Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 05:01:07 +0100 From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F2EC61.9F8C2E28nospamail.com... > > > DervMan wrote: > >> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote >> > Ric wrote: >> >> > >> >> > The 9000CS really hit the spot for me. >> >> >> >> Yep, I used to have one and have been looking for a replacement ever >> >> since. >> >> I currently have a Mercedes C Sport coupé - a sort of shrunk >> >> replacement >> >> that can at least carry skis, bicycles, bags of cement etc, but >> >> nowhere >> >> near as many of them as the 9000CS. Saab had a brilliant niche there - >> until >> >> some stupid marketing twat fucked it up for them. >> > >> > Exactly. If you were the kind of person who wanted a decent size >> > executive >> > hatchback, you bought a Saab. It was that simple. They had 100% of that >> > market. Why they casually threw it away is a puzzle but I suspect >> > US/GM >> > influence. >> >> Because 100% of a small number is waaaaaay less than 10% of a big number. > > Small numbers are what Saab sells in anyway. N o t a n y m o r e. > It's not as if there wasn't a > saloon/sedan 9000 as well. > > And you still haven't explained why the CS outsold the CD in the UK and > apparently in the USA too. This is an irrelevance. I don't know why you claim this to be the case. -- The DervMan www.dervman.com