Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:03:08 +0100 From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F0C12E.2464EC67nospamail.com... > > > DervMan wrote: > >> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote >> > 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. :) > > You're the first person I've come across to say anything like that. Hmm. > I reckon your attitude is a good enough reason to not want to drive a > saloon. > I'd hate to be associated with ppl with such small brains. LOL. Okay, well if that's what you think. If you're trying to have a go at me for having a small brain, first you should consider writing out your post in full rather than dropping text speak in there. 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." I was led to believe that a Mondeo saloon was something completely different to a Mondeo hatchback, because it was so much stiffer, therefore handled loads better, oh and it looked better too. "Okay, like, whatever" was my usual response to such idiots. Unfortunately, people have this belief that somehow driving a saloon makes the car "better" or less utiliatian than otherwise. Me, personally? I prefer a hatchback, I can deal with a saloon. All bar one of my cars have been hatchbacks and the current (2000 9-3 diesel) is a hatchback. > Hatchbacks look smarter to me anyway. The lines are tidier and they do > typically > have lower drag too. The Cd figure varies model by model, and really *really* isn't something to pick a different machine for... If you prefer the look, that is. -- The DervMan www.dervman.com