Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:42:23 +0100
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007 05:12:26 +0100, "DervMan" <> wrote: >Some people, for whatever reason, prefer the shape or security of a saloon >car. The Accord looks better as a saloon and does a reasonable fist of >being spacious when it needed to be. 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. 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. The fact that people continue to buy these hatch-shaped saloons suggests either that they have some kind of wierd brain disease or they're buying them in-spite of the fact that they're saloons rather than because of it. Cheers, Colin.

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