Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:20:48 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F3B0C1.2982C390nospamail.com... > > > Fred W wrote: > >> Eeyore wrote: >> > DervMan wrote: >> >>"Colin Stamp" <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote >> >>>"DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> wrote: >> >>>>"Colin Stamp" <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote in message >> >>>> >> >>>>>1. Get a pointless saloon so others will look at my car and think >> >>>>>"Cor! he's really arrived! He has such an impractical car that he >> >>>>>must >> >>>>>have a butler to take his rubbish to the tip". When I do actually >> >>>>>need >> >>>>>to ditch a sideboard, I'll be stuffed. >> >>>> >> >>>>Heh. Saloons are not pointless. >> >>> >> >>>Others may be able to get away with their glaring practicality issues, >> >>>but, for me, they are utterly pointless. >> >> >> >>That's the point, though: they are not all that impractical for many >> >>people. >> > >> > >> > Just try moving say a fridge in one ! Or some self-assembly furniture. >> > >> > The hatchback is vastly more versatile. >> >> Are you saying you would move a refridgerator in a hatchback car? Your >> UK fridges must be a bit smaller than ours over here... > > I've moved a Bosch fridge freezer in my 9000. The hatch didn't close > completely > though IIRC. > > >> As to the self assembly furniture, there are many *sedans* with folding >> rear seats that accomodate long loads such as this, FWIW. >> >> The reason the hatchback fell out of favor in the US is pretty simple, >> really. The auto companies wanted to sell mini-vans and SUVs. They >> marketed the superior versatility of these more expensive vehicles and >> quietly removed the more economical hatches from their line-ups. > > Yeah but .... I doubt most SUVs or 'people carriers' as we call them here > actually > work as well in that respect. So yet again Y O U D O N ' T K N O W. Speculation. Pointless posting. -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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