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Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:27:31 +0100
From: "Phil Born" <philbornnopsam.fsnojunknet.co.uk>
Subject: Re: What can you fit in a 9-3?


You may make all the comparisons you like between different vehicles, but this thread is (or at least is was): "What can you fit in a 9-3" Not "What can you fit in another vehicle", or "which vehicle is better for loading?". I think a big Volvo estate would probably win on both counts, if it was. Personally, I find that I can't fit much more in the boot of my NG900 than in my girlfriend's Astra hatchback. This is mainly due (in my opinion) to the poor design for the folding seats which don't go flat, and the bar for the top anchor of the rear seat-belts stops the front seats going back far enough, so I have to drive in an awkward knees-up position - a bit like an old Alfa Romeo Alfasud my brother used to have. And yes, I agree that the lip is too high. I suppose it stems from being stuck with the GM floor-pan. Let's hope the new 9-3 due in the Autumn is better! "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message news:3CC606F5.E9777A5Cnopsamcom... > Thank you for your compliment, since you are implying a classic 900 or 9000 > holds as much as a 747 cargo conversion. This is not true, but you also believe > it is totally unfair to compare the cargo capacity of a classic 900 or 9000 to > the 9-3, which may be true. Malcom and others have used a classic 900 as a > camper, but I would suspect the 9-3 is also capable of sleeping two adults in > the back as well. > > The minimal lip(liftover) at the floor of the back of a car may not be a big > thing if you are young and have a healthy back, but why does Saab make such a > big thing over this "design feature" in the 9-5 wagon? You have to pay the extra > money for the 9-5 wagon when this "design feature" was standard in the classic > Saabs. My back is not as strong as it used to be so I got an old classic > hatchback to use as a cargo hauler - because it has no lip in the back. > > Phil Born wrote: > > > Perhaps, but the question relates to the 9-3. You might as well be saying > > you can fit much more stuff in a 747 cargo conversion. > > > > "Nilsa and Barry Mabel" <mabelsnopsamp.rr.com> wrote in message > > news:CTCw8.190086$GF1.25595722nopsamoon.nyroc.rr.com... > > > The original (classic) 900 and 9000 hatchbacks hold even more and have > > less > > > 'lift over'. > > > > > > Tio Barry > > > "Josh" <joshRemoveThisToMailMegrantnopsam.ca> wrote in message > > > news:FHBw8.27819$N16.1136882nopsam1.calgary.shaw.ca... > > > > Does anybody else have stories about the cargo capacity of their sporty, > > > > luxurious 9-3? We've fit a full-sized stove in the hatch, and another > > > time > > > > we fit a 9 cubic foot freezer, being able to close the hatch and see out > > > of > > > > the mirrors both times! > > > > > > > > What other car drives like a 9-3 and can hold that much stuff? ;-) > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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