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Old 05-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #51
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My last car was a hatch, so I wanted something a little different (and "grown up"), and I preferred the aesthetics of the sedan. Also, being a musician, while having a trunk reduces my cargo space it does give more security and less visibility for any equipment that I may be hauling around.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:03 PM   #52
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it's great that everybody loves their cars. It seems, however, that for those who would switch, that there are more who would switch from a sedan to hatch rather than the other way around
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:07 PM   #53
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I thought the sedan was nicer looking and more "corporate" but as i got into subarus more I now prefer the hatch, or at least appreciate the benefits of both styles.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:30 PM   #54
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Not a fan of the manvan style hatchbacks of the last decade. The hatch is shaped like a high top sneaker and while wide fenders and scoops and distract from the homliness of the basic design at the end of the day it's still a homely car. That said the sedan looks better but it's also not exactly a stunning example of a sedan. Due to the boy racer add-ons the 2011 WRX/STI sedan/hatches don't look nasty but they can't hide the fact that they are based on an extremely bland and homely generation of Impreza the basic Impreza hatch in particular is one of the homliest looking hachbacks of all time IMO.

People talk about the utility advantage of the hatch but really the sedan can hold nearly just as much with the exception of taller items where the hatch clearly has an advantage. If you are stacking tall boxes or suitcases there is no doubt the hatch is more handy. I had no problem fitting four wheels with tires in my sedan and stuff like skis fit exactly the same as they do in the hatch. I'm not debating that the hatch is a little more versatile but some owners try to justify the utility of the hatch by making the sedan sound like it has the utility of a small coupe. It fits four passengers exactly the same, fits just as many grocery bags, and only lacks the height in the back for taller items.

Why settle for the uglier car for the 3% of the time (most people in general that just commute daily and don't use their cars for their jobs) you really, really need the extra utility?
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:49 PM   #55
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Up until 2008 the STI had been a sedan. That's what I got used to seeing and eventually wanted so I bought one. No other reason, really.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:56 PM   #56
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You might not care about my opinion since I have bugeye but I got a sedan because I like the way the look a lot better than the bugeye wagon. If the wagon had fender flares, I'd like it more but I really just like the look of the sedan more. Would be nice if the seat folded all the way down rather than just having the pass through though. I don't really find that I wish I had the wagon instead ever.

If I got a new car, I would still get a sedan most likely. Just like the look of a sedan better.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #57
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Why settle for the uglier car for the 3% of the time (most people in general that just commute daily and don't use their cars for their jobs) you really, really need the extra utility?
IMO, the hatch looks nothing like anything else on the road and I find it generally better looking than the sedan. The hatch is euro looking while having large pumped up fenders and a short overhang out back. The last thing I see with the hatch is minivan styling. The main issue with the sedan's styling is what's going on behind the rear tires. It just looks too body kit like, a bit drawn out, and over the top. The hatch more uniform and slung back looking to the point that it looks ready to pounce.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:57 PM   #58
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Because the hatch looks like a minivan from certain angles, and if somebody confused my ride for a minivan I would kill myself.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:00 PM   #59
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When I bought my WRX in 2006, the hatch looked like something my mother would drive. My sedan just looked more aggressive. I know a lot of you think the 06 is ugly. The current hatches are much more attractive than in 06.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #60
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My friend waited for his 2011 STi sedan simply because he thought it looked better than my hatch. I'm sure many people were excited when they released a sedan STi simply based on the aesthetics.

Other reasons included having a trunk and transportation of firearms.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:34 PM   #61
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Kind of interesting, some think the hatch looks boyracer and others tthink it looks old man/grandma minivan.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:42 PM   #62
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No it looks like new soccer mom style.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:43 PM   #63
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We wanted a hatch, but the deal at the time was on the sedan. It's been fine.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #64
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I think the sedan looks like a Corolla.

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Why settle for the uglier car for the 3% of the time (most people in general that just commute daily and don't use their cars for their jobs) you really, really need the extra utility?
Why did you get an AWD car when 3% of the time you really need the extra traction?
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #65
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Sedans are cheaper for the sti only reason I would buy one. The advantages stop after that for me.

I just carried a new in box assembled toilet home from lowes in it last weekend. Can't do that and take the baby seat in a sedan. Haha
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:13 PM   #66
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Not a fan of the manvan style hatchbacks of the last decade. The hatch is shaped like a high top sneaker and while wide fenders and scoops and distract from the homliness of the basic design at the end of the day it's still a homely car. That said the sedan looks better but it's also not exactly a stunning example of a sedan. Due to the boy racer add-ons the 2011 WRX/STI sedan/hatches don't look nasty but they can't hide the fact that they are based on an extremely bland and homely generation of Impreza the basic Impreza hatch in particular is one of the homliest looking hachbacks of all time IMO.

