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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, 08:47 PM   #51
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One thing I'm constantly surprised at when a Focus is passing me from the other direction, is how long it takes before I can tell which one it is.
Agreed. It is pretty difficult.

Also, the Fiesta hatch easily beats the sedan. The sedan just looks unnatural. The distance is so stark I'd almost feel confident in calling the hatch an objectively better-looking car.

The Focus is way more evenly matched. But I still love my sedan, and wouldn't change it, even given an equal price between hatch and sedan.
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One thing I'm constantly surprised at when a Focus is passing me from the other direction, is how long it takes before I can tell which one it is.
x3! It takes a while to really see that corner!
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I've got a hatch, but appreciate and like the style of the sedan too. I honestly think they are both great looking cars. Win Win.

One thing I'm constantly surprised at when a Focus is passing me from the other direction, is how long it takes before I can tell which one it is.
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x3! It takes a while to really see that corner!
I agree, but if we lived in the UK it would be much easier to see that cheesy afterthought of the sedan fuel door sooner.
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I bought mine because I like having a trunk, but I think both are sexy rides. I could've had a hatch in the same spec on my dealer lot but had them trade a sedan in from 400 km away.

If I could change it today... hmmmm I might just go hatch. At first I didn't like them but they've grown on me.
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I agree, but if we lived in the UK it would be much easier to see that cheesy afterthought of the sedan fuel door sooner.
Ah, yes. Took me a second to figure out why.
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Maybe it's because my Grand Prix's is the same, but the fuel door doesn't bug me.

What bugs me though, is having to remember which side it's on since my cars are opposite.
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Maybe it's because my Grand Prix's is the same, but the fuel door doesn't bug me.

What bugs me though, is having to remember which side it's on since my cars are opposite.
haha I used to rotate cars with my pops and it seemed like every single time I pulled into the pump I would NEVER get the right side lol

that and I had a Celica, with the cap on the drivers side. Problem is it had big long doors, so I had to park a mile away from the pump to get out or bash the door on the pump and wiggle out
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haha I used to rotate cars with my pops and it seemed like every single time I pulled into the pump I would NEVER get the right side lol

that and I had a Celica, with the cap on the drivers side. Problem is it had big long doors, so I had to park a mile away from the pump to get out or bash the door on the pump and wiggle out
Same with the C5 Z06 i used to own. Fuel filler almost touching drivers door, but door is reaaaaally long.

I think all USDM fuel doors should be on passenger side. Need to fill on side of road? No problem, your ass won't be sticking out in traffic...
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Same with the C5 Z06 i used to own. Fuel filler almost touching drivers door, but door is reaaaaally long.

I think all USDM fuel doors should be on passenger side. Need to fill on side of road? No problem, your ass won't be sticking out in traffic...
If I may inquire, where is this See Five Zed Oh Six you speak of, good sir?
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