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Ford Festiva, Volkswagen GTI, Toyota Celica, Honda Civic, Nissan 240SX, Ford Focus, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#168 of 217 The best thing about hatchbacks is
Nov 27, 2001 (12:29 am)
they never look out of style.Mine is 14 years old and still looks sharp.
#169 of 217 Not the best thing, but reminds me of...
Mar 13, 2002 (2:56 pm)
my first car, a 1977 "champagne" edition VW Rabbit. Lasted 7 yrs... Beyond that, while not ostentatiously elegant or beautiful, most hatchbacks end up looking cute. Form follows function, IMO, & h-backs got that one down pat.
#170 of 217 Practical hatchbacks
Apr 06, 2002 (9:14 am)
In 1984 I bought my first hatchback, a new Honda CRX. Wore it out, bought another CRX a few years later. Next was a Mustang LX 5-liter hatchback, followed by a Firebird Formula, which I just sold, having replaced it with a new Z28. If you want a fast, fun, affordable car, but still need to carry serious stuff (like La-Z-Boy chairs) occasionally, a hatchback is the right choice.
#171 of 217 GT GT GT what is Elantra GT classified as? GT GT GT
May 25, 2002 (7:51 pm)
Saab 9-3: Sedan with a hatch
VW Golf/GTI: Hatch (not wagon cause its so short)
Lexus IS SC, Matrix,Subaru Imreza wagon/Forester, Mazda protege 5: WAGON!!!
Eclipse, Celica, RSX: Sport hatch/coupe
Focus ZX5, wagon: WAGON
Focus ZX3: hatch
PT/GT cruiser: FAD wagon
New beetle: FAD hatch
MINI: hatch (ling)
Cayenne,Tuareg,Excursion,Expedition,Navigator,Escalade(EXT), Suburban: Useless monster engined 4WD mommymobiles (seriously who needs a 50k+ leather lined posermobile that cannot go offroad because its too friggen big (with exception of the 4wd's from Audi AG)and even if they can go offroad have no lineage of proven ability)
and have features that are for the american lazy person Ex: Expedition and its "power flip and fold 3rd row seat... (more on that later) and who the heck needs a Caddy Pickup truck? i've actually had the priveledge of laughing at a lady who had one... after she was out of sight of course that thing is hideous
most of the sales of thes trucks go to well off professionals who buy them for their wives to go grocery shopping, funny thing is they dont even know how to fold or remove the seats to maximize cargo capacity...(you would be amazed at how many people have these things and the most use they get outta them is loading them with stuff from Costco) most of the duties performed by these trucks can be accomplished by my GT...or a.. dare i say it.... MINIVAN
#172 of 217 Hatchbacks...better?
Nov 03, 2002 (7:00 am)
Try cleaning the rear window in a 2dr.
My 2001 Civic coupe was a torture to clean. The film from the plastics off-gassing was very tough to clean. Summer washer fluid is best.
Hatchback is soooo much easier.
Jan 23, 2003 (12:29 pm)
I have owned two hatchbacks. I had a 83 Camry LE 5-door in 94-96. Great snow car and great for hauling items.
I now own my second hatchback I got last November, a 91 Celica GT. Its amazing how much stuff this car will carry.
Jan 23, 2003 (11:30 pm)
is surprisingly big under the hatch...
Feb 21, 2003 (8:56 pm)
I adore my Celica. Once I crammed $600 worth of groceries and stuff from Costco into it.
Mar 23, 2003 (9:12 pm)
Every year I stuff a 8 to 10 foot Christmas tree in the back. Also, new TVs in boxes fit.
#177 of 217 I love
Mar 26, 2003 (5:54 pm)
when the struts that hold up the hatch suddenly don't work so well when a cold front comes through and the hatch comes down and hits me in the head ~