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Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 14:10:01 -0000
From: Elder <carl.robsonnospamcing-czechs.com>
Subject: Re: right drive vs. left drive


In article <agrdh.2136$ne3.2104nospamny03>, jamessweetnospamail.com says... >solarsell wrote: >> I'm thinking of importing a Toyota Townace 5-spd, diesel from GB to the US. >> I'm wondering how difficult it would be to adjust to the left drive.With >> right drive you brake & gas with right foot, clutch with left. Is left drive >> the exact opposite (brake & gas with left & clutch right)? That could get >> really mind boggling. >> >> > > >It isn't terribly hard to get used to, but it sure feels weird the first >couple times you ride in or drive one. > >You might have a real hard time getting the car legal in the US. Right >off the bat you'll need to find replacement headlights since the RHD >beam pattern is different. Do they make a LHD version of the car for >other European markets? > a lot of "European spec" cars can have thier lights aimed to dip correctly either by manual adjust or even from the ECU these days. Even jap ones. Not sure about the townace though being a people carrier/SUV/Minivan type of thing. -- Carl Robson Audio stream: http://www.bouncing-czechs.com:8000/samtest Homepage: http://www.bouncing-czechs.com Now Playing at home:Robert Johnson-Honeymoon Blues

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