm not too bummed. I like the shades, because I have two little kids that regularly ride in the back seat. Auto High beams are really nice! They're only $250, and it's basically like being able to have your high beams on all the time except when there is another oncoming car. Helps me concentrate on driving an not being distracted by fooling with the beams on/off. The Xenons throw out a tremendous amount of light on the high setting, so having these stay on as much as possible is very handy, not to mention safe.

Driver Assistant Package is great! I love the cameras. As someone who has scrapped plenty of wheels and bumpers in my time, I appreciate the added information.
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