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You know you want a 3. Which version would you buy?

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Four doors or five?

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Just curious to see where everyone's loyalties lie.
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no doubt in my mind. it's wagon all the way here. better for my audio purposes :wink:.
Sedan - for $$$ reasons since I want a sunroof and one in the HB is too much $$$.
I would like the sedan. Not really into the hatch.
So far it looks like Mazda's product mix plans are good - I read that they were planning on selling 70% sedans and 30% hatches in the US.

In Europe it's probably reversed.
im going for the sedan, i dont know the hatch is nice, but just not my style at the moment =)...
I would have to go with sedan. But hatch is very nice as well...
Well, there's goes the 70/30 product mix thing. I thought more people would be interested in the hatch, this being an enthusiast (ie not typical consumer) forum. Ever since the P5 came out I've been fascinated with hatchbacks. Something about being able to stick a 27" TV in your cargo hold appeals to me. Maybe I'm just a nonconformist.
4 door sedan all the way !!! it is so much easier/lighter to open up the boot and basically it will not post any danger just in case the gas spring fails.
Sedan. Although I may lean toward the hatch. I'm gonna have to see them in person.
4 Door for me. I just like the looks of it better.
The sedan is much nicer looking than I expected it to be.

But I still strongly perfer the hatch for the utility. I have a small 4-dr sedan now and there must have been 100 times when I wished I had a hatch over the past 5 years.
Hatches frequently don't sell well in the USA. Lexus dropped their IS300 hatch. Toyota dropped their Corolla hatch years ago. Some makers never bother to import their hatches to the US.

But there seem to be a lot of Ford Focus hatches around.
Bombadil said:
Toyota dropped their Corolla hatch years ago.
They should have kept those. Those were the coolest cars around.
Bombadil said:
Hatches frequently don't sell well in the USA. Lexus dropped their IS300 hatch. Toyota dropped their Corolla hatch years ago. Some makers never bother to import their hatches to the US.

But there seem to be a lot of Ford Focus hatches around.
They're coming back though: look at the Matrix (Corolla hatch), Vibe, Aveo, Focus ZX3, Protege5, 3 Sport, Aerio, and Mercedes, and BMW have hatches.

The next big thing it looks like is sport wagons. The 6 is getting one and Dodge is going to sell the Magnum as a station wagon (I believe that was the model name).
Don't forget Subaru wagons! :)
dugrant153 said:
Don't forget Subaru wagons! :)
Oops. And Subaru.
I think up here in Canada wagons are beginning to catch on.
If the poll was taken where I live, the vote would probably be 50/50.
Although people still like their sedans ;)
Winning Blue 'S' sedan with no other options for me please!
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