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punchy60

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 11:35:47 AM

Most all of the cars I've owned the gas tank filler is on the driver side, which makes the most sense to me. What do you think?
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 10:00:35 AM

drivers
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goldmonk
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 9:58:07 AM

driver's side
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2014 7:00:39 AM

I like the driver's side.........
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rmw10rpw
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:04:17 AM

drivers side
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dassfg
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:53:56 AM

Drivers side
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ktmrider
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:50:38 AM

In the center behind the license plate. Oh wait no, that was my mom's 68 buick.
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BobFang
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:38:38 AM

Only on the drivers side.

You don't need to walk to the other side of the car and if it was standard everyone would enter the pump area the same direction.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:16:14 AM

driver's side..............
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:52:34 PM

Drivers side, but our GM is on the passengers side hate it!:)
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shstew
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:56:05 PM

Driver side
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stonejd
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:02:59 PM

drivers side
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46chief
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 11:46:27 AM

I like it on the drivers side. Handier there.
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Saab93turbo
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 11:30:14 AM

Right side is safer because statistically there are fewer collisions on that side. A collision can rip off the gas filler nozzle.

The left side is easier.

Japanese cars tend to put it on the left side since in Japan they drive on the left and the left is safer.
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kdanish
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:49:40 AM

Right side
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 10:37:32 AM

You'll normally find the filler on the side opposite the exhaust tailpipe
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Rob655321
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:57:16 AM

It's good that some cars have it on one side and some have it on the other. That way we all don't try to pump gas from the same side of the pump, half on one side, half on the other.
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bycyklr
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:51:27 AM

It doesn't matter as long as they are all the same
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Maxer105
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:39:07 AM

driver's
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:31:21 AM

left
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:25:39 AM

I prefer the driver's side but I have two cars from the same manufacturer and one has the filler on the driver's side and one has the filler on the passenger side.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:32:54 AM

I like the driver's side....
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estroh
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:04:58 AM

driver
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kellyoneal
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 12:03:30 AM

i do not care
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EvPv
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 10:26:23 PM

drivers side.
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 10:24:18 PM

Drivers side.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:39:05 AM

Driver's side..............
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buddy_maynard
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 6:31:41 AM

Doesn't matter to me, but all of my cars are on the driver's side.
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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:37:05 AM

It really doesn't matter
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 1:44:59 AM

driver
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 12:12:35 AM

doesn't matter
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 2:10:54 PM

drivers side
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speedy700
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 11:02:21 AM

Yea, driver side is the most logical location for it.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 9:22:09 AM

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WEPSMAN
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 9:21:09 AM

I really do not care. I remember them it the back under the license plate.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:19:12 AM

Driver's side is the best side..........
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hjl17
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:46:02 AM

driver side
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 8:30:38 AM

driver side
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:20:40 AM

Driver's side.........
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rhVictoria
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 3:33:38 PM

In the really early cars, the gas tank filler was often found under the drivers seat, which had to be lifted to get at it. How's that for safety?

Whichever side is fine by me, as long as I can remember which it is when I pull into a gas station.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:55:19 AM

Driver's side like our Hondas have.......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:54:11 AM

Driver's side.......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:15:01 AM

Driver's side like our Hondas are...........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:23:58 AM

driver's side.................
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txoutlawgas
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:41:08 PM

Drivers side. Major factor is convenience.
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Godozo
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:37:37 PM

Driver's side is best, if you have to choose sides. Would prefer the Rear myself.
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TomB2
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:31:52 PM

Whichever side the automaker's design puts it on. It makes absolutely no difference and is just a thing of personal preference.
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deant99
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:11:36 PM

drivers side if at station at back or on passenger if you need to do it on the road, pickups have both sometimes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:04:24 AM

Driver's side............
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luvmyburgi
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:57:08 AM

Rear
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 6:37:41 AM

Drivers side
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