What else should be known ...

What else you should know ...

The Saab density in Sweden is high. You can still see a surprising number of Saab 9000 on the streets, because the comfortable and robust Saab is still used and consumed as an everyday car.

Only slowly does he move towards a cult object. Saab 900 of the first series are now like ours collector cars, and on the weekends you can often see classic Saab 96, 93 and 92 series, which are traveling to meetings. Saab 9-5 II is also a taxi in Trollhättan, and probably has the highest 9-5 II density in the world. By the way, there are still some 9-5 II in the police service.

Refueling in Sweden, E85 almost everywhere
Refueling in Sweden, E85 almost everywhere

Drivers of Saab BioPower models can look forward to it. Most gas stations have E85. Saab BioPower technology makes the 9-3 or 9-5 an environmental car.

There was still the matter with the traffic rules. Anyone entering the soil of the Swedish kingdom for the first time in their life should know the following:

Driving in Sweden is compulsory with low beam. Locally, there is a speed limit of 50 kilometers per hour, outside 70 to 90, on highways 90 to 110 and on highways 110 to 120. Note signs! Sweden has particularly strict regulations and penalties for drinking at the wheel. Allowed are only 0,2 per thousand.

Attention radar!

In Sweden, warnings are issued against fixed radar stations. Radar systems are used for traffic safety and not, as in our case, the renovation of municipal finances. Speed ​​limits are to be kept, because if a mobile surveillance usually appears in a Saab or Volvo, then this is quite petty.

In our experience, the Swedes are pleasant and quite relaxed drivers. Pushing and coercion are alien to them. If a contemporary appears in the rear-view mirror who is faster and possibly a bit over the limit, then you go a little to the right on the mostly somewhat wider country road. This makes overtaking easier and takes the stress out of both parties. Something that hasn't changed in the last 25 years since I've been touring Sweden again and again.

In Sweden you can pay by credit card almost everywhere. However, there are small shops in the vicinity of Trollhättan that do not accept card payments. Swedish krona in your luggage is always recommended.

And there was still ...

The “Allemansrätten” is almost unbelievable by German standards: it grants everyone the customary right to move freely in nature, even on unfamiliar land.

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Text: tom@saabblog.net

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