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Old 05-22-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Difference between 2003 zx3 and zx5

what are the differences on dimentions and such, i know they are pretty similar. but is it worth the extra $$$ to get the 5 door? im prefering the 5 door but id like to know the pros and cons of both


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They are both exactly the same size. Only body difference is the 2 extra doors on the ZX5. Obviously, the front doors are shorter on the ZX5 than the doors on the ZX3, but that's the way it is with most 2-door / 4-door comparisons.
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How big of a difference is the door size? And is it difficult for people to get in and out of the back in the 2 door?
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How big of a difference is the door size? And is it difficult for people to get in and out of the back in the 2 door?
My daughter owns a ZX3. I would say yes, it's somewhat difficult to get into the back seat. If you're talking about little kids who require special seats, forget it - get the 5-door.

The ZX3 doors are about 4-5" longer that the ZX5 front doors. If they wern't, you wouldn't be able to get into the back seat at all.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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wow, they seem so much bigger in pictures! thanks on the advice, im deffinatly going to go with the zx5.
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I honestly have no problem with passengers getting in and out of my 3 door. either way no matter what you can cram ALOT into these cars.

Believe it or not this winter we crammed 4 ppl, 4snowboards,and 4 ppls worth of snowboard gear (boots, jackets, extra clothes etc..) all into the svt. Oh and ontop of that I left my aftermarket sub/box in. with the split seat and how the seats fold down you cant go wrong with either. with seats folded all the way flat its basically pick up truck stat.
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