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Old 10-04-2008, 12:02 PM   #1
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Just wondering what you have.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:01 PM   #2
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hatch

but I do own a xr5 :-)
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
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Hatch for two reasons:

I thought the boot lid on the sedan didn't give good access to the very large and deep boot.

No wiper on the rear window.

I had intended to buy a sedan but those two things swung me to the hatch.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:17 PM   #4
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Hatch, would have bought the wagon.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:52 PM   #5
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ditto... I got the hatch but would've preferred the wagon. Still, who was to know four months ago when placing the order for the hatch.
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Old 10-04-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
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Old 10-04-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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Hatch, same a katoomba, needed the big wide opening, and I personally think the hatch looks better, but thats me.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:19 PM   #8
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Hatch as well. Same reasons as above - easier loading.
Just be aware that the hatch opens a fair way so if you're parking in a garage or carport - make sure the roof is high enough.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:48 PM   #9
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Hatch, one of the main reasons i purchased the mondeo xr5 over the focus xr5 was the mega boot with mega hatch opening...
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:49 AM   #10
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:30 AM   #11
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Has anyone bought a sedan?

Have heard it is quite a bit tighter in the body, and lower noise levels inside. Hatch area lets in road noise.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:44 AM   #12
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Has anyone bought a sedan?

Have heard it is quite a bit tighter in the body, and lower noise levels inside. Hatch area lets in road noise.
Thats probably true, but I still wouldn't have bought a sedan. I think I have seen 1 or 2 people on here with it. But most are hatches.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:08 PM   #13
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Hatch area lets in road noise.
I thought the window area on the sedan was quite large too. That's why I felt it needed a wiper as it looked like it would be a real road grime trap.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:59 PM   #14
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Just wondering what you have.
I had a Falcon sedan for 5 years, it was good, but a company car. I needed a car and and I had a 205 GTi for about 10 years, and it was a hatch, and mighty convenient. So when the opportunity came up, I went straight for the hatch. With baby no. 1 on the way, I'm sure it will get lots of use, and easier for the missus to get stuff in and out of.

Only issue I've had is that the hatch has almost hit a few ceilings as does open up a long way.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:16 PM   #15
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I like both sedan and hatch, but prefer the sedan.

Going to go and look at both a sedan and hatch today Is the hatch smaller on the inside at all? Thanks.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:32 PM   #16
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...Is the hatch smaller on the inside at all? Thanks.
Only where you sit in the back seat near the side and if you're really, really tall (like me). 6'4" on the old scale. edit: ... then your head can bump against the roof.
But the hatch is bigger than the sedan when you lay down the rear seats.
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Old 11-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #17
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:47 PM   #18
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Hatch.

Wouldn't have bought anything else. My old KF Laser was a hatch and it was awesome being able to load anything and everything with ease.
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