Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 17:48:59 +0100
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


johannes wrote: > Eeyore wrote: > > johannes wrote: > > > Adrian wrote: > > > > johannes (johsnospam-85635457321546-fitter.com) gurgled happily, sounding > > > > much like they were saying : > > > > > > > > >> >> > Just to clarify: The 9000 CD was produced 1988-1995, production > > > > >> >> > stopped 3 years earlier than for the 9000 CS. > > > > > > > > >> >> Odd, that - since there's several '97 CDs for sale on AutoTrader at > > > > >> >> the mo. > > > > > > > > >> > Odd indeed. It may have been registered fist time in 1997 and still > > > > >> > produced in 1995? > > > > > > > > >> All of 'em? > > > > > > > > > Dunno, there could also be errors in AutoTrader, it happens... > > > > > > > > Ah, so the photos of P-reg 9000CDs are all photoshopped? Well, stranger > > > > things happen at sea, I s'pose. > > > > > > I concede that there are differences of opinion and 1995 may not be > > > strictly correct, but the CD was taken out of production before the CS. > > > Here are some total production figures that I found: > > > http://www.saabhistory.com/2007/01/25/the-saab-9000-1984-1998/ > > > Saab 9000 CC 216385 > > > Saab 9000 CD 112177 > > > Saab 9000 CS 174525 > > > > > > A clear victory for the 9000 CS! > > > > That's about 3 1/2 hatchbacks sold for every booted version. > > Well, not a fair comparison, you should only compare the years when > the CD was sold alongside the hatch. Accounting for that gives 2 1/2 : 1. > > And I maintain that the CS is the better looking car too. Plus it's 6 inches > > shorter which is a blessing round here for parking. > > Yes, this is also reflected in second hand prices. On the face of it, > it was not logical to make 9-5 a saloon. But I guess GM must have had > an eye on the BMW market, as these saloons sold in large numbers, even > at premium price. But with a completely different market image. I doubt GM could have understood that though. Graham

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