Discussion in 'Motorized Vehicles' started by MGS2392, Jan 14, 2012.
Right side on my Volvo C30.
Would have preferred it to be on the left.
Left side on LS460.
It was on the right side on my BMW's. I actually like the left side better. When you get out to pump it's right there...
It's on the starboard/passenger side on my 1999 VW Jetta. It's very slightly more of a pain to judge the distance when pulling up next to a pump, but it's really not an inconvenience at all.
Left side on the S-10
I think thats the preferable spot. You get out of your car and your at the pump already no need to walk around your vehicle. Same for when your done pumping and get back in.
You get more training to pull up close to objects on the left side of the car so its easier for new drivers not to make a mistake and hit something. Example: Drive Thru fast food going to be on the left side, or drive up ATMs.
You can also eye how close you are easier.
Left, Jeep Liberty *Limited*
But is it the diesel??
Left in my Nissan Altima 2011
I'm surprised the poll is currently leaning towards the right side because I thought most vehicles in America were on the left side.
My Volvo S80 is on the right side, which was weird at first but now I like it more. I heard it was mainly a safety thing, if you run out of gas on the highway, you're standing in the ditch instead of in traffic when filling up, but I could be wrong.
I actually pulled up to the wrong side of the pump a couple weeks ago with a work truck (left side) because I'm used to the passenger side, felt pretty stupid having to get back in and pull around at a crowded station.
Nah, as the British say, Petrol!
I'm surprised too LCM...
All of the cars that my family has owned in the past 10-15 years (1995 Toyota Avalon, 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2000 Infiniti I30, 2003 Infiniti I35, and a 2004 Honda CR-V) have had the gas caps on the left side, which is where it should be IMO. It's much easier to line it up at the gas pump. Only our 1987 Audi 5000S, which we got rid of in 2000, had it on the right side.
My uncle's 1959 Lincoln Continental Mark IV convertible is the only car I'm aware of that has the gas cap in the rear. It's hidden behind the "Lincoln Star" in between the taillights (NOTE: Picture below is not my uncle's car. His is a pearl blue metallic example)
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