Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:19:35 +0100
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


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. > 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. > > 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. Graham

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