Hi. I have just ordered a 2.0 148bhp 5 seat edition 4x4 DSG with several optional extras. I'm contemplating adding the ambient lighting too. Is it worth it? I don't know if spending £200 on it is or not? Any opinions ?
As functinal benefit... not really... as a decoration... yeah, definitely.
It is part of Style equipment in Slovenia so I do have it by default.
It is cool for my kids but after 4 weeks we stopped switching the colours altough blue look nice. But it could change in winter time when the night will start at 5pm.
Oh, I've forgot something: if you have ambi light then chosen colour also sets background of colour maxi-dot screen and background of 9,2" Columbus widget on home screen. I am going to make some shots about it.
The ambient lighting is just LED strips in the doors and footwell lights front and back. You can change the colour of strips and dim the footlights but they are always white. I like it, but it is more of a style thing, the door LEDs are attractive but they do not 'light' anything. Other brands do ambient lighting much more effectively, things like interior door handles/cup holders, directed pools of background lighting in specific areas of the vehicle, but you are talking cars that cost twice as much.
Is it worth the money? Maybe, it lifts the interior a little, and that gives a feel good factor, so on balance yes. Just don't expect the wow factor of some more premium brands and you won't be disappointed.
Any optional extras are not going to benefit resale amounts, but could give your car the edge over another come sale time.
So add what you would want/use that seems worth it to you for the period you intend to keep the car.
I have it and its a nice feature, but not at all necessary