Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 07:09:45 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

"Eeyore" <> wrote in message > > > Adrian wrote: > >> johannes ( gurgled happily, sounding much >> like they were saying : >> >> >> With that in mind, I doubt very much that there will be a 93 hatch. >> >> There hasn't been a 95 hatch since they launched it a decade ago, >> >> killing off the 9000 hatch - which was outsold by the saloon. >> >> > Are you sure? I see far more 9000 CS/CSE's around here than the >> > CD/CDE. >> >> Thinking about later ones, I'd certainly guess so - but let's not forget >> that it's skewed by the survival rates. Big hatches are unusual, so 9000 >> hatches may well have survived better. I'm fairly sure that "back in the >> day", there was a load more late 9000 saloons than hatches. > > I'm sure 9000CSs outsold the CD (by a large margin) in the UK. > > I'd never buy a saloon/sedan simply because in a rainy country like > England a > rear wiper is essential for safety IMHO. Hmm. Not so sure I agree on you there. If you're parking it's extra handy, otherwise, seeing through a wet rear window serves its purpose as to "there are three cars behind me, two are tailgating the other." Annnd even in heavy rain, at speeds over around 40 mph, you'll find the rear window is scrubbed by the aerodynamics - something my 9-3 hatchback does, come to think of it. > Also, they're more difficult to park in > tight spaces like we typically have here for on-road parking. They're no harder than the majority of hatchback designs, unfortunately. -- The DervMan

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