Sedan or Hatchback? - Page 3 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus First Generation > MK1 Focus

MK1 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the first generation 2000-2007 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-15-2013, 12:16 AM   #21
TheGlassMaker
REVOLT.BUILD.RISE
 
TheGlassMaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69510
Location: De Graff, OH
What I Drive: 97 Impreza coupe, 04 Mazda6

Posts: 8,158
FF Reputation: 13 TheGlassMaker Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pyroinsa View Post
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?
I was going to do a svt/ sedan bumper but never fallowed through. If you look at my threads its one of my very first ones.
__________________
Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt
TheGlassMaker is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-17-2013, 08:46 PM   #22
sailor
"Elder"
 
sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57268
Location: Williamsville, NY
What I Drive: 2004 Pitch Black ZTS 2.3 5spd.

Posts: 12,646
FF Reputation: 64 sailor Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Like my Sedan (grin) - with the 2.3 & SVT wheels/suspension etc. it looks good to me, but it's a real "Sleeper" to anyone not "in the know". Less likely to get noticed if I "play" with it a little... LOL
__________________
"Rubber Side Down"

S.R. #275
sailor is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:11 PM   #23
gello88
Focus Enthusiast
 
gello88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102250
Location: Toronto, Canada
What I Drive: 2000 Black ZX3

Posts: 68
FF Reputation: 1 gello88 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I personally prefer hatchbacks. They're small cars but they're big on versatility and the cargo space is unmatched by any comparable sedan out there. Plus they're easier to park in my opinion (especially reverse parking) because you don't have that protruding trunk to worry about when backing in. I'm so used with my hatchback Focus that when I drive my parents' yaris or echo sedans I feel weird reversing the car because I have to factor in the space taken up by the trunk.
gello88 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #24
Gadabout
Focus Enthusiast
 
Gadabout's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Fan#: 114774
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
What I Drive: 2006 Vermillion Red ZX4 SE

Posts: 429
FF Reputation: 4 Gadabout Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I've had both, an '06 ZX3 and (currently) '06 ZX4. Don't tell Harley Q this (thats my ZX4's name), but I really really really really miss my Selina (was ZX3's name). That sexy @ss and curves. =]
__________________
“Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.” - J Wooden
Team Duratec #42
Gadabout is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 09:23 AM   #25
BruceAdama
Focus Enthusiast
 
BruceAdama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Fan#: 115070
Location: Torrance, CA
What I Drive: 2005 Egg Yolk Yellow ZX3 SE

Posts: 78
FF Reputation: 1 BruceAdama Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
In terms of styling and utility, I far prefer the hatchback. I don't quite care for the design of the Mk. I sedan's rear end... I think Ford could have done a bit better there.
BruceAdama is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #26
replica81
Focus Addict
 
replica81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88615
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 05 ST

Posts: 1,255
FF Reputation: 3 replica81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
The sedans are an acquired taste. I kinda like the chunky styling. I've had every shape but the wagon and the best all-purpose Focus is the ZX5.
__________________
SR #272
Beer and Metal.
replica81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #27
_fifth_
Focus Addict
 
_fifth_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Fan#: 72683
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: oh-sicks Silver ZX4

Posts: 920
FF Reputation: 5 _fifth_ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
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.
This. This. This.
__________________
My name is Karyn! What's yours?
FocusXtreme - 502

Quote:
Originally Posted by miragesmack View Post
Yeah, too many hatches. When the sedans take over, all will be good!
_fifth_ is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #28
Tarmac
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88653
Location: San Jose, CA
What I Drive: 2003 Black SVT ZX5

Posts: 68
FF Reputation: 1 Tarmac Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
The mk1 sedan is badly designed. The trunk looks like an afterthought.

In terms of looks, the 3 door is best. The 5 door is probably most practical. I would not consider a sedan, I can't imagine in what scenario it would be more practical than a zx5.
__________________
1 of 53 2003 Pitch Black (blue interior) Focus SVT ZX5
Build #94
Tarmac is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #29
replica81
Focus Addict
 
replica81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Fan#: 88615
Location: Seattle, WA
What I Drive: 05 ST

Posts: 1,255
FF Reputation: 3 replica81 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
The mk1 sedan is badly designed. The trunk looks like an afterthought.

In terms of looks, the 3 door is best. The 5 door is probably most practical. I would not consider a sedan, I can't imagine in what scenario it would be more practical than a zx5.
I find the 2.3 Duratec pretty practical.

If they made a hatch in 05-07 with the 2.3, I'd have bought it.
__________________
SR #272
Beer and Metal.
replica81 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #30
RonMaiden
Focus Fanatic
 
RonMaiden's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Fan#: 99230
Location: Littleton, CO
What I Drive: 2012 Red Candy Metallic Hatch SE

Posts: 4,072
FF Reputation: 6 RonMaiden Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
A hatch is a reason the Subaru was a better choice than the EVO for me since I actually use the space in all my vehicles. I have toyed with the idea of an impractical car like a Nissan 370Z but I like utility with my sportiness.
__________________
'12 Focus Red Candy SE Sport 5 spd
'99 Toyota 4Runner Sport
'11 Subaru WRX STI Hatch
RonMaiden is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:42 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.