Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 13:29:43 +0100 From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> Subject: Re: Have Saab reintroduced hatchback yet?
johannes wrote: > DervMan wrote: > > "Eeyore" <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote in message > > > 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. > > > > > > Really ? > > > > Yes, absolutely. Hatchbacks are for neds / pikeys / scruff, because they > > need to carry things. Saloons are for carrying people. > > > > Or so that's the spirit of it. :) > > Yes, if you're carrying passengers in the rear (e.g. taxis) then the > passengers don't like the whiff of cold air when the hatch is opened. > > But when the 9-5 replaced the 9000 in 1998, there were big moans in saab > clubs about the loss of cargo space. This was addressed much later by the > 9-5 estate. Unfortunately estate cars are noisier than hatchbacks. All your 'litter' in the back is also on show. Graham