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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:34 PM
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Poll question: On what side of your (main) car is your fuel cap?
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 06:48 PM by pokerfan
I bought gas today for $1.60!

Poll result (99 votes)
Left (driver's side assuming American) (68 votes, 69%)Vote
Right (driver's side if you're UK) (30 votes, 30%)Vote
Middle (driver's side if you're a open wheel racer) (1 votes, 1%)Vote
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  - is that from inside or facing the vehicle?  Kali   Dec-08-08 06:36 PM   #1 
  - stage left vs. stage right  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 06:42 PM   #2 
  - You could make this less confusing, and edit to say "driver side" or "passenger side"  Shakespeare   Dec-08-08 06:45 PM   #3 
  - Done!  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 06:49 PM   #4 
  - ..  Inchworm   Dec-08-08 06:50 PM   #6 
  - A bit ethnocentric?  Inchworm   Dec-08-08 06:49 PM   #5 
     - I've tried to accommodate everyone and look where it got me  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 06:54 PM   #9 
  - On the right (passenger's side).  flvegan   Dec-08-08 06:50 PM   #7 
  - My fuel cap...  jeff30997   Dec-08-08 06:51 PM   #8 
  - The only place it should be, behind the rear license plate.  Throd   Dec-08-08 07:40 PM   #10 
  - I wonder if that was for safety  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 07:47 PM   #12 
  - A 1959 Oldsmobile doesn't need crumple zones. It just obliterates anything it hits.  Throd   Dec-08-08 07:54 PM   #14 
     - Neither do old Buicks  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 08:16 PM   #15 
  - I've always liked the '57 Chevrolet Bel Air  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   Dec-09-08 02:43 PM   #43 
  - 1.49  greenbriar   Dec-08-08 07:46 PM   #11 
  - today I paid 11.50! for 10 plus gallons!  tigereye   Dec-09-08 01:03 PM   #39 
  - Don't the Japanese drive on the left side of the road also?  Tom Kitten   Dec-08-08 07:51 PM   #13 
  - dammit!  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 08:17 PM   #16 
     - Everything will be OK  Tom Kitten   Dec-08-08 08:26 PM   #17 
  - Driver's side. Cheapest I've seen here is $1.63.  LeftyMom   Dec-08-08 08:32 PM   #18 
  - Right side - the only car I've ever had with the fuel cap on the right side.  Candy-O   Dec-08-08 08:36 PM   #19 
  - What about  littlebit   Dec-08-08 09:42 PM   #20 
  - bummer, that sounds like a PITA  Kali   Dec-08-08 10:30 PM   #21 
  - Not really the pumps I go to  littlebit   Dec-08-08 11:27 PM   #23 
  - You don't get to vote  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 10:37 PM   #22 
     - Why don't I get to vote?  littlebit   Dec-08-08 11:30 PM   #24 
        - And how is your Peterbilt?  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 11:34 PM   #25 
           - It's running great.  littlebit   Dec-08-08 11:40 PM   #26 
              - not leaking any fluids?  pokerfan   Dec-08-08 11:46 PM   #27 
                 - No  littlebit   Dec-08-08 11:52 PM   #29 
                    - Oh, just curious.  pokerfan   Dec-09-08 12:01 AM   #30 
                    - cuz he was trying to get a silly rise out of ya!  tigereye   Dec-09-08 01:06 PM   #40 
  - Right  Tilion   Dec-08-08 11:48 PM   #28 
  - My car is on the right (Ford Focus). Wifes' van (Town & Country) is on the left.  mwooldri   Dec-09-08 07:52 AM   #31 
  - Right side, VWs are always like that.  Deep13   Dec-09-08 11:06 AM   #32 
  - Right side means you can pull up next to the pump  pokerfan   Dec-09-08 12:13 PM   #36 
     - true  Deep13   Dec-09-08 01:01 PM   #37 
  - Driver's side.  EOO   Dec-09-08 11:37 AM   #33 
  - I have one of those rotating gas tanks.  Bertha Venation   Dec-09-08 11:47 AM   #34 
  - that's the way it is with me, too!  tigereye   Dec-09-08 01:07 PM   #41 
     - I love her.  Bertha Venation   Dec-09-08 01:37 PM   #42 
  - I don't remember...  sakabatou   Dec-09-08 11:49 AM   #35 
  - crap, no it's on the right!  tigereye   Dec-09-08 01:02 PM   #38 
  - could not vote - have 2 cars, one has cap on right, one on left.  old mark   Dec-09-08 02:56 PM   #44 
     - The dashboard indicator can often give a clue  pokerfan   Dec-10-08 11:47 AM   #45 
        - Dude, isn't that cheating? nt  old mark   Dec-10-08 02:06 PM   #46 
 
Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:36 PM
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1. is that from inside or facing the vehicle?
my gas cap is on the driver's side, bought for $1.70 on Thursday.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:42 PM
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2. stage left vs. stage right
...facing your audience err potential targets.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:45 PM
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3. You could make this less confusing, and edit to say "driver side" or "passenger side"
Mine's on the driver's side.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:49 PM
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4. Done!
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:50 PM
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6. ..
:rofl:

:hi:
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:49 PM
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5. A bit ethnocentric?
:rofl:

Them loons accross the pond drive on the wrong side of the road. Come to think of it... loons in the pond do too. (Bahamas)

