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Hatchback or Sedan?

Which Mazda 3 is more popular sedan or hatchback?
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2014 hatchback. But sedan looks much nicer

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Which Mazda 3 is more popular sedan or hatchback?
I see a good amount of hatches and sedans in my area. Typically I notice the hatchbacks are usually modified while the sedans are stock.

I like the sedan more personally.
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gen1 more hatchbacks
gen2 slightly more sedans
Haven't seen any gen3's except for 1 sedan.

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Gen2: hatch >>>sedan
Gen3: stock sedan >>> hatch. The rear end on the stock hatch feels like it's missing something...like a large spoiler. However, once you lower the hatch and throw on the aero kit (like the SEMA concept hatch) I prefer the hatch over the sedan.

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I haven't seen many 2014 M3's around the GSO/RDU area and when I did see them, they were both sedans.
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Gen 1 I see more hatches than sedans
Gen 2 I see more sedans than hatches
Gen 3 I see more hatches than sedans


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Hatchback seems more practical, but the sedan looks better because the shape seems more balanced. As someone mentioned previously, adding the wing helps the look, but doesn't the increased drag negate the practicality? Or does it actually make it slip through the air better?

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Hatchback seems more practical, but the sedan looks better because the shape seems more balanced. As someone mentioned previously, adding the wing helps the look, but doesn't the increased drag negate the practicality? Or does it actually make it slip through the air better?
Given how small the wing is and the fact that it doesn't replace the original, I doubt whether there is any functionality. My guess is that it disrupts the air flow more and thus makes the car less aerodynamic. It certainly adds a small amount of weight. I would add anything in the back to reduce how dirty the hatch gets, but I haven't heard this helps much.
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I'm disappointed at how the sedan lacks the versatility it could have had, had they built it like the first gen 6.



But also worried about the plastic trim on the hatch, and how it would rub on the metal and make the hatch rust in 6-8 years. It is a Mazda after all, and I'm not fully convinced about them solving their sheetmetal issues.
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