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I'm done squabbling...I done made my point.However, I was thinking about the cars huntzinger listed, Firebird, Camaro which Edmunds list as a sports hatchback....They also list the corvette but I think the price puts it way out of this class.
Crash Tests....who buys a sports coupe based on a crash test? Sounds like getting married with a "Pre-Nump" I think BWM is known for safety though, the mini has 6 air bags you know. US NHST must buy the vehicle "stock" from a dealer as a blind purchase and because of the backorder, I think they are still waiting.... But in European crash tests, it did OK/Fair, it got 4/5 stars on the listing See here. http://www.euroncap.com/ratings.php3?id=superminis&order=1But you can never be too safe....
Folding rear seats does not a hatch make. Sure "every car" (almost) may have folding seats nowadays, but are you seriously trying to say that a (2003) Camry is a hatchback? If it has a trunk it isn't a hatch.
I'm not saying anything...
I was going my Edmunds list of what is a hatchback...http://edmunds.com/new/type/hatchback/all.html
Now, I think you are starting to understand what I'm saying. Go here....
Its in the hatchback category and called a hatchback. I think the hatchback category was extended a long time ago to include cars with tiny trunks that look more like a hatch. You can virtually put all sports cars in the hatchback category especially once camaro, corvette, and others are sitting in there.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Sport HatchbackZ28 2dr Hatchback (5.7L 8cyl 4A)
Also, their trunk is a hatch (although the exact definition of that eludes me)http://a332.g.akamai.net/f/332/936/12h/www.edmunds.com/pictures/159741.jpg
How come a Camaro listed as a hatchback by Edmunds and the manufacturer and with a hatchback is not a hatchback but the Mini is? The Camero is "not" a big car, its a 2 door, mainly 2 seater with a fold back rear seat and a hatch. How do you justify kicking it out of the Hatchback category?
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