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Posted: 12/21/2003 11:42:58 AM EDT
on the vehicles that are right-hand drive how are the pedals set up? is the gas still controlled with the right foot, or is it also backwards and is controlled with the left foot? also how are the transmissions setup? is the pattern the same as a regular vehicle ie: 1st gear in upper left.... or is it also backwards?
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 11:55:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kooter:
on the vehicles that are right-hand drive how are the pedals set up? is the gas still controlled with the right foot, or is it also backwards and is controlled with the left foot? also how are the transmissions setup? is the pattern the same as a regular vehicle ie: 1st gear in upper left.... or is it also backwards?
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Dunno about the tranny, as I only drove an automatic.  But the pedals are the same as ours.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 12:11:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 12:12:01 PM EDT by RetiredNavy]
Pedals the same, tranny pattern is reverse. Meaning, first gear is up and right (closest to your left knee).  Doesn't take too long to get used to.

What got me is, when you turn the wheel to the left, the car turns right! [;)]
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 12:16:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2003 12:29:28 PM EDT by brouhaha]
My biggest problem was left hand turns.  It took me a while to not jump the curb.  You're making a sharper turn while having to look over the passenger seat ina direction that's opposite to what you're used to.

Edit to say that's assuming the car is in a right hand drive country...not the US.
Link Posted: 12/21/2003 12:23:31 PM EDT
Parallel parking is a dream.
Link Posted: 12/22/2003 5:09:29 AM EDT
Pedals the same, tranny pattern is reverse. Meaning, first gear is up and right (closest to your left knee). Doesn't take too long to get used to.
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The cars here have the 1st gear up and to the left...
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