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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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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 6:02:17 AM

the right side
mohrorless
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2015 5:48:05 AM

I have had cars with it on the left, the right and behind the license plate. The driver's side just seems to make the most sense
kennyman
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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2015 12:31:38 AM

Drivers side makes sense to me.
46chief
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:54:41 PM

left
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 4:28:13 PM

Yes it should be on the left/Drivers side but there not all on that side...
47pickup
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 7:11:37 AM

Drivers side
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 6:24:09 AM

it's fine where its at
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 6:16:02 AM

right where it's at
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2015 5:25:49 AM

Driver's side
kennyman
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 10:02:55 PM

Left, drivers side
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 5:49:23 PM

Right side
46chief
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 4:27:44 PM

Left side.
Foolingurself
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 3:30:40 PM

Behind the license plate like it used to be decades ago.
ray44512
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 3:20:56 PM

On top, just below the handlebars.
twt
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:50:46 PM

The drivers side.
Terry1419
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2015 1:47:26 PM

Driver's side. Makes me crazy when I have to pull in to a busy station with my wife's Cavalier which has it on the passenger side. Probably pi**es other drivers off too.
TeeInDE
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 1:12:13 PM

Drivers side
RacksnSpurs
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 1:05:40 PM

drivers side
ShortyT2014
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 1:03:09 PM

It is usually on the side OPPOSITE the exhaust line/muffler
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 12:54:01 PM

On Mar 13, 2015 9:09:56 PM, Philo_Gray wrote:

>Who the hell designs it on the passenger side?

There's supposedly a slightly lower incidence of crashes taking out the right side of the car.

Vehicles that are designed in Europe (including the European operations of American vehicle makers) typically have the gas tank filler on the right side.

Go look at a 2013 or later Ford Escape, it was a Ford of Europe design originally and has the gas filler on the right side. Threw me for a loop when I had my 2012 Ford Escape in the shop and they gave me a new Escape as a loaner.
Philo_Gray
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 10:09:56 PM

Who the hell designs it on the passenger side?
xbAG
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 9:17:31 PM

drivers side is best for me.
RacksnSpurs
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 8:06:19 PM

Driver's side.
rrtruck
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 7:45:09 PM

Driver's side. Safer (you don't have to walk around the car) and move convenient (you don't have to walk around the car).
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 5:44:35 AM

duh...
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2015 5:32:55 AM

Driver's side, no brainer
shigh2001
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 5:49:24 PM

driver
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 3:52:54 PM

Drivers
NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 2:04:23 PM

Driver's side.
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:16:34 AM

Drivers side makes the most sense
47pickup
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:04:27 AM

Driver side
contiki
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:05:11 AM

Driver's side is best....
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2014 12:02:44 AM

driver
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 4:27:19 PM

doesn't matter too me
46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2014 1:04:29 PM

Left side.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 5:31:49 PM

I think they should all be on the left side but our SUV is on the right....
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2014 5:30:26 AM

Driver's side
Thumper52
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 5:19:55 AM

Driver's side
contiki
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 8:47:20 AM

we like the driver's side the best......
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 2:23:14 PM

Should be on the drivers side. But I keep buying cars with it on the right side though.
RNF
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 11:41:30 AM

Driver's side.
calypso93
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 8:12:06 AM

Doesn't matter. I've had them on the cowl, on the front fender flank, under tail lights, under license plates, left side, right side.
As long as you remember where it is.
Mitchsoc
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:25:40 AM

Driver's side
contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 7:10:53 AM

Driver's side is best................
tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:35:08 AM

drivers
contiki
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 7:17:06 AM

Driver's side..............
ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:05:19 AM

Why do you ask?
estroh
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 12:04:50 AM

driver
46chief
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 5:01:29 PM

left
SGLuz
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:07:06 AM

Left
rando991
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:31:14 AM

they should only make them on the drivers side
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