its a fair question though. being a euro car and all. i am yet to see a car with different gearing for the forward gears...but euro car manufactureres seem to all have different views on where reverse should be. left of second, left of first, right of fourth, under the passenger seat....ok so that last one was bogus...but still.....i think your main concern should be that the indicators are on the left not the right as in lasers. you dont wanna be hitting the wipers when changing lanes in your test! heh heh.
Focus Zetec 2.0 Machine Silver. Lowered, factory bodykit, st170 side repeaters, air filter, herrod muffler & tip.
If trees could scream...would we be so cavalier in cutting them down?
.....maybe.....if they screamed all the time for no good reason.
Certainly a fair question. Actually in the newer euro Holdens they manage to have the stalks on the correct side.
BJ - I would highly recommend going for a drive in the Focus before you do your test. All manual cars have a different "feel" to the clutch for one thing, and you have enough on your mind in the driving test without worrying about stalling an unfamiliar car.
The Reverse on a VW Golf has been weird for ages, have to actually push down on the gearstick to stop it from locking out...
As for that Ghey comment on Zetec owners, the true reason they put the lockout on is because It's the only true Focus with enough balls to really hurt itself if you put it into reverse at the wrong time.... the CL clutch just burns (if you can find the take up point) and the ST is normally in the workshop getting fixed so reverse needs to be easily engaged so it can be reversed out of the bay each week...
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