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    Re: GMI Drives: Holden Astra vs Holden Astra vs Holden Astra

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    Could they still do that now that Opel is PSA? Otherwise it makes too much sense for it to happen.
    Yes - PSA/Opel/Vauxhall is still importing models from GM Korea - the Karl/Viva and Mokka so no reason the can't continue imports parts.

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    Re: GMI Drives: Holden Astra vs Holden Astra vs Holden Astra

    Quote Originally Posted by chinamonty View Post
    Its not a problem in autos but it should be mandatory that the indicator stalk should be on the opposite hand from the one that operates the gear lever in a manual.
    I understand the strength of opinion in Australia on this matter, but it's simply not an issue in the UK despite our preference for manuals. As an "Advance Motorist", we're taught to signal before changing gear.

    My 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe was the last Hyundai model imported into the UK with the stalks your way round - it took me nearly 5 years to get used to it as driving any other car was different - then I sold it and bought my VW over 2 years ago with the stalks the "wrong" way round but I still make mistakes occasionally.

    I don't recall when we changed originally in the UK - probably the era when BMC/BL was going belly-up and German engineering became dominant at Ford and Vauxhall.

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    Correction of this issue would see a drop of 30% in component replacements. If you follow the bouncing ball I think you'll see who's behind the preservation of this confusion: wiper blade suppliers!
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    Re: GMI Drives: Holden Astra vs Holden Astra vs Holden Astra

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post

    I don't recall when we changed originally in the UK - probably the era when BMC/BL was going belly-up and German engineering became dominant at Ford and Vauxhall.
    I read somewhere that the EU mandated L/H indicator stalks years ago as a standardised safety measure, and the UK despite being RHD was outflanked/outgunned and in esence Assumed by the Borg.
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    Holden Astros won the world series
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    Re: GMI Drives: Holden Astra vs Holden Astra vs Holden Astra

    Quote Originally Posted by nota View Post
    I read somewhere that the EU mandated L/H indicator stalks years ago as a standardised safety measure, and the UK despite being RHD was outflanked/outgunned and in esence Assumed by the Borg.
    No, can't be as Hyundai used RH indicator stalks for ever - it's not like UK RHD cars are sold on mainland Europe, any exports built in the UK are LHD.

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    Re: GMI Drives: Holden Astra vs Holden Astra vs Holden Astra

    Quote Originally Posted by jesda1 View Post
    Holden Astros won the world series
    Remind us again how many countries compete in the "world" series?

    The UK runs the "world" bog-snorkelling championship but it's not taken seriously.

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