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Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 08:20:06 +0100
From: Eeyore <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

Adrian wrote: > Adrian ( gurgled happily, sounding much like they > were saying : > > >> I'm sure 9000CSs outsold the CD (by a large margin) in the UK. > > > Let's look at it another way - if the hatch HAD have been the big > > seller, Saab UK would have been clamouring for a hatch 95... If the > > hatch HAD have been the big seller in multiple markets, there would > > have been a hatch 95. > > I should add... > > Remember the Mk3 Granada/Scorpio? Rover 800? Both started out as hatch-led > ranges, I don't recall ANY hatchback Granada/Scorpio ever. Furthermore I always recall the Rover 800 being available in both body shapes. It was ther SD1 that was only a hatch. > in roughly the same market as the 900 (my mother replaced her 900i > with an 820e, both company cars) - both finished up with the saloons > massively outselling the hatches. In the case of the Scorp, it started out > with no saloon available, and finished up with the hatch being dropped way > before the saloon. But neither of these are Saabs ! > Across Europe, there was a sea-change in the exec car market around the > turn of the 80s/90s, with hatches and "mass-market" brands becoming > pariahs. Why ? I don't agree. I think boots are stupid. Graham

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