:silly:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:54 PM
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9. I've tried to accommodate everyone and look where it got me
Everyone's a critic. :rofl:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:50 PM
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7. On the right (passenger's side).
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:51 PM
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8. My fuel cap...
Is just under my nose.Yep,no car. :)
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:40 PM
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10. The only place it should be, behind the rear license plate.
Why they stopped doing that, I'll never understand.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:47 PM
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12. I wonder if that was for safety
Maybe not be a good thing to locate the fuel tank inlet within a crumple zone.
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:54 PM
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14. A 1959 Oldsmobile doesn't need crumple zones. It just obliterates anything it hits.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:16 PM
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15. Neither do old Buicks
I was once rear-ended by a Trans Am. The Pontiac was totaled. I had to replace my bumper and impact absorbers. No sheet metal damage at all.
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:43 PM
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43. I've always liked the '57 Chevrolet Bel Air

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greenbriar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:46 PM
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11. 1.49
only took 22 bucks to fill up tonight

YEAAAAAAAA
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:03 PM
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39. today I paid 11.50! for 10 plus gallons!


thank you grocery store gas card!
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:51 PM
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13. Don't the Japanese drive on the left side of the road also?
This poll is Anglocentric...
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:17 PM
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16. dammit!
You can't edit this message.
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Tom Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:26 PM
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17. Everything will be OK
I'm sure the untold numbers of Japanese DU members who post in the Lounge are a forgiving lot and will perhaps take this opportunity to inform Toyota that it is indeed better to put the gas intake on the left side rather than the right, or vice versa...
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 PM
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18. Driver's side. Cheapest I've seen here is $1.63.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:32 PM by LeftyMom
Still, that's cheaper than gas was when I bought the car, so I can't complain. I feel like I should indulge in long road trips before it goes up again.
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Franzia Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:36 PM
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19. Right side - the only car I've ever had with the fuel cap on the right side.
I'm forever pulling up to the pump on the wrong side. :silly:
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:42 PM
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20. What about
those of us who have tanks on both sides? :shrug:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:30 PM
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21. bummer, that sounds like a PITA
My big van has two tanks but they are both on one side (driver's)
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:27 PM
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23. Not really the pumps I go to
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:31 PM by littlebit
have one on each side. They also pump out diesel at twice the rate of a regular pump.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:37 PM
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22. You don't get to vote
I should have thought about that. We had a pickup on the farm that had tanks/fill tubes on opposite sides.
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:30 PM
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24. Why don't I get to vote?
You asked about the main vehicle. My Peterbilt is my main vehicle. :hi:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:34 PM
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25. And how is your Peterbilt?
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:35 PM by pokerfan
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:40 PM
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26. It's running great.
It would be running even better if I wasn't stuck having to go 55 in CA. I never imagined that I would miss the east coast. But I am so ready to go back there. I am never coming this far west again.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:46 PM
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27. not leaking any fluids?
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littlebit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:52 PM
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29. No
Just had a DOT inspection done last week also replaced six tires. It's all good. Why?
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:01 AM
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30. Oh, just curious.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:06 PM
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40. cuz he was trying to get a silly rise out of ya!


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Lucian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:48 PM
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28. Right
And it's an American car. Buick Skylark.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 07:52 AM
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31. My car is on the right (Ford Focus). Wifes' van (Town & Country) is on the left.
Besides, the Cartalk guys had a way of telling which side your fuel cap is on by looking just at the back of your vehicle. In most cases, your fuel filler is on the opposite side of your exhaust pipe.

Unless you drive an old Beetle - some of those are filled up underneath the front "hood" (I guess, but if the engine is in the back isn't the back the hood and the front the trunk?)
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:06 AM
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32. Right side, VWs are always like that.
It is supposed to be safer to fill from a can on the side of the road than on the diver's side.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 12:13 PM
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36. Right side means you can pull up next to the pump
and have plenty of room to open your door.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:01 PM
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37. true
Unfortunately what I sometimes find is there is no place to wait for a pump if it is busy because everyone else is approaching the pump on the left of the car while I am going the other direction to approach on the right of it. My 1978 Nova had the fill cap behind the number plate in the center.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:37 AM
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33. Driver's side.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:47 AM
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34. I have one of those rotating gas tanks.
If I pull up to a pump on the driver's side, the fuel cap's on the passenger's side. If I pull up to a pump on the passenger's side, the fuel cap's on the driver's side.

(Thanks to Rita Rudner)
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:07 PM
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41. that's the way it is with me, too!
Edited on Tue Dec-09-08 01:07 PM by tigereye

:hi: Bertha!


we just saw a vid of a recent Las Vegas Rudner show. Hilarious!
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:37 PM
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42. I love her.
:hi: ;)
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 11:49 AM
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35. I don't remember...
It's been nearly 4 years since I last drove. And my brother took the car I drove.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 01:02 PM
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38. crap, no it's on the right!
It's a pain in the ass, too.


:crazy:
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-09-08 02:56 PM
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44. could not vote - have 2 cars, one has cap on right, one on left.
I usually pull up to the wrong side, say bad things, drive around to other pump, vowing to remember which car is which.
Has not worked yet.

mark
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 11:47 AM
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45. The dashboard indicator can often give a clue
I use this as I often drive rentals. If one looks closely at the indicator, the pump handle icon is almost always on the same side as the fill tube:

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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 02:06 PM
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46. Dude, isn't that cheating? nt
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