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Old 01-07-2002, 01:20   #1 (permalink)
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A simple question

OK, my gf is convinced that people drive on the right in Europe. I thought that the Euro cars we get in Aus were right hand drive like ours and hence they drive on the left in Europe like us. Can anyone settle this for me?
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Old 01-07-2002, 01:29   #2 (permalink)
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The drive on the right in Europe. England is on the left so the Euro companies make right hand drive for them & Oz.Haven't you ever been in a Euro car with the indicators on wrong side?
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Thanks for that, now that you mention it I have noticed the indicator thing in many a Euro car...
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Old 01-07-2002, 03:53   #4 (permalink)
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Well the UK is part of Europe and they (the UK) drive on the same side of the road as we do. The Japanese also drive on the left like we do but a few automakers have got this wrong from time to time and delivered cars made for the US to Japan.

And some cars made for RH drive also had their indicator wand and even column gear shift on the wrong side. Eg the UK made Standard Vanguard (my father had two).
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:24   #5 (permalink)
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BTW more importantly you should know gf's and wives are always right.....even when they're wrong. :s2:
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Old 01-07-2002, 04:30   #6 (permalink)
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drive an escort or mondeo. both of them have their indicators on the left hand side. you actually get used to it quite quickly.
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From what I understand in Japan both LHD and RHD vehicles are permitted on the road, but the obviously only drive on the Left...

Is this the same with England?

We need LHD vehicles to be legal here, that way I could be fanging around in a '65 Mustang GT-350....
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Yeh they allow both to be sold in England as a lot of people take there cars to & from England to Europe on the ship or through the tunnel
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You can have a LHD car in WA provided you'r prepared to have large signs saying "Caution Left Hand Drive" plastered all over it. Might kind of spoil the 'Stang's' appearance.
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You can have a LHD car in WA provided you'r prepared to have large signs saying "Caution Left Hand Drive" plastered all over it. Might kind of spoil the 'Stang's' appearance.
Yeah I think ACT is the same, but NSW its gotta be RHD
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