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Compared to a British roadster, all Volkswagens are reliable!
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i love how much usable space hatches have. my previous car (as of yesterday) was a mk5 rabbit, and holy **** you have no idea how much ive fit in there! it really has been a life saver. with that said, the only thing i really disliked about the car is that it wasnt AWD and that it wasnt a 4 door. i did some poking around and now i have the best of both worlds. i just picked it up yesterday afternoon
Not a chance.....
a) Fold rear seats flat or remove all-together and I'm able to move 95% of my townhouse....50" TV included
b) Slap R-comp tires on it and she will give supercar thrills on most roads
c) Open the exhaust and she'll imitate a mini-Ferrari
d) Slap Blizzak's on and she will plow through snow drifts others could only dream of getting through....not to mention drifting through the snow all day long
e) Throw it in 6th and she'll cruise all day happily getting over 30mpg
The R32 is by far and away the most all-around car I have ever owned. Wouldn't trade it for anything
"I remember thinking on that trip that the E46 M3 owner had no reason to be jealous of any other supercar owner. A large part of me still feels the same" - Chris Harris
SG E46 M3 -
DBP MkIV .:R - Gone but not forgotten
Anyone can smash the driver's window of my Mazda6 sedan and hit the prominent button to pop the trunk. It's actually much easier than getting into the trunk/hatch of my old Subarus.
Net sedan advantage: 0. It depends on how it's set up.
The only thing i like about sedans moreso over a hatch is the look, they can be more distinctive. For instance, i think the STI sedan is far better looking than a STI wagon.
That said, I am a huge hatchback fan, my current car is a 13' GTI 4-door. Would have been very tempted by a JSW TDI if they actually had one on the lot.
The practicality of a hatch is great, it's a baby wagon after all. I like having the ability to put down the back seats and haul or carry a large object on an as-needed basis, while still enjoying a sporting drive for the 99% of the time I don't need the cargo space.
I will never forget back in 2004 I bought a new Acura TSX and then that weekend went to buy a new computer chair. Nothing special, just your typical Officemax leather chair. That sucker would not even come close to fitting in the trunk or backseat. So i took it out of the box and has to cram it into the backseat, my seats all the way forward, and leave the box and packing at the store. Made me realize how nice a small box is for a DD.
My mistake for assuming all sedans had this. Those that do still have the advantage of not having a window to smash.
As cars get larger, sedans look better, as they get smaller, hatches look better, at least in modern times. It used to be that small sedans were proportional and looked good, too.
I love the simple 3 box sedan in 2 or 4 door form.
I love cars, but the problem is they are like schroedinger's hobby. They're always in a quantum superstate of being both awesome and a huge waste of time and money... until observation momentarily forces them into one state or another.
Sedan no. Our commuter is a Ion III and I hate it in every regard.
Wagon yes. Kids made the hatch (golf, gti) impractical and prompted us to purchase a wagon. Miss that 4 door golf though. I did everything with that car. My favorite was purchasing a Christmas tree. Watching all the expeditions and yukon owners struggle to tie there tree to the roof, I just through down the back seats, slipped the tree in the through the hatch and drove off.
Absolutely not! Hatches rule. I can't figure out why you'd want a sedan frankly. I imagine it satisfies some mental image of what a car should look like?
One day at Home depot I walked out with a 4 x 8 sheet of drywall for a little patch job at home . I had an 87 Golf. Two guys in a truck next to me were laughing as I approached, "Get a truck" they said. I took out a mat knife, cut the sheet down the center, folded down the front seat and slid both 8' pieces down to foot well and closed the hatch. "it is a truck" I said.
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No. I love my MINI. My 9-3's trunk was quite spacious, but all it ever carried anyway was 3 12's.
As much as I love hatchbacks and notchback sedans (9000 Aero is the greatest car ever made), I do not get the wagon thing
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I went from an Audi TT coupe with zero room, to an A4, which was comfortable and good with the 4 doors, but then I moved to an A3 which is the best of both worlds. I've got 4 doors and fit 5 people comfortably just like a sedan, but I love that I can put the seats down and pop the hatch for some serious hauling capability.
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