In my area hatches are much more common, and I like going the less-common route. Saving the $1000 left more for parts as a bonus.
Personally I also just like the proportions of a sedan (not to say I don't like hatches' though).
2012 YB ST-Converted Focus Sedan [Performance Ford, Sept '14]
1992 BW Grand Prix SE Sedan [restomod project]