Originally Posted by willwren
Driving lights. DRIVING lights!! Not fogs. They'll only work if your low beams are on.
Much as I love my car, Pontiac really screwed up the auxiliary lighting on it, and IMHO they let the stylists rule over the engineers.
True fog lights are mounted low to the road, away from the driver'* line of sight in order to minimize reflections (and bounce-back fog glare), and cast a wide short-range beam. They usually go out when you switch to high-beams.
True driving lights are mounted higher, closer to the driver'* line of sight in order to _maximize_ reflection from distant objects, and cast a narrow, long-range beam. They should go on when you switch to high-beams.
So obviously the SE models have an ideal fog-light setup, but the SSE and SSEi setup is good for _driving_ lights that operate on _high_ beam. Unfortunately that is not what we get. It'* extra ridiculous to have those wide-angle foglight lenses recessed in the SSE/SSEi nose the way they do.