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    Hatchback or Coupe?

    Just wondered people's opinions as I've been looking for a 2.2 hatchback for 2 weeks now and can't find one I want unless I trek halfway across the UK!

    I've mainly been ignoring the Coupes that come up as I thought they looked much longer, although after checking parkers have seen that it's really not much bigger at all.

    So which is better? Hatchback or Coupe....

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    It's really down to how practical you want the car to be.

    Only YOU can decide that.

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    coupes are nice as they do turn heads when your driving in town, but not very practical as getting in the back can be hard if your a big/tall person.

    Hatchback are more pratical 5 do it more practical over the 3 door. But then there are loads of them about, so you will have to do something to make it stand out
    Be an optimist - at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.

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    i think coupe`s look better but the doors are heavy and cant fit a freezer in the boot lol

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    I fitted my entire flat into my coupe except for:

    Bed
    42" Plasma TV
    Sofa
    Fridge
    Shelves
    draws
    Computer desk
    2 metre long tv stand

    Old my clothes/pc/and everything else fitted
    Be an optimist - at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.

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    I prefer cars with a long boot, like saloons over hatchbacks...
    Only thing I don't like about my coupe is rear bumper and rear light options.. Ie lack of.
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    Are you still 'on the pull' ??

    Coupe all the way if yes !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    It's really down to how practical you want the car to be.

    Only YOU can decide that.
    So which would you say is the more practical? Might sound like a silly question but I've never seen the Coupe up close so I really wouldn't know lol!

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    Hatchback is always gonna be more practical - especially for lugging things around....


    However, if you've not seen a coupe close up, then you need to .... you may just fall in love with it and to hell with practicalities !

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    A lot of my friends have hatches and many of my old cars were hatchbacks, as I have got older I have just migrated to a longer, sleeker more elegant look of coupes and saloons.

    Downsides include:
    Heavier (60kgs according to a friend)
    Impractical boot for large items
    Less rear styling options (as said before rear lights are the main concern)

    Upsides:
    Looks (my opinion of course)
    Seem to be slightly cheaper to buy
    Vauxhall Carlton Estate - Z20LET, Greddy TD06-20G turbo, Tial 38mm external wastegate (screamer), 80mm drop, Camouflage paint job

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