Date: 21 Sep 2007 15:51:29 GMT
From: Adrian <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Colin Stamp ( gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying : > Yep. Looks are the only real reason I can think of why anyone might > actually prefer a saloon to the equivalent hatch. They really don't > have any redeeming features to offset the loss in practicality unless > you prefer the looks big-time. Shell rigidity, too. You've got a much smaller hole in the shell. Not quite relevant to the buying decision for a new car, though. > The stupid thing is that a lot of the saloons I see around look like > hatchbacks. The current 9-3 SS for instance, looks like they designed > it to be a hatch and then the marketing department got them to move > the hinges from the top of the back window to the bottom to keep the > image conscious target market happy. *DING*... You've got it... The target market is image conscious, and the image of a saloon is more upmarket than that of a hatch. > The fact that people continue to buy these hatch-shaped saloons > suggests either that they have some kind of wierd brain disease <shrug> Probably. These are people who order nice shiny new (usually leased) executive company cars, paying shitloads of income tax on 'em... Dervy, you're the expert...

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