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Isn't it one of the strangest feelings riding in a car after driving your Truck?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Tacomadude89, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Mar 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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    Tacomadude89

    Tacomadude89 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The other day a friend and I from work went to lunch together and while riding in their car, it really got me thinking how strange the feeling was going from my truck which I'm used to driving almost everyday, to the low feeling of riding in a car! I guess I had become so used to driving my truck, that I had forgotten the feeling of riding in a car which I hadn't in along time.

    I'm sure you guys can attest to this as well!
     
  2. Mar 23, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Trent

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    My other ride is a lowered '91 Miata.

    Believe me, I know why you are talking about. Lol.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    yeah i think its a more drastic change from a small car, to my truck. i feel im in a monster truck for 2 mins lol
     
  4. Mar 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Yeah I know that feeling. A car feels much better.:D
     
  5. Mar 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    mcdowell

    mcdowell My name is Mudd

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    Wife has a new Camry and yeah it is strange driving it.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    We Are Apocalypse

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    My work car is an 07 Honda Civic. I feel like the whole world sits above me. Then I hop into my Tacoma to go to the gym and I feel like I'm in a monster truck.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    no. it's pretty much the same for me.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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    I've never owned a car and rarely have driven one. When I have to drive one I simply hate it -- too low to the ground and hard to see out of.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    lol
     
  10. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    it is wierd, wife has a toyota solara whenever we take her car(very rare)i drive and it is so much lower to the ground and does feel funny
     
  11. Mar 27, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    My truck feels like a sky scraper compared to my DD. I like the high feeling of the truck better though.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    Yeah it is. I inherited a 97 Firebird when my mom passed away last month. I drove it back to MN from FL. Talk about sitting on the ground. Taco felt like a monster truck when I climbed into it the next day.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    i feel low driving my wifes Jeep Liberty!
    Recently in my buddies civic and the roads are terrible in most spots in Montreal. The abuse on his suspension over some of the potholes that i merely drive right over made me cringe.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Try going for 6,000 miles cross country in a cab over Peterbuilt then get into a VW Fox that's dragging the exhaust it sits so low. I felt like Barny Rubble with his feet hitting the ground.
     
  15. Mar 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    It's all relative but yeah the low ride of most cars feels strange for a while. You quickly adapt however. I test drove a tundra before my new tacoma and the taco didn't feel as high. Inside the tundra you feel like you're sitting in a semi. I definitely felt lower in the taco.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    Drove a manual Matrix after going all day in my 6spd Taco... felt like I was driving a go-cart! At first I didn't like sitting so "high" in comparison to my Mazda 3 but it definitely has grown on me.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    Not really, it really feels strange though on that rare occasion when I ride in the passenger seat! lol
     
  18. Mar 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    I hate the way it feels... everything about it feels foreign. The mirrors, the way I have to sit, my view of the road, the way it rides... I hate not driving a truck!
     
  19. Mar 28, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    I bet people people look at you strange when you drive the car to right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Another weird thing is when I go to drive something with an automatic and get in and stomp my foot to the floor before I start it thinking there is a clutch pedal there! Once I start my job, I plan to buy a diesel Jetta for fuel economy, and to stack up miles on, want to save my Tacoma! Will have to get used to driving a car, but I am going to be a truck driver so sitting in a Tacoma or a car will be really low to the ground!
     
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