Originally Posted by tmnCA
No, because then you have to manually turn them off when you leave the car - and then back on when you drive again... etc. The whole point of auto headlights is that you never have to think about it the lights are on when you are driving and off when you are not. The electric tape (or static cling black vinyl) over the sensor is a great idea, that will achieve the goal. However it should be an option for those of us who prefer this setting!
I totally agree. I'm glad to see this being discussed.
I drove a VW Passat regularly for business a few years back and loved the auto headlight feature. But get this, the auto headlights didn't light the tail lights. You had to remember to turn on the headlight switch at night or you'd be driving with headlights and no tail lights. That was stupid!