Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:52:22 +0100 From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
toomany2cvsnospaml.com wrote: > > > > In 1988 I had the pleasure of getting a budget of £10k to buy a company car of > > > > my choice. I could have got a Rover 820e for that money. That wasn't the base > > > > model 800 either. There's no way £10k would have bought any new Saab at all. > > > > > > > > You're comparing chalk and cheese. > > > > BTW, Graham... I dug out a 1990 copy of CAR earlier for something > > > else. > > > > > > List prices... > > > Rover 800 range - £14,995-£24,870 > > > Saab 900 range - £11,995-£25,895 > > > Saab 9000 range - £15,795-£26,295 > > > In 1988 I was offered a new Rover 820e for under £10k. So something's amiss with > > those numbers. > > Which ones? Shall we put them in context? List for a base-spec Rover > 414i was £9,975. A Metro GTi was £9,500. A Cavalier 1.4L was £10,065. > List for the 820e was £15,665 for both 4 and 5dr. A 5dr 900S 16v was > £14,995. > > Yes, that was 1990 rather than 1988, but any inflation would have > affected the Saab price equally. Anyway, 50% inflation in two years? 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. It looks like the 'official' prices are ever so slightly optimistic. I'll bet Saab dealers didn't offer the same kind of discounts that Rover dealers did. Graham