Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:31:14 +0100 From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
johannes wrote: > Gary Fritz wrote: > > > > johannes <johsnospam2846553-efitter.com> wrote: > > > They badly need something to compete with Volvo C30. > > > > I think the C30 looks weird / ugly. And the C30 "hatch" is little more > > than a pitifully undersized station wagon (estate) door. No thanks. > > > > I want a big massive hatch like I had on my 900's and my 9000, not that > > dinky little C30 door. Those 1980's-vintage Saabs had the cargo capacity > > of a small truck and nearly the handling of a sports car -- a fantastic > > combination. I used to carry everything from couches to lumber to 500lbs > > of gravel in my 900T hatchbacks. They were fabulously versatile, useful, > > and fun cars. > > > > Saab quit making hatches so I got a 9-5 Aero wagon. It has a smidgeon more > > space than an equivalent hatch would have, but the extra space is not > > generally usable. And in my opinion a sagon/estate looks dull and clunky > > compared to a well-executed hatchback. Give me a good hatchback any day. > > > > But it's a moot point anyway. I've driven Saabs exclusively for over 20 > > years -- but with the GMization of Saab, I doubt I'll ever buy a new Saab > > again. The Saabs that I loved are getting to be 20+ years old, and I'd > > prefer a newer car. Saab are forcing me to choose another brand. > > OK, then we disagree, but I think the Volvo C30 is a mouth watering > car to look at. It may be compact, almost a 2+2, but it looks better > than the Saab 9-1 sketches I have seen. I wouldn't mind a C30. I'm not much taken by the small windows. It looks as if someone sat on it ! Graham