There are a few different schools of thought on this subject.
Some say that it’s so that the driver can easily access the key while driving others say that it’s so that the key can be hung from a hook on the right side of the door to avoid losing it.
And still others say that it’s because when cars were first manufactured people were predominantly right-handed and it made more sense to put the key on the left side.
Regardless of the reasoning behind it there’s no doubt that Porsche keys are on the left side for a reason!
Does all Porsche have ignition on the left?
No. While it is true that most Porsches have the ignition switch on the left side of the steering wheel there are a few models–like the Porsche Panamera and Cayenne–that have it on the right side.
Should the ignition be on the left or right?
There is no universal answer to this question as it depends on the country in which you are driving.
In some countries such as the UK drivers keep their cars in the “right-hand drive” position and therefore the ignition is on the right side of the car.
In other countries such as the United States drivers keep their cars in the “left-hand drive” position and therefore the ignition is on the left side of the car.
So it really depends on where you are driving!
Why does Porsche not have push button start?
Porsche does have a push-button start.
All Panamera models (except the 4) come with a standard “Keyless Start” system that allows you to start the engine without having to use the key.
You simply need to have the keyfob in your pocket or purse and press the Start/Stop button on the steering wheel.
The reason some people think Porsche doesn’t have a push-button start is that there is no traditional ignition switch on the dashboard.
The ignition is instead located under the steering wheel within easy reach of your fingers.
So when people see that there’s no big “Start” button on the dash they mistakenly assume it isn’t a push-button start system.