People talk about the utility advantage of the hatch but really the sedan can hold nearly just as much with the exception of taller items where the hatch clearly has an advantage. If you are stacking tall boxes or suitcases there is no doubt the hatch is more handy. I had no problem fitting four wheels with tires in my sedan and stuff like skis fit exactly the same as they do in the hatch. I'm not debating that the hatch is a little more versatile but some owners try to justify the utility of the hatch by making the sedan sound like it has the utility of a small coupe. It fits four passengers exactly the same, fits just as many grocery bags, and only lacks the height in the back for taller items.

Why settle for the uglier car for the 3% of the time (most people in general that just commute daily and don't use their cars for their jobs) you really, really need the extra utility?
I got to believe that less overhang is an advantage, and having better visibility out the back window. I can tell you that if my WRX wasn't offered in a hatch, I wouldn't even have looked at it. Its a quick all-around family utility vehicle, playing multiple duties all at once, that's why I bought it. I found the Sedan rearend on the new WRX's to be an afterthought, like it doesn't belong. The 2006 Sedans looked way better, that design I like the best.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:49 PM   #67
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Kind of interesting, some think the hatch looks boyracer and others tthink it looks old man/grandma minivan.
I thought the Hatchback looked too boyracer. The Sedan looked a bit more 'mature' to me. I not a kid anymore.

I admit, the Hatch is now growing on me now that I see more of them with nice wheels, etc, but I'm not sorry I got the sedan. Plus I like the locking trunk.

If I bought the STI though, I'd get the hatch. I hate that huge wing on the sedan.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:51 PM   #68
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I think the sedan looks like a Corolla.
The basic sedan does look like the Corolla I agree. However the Corolla has never been called ugly, just very bland.

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Why did you get an AWD car when 3% of the time you really need the extra traction?
You would have a point if I lived in Florida, Texas or California but I live in Canada and it's a lot more than 3% of the time.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #69
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I bought a hatch. The sedan is op
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:56 PM   #70
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I bought the sedan because I didn't like the look of the hatch. However, after owning the sedan for about a year, and trying to transport things like 4 tires, luggage, etc. It became apparent that the hatch has a LOT more functionality...

Not to mention one of my co-workers bought a hatch and the style has been growing on me. I don't have buyer's remorse or anything, I love my sedan. I think that if I was to buy another one, I would strongly consider the hatch based on utility.
I just move 4 wheels and 4 tires in my hatch to the installer on one trip. Love the room my hatch has. Stll would like to see a 3 door in the future though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:24 PM   #71
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I like the looks of both pretty equally. I have always been a hatch guy but the sedan looks very clean and sharp.The trunk is a little deeper in the sedan but when I thought about have to squeeze my hockey bag(s)/ golf clubs in there, I thought no way. Plus this way I can put the hockey stick in without folding down the back seats.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:38 PM   #72
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I think anyone that has been interested in Subaru's pre-08 like me can concur that when the hatch came out, amongst 80% of the Subaru STi fanatics, this model was an upset, which is why I got bought one of the last '07's on the lot because the '08's were coming out and I really disliked them. Interest according to google trends went from 78% in 2007 to 55% in 2008.

Over the years, the hatch seemed to pull in a new crowd of Subaru enthusiasts and was attractive to the other 20% of Pre-08 Subaru fanatics. I have grown to kind of like it, but wouldn't give up my 07 for one.

For me the sedan is the trademark for subaru. The Sedan with a big wing and a hood scoop.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #73
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I bought the sedan because i didnt want to stick out to much from other cars. Thats also why i chose the color silver.
I regret this decision because of the limited space and i keep on leaving the keys in the trunk and locking myself out. This happens a lot because the last car i had was an rsx, which was a hatch.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:04 PM   #74
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...Other reasons included having a trunk and transportation of firearms.
Move to a state that doesn't infringe on your rights and you can carry one on you.


I got a sedan because I always hated the hatches. I think the thing that threw me off the most is the god awful clear taillights. However, since I've been on this forum and seeing the pictures of people putting the overlays on the taillights, I have changed my mind about them. Also, our trunk is so damn small. Almost every week I catch myself saying, "I should've got the hatch."
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:09 PM   #75
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Because it was there and it was for sale. If I could do it again I would probably get the family wagon so I can look like grandpa while I drive like grandpa.
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