It's great if you're in/on something really fast. I find the lane discipline really good. On a big sports bike it's a hoot when you come up against all the Mercs/BMWs that are limited to 155mph and have to pull in to let you past.
It's horrible on a 2 lane when you're in something really slow. I drove a T3 VW Camper down to Munich and it was happy at around 60. All the trucks were doing 50-55 and most of the cars seemed to be going 100+. Trying to pull out from behind trucks into the outside lane was a nightmare so in the end I just sat among them and trundled along.
I drove across Germany following the E40 and loved it. It felt slow where there was a limit of 130kph despite not driving much quicker where there wasn't one - 150kph (I touched 100mph twice maybe).
It's fun and lovely but you'll need to concentrate especially that you've been driving an engineless dustbin and might not be used to higher speeds (not that I am BTW).
I took a rental fiesta from Frankfurt up to Munster on the autobahn and it was great. At some points cars do come up behind you fairly quickly even if you are doing 130Km +. Remember your lane disipline and move back accross whenever possible as there will be people who feel happier going faster in much more powerfull cars but you can have alot of fun guessing the cars as they fly past.
I really like driving over there. Lane discipline is very good compared to here, as is obeying speed limits. I've had 120mph out of mine just to see, but not for long, it's too fast and don't feel in control. Some of the speeds folks come past at is astonishing. Had an S Class come past well over 200kmh (according to my mate) a few years back, he was doing 130 in his Golf on our way up from Switzerland. Massive buffeting when it came through. Just keep your eyes open and keep right where you can. The rest areas are much better than ours too.
Be aware that if you signal to pull out and you get a flash of headlights from a car behind, it does NOT mean "pull out in front of me" as it might in the UK.
I once, in a rather nice Audi, drove at 145MPH on a said road
Pfft - I've done that on the M1 going downhill toward J28 NB at 4am in my old Passat.
Bloody shat myself though when a Porsche pulled into lane 3 and I had to do some serious braking though.
I'm lying if the filth are reading.
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