Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 14:55:24 +0100
From: Eeyore <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Adrian wrote: > johannes ( gurgled happily, sounding > much like they were saying : > > >> > Well, I got a Cavalier 2.0i GLS For under 10k in April '88. I > >> > could have had the top-of-the-range CD model too for under 10k as > >> > it happens. > > >> List price in Sept '90? Well, there wasn't a GLS in the range. GL was > >> 12,225, SRi 13,305, CD 14,725, GSi 16,730. > > > Yes, it only makes sense to quote the official list prices; there are > > (were) all sorts of other deals available, so the price you pay may > > vary considerable. > > Oh, indeed. Supply and demand is all... In that very magazine, there's > an interview with Bob Eaton, then head of GM Europe, in which he says > that they could easily have sold many more Cavaliers, but they had > serious supply problems. Doesn't sound like 30% discounts would have > been readly available. > > <thinks> Actually, given that we're talking about '88-'90. '88 would > have been the last of the Mk2 Chavalier/Ascona C, which had been > replaced by the much, much better Mk3/Vectra A by '90, so it's not > really an apples-for-apples, given that they probably would have been > desperate to shift the last of the old ones in '88, so discounting very > heavily. The mark 3 didn't come along for another 4-5 months after I got mine. Supply of that was slow to ramp up too plus the range was limited so I disagree about them being desperate to shift stock. > There's also a piece about how the (freshly launched) Vx/Opel Calibra > would be sold in the US under the Saab badge... And the USA is now finally going to be getting the Astra and Vectra under the Saturn brand AIUI. Graham

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