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Old 10-05-2012, 01:53 PM   #1
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Can you imagine getting into your E46 and driving like this...

Only applies if your in North America and your car is LHD.


For me just looking at that picture makes everything seem weird and twisted.

It would take a while to get used to.

Everything is completely opposite.

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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its the same for us, when we see left hand drives
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Actually isn't most of the world LHD? I thought RHD was limited to Japan, UK and some other small nations?
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:08 PM   #5
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Welcome to the rest of the world?
Really...you must be talking about Bizarro world right?

Today about 66.1% of the world's people live in right-hand traffic countries and 33.9% in left-hand traffic countries. About 72% of the world's total road distance carries traffic on the right, and 28% on the left.



Referenced from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-_...t-hand_traffic
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:24 AM   #6
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Isn't the rest of Europe LHD?
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #7
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Isn't the rest of Europe LHD?
no only the uk, france, germany etc all drive on the right,

only problem with driving a car on 'the passenger side' is remembering to get in on the right side to drive it (unless nobody is watching)

I had five years in the states and found it no problem diving on the 'wrong side of the road'
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #8
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no only the uk, france, germany etc all drive on the right,

only problem with driving a car on 'the passenger side' is remembering to get in on the right side to drive it (unless nobody is watching)

I had five years in the states and found it no problem diving on the 'wrong side of the road'

Germany invented the car and they drive on the right side of the road, you guys in the UK are doing it wrong
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:58 PM   #9
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Germany invented the car and they drive on the right side of the road, you guys in the UK are doing it wrong
ermmm look at wikipedia it says china invented the car in 16--
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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Germany invented the car and they drive on the right side of the road, you guys in the UK are doing it wrong
actually reading on the wiki site it actually says that the first powered vehicle was a steam tractor in france then the first powered vehicle was in BRITAIN that could take passengers, germany invented the internal combustion engine!! end of my 2 cents worth
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oops that meant to read no we in the UK are the only ones in Europe that drives a RHD, the rest are LHD
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Looks like the instrument cluster is the only part that's the same between LHD and RHD models.
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Looks like the instrument cluster is the only part that's the same between LHD and RHD models.
I'd say the cluster, shift pattern, steering wheel (with controls) and stalks are all the same.

Only thing I think really odd about the whole scenario is getting a bunch of righties to use their non dominant hand to shift.

I'm a lefty; but with a bunch of right handed tendencies (which is the case with many lefties as well).
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Hey the passenger door is op-.. Nvm
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:13 PM   #15
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Holy crap you have never seen a rhd car before? Welcome to the world!
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #16
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I drove a friend's Honda Beat one time. It is a tiny RHD kei roadster from Japan. Driving RHD was weird, but the most annoying thing was the steering column stalks were reversed. Every time I flicked the left stalk to turn, the wipers would turn on! Looks like the stalks on this E46 are the same as in LHD cars.
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Wow. really?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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Ghay threa. I have a LHD and RHD drive car. Both are ghay. Wanna be cool? Put your steering wheel in the middle.
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Actually isn't most of the world LHD? I thought RHD was limited to Japan, UK and some other small nations?
Most of the places I've been outside of the us are right hand drive roads.
The funny thing is, the countries had all cars imported from the us or Mexico so all the cars are LHD idiots
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shifting would be really weird. since driver is first/priority, it would make sense that the driver sits "first." I think LHD is superior! englishmen, weigh in!
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