Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:52:07 +0100
From: johannes <johsnospam2846553-efitter.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


Eeyore wrote: > > Adrian wrote: > > > Eeyore (rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com) gurgled happily, > > sounding much like they were saying : > > > > > You seriously think a potential Saab purchaser was really likely to be > > > thinking of buying a Granny or a Rover 800 !!! ??? I don't see it > > > myself. I'm astonised actually. > > > > Not *now*, no, because you can't actually buy a Granada or Rover 800... > > But, yes, back in the late 80s - as the exec car market moved massively > > towards German "premium brand" saloons - yes, they were. Again - your > > reading skills are obviously lacking, so I'll remind you... > > Let me explain something to you. > > In 1988 I had the pleasure of getting a budget of 10k to buy a company car of > my choice. I could have got a Rover 820e for that money. That wasn't the base > model 800 either. There's no way 10k would have bought any new Saab at all. > > You're comparing chalk and cheese. > > Graham Yes, you needed 15k then to buy a Saab 9000 in 1987. Hence I bought the poor man's 9000; a FIAT Croma CHT for around 10k. This car I had for 10 years. Then in 1997 I bought my current 1993 9000 CSE for 11k, still in mint condition.

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