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Nothing Wrong with a Leftie..
 

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BURTON said:
Nothing Wrong with a Leftie..
I suppose you like Ken Livingstone then!
 

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BURTON said:
Nothing Wrong with a Leftie..

Ever tried overtaking in a left hand drive car? Certainly not for the faint hearted. Fine on motorways, but as for the rest, forget it.
 

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Yes mate I have. Many a time in my old G60 and now in my M5.
 

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M5 powered said:
Ever tried overtaking in a left hand drive car? Certainly not for the faint hearted. Fine on motorways, but as for the rest, forget it.
It actually means that you have to plan an overtaking manouvere rather than just pushing the loud pedal and hoping!

All it takes is a little more planning hang back and in a fast car such as an M5 it is not as much of a problem as you may think.

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BTW This is my 4th LHD car (Rallye Golf G60, BMW E30 M3 "hairdresser edition" convertible and a Golf Synchro VR6....oh and an E34 M5 Touring)
 

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I agree with you there. It means that you think alot more about what you are about to do. You have to read everything alot better and plan for something to happen etc.
 

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Do faint hearted people drive M5'S....m.m.m.m.m :viking:

Having LHD makes me think twice about overtaking which I have found to be a good thing, even in the M5 :wroom:


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BURTON said:
I agree with you there. It means that you think alot more about what you are about to do. You have to read everything alot better and plan for something to happen etc.
It certainly tests your roadcraft and I think makes you a little better as a driver too as there is more thought involved.

I am not sure how many take there cars abroad but when you are there you do the same in reverse, if you see what I mean.....That is what I used to do when I took some of my RHD cars abroad.....
 

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It certainly tests your roadcraft and I think makes you a little better as a driver too as there is more thought involved.

I am not sure how many take there cars abroad but when you are there you do the same in reverse, if you see what I mean.....That is what I used to do when I took some of my RHD cars abroad.....
It makes you think and keeps your speed down abit also!!
 

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BURTON said:
It makes you think and keeps your speed down abit also!!

As you see on my signature one of my regular locations is Kent. I regularly use the M20 and surrounding A/B roads . There are serious crashes everyday there and 90% are caused by foreign drivers rushing to get to the ferry port at Dover. About 20% are head on.

I completely agree about it perhaps making you a better driver, however there are too many scenarios where having a left-hand drive car in the UK puts you in more risk of a crash no matter how good / careful a driver you are. The reality is you can't control other road users.


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And I can't be arsed getting out to order/pay for my Big Mac/Double Whopper/Zinger, nor for car parks!
 

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And I can't be arsed getting out to order/pay for my Big Mac/Double Whopper/Zinger, nor for car parks!

hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha hiha
 

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Don't get me wrong, I love my M5, but I don't think they're THAT special that I'd be prepared to put up with having a left hooker.

Just my opinion of course. I await your flames ;) :D
 

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Rob Plummer said:
Don't get me wrong, I love my M5, but I don't think they're THAT special that I'd be prepared to put up with having a left hooker.

Just my opinion of course. I await your flames ;) :D
no flames....well not yet...lol.... just I would not convert my Touring to RHD although I know Sam's is very nice I like it original and that is LHD and I think that this is more of a special car.

Also as confirmed with Mmm Five the steering seems to be better!
 
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