Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 08:04:58 -0400
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Eeyore wrote: > > Fred W wrote: > > >>Eeyore wrote: >> >>>DervMan wrote: >>> >>>>"Colin Stamp" <> wrote >>>> >>>>>"DervMan" <> wrote: >>>>> >>>>>>"Colin Stamp" <> wrote in message >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>>>1. Get a pointless saloon so others will look at my car and think >>>>>>>"Cor! he's really arrived! He has such an impractical car that he must >>>>>>>have a butler to take his rubbish to the tip". When I do actually need >>>>>>>to ditch a sideboard, I'll be stuffed. >>>>>> >>>>>>Heh. Saloons are not pointless. >>>>> >>>>>Others may be able to get away with their glaring practicality issues, >>>>>but, for me, they are utterly pointless. >>>> >>>>That's the point, though: they are not all that impractical for many people. >>> >>> >>>Just try moving say a fridge in one ! Or some self-assembly furniture. >>> >>>The hatchback is vastly more versatile. >> >>Are you saying you would move a refridgerator in a hatchback car? Your >>UK fridges must be a bit smaller than ours over here... > > > I've moved a Bosch fridge freezer in my 9000. The hatch didn't close completely > though IIRC. > > > >>As to the self assembly furniture, there are many *sedans* with folding >>rear seats that accomodate long loads such as this, FWIW. >> >>The reason the hatchback fell out of favor in the US is pretty simple, >>really. The auto companies wanted to sell mini-vans and SUVs. They >>marketed the superior versatility of these more expensive vehicles and >>quietly removed the more economical hatches from their line-ups. > > > Yeah but .... I doubt most SUVs or 'people carriers' as we call them here actually > work as well in that respect. > Nah, they are actually better. I have one, (Ford Exploder) but mostly for pulling my power boat. The cargo space with the seat down is quite impressive. It is quite literally the size of a small pickup truck (Ranger). As to people carrying my old Exploder only has a single bendch rear, so capacity is 5 people. Your comments apply more to the mini-van craze... -- -Fred W

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