Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:57:57 +0100
From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F0BF77.2BAFF885nospamail.com... > > > DervMan wrote: > >> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote >> > Adrian wrote: >> >> johannes (johsnospam2846553-efitter.com) 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'm sure 9000CSs outsold the CD (by a large margin) in the UK. >> > >> > I'd never buy a saloon/sedan simply because in a rainy country like >> > England a rear wiper is essential for safety IMHO. >> >> Hmm. Not so sure I agree on you there. If you're parking it's extra >> handy, >> otherwise, seeing through a wet rear window serves its purpose as to >> "there >> are three cars behind me, two are tailgating the other." > > But you can't see even that much without a rear wiper. I can. >> Annnd even in heavy rain, at speeds over around 40 mph, you'll find the >> rear >> window is scrubbed by the aerodynamics - something my 9-3 hatchback does, >> come to think of it. > > So, no good around town which is where accidents are more likely to happen > as a > rule. You're overplaying the ability to see if the lady behind is wearing a wedding ring or not. >> > Also, they're more difficult to park in >> > tight spaces like we typically have here for on-road parking. >> >> They're no harder than the majority of hatchback designs, unfortunately. > > I don't agree. Fair enough. Have you tried back to back comparisons between a variety of machines? Say, a Passat saloon and a Mondeo hatchback? -- The DervMan www.dervman.com

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