This isn’t really a technical issue and maybe it’s not as topical as most of the posts here, but as a Territory owner I thought it worth sharing an unsavoury experience I had tonight.
I live in a short cul-de-sac, as I slowed and indicated a right turn into the home stretch I stopped and waited for a car coming the other way. He flashed his lights at me and as he approached he slowed down and yelled obscenities out of his open passenger window about my headlights. Puzzling, since I was on low beam.
I made the short trip to the end of my street and my carport, which is wide open to the street when this brain dead moron followed me (obviously having u-turned). He made sure he was pointing back up the street before yelling at me about my ‘fffing headlights’.
I walked towards his car letting him know in no uncertain terms that my headlights were on low beam, his response was to yell they are too fffing bright. I told him he should take it up with Ford Australia to which his deeply intellectual response was a string of anatomically impossible suggestions concerning Fords in general and then he shot away before I could get any closer to discuss the matter further.
If it wasn’t for the fact it was a left hooker I would have said he was driving an early sixties Holden in pretty tidy condition, albeit with candles for headlights, myopic little yellow blobs that fell out of the headlight glass and on to the road a foot ahead of the car.
Now I don’t know if this bloke was suffering from headlight envy or was just looking for agro to go to the trouble of turning around and hassling me, but in my five months of Territory driving I have never had another driver flash his headlights at me as I have approached on low beam. My lights seem pretty well adjusted, I recall a Wheels article saying the headlights were too bright to point directly at the camera for a dusk shot - has anyone experienced similar abuse or oncoming vehicles flashing their lights when you are already on low beam?
My Territory is now tucked up for the night behind the front fence on the lawn, the dobermann gets to sleep in the front yard tonight!