New heights in laziness

Or maybe “depths” is the word I’m looking for: What is the benefit of having gas door on the passenger side and not driver side?

Which is, I think, a legitimate question, but then he ruins it:

I won’t ever buy a car with gas door on passenger side cause it’s too long of a walk.

Those of us who can barely walk that far are either laughing or filling up with rage.


  1. fillyjonk »

    12 November 2018 · 11:55 am

    Another benefit of driver’s side ones for solo drivers with anxiety like me: I can check with a glance in my side mirror, “Hey, did I remember to put the gas cap back in and shut the little door?”

  2. Lynn »

    12 November 2018 · 1:21 pm

    Oh thank goodness. When I saw the title I was afraid it was about me.

    The reason is that they are designed for countries where the steering wheel is usually on the right and it is supposedly cheaper to have one kind of car body instead of two, though I’m not sure why.

  3. Roger Green »

    12 November 2018 · 2:00 pm

    There’s something on the dashboard, my wife tells me, where you can tell which side the gas tank is, in case you’re driving a rental. Do you know what it is?

  4. CGHill »

    12 November 2018 · 2:32 pm

    Supposedly, it’s on the gauge itself: whichever side of the little pump icon has the hose on it, that’s the side the filler door is on. (It is not that way on my car, but then she’s old.)

  5. McGehee »

    12 November 2018 · 4:16 pm

    Hose? Mine shows a little triangle on the left side of the pump icon, pointing to the left — where the filler cover is.

  6. CGHill »

    12 November 2018 · 5:42 pm

    My car fails on that one too.

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