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View Poll Results: Why did you get the sedan over the hatch?
Save $$ 7 15.22%
Prefer the look 26 56.52%
Availability; wanted other options more 4 8.70%
Protection from Ninjas 7 15.22%
Didn't care 2 4.35%
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:13 AM   #31
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Hatches in general are ugly. They look like they have a hunch back. I also DESPISE the rear tailights. To me it reminds me of if someone spit into the wind and it just splatters as the wind drags it.

For those who want the UTILITY of the larger rear cargo area, fair enough. But I like having a locked/secured trunk. Especially on the focus, well on 2012's anyway, there is no interior trunk release button. Not many know, even some owners, that if you unlock the doors that there is a hidden button on the trunk itself to open.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #32
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That's funny. You chose the one with the junk in the trunk.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #33
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I know it's not Focus-related, but when it comes to the Fiesta, I think the sedan looks like it's got a big butt and the hatch is much more pleasing to my eyes:


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Old 01-17-2013, 10:47 AM   #34
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Do the sedan's rear seats fold for sticking something longer in the trunk? Not really concerned about somebody accessing the hatch since if they can't see in it a thief will just pass it by.

The sedan just didn't have enough of a sporty design for my taste and apparently held true for the high performance variants since there's no ST,ST-R or Shelby sedans.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:02 AM   #36
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Do the sedan's rear seats fold for sticking something longer in the trunk? Not really concerned about somebody accessing the hatch since if they can't see in it a thief will just pass it by.
yes (benches fold forward, seatbacks fold down flat). Many '12's didnt have it below the SEL trim but now SE's have it if you have the convenience/leather package. Also just to be a nitpicking bastard, anything long that may fit in the sedan's trunk would have to either stand up or require a seat down in the hatch, exposing it (tip for the ninja thieves)

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The sedan just didn't have enough of a sporty design for my taste and apparently held true for the high performance variants since there's no ST,ST-R or Shelby sedans.
I dont think its not 'sporty' enough as much as its appeasing a target market. enthusiasts (willing and able to buy) prefer the hatch. I prefer the Sedan, however I would have NO problem in an ST despite the hatch.

on the other hand, the hatch is a TAD tighter in the corners, maybe that all went into ST development too
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:23 AM   #37
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I must say I don't like ANY subcompact in sedan form. They just don't look right. The Fiesta, the Yaris, Versa, none of them.
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I will say that for the Fiesta, I definitely favor the hatch. I do not like the sedan rear end at all.
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I must say I don't like ANY subcompact in sedan form. They just don't look right. The Fiesta, the Yaris, Versa, none of them.
Agreed. Except maybe the BMW 1 series. But I don't know I'd consider that subcompact...
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I must say I don't like ANY subcompact in sedan form. They just don't look right. The Fiesta, the Yaris, Versa, none of them.
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I will say that for the Fiesta, I definitely favor the hatch. I do not like the sedan rear end at all.
Totally agreed, whole different animal. Though I do think the latest Kia Rio is the best looking subcompact sedan out there.
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