Financial Times Deutschland tested the Saab 9-5. What the author of the Saab flagship thinks:
Saab used to drive my uncle Hermann. Slightly misproportionate cars were that, bulky and immensely Scandinavian.
My father explained to me: Saab, that's what individualists do. People like Hermann. That some time ago Saab came into economic difficulties as a daughter of General Motors, therefore, I immediately realized: If, as an automaker, you only have my uncle Hermann as a target group, That can not last long. It's probably a form of self-deception that the Saab 9-5 feels a bit like a sports car at the first meeting.
Finally, I know that the traditional Swedish brand now belongs to Spyker, a racing car manufacturer from the Netherlands. Since such a car acts automatically sleeker. But I also know that the silver-gray sedan is based in front of me at heart on the Opel Insignia, which is curious inasmuch as my uncle Hermann would never drive an Opel.
I myself do not see things so closely and head with the 9-5 a maximum individualist-suitable destination: not Berlin, not Hamburg, but one of the Käffer in between. Altfriesack is located in the deep Brandenburg near Neuruppin, the main attractions of the place are excellent smoked fish and an old bascule bridge.
Thankfully, there is not much going on in Old Friesack, so I can quickly find a parking space without electrical aids. Just off the said bridge over a small canal is still space in front of a Golf with OPR license plate, which I take a backward sight, until I come with two wheels on the Schotterkantstein stop.