Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:55:45 +0100 From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
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. 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. Graham