Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 04:24:12 +0100
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


Fred W wrote: > Eeyore wrote: > > johannes wrote: > >>Adrian wrote: > >>>johannes gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying : > >>> > >>>>>With that in mind, I doubt very much that there will be a 93 hatch. > >>>>>There hasn't been a 95 hatch since they launched it a decade ago, > >>>>>killing off the 9000 hatch - which was outsold by the saloon. > >>> > >>>>Are you sure? I see far more 9000 CS/CSE's around here than the > >>>>CD/CDE. > >>> > >>>Thinking about later ones, I'd certainly guess so - but let's not forget > >>>that it's skewed by the survival rates. Big hatches are unusual, so 9000 > >>>hatches may well have survived better. I'm fairly sure that "back in the > >>>day", there was a load more late 9000 saloons than hatches. > >>> > >>> > >>>>I did a google on the Saab 9-1 hatchback, there are plenty of sketches > >>>>out there, but I was not very impressed with what I saw. It looked > >>>>awkward compared to the elegant Volvo C30. > >>> > >>>It gets worse. It's a Vauxhall Astra underneath. > >> > >>Here is an interesting website. > >>http://www.gminsidenews.com/naias/revitalization/saabria/ > >>The Americanization of next Saabs is quite obvious from these pictures. > > > > > > Gross isn't it ? > > > > I recently saw the Top Gear where Clarkson commented on the 9-5 'facelift'. His > > comment was that they'd put Dame Edna Everage's glasses on it ! > > > > http://farm1.static.flickr.com/44/143335616_d909084b9c.jpg?v=0 > > > > Which is the same thing he said about the BMW 5 series when uit was last > updated. Funny you should say that. There's one of those in the street here and I noticed it earlier. It looks like it's been given eyebrows. I think it looks silly. > This is clearly NOT a US / Americanization issue. More chrome (as in the case of the 9-5) is generally seen to be a US fad by us lot. Graham

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