We take cars for granted, but in the early days, horses used to panic at the sound of a car noisily rushing by. If horses couldn’t get used to the sound of a car at first, you can’t expect a cat to understand a car the first time either.
In the above video, you can see a cat freaking out in its first time in a car. it’s eyes remain wide open and its mouth hangs open in shock and surprise. The owner is just lucky that the cat didn’t totally freak out by attacking every living thing in sight and shredding it with its claws.
In general, keep your cat happy by isolating it in a cat carrier. This will let you control a cat and keep the cat from seeing too many strange sights out the window. The less frightened your cat can get, the less trouble you’ll have riding with it in a car.