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Old 05-22-2004, 02:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, the person I bought my car from was in the Air Forced stations over in Germany in 95, but the car has the US specs like the steering wheel is on the left side instead of the right. I was wondering if there are any difference between the US and the German versions of my car. Thanks
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Im not positive how all this works. While i was hunting for my last Bimmer, I came upon an e36 that was imported from Germany by an ex-military guy who wanted to bring it home with him. It was left hand drive, and aside from a few asthetic differences (glass headlight housings with ellipsoids, different coin holder, steering wheel) it looked just like all the NA cars.

So I guess that leads me to believe that there are threee brands of cars: EuroSpec, NA Spec, and the third being a NA Spec for Europe?

BTW I'm curious about something. Turn your windshield wipers on and see if they clean the passenger side better than the driver side. Also, through your door mounted rearview mirrors, see if the view seems to be better suited for the passenger side than the driver's side. It may have been converted...
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Hey guys, the person I bought my car from was in the Air Forced stations over in Germany in 95, but the car has the US specs like the steering wheel is on the left side instead of the right. I was wondering if there are any difference between the US and the German versions of my car. Thanks
All EU cars have steering wheel in the left except UK.
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yep....

I think the aussies are backwards too but more countrys are left than right i belive.
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Well that answers my question. Thanks a lot
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yep....

I think the aussies are backwards too but more countrys are left than right i belive.
Here is a list show all countries with the steering wheel in the right:

Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Bermuda
Bhutan
Botswana
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Cyprus
Dominica
Eire-Ireland
England
Falkland Islands
Fiji
Grenada
Guyana
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Isle of Man
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Lesotho
Macau
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Mauritius
Montserrat
Mozambique Pakistan
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Seychelles
Scotland
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St Kitts & Nevis
St. Helena
St. Lucia
Surinam
Swaziland
Tanzania
Thailand
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Uganda
US Virgin Islands
Zambia
Zimbabwe
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Wales

This is the complete list. More people drive in cars with the steering wheel at the left I guess.

BTW: he [ ] lives in one of the countries above :P
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