Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:58:08 +0100
From: Eeyore <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

DervMan wrote: > "Eeyore" <> wrote > > Adrian wrote: > > > >> The target market is image conscious, and the image of a saloon is more > >> upmarket than that of a hatch. > > > > Says who ? > > Car buyers. Some car buyers. > > I don't see it at all. Saloons/sedans look very dated to me. > > As we have tried to explain, you are one voice in many thousands. > > It's okay to dislike them, but you can't argue in the face of the sales > figures. I damn well CAN ! I reckon if Saab still had hatchback versions of the 9-3 and made a hatchback 9-5 they would sell a shedload more cars. It strikes me a truly perverse that a company that once sold lots of executive hatchbacks (for a while it was all they offered) has dropped them entirely. It was one of the brand strengths IMHO which GM simply can't understand (like many other things GM can't understand). Graham

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