Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 07:42:50 -0400
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

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... 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. -- -Fred W

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