Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 19:30:52 +0100
From: Eeyore <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Adrian wrote: > Eeyore ( gurgled happily, > sounding much like they were saying : > > >> > You would after all expect an estate to be noisier from first > >> > principles. > >> > Like the absence of an effective sound deadening barrier. > > >> Two points here. One is that improvement prevents the noise from > >> getting into the boot. > > > How exactly. The road noise is still there. I dare say you can fit > > more sound deadening panels on the floor but hatches have that as well > > already. > > I wonder what angle the rear window has to be at to make this mysterious > magical huge refinement difference between a hatch and an estate...? > > After all, they BOTH have the boot volume open to the passenger compartment > separated only by a removable parcel shelf... The volume in question is larger in the case of an estate which will tend to amke it 'boom' more at low frequencies which can be very irritating. The parcel shelf of a hatch is significantly smaller than the load cover of an estate too. Not to mention that many a load cover is simply thin material. Result, more noise in the estate on both counts. Graham

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