Ever wondered what it's like to drive an American car in the UK?

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  1. JeremyAlan

    JeremyAlan SN95 Supporting Member

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    Here is your chance to see what it's like! I will be posting more videos, so subscribe to my youtube channel :headbang:

    [video=youtube;yzm7J__3d-w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzm7J__3d-w[/video]
     
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    5-oh-MUSTANG Well-Known Member

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    Must feel so trippy because ur used to driving on the wrong side of the road lol.
     
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    Where are all the chic's hanging out on the corner's :wave:
     
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    Even better is driving a manual UK car in the UK, keep looking up to the right for the review mirror and OOP! It's not there! :) And 1st gear is all the way over there, stupid left hand!
     
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    Wow those are some narrow streets.

    Sent from mah Obamafone
     
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    Have you driven on the wrong side of the road yet?

    My dad has a British friend who had been living here for over a year. One day he accidentally started driving on the wrong side of the road! I think he was luckily driving a friend who of course freaked out so he was able to correct himself before something bad happened....
     
  7. JeremyAlan

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    I've been driving a RHD BMW 530i (5-speed) for the past 4-5 months. I'm quite used to it. Even driving a LHD car again didn't take much getting used to.

    I got used to this rather quickly as well. I hate Jap import cars because they switch the signal and wiper stalk from side to side, so I actuate the wipers when trying to signal :(

    They just don't have a shoulder, probably as narrow as most country roads in the US. I live in a VERY rural part of the country.

    When I first got here it was late at night, cars were parked on the left, so I had to go into the right lane to pass them. I looked down at my phone for maps and subconsciously didn't see anything wrong with being in the RH lane. I drove on the wrong side for about 1/4 of a mile lol When I saw headlights in the distance it clicked in my head and I whipped back into the LH lane lol.

    Driving on the RH side of the car makes driving in the LH lane feel natural, if that makes sense.
     
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    interestinnggggg.. I like this
     
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    Since you're in a left hand drive car, does this means when you pull up next to someone you can just reach out and shake their hand?
     
  10. JeremyAlan

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    Yes, lol. It also means when I pull up to reallllly big round-a-bouts I have to look out of the rear glass to yield to traffic lol
     
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    Damn all those boring muted color cars driving around these narrow streets and suddenly they've got this yellow terminator ripping up the pavement. Thats awesome!!!
     
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    I bet you scare some of those people in there small cars with that noise coming from the cobra
     
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    Learned where all the speed cameras are yet? :)
     
  14. JeremyAlan

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    Haha I revved it up under a bridge and made this kid scream. I felt bad, it was an accident lol

    Yeah, there are lots of signs to warn you of speed cameras. Not a whole bunch in my area because it's out in the sticks. When you get into bigger cities there are tons!
     
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    dat boost gauge MERP at 4:00 lol. nice vid man, car is badass!
     
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    Sick
     
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    sick yellow beast!!
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    i got back from two weeks in australia. i'm still hitting my wipers to turn left...
     
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    You're driving on the wrong side of the road. Everybody is. :D

    Looks good, keep 'm coming!

    That's how I feel as well. This is a pic I took some years ago:
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