Is it hard to drive a manual car on the left? LHD v RHD
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Despite a tongue in cheek report to the contrary earlier this year, Australia remains one of only 75 countries who drive on the left – with right-hand-drive vehicles. If it’s all you know, then it feels natural and makes perfect sense, but for the uninitiated, just what changes when the steering wheel moves sides? It is a question that CarAdvice reader Robert asks…
I’m travelling to Europe later in the year, and my hire car is listed as having a manual transmission. I’ve never driven overseas before – and I know this might seem a bit obvious, but just what is different?
It’s a great question Robert because this is something all of us at CarAdvice have been asked a number of times – usually from Americans enquiring about RHD Australian cars! To help illustrate with an example, we have a 2015 Peugeot 508 Allure sedan shown here in both left and right-drive configurations. And while there may be some market-specific differences, the cars are basically the same.