Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:51:45 -0400
From: Fred W <malt_houndnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


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. This is clearly NOT a US / Americanization issue. -- -Fred W

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