Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 14:41:28 +0100 From: "DervMan" <thedervmannospaml.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
"Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message news:46F1254F.544BD2FCnospamail.com... > > > DervMan wrote: > >> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote >> > DervMan wrote: >> >> "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote >> >> > >> >> > Unfortunately estate cars are noisier than hatchbacks. All your >> >> > 'litter' in the back is also on show. >> >> >> >> Neither is true of the majority. Have you driven an estate in the >> >> last >> >> five years? >> > >> > I've had no occasion to. >> >> So you base your argument on what they used to be like? > > In the absense of an alternative ..... On the other hand it would be like me trying to service a gas boiler. Years ago I used a camping stove, it can't be much different. > 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. Two is that many estates have a load cover anyway, which may keep things quieter. >> > How did they get quieter ? >> >> The same way everything else is quieter. Improved design, materials and >> construction. If anything the improvement has been greater because they >> were noisier to start with. > > So, have 9-5 estates got any quieter since their introduction ? -- The DervMan www.dervman.com