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post #11 of 410 (permalink) Old 03-30-2014, 09:48 AM
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I was turned away from a hatch by the look of the car... Really doesn't look right for some reason. It's more money and it weighs more then a sedan
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I would have got a sedan if they simply decided to have exposed dual tailpipes for the 2.5L. I like the hatch a lot though- there's really nothing else like it.
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I was turned away from a hatch by the look of the car... Really doesn't look right for some reason. It's more money and it weighs more then a sedan
I was pretty set on getting a sedan but when I got to the dealer, they had the white sedan and hatch side by side that's

Also, it's angles like this that made me not want the sedan...looks bloated or something =/




I guess trunk lid is too short, looks squished. From the back directly it looks good tho.


However, I'm surprised I see more hatches than sedans since Americans love sedans lol

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I went with the hatchback. I liked the looks better than the sedan, plus for us it's more practical. Sometimes I have to move awkward size objects, and the hatch makes that a bit easier.


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The plastic trim doesn't come close to touching metal on the hatch model. It's adjacent to the (apparently too small) spoiler, which is plastic.

Of course I live in a climate where cars die from old age or neglect years, usually decades before rust takes them-- Japanese cars included.

Also, hatch. Had the car come only in sedan, I probably would not have considered a 3. It's just that simple. To grudgingly consider a sedan in this segment, I'd have to go through every single hatch and rule them all out first. Several competitors with a hatch aren't as nice, but probably would have been acceptable. Then there's the problem of the 6. If you're buying a sedan anyway, the 6 is painfully close to the 3 sedan in pricing, isn't too much bigger, offers a stick, and looks more aggressive from the rear.

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Not to say the sedan doesn't look good, but a hatch was one of my priorities and when the new 3 came out it was like WOW that's pretty cool. Throw in everything else I was looking for and the M3 hatch was a no brainer for me.
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Plus the wagon has a strong Alfa Giulietta vibe, but with an interior that cribs the Germans. With an engine that unfortunately shames what the Giulietta's likely to have it ever comes over to the states, that made the wagon that much more desirable
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Im starting to feel like the sedans rear end is more hatch like if anything. The super short trunk and angle of the rear window make it feel like such.

What I am curious is the hatch's rear window visibility because in my sedan its a pain backing into spaces due to the height of the rear seatback/bench;shelf parcel/angle of rear window. I am thinking the hatch may be easier to navigate into a spot when reverse parking.

But despite this, I still prefer the sedan more but the hatch looks good too.

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Im starting to feel like the sedans rear end is more hatch like if anything. The super short trunk and angle of the rear window make it feel like such.

What I am curious is the hatch's rear window visibility because in my sedan its a pain backing into spaces due to the height of the rear seatback/bench;shelf parcel/angle of rear window. I am thinking the hatch may be easier to navigate into a spot when reverse parking.

But despite this, I still prefer the sedan more but the hatch looks good too.
The hatch has a much bigger blind spot than the sedan.
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The hatch has a much bigger blind spot than the sedan.
Can't speak for the sedan, but I've had not problems with visibility, or blind spots?
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