Car Transition

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Bradley D.'s Comment
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I've been wondering this. What's it like being off driving this huge truck for like 8-11 hours a day for 4 weeks straight and then coming home and getting into your regular car? How weird does it feel having that sudden change lol.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Well, I constantly have to remind my wife about following distance. I also feel like my ass is scraping the ground when I'm in my Lancer. There's also the habit of turning wide in your car which gets people looking at you funny. The transition can definitely be entertaining.

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Chris L.'s Comment
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I would sometimes kill my pickup at a stop light for not giving it enough gas, and I would sometimes grind the gears because I wouldn't put the clutch in far enough. Also I found myself pausing in neutral like I was timing the shift. Feels like I'm driving a sports car after being in a rig.

I miss my little pickup truck, haven't driven it in over 6 months.

Pat M.'s Comment
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I put it in reverse and it moves forward.

David's Comment
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I drive a VW beetle, and going from my truck to that car is insane..

Turning wide is a big one, as is avoiding scale off ramps.. you know your a trucker when you hit a scale and try n pull in.

James925's Comment
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I would "split lanes" when I was in my car...The looks I got were priceless.

Trucktographer's Comment
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Going from my Kenworth T680 to my Dodge Challenger is insane. The Challenger suddenly feels like a nimble sports car.

Justin N.'s Comment
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I had all those feelings really bad while in my Honda Civic after six straight uninterrupted months of driving a truck.

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Angela M.'s Comment
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I had to drive out of state in my explorer. I was constantly reaching to shift gears and trying to clutch. After driving for 7 hrs, I started searching for a place to stop for my break and pulled into Pilot using the truck entrance.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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I'd always have a wierd time transitioning in either direction... from car to truck or vice versa.

When going from the truck to the car (Chevy Cavalier), at first I would feel somewhat claustrophobic, like everything was too close for comfort... after getting used to it again, it becomes a feeling of security....

Then going from car back to truck again... I would jump in the cab and feel lost in the wide open space, feeling like there is nothing there to "protect" me if I were in an accident.

To this day I still get this feeling when transitioning between different sized vehicles.

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