Re: Hire cars are a mixed blessing
"The worst experiences I have had with hire cars is when the bastards have swapped the indicator and washer stalks to be opposite of what I'm used to."
You think you have problems! My "other" car has handbrake and gear lever on the right, and the accelerator pedal is between the clutch and the footbrake. Indicators are not self-cancelling, but unlike some Vauxhalls, do at least have an off position. Engine management is by three levers on the steering column.
Well, it is 90 years old - built before standardisation of anything much!
If you are wondering, the first couple of trips were quite hair-raising at times, but then the brain very quickly adapts, and you just drive normally.