Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 15:19:10 +0100 From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F51006.60BADF21nospamail.com... > > > toomany2cvsnospaml.com wrote: > >> > > > In 1988 I had the pleasure of getting a budget of £10k to buy a >> > > > company car of >> > > > my choice. I could have got a Rover 820e for that money. That >> > > > wasn't the base >> > > > model 800 either. There's no way £10k would have bought any new >> > > > Saab at all. >> > > > >> > > > You're comparing chalk and cheese. >> >> > > BTW, Graham... I dug out a 1990 copy of CAR earlier for something >> > > else. >> > > >> > > List prices... >> > > Rover 800 range - £14,995-£24,870 >> > > Saab 900 range - £11,995-£25,895 >> > > Saab 9000 range - £15,795-£26,295 >> >> > In 1988 I was offered a new Rover 820e for under £10k. So something's >> > amiss with >> > those numbers. >> >> Which ones? Shall we put them in context? List for a base-spec Rover >> 414i was £9,975. A Metro GTi was £9,500. A Cavalier 1.4L was £10,065. >> List for the 820e was £15,665 for both 4 and 5dr. A 5dr 900S 16v was >> £14,995. >> >> Yes, that was 1990 rather than 1988, but any inflation would have >> affected the Saab price equally. Anyway, 50% inflation in two years? > > Well, I got a Cavalier 2.0i GLS For under £10k in April '88. I could have > had the > top-of-the-range CD model too for under 10k as it happens. > > It looks like the 'official' prices are ever so slightly optimistic. I'll > bet Saab > dealers didn't offer the same kind of discounts that Rover dealers did. Either way, Rover dealers won't have been offering >30% as a discount. Either you worked for the owners of Rover or you have selective memory. -- The DervMan www.dervman.com