Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 12:43:35 -0400
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Eeyore wrote: > > Fred W wrote: > > >>Eeyore wrote: >> >>>johannes wrote: >>> >>>>Adrian wrote: >>>> >>>>>johannes gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying : >>>>> >>>>> >>>>>>>With that in mind, I doubt very much that there will be a 93 hatch. >>>>>>>There hasn't been a 95 hatch since they launched it a decade ago, >>>>>>>killing off the 9000 hatch - which was outsold by the saloon. >>>>> >>>>>>Are you sure? I see far more 9000 CS/CSE's around here than the >>>>>>CD/CDE. >>>>> >>>>>Thinking about later ones, I'd certainly guess so - but let's not forget >>>>>that it's skewed by the survival rates. Big hatches are unusual, so 9000 >>>>>hatches may well have survived better. I'm fairly sure that "back in the >>>>>day", there was a load more late 9000 saloons than hatches. >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>>>>I did a google on the Saab 9-1 hatchback, there are plenty of sketches >>>>>>out there, but I was not very impressed with what I saw. It looked >>>>>>awkward compared to the elegant Volvo C30. >>>>> >>>>>It gets worse. It's a Vauxhall Astra underneath. >>>> >>>>Here is an interesting website. >>>> >>>>The Americanization of next Saabs is quite obvious from these pictures. >>> >>> >>>Gross isn't it ? >>> >>>I recently saw the Top Gear where Clarkson commented on the 9-5 'facelift'. His >>>comment was that they'd put Dame Edna Everage's glasses on it ! >>> >>> >>> >> >>Which is the same thing he said about the BMW 5 series when uit was last >>updated. > > > Funny you should say that. There's one of those in the street here and I noticed it > earlier. It looks like it's been given eyebrows. I think it looks silly. > > > >> This is clearly NOT a US / Americanization issue. > > > More chrome (as in the case of the 9-5) is generally seen to be a US fad by us lot. > Anything less than desireable is attributable to the US by you. -- -Fred W

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