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So CADA wants to ban RHD vehicles.

Old 25-Oct-2010, 11:08 PM
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Thumbs down So CADA wants to ban RHD vehicles.

This has been an ongoing issue with these Canadian car agencies (CADA), saying to the government of Canada that RHD vehicles are unsafe.

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Old 25-Oct-2010, 11:44 PM
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the guy they interviewed said it best

"its a freedom of choice and i think canadians deserve that"

personally ive been in a rhd car before (heres a vid of us drifting lol) YouTube - RX7 drifting
and there was no difference so to say they are dangerous is ridiculous
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......oh...and posting vids of **** like that can get you arrested....just a heads up.
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Old 26-Oct-2010, 12:59 AM
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chill guys i wasnt driving...i would never drive my civic like that and yeah i guess i kinda did prove the ban point...but you know what people say civic drivers are reckless drivers just because a small group are...
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i dont see any problem with them, except for turning left maybe?

though i am not fan of RHD
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I always wanted a RHD CRX or Civic. I think the real problem is that people out in places like BC, RHD vehicles are everywhere! Not just cause they're RHD either. It's because you can import a used JDM car and have it be in great condition rather then buying a car from a local used or even new car dealer. It's a large amount of money going out and nothing coming in as far as the gov is concerned. They just need to find a glorified reason to tell the public.

Thats how I see it anyway.
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i think RHD drive cars are cool. wouldnt mind haveing an EJ1 RHD. i would like a 93 supra as LHD though for some reason
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From my experience, almost all of my customers have no 'issues' when test driving our RHD cars for the first time...
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Old 16-Nov-2010, 07:35 PM
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there is nothing wrong with it. the differents is the steering wheel is on the right. i wanna get a RHD eg.
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Old 16-Nov-2010, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Mugenn.civic.09 View Post
......oh...and posting vids of **** like that can get you arrested....just a heads up.
lol okay officer.knowing alot of ppl that own a rhd car.i dont see a problem with rhd,not even on left turns u came edge out on a angle a bit more. all of my friends with rhd cars have yet to be in accidents with them.
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The insurance companies and New car dealers are in bed with each other !!

This is a classic case of protectionism and nothing to do with safety !

New car dealers want to protect thier business as they feel threatened by the low mileage 15+ year old vehicles coming from Japan. ::rollseyes::
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Originally Posted by Robb View Post
The insurance companies and New car dealers are in bed with each other !!

This is a classic case of protectionism and nothing to do with safety !

New car dealers want to protect thier business as they feel threatened by the low mileage 15+ year old vehicles coming from Japan. ::rollseyes::

never thought of that good point
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I think this is non sense as RHD vehicles are the same for safety as any other LHD as Robb stated that is a very good point on why they don't want them in canada anymore.

As for turning left yes it's less safe then normal but it could be done and safe.

How many times have you seen people struggling to turn left with a normal USDM car cuz they don't know how to line themselves up properly. I think it's stupid and it won't really pass to be honest or it won't stay for long.
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The gov't should concentrate more on driver training and education, before they think of banning any vehicle import !
It's easier to obtain a drivers licence in this country, than it is to buy something from a vending machine !!
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Originally Posted by AcuratePaul View Post
I think this is non sense as RHD vehicles are the same for safety as any other LHD as Robb stated that is a very good point on why they don't want them in canada anymore.
wrong!

japanese cars are NOT built to the same standards of canadian cars.
they might look the same but are far from it...

ie bumper re-bars, lights, inner structure re-inforcements etc...
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i know as of jan 1st 2011 my girlfriends insurance company and the insurance company im with will no longer insure RHD. im guessing others will soon to follow.
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Originally Posted by MyVtecGoesBWAH View Post
i know as of jan 1st 2011 my girlfriends insurance company and the insurance company im with will no longer insure RHD. im guessing others will soon to follow.
Insurance companies all like a mafia gang ! Once 1 does it, they all follow.
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Originally Posted by jdm_416 View Post
never thought of that good point
guess you didn't read my first post in this thread, basically that's what I said.

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wrong!

japanese cars are NOT built to the same standards of canadian cars.
they might look the same but are far from it...

ie bumper re-bars, lights, inner structure re-inforcements etc...
It's true, that's why you have to wait for skylines to be 15 years old to import them. Certain cars like them and the Evo have the intercooler where the rebar should be for north american standard regarding bumper height. There were also other things like rebar in doors that later was considered a bad safety option because they can be hit hard enough to break off and rip through the car into the passengers. Not all cars were victim to this but some it was an issue. Even some school buses had this issue.

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Insurance companies all like a mafia gang ! Once 1 does it, they all follow.
TD Canada Trust wouldn't insure RHD when I asked about that when I called years ago asking for quotes on a few different cars to help decide on my first car.


Really you wanna be different, buy a McLaren F1. It's not RHD or LHD...

MHD? CHD?
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