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Old 04-16-2001, 06:53 PM   #1
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Exclamation coupe vs. sedan


I know this has been discussed before I ever got here about a million times but..

besides the doors, what are the differences between the two. Oh and yes the spoiler is different. Do they have the same wheelbase? If not which is better performance wise? I think the 4 door is 15 more lbs if I remember right.

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Old 04-16-2001, 07:14 PM   #2
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5 lbs. Besides the added convience of 2 doors. I don't believe they're are any other differences.
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:16 PM   #3
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dont forget the coupes are going to be a rarity kinda and they look better, more sporty
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:21 PM   #4
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Looks are a matter of opinion...Unless you plan on staying single all your life, 4 doors is a good option for for kids. And a selling point when selling it too.
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:30 PM   #5
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married and wife also agreed the coupe was better looking IMO just my opinion and my son climbs in the back over the arm rest and hops in and out of his seat plus when i eventually take him to school his friends will be like wow your dad has a rally car ohhh yeah
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:31 PM   #6
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Supposedly the sedan has better body rigidity, which is why Subaru doesn't make a coupe this year for the WRX.
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:34 PM   #7
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dont forget the coupes are going to be a rarity
The sedans are more of a rarity. Unless I'm mistaken, they've made RS coupes from 98-01. And sedans from only 00-01. So sedan is rarer.
Edit: for Gen 1 of course.

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Old 04-16-2001, 07:36 PM   #8
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from what I remember in CARS mag, coupes are only offer for the top line impreza (22b, p1..). Maybe because they do look more sporty...
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:40 PM   #9
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Hmm, let me revise my previous post with this excerpt from Subaru's 2001 WRX yearbook:

"Four-door designs have major advantages such as better weight balance, easier servicing and higher packaging freedom. The new Impreza incorporates these benefits while completely avoiding the low body rigidity that's often a problem in four-door vehicles." - From the Subaru WRC season booklet.
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:44 PM   #10
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"Four-door designs have major advantages such as better weight balance, easier servicing and higher packaging freedom. The new Impreza incorporates these benefits while completely avoiding the low body rigidity that's often a problem in four-door vehicles." - From the Subaru WRC season booklet.
Um... "It's cheaper for us to make just one model, so let's make it sounds spiffy so the consumers buy it."
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Old 04-16-2001, 07:45 PM   #11
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The sedan...1)a lot less on insurance for a sedan. 2)I think it is slicker looking. 3)The 2 doors are heavy. 4)More convenient for passengers.
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Old 04-16-2001, 08:42 PM   #12
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Sedan by far....

The only bit of "sportyness" loss is the fault of a smaller wing. The convinience is unparallel. Never regreted it, glad I got it.

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Old 04-16-2001, 08:49 PM   #13
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They're BOTH sedans..."coupe" vs "sedan" is a factor of interior volume, rated by the government. 2-door is a more proper designation.
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Old 04-16-2001, 09:02 PM   #14
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Sedans are sweet! Besides the convenience they are still as sporty as the coupe. Just add the coupe style spoilers and you can't beat it. Doesn't the Euro Imps come standard with the coupe style spoilers? Just throwing 2 pennies in the hat.
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Old 04-16-2001, 10:07 PM   #15
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I don't think that the difference is really that great. I think the coupe does look a little sportier in most peoples' eyes, but its nice having back doors and back windows to roll down. And it is easier to attach a roof rack.

The fact that the dealership had the sedans for a little less money also helped...
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Old 04-16-2001, 10:43 PM   #16
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Yeah...I know the sedan is more practical, just could resist the sportier look of the coupe.
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Old 04-16-2001, 10:47 PM   #17
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2 doors look sporty eh? They look stubby if you ask me.
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