So my 97 Subaru Legacy has pretty dim headlights, and it drives me up the wall. I like nice, thorough illumination when I'm driving at night; being able to see really does wonders for confidence on the road.
So I was at the mechanic today to get my loose power stealing belt tightened, and I asked him about it, and he took a look and said my lenses were all clouded over. Now, I was aware things were looking ancient up there, but I asked him a few more questions and he said that it would cost over $150 for new ones.
I believe him; he's a great mechanic. But can someone explain to me why the plastic cover over the headlight would be so damn expensive?
He said there'd be almost no point in getting new bulbs if the lens were blocking the light to begin with. This makes sense, but frankly I'm almost tempted to go ahead and just get new bulbs-- surely if they're bright enough they'll go through the cloudy lens? It's not that clouded. Am I wrong?