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Old 01-31-2003, 01:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Add me to the list of folks waiting for a hatch in N.A. I'd be downsizing from an SUV to a hatch, so the practicality is a must. Just think of all the furniture and large items that can be hauled. That and I'm an ice hockey goaltender with a huge equipment bag. I'm waiting until '03-'04.
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I can barely tell them apart and have confused them at first glance a few times, even though I know what to look for. If it is looks you are going for I would just get the Sedan. Unless you want the full body kit.

without body kit - sedan looks a bit more athletic and the hatch looks a bit more european
with body kit - the hatch looks noticably better
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Saw my first contrail luxury sedan in the metal. I almost turned it was THAT nice.
Still like my hatch though. There is a "bed" in the back I can fit in with seats folded way flat, even @193cms.
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* * * * * * Yes. *While similar, the karakuri seats fold flat, while the sedans seats fold almost-flat.[/b]
Flat is a matter of opinion. The surface isn't water level flat. It goes slighty uphill at the edge of the seats.

And oh...Karakuri seats are pull, not push...
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Old 02-01-2003, 10:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Steve,

The sedan folds pretty flat. How much difference is there, really?
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Default Replying to Topic 'Hatchback vs. Sedan style'

Here you have a link to Karakuri seats animation.
And a link to some specs
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Old 02-02-2003, 12:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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a thing to consider I guess is stereo equipment. On a hatch typically the rear is visable through the rear window where in a sedan the trunk hides whatever is well in the trunk. If you are considering a big stereo system in the trunk consider theft as people like to peep in windows.

I like hatch better although more I look at sedan its nice too.
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I think that there's a noticable (if not significant) difference in styling between the sedan and hatchback. Sure, not so much toward the front, but more so toward the back. If you look at both from the side, the rear bumper of the sedan noticeably sticks out much more than the hatchback. That might partly be because of the hatchback's roofline toward the back. The rear window seems to be extended a little longer forcing the back out further, which helps to keep the bumper from looking as frumpy (if that's a word) as it does on the sedan.

Also, it's a small difference, but the antenna on the roof is in a slightly different position on the hatchback than it is on the sedan.
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* * * * * * a thing to consider I guess is stereo equipment. On a hatch typically the rear is visable through the rear window where in a sedan the trunk hides whatever is well in the trunk. If you are considering a big stereo system in the trunk consider theft as people like to peep in windows.

I like hatch better although more I look at sedan its nice too.[/b]
BUT...hatches have better acoustics. :P
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BUT...hatches have better acoustics. *:p[/b]

But sedans are quicker. From UK Specs Brochure:


2.0l MZR 5sp MT
0-62mph

4 door 9.7
5 door 9.9

2.0l MZR-CD 5sp MT
0-62mph

4 door 10.4
5 door 10.6


2.0l MZR 4sp AT
0-62mph

4 door 11.1
5 door 11.8

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