Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 23:04:51 +0100
From: johannes <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

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 did a google on the Saab 9-1 hatchback, there are plenty of sketches > > out there, but I was not very impressed with what I saw. It looked > > awkward compared to the elegant Volvo C30. > > It gets worse. It's a Vauxhall Astra underneath. Here is an interesting website. The Americanization of next Saabs is quite obvious from these pictures.

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