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PostSubject: LHD owners   Fri May 16, 2014 2:04 pm

I have had a couple of questions from people re driving a LHD BraziBay. All the usual ones....how different, overtaking, car park machines etc. Can any of my fellow Left Hookers please put a reply to this on your experience it may give future Left Hookers piece of mind. Please no funny one liners like ' were from the dark side' etc.
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Fri May 16, 2014 2:20 pm

No problem at all
Remembering to get in the correct door as it's not my daily drive
Overtaking on a tight country road is difficult if you don't have someone in the passenger seat
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Fri May 16, 2014 4:35 pm

@MarcusH wrote:

Overtaking ......
You do that?  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Fri May 16, 2014 8:33 pm

I've never had any issues at all. I agree that overtaking takes a little more care but to be honest I actually like the fact that when I'm in my Kombi the driving experience is different.
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Fri May 16, 2014 8:34 pm

@Sunny wrote:
@MarcusH wrote:

Overtaking ......
You do that?   Very Happy 

All the time  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Sat May 17, 2014 1:12 pm

After just a short time of driving LHD it feels fine, no real issues other than the tolls in this country e.g Dartford crossing, also fine if you have a passenger which I normally do. As for overtaking I normally only attempt on dual carriageways and motorways.

I kinda like the additional quirkeness of it, wouldn't want to change.

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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Sat May 17, 2014 4:54 pm

No problems with LHD, and so much easier to drive in France etc. Ditto as above comments re overtaking on motorways and dual carriageways. Also I saved £1,000 by not having it trasferred to RHD!
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Sun May 18, 2014 11:22 am

LHD:
* Useful when meeting other traffic on narrow roads as you know how close you are to the hedge/ditch
* You can have a chat to cyclists when you are overtaking them!
* You get out straight onto the pavement when parking
* Most of the overtaking is on dual carriageways so no real problem
* One big plus is that you can fit a swivel base to the passenger seat which gives a load of extra seating area. Much better than perching on a buddy seat.
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Sun May 18, 2014 6:30 pm

I agree the ability to fit a swivel seat to the RH front without it impinging on the steering wheel is a bonus.

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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Mon May 19, 2014 11:22 am

sorry, i do not understand the question. only i could understand is left hand drivers, so i am lhd.
but not sure what the question is. i translatet it with google too, but only (deleted) at google ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: LHD owners   Mon May 19, 2014 11:29 am

Think the question is only relevant to lhd owners in the UK michel - where the norm is rhd.

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