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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Left Vs Right wheel drive

I have had my gto for a week now, and I can tell already that it is still geared for right wheel drive, lol. The e-brake is on the oposite side of the console and the volume control is on the right side of the radio. I also think that the passenger side is more comfortable than the driver side, if that makes any sense, lol. I wonder if any GM North america execs ever sat in one of these yet? lol.
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hmm that's interesting.
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I personally like the volume control on the right. I have the manual and with my hand on the shifter its a perfect reach. Your seats sound odd. My seats are fine.
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That's true now that I think of it, have your hand on the shifter and use your fingers to turn the knob
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And I get this funny english type accent whenever I am driving my GTO. Anybody else mate?

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Knob on right side of radio lets passengers adjust using that control; you've got the steering wheel controls- - - may still not be a good thing- -

e-brake on right side is a little strange.

The goat is the MOST comfortable car I own, so no complaints on drivers seat, and I don't plan on being in the passenger seat too often- -
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"Left-wheel drive?" So your car's neither a pusher nor a puller, but a . . . sidewinder?

I think the term is "left-hand drive."
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Every car I've owned (GM) had the hand brake on the right side of the console just like the GTO. I'm completely comfortable with that (perhaps it is because that's what I've always had). But having it on the driver's side of the console makes me feel cramped. I definitely prefer it where it is.

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I think I'm craving Outback Steakhouse. I'll get me some Aussie Cheese Fries, and jam to "Men at Work" on the way home.

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