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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS General Discussion Discussion, RHD gas filler door in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; It seems that I have seen pictures of a RHD CTS where the gas filler door is located on what ...
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    RHD gas filler door

    It seems that I have seen pictures of a RHD CTS where the gas filler door is located on what we would call the drivers side rear quarter. If this is accurate, it seems like a lot of trouble but perhaps there is a reason for it. Can someone with a RHD model confirm this. Thanks

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    It's most likely related to the "euro" design...since it's RHD, it makes sense why the fuel door/filler is on the opposite side.

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Hey guys.. Europe, with the except of the UK/British Isles, drive on the same side as we do, which mean LHD vehicles.
    Only in the UK/British Isles do they drive on the left side of the road, which means RHD for vehicles there.
    I have never seen photos of a RHD 2nd gen CTS where the fuel filler door is located any different than where it is on a North American or European (mainland) LHD CTS. Below are photos of a couple of 2008 CTS's built for the UK (RHD vehicles), which clearly show the fuel filler door on the right side of the car, not on the left.









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    YOU are THE official human Cadillac dictionary There goes my crappy theory:/

    Thanks for the info RAB!
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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    I like the tail lamps in the pics.

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    this might sound goofy, but Linda has a hard time lining up to the pump. sometimes
    she says she has to get back in and move. why the heck is the door on the passenger side?
    in the old days some gm cars had the door on the middle back under the license pl;ate.
    thanks, douglas

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    I don't have any problems with that. It's not really a factor to me.
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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Rome View Post
    this might sound goofy, but Linda has a hard time lining up to the pump. sometimes
    she says she has to get back in and move. why the heck is the door on the passenger side?
    in the old days some gm cars had the door on the middle back under the license pl;ate.
    thanks, douglas

    Fuel tanks can no longer be placed at the rear of the car (allowing rear gas doors) because lawyers made it expensive to do so when vehicles were hit in the rear and burned, ultimately leading to safety regulation of fuel tanks. The filler opening is on the right because that is where the shoulder of the road is located that the driver stands on, when refueling an empty gas tank - also due to law suits over drivers exposed to traffic under those conditions.

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Can you say "Pinto"?

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Not without laughing

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    hey, I owned a Pinto, great car, 4 on the floor, nothing ever went
    wrong with it, 'bout all I remember. thanks, douglas
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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Glad you're here to talk about it, Douglas.

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Quote Originally Posted by Douglas Rome View Post
    hey, I owned a Pinto, great car, 4 on the floor, nothing ever went
    wrong with it, 'bout all I remember. thanks, douglas
    but I believe like the Falcon and Comet, it used the top surface of the gas tank for a trunk floor. Unlike the other sedans, it had no steel barrier to keep the gasoline out of the passenger compartment in a crash.

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Ahh, a Vomet, my first car.

    But we digress.

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    Re: RHD gas filler door

    Quote Originally Posted by tinman View Post
    Can you say "Pinto"?
    In `75/76 Pinto fatalities(310) were lower than Corolla(313) / Beetle(374)/ Datsun (405)
    Rear end fires comprised .6% of the Pinto fatalities which was lower than average for the sub compact category
    Google Pinto Myth and read the Rutgers Law Review of the whole debacle

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