Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 12:45:47 +0100
From: johannes <johsnospam-85635457321546-fitter.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


Adrian wrote: > > Eeyore (rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com) gurgled happily, > sounding much like they were saying : > > >> > In 1988 I was offered a new Rover 820e for under 10k. So > >> > something's amiss with those numbers. > > >> Which ones? Shall we put them in context? List for a base-spec Rover > >> 414i was 9,975. A Metro GTi was 9,500. A Cavalier 1.4L was 10,065. > >> List for the 820e was 15,665 for both 4 and 5dr. A 5dr 900S 16v was > >> 14,995. > > >> Yes, that was 1990 rather than 1988, but any inflation would have > >> affected the Saab price equally. Anyway, 50% inflation in two years? > > > Well, I got a Cavalier 2.0i GLS For under 10k in April '88. I could > > have had the top-of-the-range CD model too for under 10k as it > > happens. > > List price in Sept '90? Well, there wasn't a GLS in the range. GL was > 12,225, SRi 13,305, CD 14,725, GSi 16,730. Yes, it only makes sense to quote the official list prices; there are (were) all sorts of other deals available, so the price you pay may vary considerable.

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