Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 15:31:46 +0100
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?


DervMan wrote: > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote > > toomany2cvsnospaml.com wrote: > > > >> > > > In 1988 I had the pleasure of getting a budget of 10k to buy a > >> > > > company car of my choice. I could have got a Rover 820e for that > money. That > >> > > > wasn't the base model 800 either. There's no way 10k would have > bought any new > >> > > > Saab at all. > >> > > > > >> > > > You're comparing chalk and cheese. > >> > >> > > BTW, Graham... I dug out a 1990 copy of CAR earlier for something > >> > > else. > >> > > > >> > > List prices... > >> > > Rover 800 range - 14,995-24,870 > >> > > Saab 900 range - 11,995-25,895 > >> > > Saab 9000 range - 15,795-26,295 > >> > >> > 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. > > > > It looks like the 'official' prices are ever so slightly optimistic. I'll > > bet Saab dealers didn't offer the same kind of discounts that Rover dealers > did. > > Either way, Rover dealers won't have been offering >30% as a discount. > > Either you worked for the owners of Rover or you have selective memory. Wrong again. Graham

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