L - Left-hand drive

05 June 2006

Left-hand drive - Cars built for European and American markets with the steering wheel on the left. Sometimes models built in small volumes, such as Fiat's Barchetta, keep their wheels on the 'wrong' side when they are sold in the UK because it's uneconomical to re-engineer them for the British market.

It's easy enough to adapt to the controls, but visibility for parking or overtaking is restricted on British roads. For this reason, left-hand-drive cars are unpopular here and do not hold their value well.


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