Gas Door Urban Legend? - 2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Infiniti M56 Long-Term Road Test

2011 Infiniti M56: Gas Door Urban Legend?

July 10, 2011

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I had never driven the 2011 Infiniti M56 before, so when I pulled into a gas station to fill up I checked for the little triangle indicator that points to the side the fuel door is on. Being a classy and understated luxury sedan the tacky indicator was missing. No problem. I just looked to see which side of the gas pump the nozzle was positioned and I knew that meant the gas door was also on that side.

For the M56 it turned out to be true. But is this the case on all cars?

According to Snopes.com this isn't true. It's an urban legend that began circulating on the internet in 2007 often entitled, "The World's Best Kept Auto Secret." It would be nice if there was always a way of telling which side the fuel door was on without sticking your head out the window. For instance, maybe they could put a little triangle next to the gas pump symbol.

Philip Reed, Edmunds.com senior consumer advice editor @ 12,732 miles


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