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Need Help - Van Rental [manual gearbox]

Hi have driven manual or stick cars in my country for years and we drive on the left hand side of the road. In Switzerland I have driven Automatic cars only.
I want to move my furniture my self tomorrow and want to hire a VAN but the problem is it comes with manual transmission only and Swiss is right hand side driving.

Is it relatively easy to drive on the right side with manual transmission if you are not used to it?
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Re: Need Help - Van Rental

Yes, after 5 minutes you won't even notice the difference.
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Old 27.02.2019, 18:17
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Re: Need Help - Van Rental

Just make some rounds on a big parking lot or an industrial area to get familiar with it before you hit the busy roads if you have doubts. Being insecure is no fun for you or traffic around you.

Also it might feel weird, but you'll get the hang of it in no time.
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I suggest driving on the side of the road you are familiar with and get into first gear and leave it there...
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Re: Need Help - Van Rental

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Hi have driven manual or stick cars in my country for years and we drive on the left hand side of the road. In Switzerland I have driven Automatic cars only.
I want to move my furniture my self tomorrow and want to hire a VAN but the problem is it comes with manual transmission only and Swiss is right hand side driving.

Is it relatively easy to drive on the right side with manual transmission if you are not used to it?
I made the switch rather easily from Europe to Australia and back. Pay careful attention during your first roundabout though.
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Re: Need Help - Van Rental

Probably too late but Mobility has automatic vans for quite cheap if you move short distance (about 4fr/hr + 0.9fr/km)
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