Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 09:02:44 +0100 From: johannes <johsnospam2846553-efitter.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
DervMan wrote: > > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message > news:46F0513B.5BED939Anospamail.com... > > > > > > Adrian wrote: > > > >> Ric (fraybentosnospaman.ra) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were > >> saying : > >> > >> > I lost interest in Saabs about five years ago when they stopped making > >> > hatchbacks. Have they reintroduced them yet? It was their best feature! > >> > >> Do I presume you're in the US? > >> > >> Here in Europe, much of the "executive car" market - where the 93 sits - > >> view hatchbacks as being inferior to saloons, and will buy a saloon in > >> preference. > > > > Really ? > > Yes, absolutely. Hatchbacks are for neds / pikeys / scruff, because they > need to carry things. Saloons are for carrying people. > > Or so that's the spirit of it. :) Yes, if you're carrying passengers in the rear (e.g. taxis) then the passengers don't like the whiff of cold air when the hatch is opened. But when the 9-5 replaced the 9000 in 1998, there were big moans in saab clubs about the loss of cargo space. This was addressed much later by the 9-5 estate.