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Old 04-25-2013, 12:30 PM   #11
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They're all interesting in their own way. The hatches have issues with the window shaping and mysterious black triangles where the window meets the rear pillars. The traditional taillight area is sort of weird on the hatches. Looks like a clothing iron.

The sedans remind me of the MK3 Jettas. A chubby middle section and pinched ends. Sort of like a guppy.

The driving experience is pretty much the same between them.
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Mk1 should be a hatchback.
Mk1.5 should be a sedan.
Mk2 doesn't matter because there's no difference in style.
Mk3 should be a hatchback.
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I think a sedan looks good with a nice stance, everyone has a hatch.

But as mentioned above, if you plan to do a SVT/ST170/RS look-a-like you'll need a hatch. Cause parts like the rear bumper won't fit on the sedan.

But also keep in mind the sedan, hatch and wagon all share the same wheel base and everything except the rear suspension on the wagon is the same from the back seat forward.

The sedan does have the pass through back seat to carry long objects but your limited in height where you have more room in the hatch. But you can close off the trunk on the sedan where the hatch just has a pull cover. With the seats up and the cover one I believe the sedan has more cubic inches of storage. <----not sure on that. The interiors are the same cubic inches regardless of what model you have.
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Mk1 should be a hatchback.
Mk1.5 should be a sedan.
Mk2 doesn't matter because there's no difference in style.
Mk3 should be a hatchback.
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #14
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WAGON! It looks the coolest and has the most space.
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When the Mk1 came out I couldn't decide if I liked the hatch or sedan better. Now I like the hatch a little better, but I see a sedan and sometimes "I think that it looks really good". I like having a SVT and the utility of the hatch, plus the 3door is kinda rare. (In real life at least)
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i took the back seats out of my hatchback and i can fit a 250 dirtbike in it. cant afford a truck so i made my car into a mini truck :)
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I own a sedan, so I'm biased. Any of the Focus models can look good in my opinion.

Personally, I'd like to see a wagon with a child seat or two in the back; the sound of a turbo spooling up, and a bumper sticker that reads "My mommy hauls groceries and @$$".
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Wagon !

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Hatchback.... Its always a hatchback...
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I think a sedan looks good with a nice stance, everyone has a hatch.

But as mentioned above, if you plan to do a SVT/ST170/RS look-a-like you'll need a hatch. Cause parts like the rear bumper won't fit on the sedan.

But also keep in mind the sedan, hatch and wagon all share the same wheel base and everything except the rear suspension on the wagon is the same from the back seat forward.

The sedan does have the pass through back seat to carry long objects but your limited in height where you have more room in the hatch. But you can close off the trunk on the sedan where the hatch just has a pull cover. With the seats up and the cover one I believe the sedan has more cubic inches of storage. <----not sure on that. The interiors are the same cubic inches regardless of what model you have.
You're pretty-much correct! One problem I have is why hasn't anyone tried making a hatch bumper fit a sedan? I think a Euro hatch bumper would look awesome mated correctly with the upper portion of a sedan bumper. There have been a few people (disiplerocks) who have achieved a seamless mating process, doesn't anyone have the skill to do that to a sedan rear?
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