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Old 01-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #701 (permalink)
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And why do they insist on getting annoyed when I fill up with a pump on the opposite side ?

You drive an Audi..

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Old 01-29-2014, 12:05 PM   #702 (permalink)
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On a related fuel station note - fuel pumps here in the UK have pipes long enough to allow vehicles (well cars, MPVs, pickups, SUVs) to refuel even if their tank opening is on the opposite side...
Even more annoying, though at least not daily for me, is why some automakers insist on putting the tank opening on the wrong side.
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Old 01-30-2014, 03:12 PM   #703 (permalink)
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Even more annoying, though at least not daily for me, is why some automakers insist on putting the tank opening on the wrong side.
Which manufacturers would they be, and where do you live? Methinks the answers correlate...

...I have cars with fillers on both sides. I just look at the gas gauge as I pull into the station; it has an arrow pointing the way.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:30 AM   #704 (permalink)
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Which manufacturers would they be, and where do you live? Methinks the answers correlate...
Never done an extensive survey. but it seems most American cars have them on the wrong side, while Japanese &c have them on the right.

It's not that I have problems figuring out where my filler is (always on the right, on every car I can remember owing). It's just annoying when I pull up to a pump at the same time as someone driving an American car, and we almost do a head-on.
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The only cars I've ever driven with the filler cap on the left, were US cars.
It does make more sense though.

With LHD cars one's used to driving on the right, but at the gas station, you have to park left of the pumps to fill up conveniently.
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Never done an extensive survey. but it seems most American cars have them on the wrong side, while Japanese &c have them on the right.
What is the wrong side and what is the right (aka correct) side ?

And given most pumps can reach across why is there a problem ?
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The only cars I've ever driven with the filler cap on the left, were US cars.
The original Mini had the filler on the left, both sides if you had a twin tank Cooper.
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daily annoances people who canno drive at a steady speed. 60mph straight road for miles decide any speed between 33mph and 70mph. constantly changing speed up and down like a yoyo only 2 cars on road for 15 miles. what is that all about spend so much time gearchanging i get arm ache. would overtake but idiot speeds up tuck in behind him then slows down. can someone explain this driving techenic. goes against all the rules i learnt and after driving across europe three times canda coast to coast western australia and turkey. in many various cars and delivering hire lorries van cars have always tried not to imped driver behind. when you drive on right with lhd and vice verser you become very obserant about traffic. presently drive a lhd hilux motorhome in uk so am on wrong side to see centre of road clearly following other traffic. no all this experiance does not make me a better driver but going from 7.5 of lorry to small hatch then up to a lwb van in a matter of hours can be very difficult because of different speed restrictions for each vehicle. after a couple of months could park anything in the appropreiate size space. Bottom line surely driving in an eratic manner is showing lack of respect for other road users.
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On subject of filling with fuel uk has most filling stations with an in and out only so all cars have to face same way. weather this is better who knows but us system we have got use to.
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..60mph straight road for miles decide any speed between 33mph and 70mph. constantly changing speed up and down like a yoyo only 2 cars on road for 15 miles...
P&G driver with no consideration ? Or a tourist of course as your are in the most georgious place ?

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On subject of filling with fuel uk has most filling stations with an in and out only so all cars have to face same way. weather this is better who knows but us system we have got use to.
Garages have this system but drivers less so

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