“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

The Swedish for estate/wagon is, rather wonderfully, “herrgårdsvagn” which literally means “estate vehicle” or “mansion vehicle”.

As Volvo Cars’ Swedish site puts it:

Herrgårdsvagnen från Volvo är en ikon i bilvärlden

Estatecars from Volvo are an icon in thecarworld (yes, thecarworld. They like their compoundnouns in Scandinavia).

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Have an ikon.

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Also, have a herrgård. Once private houses of baronial splendour, they tend to be hotels nowadays.

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