Yes, there is an arrow on the fuel gauge showing which side the filler is on, and yes, it might be safer for the once in a lifetime refueling of a car out of gas, but my objection is convenience. I don't like facing a majority of cars who are coming at me on both sides of the pumps. I find myself waiting some distance from the pump so the current customer can get past me, and then someone pulls in from the opposite direction and I'm left seething. I don't like having to walk around the car to reach the fuel filler. On trips, I leave my wallet on the dash. If I forget to grab it when I exit the car, I have to walk back to the driver's side to get in. Lastly, when I open my door it's not towards the gas pump, it's toward the guy who's using the adjacent pumps. Chances are pretty good for a conflict of doors, and my wife likes the relative privacy afforded by that little space between the pump and car, which she doesn't have to leave in order to pump fuel.