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  1. Scandinavian Flick says:

    RHD?

    • Thrashy says:

      That and it's a good for a laugh, I'll bet!

      • Scandinavian Flick says:

        I'm sure. A couple years ago, I was tempted by an otherwise normal looking Subaru Legacy wagon on Craigslist that was formerly used for mail service. For $1500, it was almost worth it to own for a while just for laughs like this.

    • mdharrell says:

      I've been tempted when in one of my own RHD cars.

    • BrianTheHoon says:

      Or Occam's Razor: Driver's side regulator is on the fritz.

      • zaddikim says:

        First thing I thought of – tons of people at the Tim Horton's I worked at opened their doors to pay/pickup their merchandise.

        Although to be fair, my own window regulators work very badly once it gets down to -30C or so, almost to the point where the window willgo down almost immediately, but take ~4 minutes to roll back up.

        • jeepjeff says:

          That's nothing. Below about 10°C my windows will crack if I try to open them. (Soft half-door uppers. The clear Vinyl and zippers like 20°C+ best.)

          • zaddikim says:

            Heh, there are two types of vehicles I wouldn't want to drive in Northern Saskatchewan – OG Beetles and True Jeeps(C).

            • Devin says:

              Hooray, SOMEONE ELSE FROM SASKATCHEWAN!

              Though still not from where I live.

              Some day someone else from here (in this case, south east Sask) will show up and it'll be sweet.

              • zaddikim says:

                Southeast, eh? I'm actually just outside of Toon-town. Southeast makes you…the opposite of Frontier?

                /bestI'vegot

                • Devin says:

                  When I think north I think LaRonge and that kind of place.

                  In my case when I say south east it's probably more east than south, and since there's no sense being too mysterious about it (mostly since it's pretty easy to figure out, I am incredibly easy to stalk) I'm in the Yorkton area.

        • C³-Cool Cadillac Cat says:

          Early-80's GM B-bodies were like this from the factory. Window down time…'bout 7 seconds. Up time? 30+.

          • zaddikim says:

            Yeah, last winter my Suburban showed that when it hit -20C or so – windup time was measured in geological epochs.

      • SSurfer321 says:

        I've had to do this before with a friend due to a faulty window regulator.

    • MVEilenstein says:

      Australian.

  2. $kaycog says:

    That must be the Out-N-In Burger place.

  3. OA5599 says:

    Reversal at the drive through is better than reversal of the lunch.

  4. Batshitbox says:

    A friend of mine once pointed out that all bicycles are folding bicycles; what you really want is an un-folding bicycle.

    In the same spirit, this wag is just out to prove that all cars are rear wheel drive cars, when driven properly. Or the driver is a deaf mute. Or really doesn't trust the driver of the GMC.

  5. racer139 says:

    Tims has crack in it and once yer hooked youll do whats nessary to get yers. I recently bought their brewer and kicked my drive thru habbit.

  6. pwned88 says:

    I always swore if I bought a RHD I'd do this. Then I saw a guy in a Pulsar gtir do it at the local Tim Hortons with his 5 year old son. I declared him father of the year.

  7. I did that once as my passenger was very particular with her orders and I didn't feel like either repeating it or getting shouted across. The guy at McDonalds threatened to call the cops. Jerk.

  8. Feds_II says:

    This guy needs to find a Tims with a window on both sides of the building. One of the great joys of the Delica is using the almost-always-empty right window drivethrough lane.

    • zaddikim says:

      I *might* be jealous of your Delica.

    • Maymar says:

      The Tims near my old job was one of the two-window units, so I'd frequently use the emptier lane (even without RHD, my cars were always small enough to reach across). It was still usually quicker, but you always knew it was the B squad put on that side.

  9. salguod says:

    The Arby's where I grew up used to have it's drive through on the wring side, so you had to have someone with you or shout over to the passenger side. And this was back when power windows were not yet ubiquitous. I backed through once just because.

    • LTDScott says:

      Rally's here has drive throughs on both sides.

    • OA5599 says:

      In some countries where they drive on the left but have a fair number of US-market cars on the roads, drive throughs are set up for RHD, but they put your order in a tray attached to a long pole, so they can pass it through your passenger window.

  10. Alff says:

    I did that years ago. The thought process went something like this … I'm too drunk to deal with the cashier and only my passenger wants to eat. It's a miracle I survived my teen years.

  11. richdelish says:

    I *totally* did this at the neighborhood Timmy Ho's when a lady passenger required a latte. It made her all turbo giggly. Mission accomplished.

  12. C³-Cool Cadillac Cat says:

    Back in the mid-80's, while I was in HS, a then good friend would do this with his '77 Rabbit.

    Only, however, if I, being on the passenger's side, was the one ordering/paying. We liked different fast food joints.

  13. Van_Sarockin says:

    Remember what we agreed? I drive and the passenger pays.

  14. POLAЯ says:

    For all those I see who can't get through one of these going forwards, and there are a lot, I'd say that's damn talented!

  15. julkinen says:

    We did this once in a rear-engined Skoda. The friend driving the Skoda didn't need anything, so it was a better idea to reverse through the drive-in so I could get the burger myself. And the engine was pointing forwards, anyway.

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