I didn't get high beamed too much in the C6. I guess with the angle of the lights starting out so low, it didn't affect others like some of the higher mounted headlights. I would get high beamed everytime I was on this one secton of road that is divided and the one side is about 4 to 6 feet higher than the other side. When I was on the high side, the low side always hit their beams.
Speaking of cost, lets say you are driving a new CTS with HID lights. You are involved in a 5 mph accident where you rear end a pick-up. You look at his bumper, and it's got a tiny amount of twist to it, but he says it was like that and to not worry about it. You car on the other hand needs a grill, headlights and the radiator support bent since the bumper didn't take the impact. Also since the bumper didn't take the impact, the airbags deployed because of the sensors in the rad support.
Here's your damage breakdown:
Airbags = 1800
Grill = 750
rad sup = 600
cover = 750
labor = 1000
Your 5 mph bump is a 8500 accident. A guy my brother works with just got a Caddy CTS and had this exact accident 2 days after he got the car. It cost 8500 to fix it and he was going less than 10 mph when he hit the pickup. That pretty much expalins why insurance is so expensive. With his insurance at 700 every 6 months, it takes over 6 years for the insurance company to break even.
there just about isn't a $1000 accident anymore.