Don't forget when you add rear passengers or extra weight in the trunk your lights will be aimed higher yet
100% Agreed.I'm not a huge fan of this type of "DIY - Aiming The Headlights" (Do It Yourself) I see enough cars (and trucks) on the road with "mis-aimed" or "mis-aligned" headlights that are "blinding" to oncoming traffic at night! Maybe they're just out of alignment, or maybe it was a "do it yourselfer" who didn't do it right! Was your vehicle sitting on level ground? Were the "markings" for aiming placed correctly? Was the vehicle the correct distance back from the wall? For the few dollars involved I'd rather have it done correctly by a dealer, or Garage, than trying to "do it myself"! Is it worth the "ticket" if stopped for mis-aimed headlights? I don't think so. Sorry, just my .02 cents!
Your headlights should NOT be even. Your headlights however sound like they were aligned backwards. In the United States, almost all manufacturers have the left headlight pointed lower than the right, and this is by design, because we are left hand drive. In England, it's reversed.On the other hand I just got my car back from a shop and had my headlight replaced because someone back into me. I was following the wife home from the shop and it was dark out, she called me and said one of headlights looked really funny. Come to find out when I get home that 10 feet away from my garage door with the low beams on my right headlight (the one that was replaced) was 3 inches lower than the left headlight. This is a simple thing that most people won't have to do, but I would have never thought of being able to do it without this post. The more we know about our cars, the better.