Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:50:35 +0100
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


Adrian wrote: > Fred W (malt_houndnospamo.com) gurgled happily, sounding much like they > were saying : > > >>>>>>>>Second, I'm vomiting up the opinion of all too many a company > >>>>>>>>car driver, not my own - hence "that's the spirit of it." On > >>>>>>>>the fleet I managed, people would whine about the colour, minute > >>>>>>>>detail of the specification and this wonderstuff called "image." > > >>>>>>>And who is it that Saab are building cars to sell to...? > > >>>>>>>Yep, those company car drivers. > > >>>>>>It wasn't that way before. > > >>>>>Before when? > > >>>>Pretty much before the 'new' 900 actually. > > >>>>>It's been that way for twenty years. > > >>>>No. Just over 10 years. > > >>>It's waaaay closer to 20 compared to 10. > > >> Since when is 13 closer to 20 than 10 ? Introduced 13 years ago in > >> 1994. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saab_900_(NG) > >> > >> Do you DELIBERATELY lie ? > > > Technically you are both wrong. > > The NG 900 was introduced as a '94 model year car in 1993. > > That was *14* years ago. (still closer to 10) > > But since the disputed 20/10yr ago date was being given as when the UK exec > car market started to move massively away from hatches and "mass brands", > it's more than slightly irrelevant WHEN the NG900 was released... apart > from to identify when it was *BEFORE*. > > And since we're all agreed that we're talking about before 1993, we're > looking at 15 years bare minimum - hence nearer 20 than 10. But not as regards Saab. Who still thought a hatchback was the way to go for at least another 5 years with the 9000. Saab were offering hatchbacks in both the 900 and 9000 ranges until 1998. Graham

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