Date: 23 Sep 2007 11:58:50 GMT
From: Adrian <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

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 '88 would have been the last of the Mk2 Chavalier/Ascona C, which had been replaced by the much, much better Mk3/Vectra A by '90, so it's not really an apples-for-apples, given that they probably would have been desperate to shift the last of the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. There's also a piece about how the (freshly launched) Vx/Opel Calibra would be sold in the US under the Saab badge...

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