Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:31:00 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F11637.AC8912FFnospamail.com... > johannes wrote: >> DervMan wrote: >> > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message >> > > Adrian wrote: >> > >> Ric (fraybentosnospaman.ra) gurgled happily, sounding much like they >> > >> were >> > >> saying : >> > >> >> > >> > I lost interest in Saabs about five years ago when they stopped >> > >> > making >> > >> > hatchbacks. Have they reintroduced them yet? It was their best >> > >> > feature! >> > >> >> > >> Do I presume you're in the US? >> > >> >> > >> Here in Europe, much of the "executive car" market - where the 93 >> > >> sits - >> > >> view hatchbacks as being inferior to saloons, and will buy a saloon >> > >> in >> > >> preference. >> > > >> > > Really ? >> > >> > Yes, absolutely. Hatchbacks are for neds / pikeys / scruff, because >> > they >> > need to carry things. Saloons are for carrying people. >> > >> > Or so that's the spirit of it. :) >> >> Yes, if you're carrying passengers in the rear (e.g. taxis) then the >> passengers don't like the whiff of cold air when the hatch is opened. >> >> But when the 9-5 replaced the 9000 in 1998, there were big moans in saab >> clubs about the loss of cargo space. This was addressed much later by the >> 9-5 estate. > > Unfortunately estate cars are noisier than hatchbacks. All your 'litter' > in the > back is also on show. Neither is true of the majority. Have you driven an estate in the last five years? -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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