Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2007 22:16:46 +0100
From: johannes <>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?

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. Want the load capacity? Buy the estate version. If it's good > enough for the German marques, it's good enough for mere mortal > manufacturers. > > 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. The 9000 CS is a nice design, it manages to be a spacious load carrier without looking bulky as an estate. 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.

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