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Ford Festiva, Volkswagen GTI, Toyota Celica, Honda Civic, Nissan 240SX, Ford Focus, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
Oct 30, 1997 (4:23 am)
Is it their (sometimes) compact and parkable size, ability to port
both people and equipment, or something else that attracts you to
Hatchbacks? We'd like to know. -Dan
#2 of 217 jilld
Nov 05, 1997 (11:50 pm)
for me, it's the combination of size (small is great in the city) and ability to drag around a whole lot of stuff
I miss my VW Golf for those reasons, even though it was a mechanical disaster from the very start.
Nov 22, 1997 (12:23 am)
Not all hatchbacks are small. In Europe, there are plenty of mid- and full-sized HBKS running around. Notice that they're disappearing fast in the U.S. Too bad. I had an Escort GT, and one of the reasons I bought it was because it had a hatch, through which I could load my mountain bike, skis, and a variety of personal belongings. Problems with hatchbacks are loose body structure and squeaks/rattles.
Nov 22, 1997 (12:30 am)
Hey, are there any other people out there with a perverse affection for the 1978-1980 Ford Fiesta? I had two of them in college, and couldn't drive them enough! Fun, fuel efficient, and funky -- cool little cars. Ford blew it when the overweight, understyled, and unreliable 1981 Ford Escort debuted.
Nov 22, 1997 (2:49 am)
I can put my Fender Super Reverb amp (4x10 in. speakers) in my Integra, along with a guitar or two. Also, I rarely have to back up to pull in a parking space (compared to my old Delta 88 which couldn't fit in 1/2 the available spaces). Thirty four miles per gallon helps also. I guess it's everything!
Nov 24, 1997 (3:42 am)
Welcome, Cwardlaw and Guitarzan. I agree wholeheartedly with you both about hatchbacks' ability to lug. I and my wife both individually moved about 3/4 of our belonging across the country in hatchbacks. It was tight, but very efficient. We have funny pictures of all sorts of stuff squeezed up against the windows at gas stations and truck stops across the U.S.
#7 of 217 gas station window displays
Nov 29, 1997 (6:59 am)
That is definitely funny!
Nov 30, 1997 (7:10 am)
Hello all how is it goin'?
Nov 30, 1997 (7:11 am)
Anybody like Bmw's?
#10 of 217 Fiesta Fan Here
Dec 01, 1997 (3:23 am)
Chris, I had a little red 1979 fiesta. I loved that car for just the reasons you listed.
My daughter is getting her learner's permit on Tuesday (so she says this week ... I think we have license angst here) and I've been thinking that something "fiesta like" might be a neat little car to get her. What do you think?