Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 12:53:37 +0100
From: Eeyore <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

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. Graham

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