Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2002 21:55:26 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: What can you fit in a 9-3?


Phil Born wrote: > You may make all the comparisons you like between different vehicles, but > this thread is (or at least is was): > > "What can you fit in a 9-3" > > Not "What can you fit in another vehicle", or "which vehicle is better for > loading?". I think a big Volvo estate would probably win on both counts, if > it was. > > Personally, I find that I can't fit much more in the boot of my NG900 than > in my girlfriend's Astra hatchback. This is mainly due (in my opinion) to > the poor design for the folding seats which don't go flat, and the bar for > the top anchor of the rear seat-belts stops the front seats going back far > enough, so I have to drive in an awkward knees-up position - a bit like an > old Alfa Romeo Alfasud my brother used to have. And yes, I agree that the > lip is too high. I suppose it stems from being stuck with the GM floor-pan. > Let's hope the new 9-3 due in the Autumn is better! Phil Born has expressed in words his experience with the NG900 design. Perhaps now, a few more people might understand why the Classic 900 is known as a classic. I don't have to wait for the "new 9-3" for something better than the NG900 - I have a classic 900. > > > "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message > news:3CC606F5.E9777A5Cnopsamcom... > > Thank you for your compliment, since you are implying a classic 900 or > 9000 > > holds as much as a 747 cargo conversion. This is not true, but you also > believe > > it is totally unfair to compare the cargo capacity of a classic 900 or > 9000 to > > the 9-3, which may be true. Malcom and others have used a classic 900 as > a > > camper, but I would suspect the 9-3 is also capable of sleeping two adults > in > > the back as well. > > > > The minimal lip(liftover) at the floor of the back of a car may not be a > big > > thing if you are young and have a healthy back, but why does Saab make > such a > > big thing over this "design feature" in the 9-5 wagon? You have to pay the > extra > > money for the 9-5 wagon when this "design feature" was standard in the > classic > > Saabs. My back is not as strong as it used to be so I got an old classic > > hatchback to use as a cargo hauler - because it has no lip in the back. > > > > Phil Born wrote: > > > > > Perhaps, but the question relates to the 9-3. You might as well be > saying > > > you can fit much more stuff in a 747 cargo conversion. > > > > > > "Nilsa and Barry Mabel" <mabelsnopsamp.rr.com> wrote in message > > > news:CTCw8.190086$GF1.25595722nopsamoon.nyroc.rr.com... > > > > The original (classic) 900 and 9000 hatchbacks hold even more and have > > > less > > > > 'lift over'. > > > > > > > > Tio Barry > > > > "Josh" <joshRemoveThisToMailMegrantnopsam.ca> wrote in message > > > > news:FHBw8.27819$N16.1136882nopsam1.calgary.shaw.ca... > > > > > Does anybody else have stories about the cargo capacity of their > sporty, > > > > > luxurious 9-3? We've fit a full-sized stove in the hatch, and > another > > > > time > > > > > we fit a 9 cubic foot freezer, being able to close the hatch and see > out > > > > of > > > > > the mirrors both times! > > > > > > > > > > What other car drives like a 9-3 and can hold that much stuff? ;-) > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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