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Old November 17th 07, 10:22 PM posted to alt.autos.ford, alt.autos.gm, rec.autos.makers.chrysler
Paul Johnson[_2_]
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Default Gas Tank Fill Location All Wrong

On Nov 15, 6:20 pm, Picasso > wrote:
> My Name Is Nobody wrote:
>
>
>
> > I'd rather have one fill location and save my money. I go to the fuel
> > station at OFF PEAK hours, I never worry about such ****...

>
> > "George Orwell" > wrote in message
> t...
> >> Have you taken notice that some cars have the gas fill opening on the
> >> driver's side and others have it located on the passenger's side? Either
> >> way, there is only one way you can drive up to the pumps. The pump's
> >> transfer hose must be on the side of the gas fill opening. This is
> >> inconvenient at a busy gas station where your available spot may not fit
> >> your car's configuration. Today's gas pumps have short hoses that cannot
> >> reach around to the opposite side of your car.

>
> >> A long time ago, some cars were fitted with a central, rear-bumper
> >> location
> >> for universal gas fill, under the license plate. That location is
> >> considered unsafe today.

>
> >> My suggestion is that all cars be fitted with TWO gas fill access, one on
> >> the left rear quarter panel and the other on the right. Then, you could
> >> drive up to a gas pump from either direction and pump gas.

>
> >> Sure, it will cost a few dollars to add this feature, but so what? The
> >> dozens of added features to cars already cost and nobody's complaining. At
> >> least, this suggestion makes good sense, more sense than many costly
> >> features that do little or nothing for comfort or safety: radio controls
> >> on
> >> the steering wheel, for example. Cars now cost 10 times what they used to
> >> within the lifetime of people still in the workforce, so I say, so what if
> >> a two-way gas filler costs an extra $5 or $10 to the auto maker and
> >> translated into $10 or $20 more retail?

>
> >> Il mittente di questo messaggio|The sender address of this
> >> non corrisponde ad un utente |message is not related to a real
> >> reale ma all'indirizzo fittizio|person but to a fake address of an
> >> di un sistema anonimizzatore |anonymous system
> >> Per maggiori informazioni |For more info
> >> https://www.mixmaster.it

>
> this guy is an idiot... cars have reverse... back in to a spot...


You're likely to get yourself killed for doing that... gas stations
are one-way and nobody's happy about some dickhead cutting in the
wrong way. I have no qualms in forcing someone who tried that back
out of the station with my front bumper.
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Old November 18th 07, 03:01 AM posted to alt.autos.ford,alt.autos.gm,rec.autos.makers.chrysler
Bruce L. Bergman
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Default Gas Tank Fill Location All Wrong

On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 13:22:22 -0800 (PST), Paul Johnson
> wrote:
>On Nov 15, 6:20 pm, Picasso > wrote:



>> this guy is an idiot... cars have reverse... back in to a spot...


If you are the next person in line, I see nothing wrong with this.
The only reason it is not a good idea and isn't done at very busy gas
stations is there's always someone who doesn't see what you are doing
and they get backed into.

>You're likely to get yourself killed for doing that... gas stations
>are one-way and nobody's happy about some dickhead cutting in the
>wrong way. I have no qualms in forcing someone who tried that back
>out of the station with my front bumper.


You would be the one who is way out of line on that one, Paul - the
proper way to handle a line cutter at a very busy station is the
station attendant turns off the pump and tells the line cutter "No Gas
For YOU! Go away!"

If you try shoving his car out of the station with your car, you are
playing a really stupid game of Machismo Poker.

You just called that guy's opening hand of "Bad manners infraction
Boorish Behavior" and raised the stakes WAY up to "Felony Assault with
a Deadly Weapon (Automobile)", and a raft of other possible felony
charges depending on exactly how you did it. And unless your name is
Orrenthal James Simpson you aren't going to get a Jury Nullification
and skate on those charges, the DA will make something stick.

--<< Bruce >>--

 




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