Robin and I have been looking at Cars since we have been in Norway. We really don’t have a lot of requirements for the car but we are still having issues finding something in Northern Norway. Our requirements are:
- Must have working seat heaters
- Must have the anchors in the back seat for the carseats
- preferably diesel
- preferably 4 wheel drive
- preferably a manual
- preferably a SUV
As you can see we aren’t asking for a whole lot however there aren’t a lot of options up here that are within our budget.
We have been looking at Finn.no for months to see what is out there and have seen some possibilities but they always sell before we have a chance to think about anything. I am starting to get frustrated. We really need our own car.
Test driving a car is different in Norway then in the US. In the US they make a copy of your license and then grab a temporary tag and your good to go. You test drive it and you do it again and again until you find the right car. You are normally test driving within a few minutes. Its quick and painless except for the annoying sales guys.
In Norway the process is much different. To test drive a car at a dealership they check out who you are using your drivers license. They find out where you live and much more. They then get you a temporary tag which is a long and tim consuming process. Then after a very long wait you can finally test drive the car. So you don’t exactly drive it around the block after all this hassle.
The car we took for a test drive we had it for nearly an hour driving it on the E6 then through town and Robin even tried driving up a rocky incline. In the end we decided we like it but wanted to look at a few more and a day later someone else bought it so I guess its back to Finn.no to keep looking.