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My 350Z was technically a hatchback...
 

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I always heard it was beacuse of crime, and Americans don't like anything without a lockable trunk that is out of view of prying eyes.
 

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I didn't realize you were living with such a strong example of that bias.

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Was.....:cool:

And I agree that part of the negative connotation attached to the "hatchback" name isn't just because of cheapness. Squareback brings up a good point about the visibility of items in the car.
 

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True, my wife complains about that with her Honda Pilot, but something she is willing to sacrifice in order not to drive a mini-van.

Another argument really, but 90% of moms buy SUVs not because they like them/need them, but they are willing to over look a lot of drawbacks to avoid the stigma of driving a mini-van.

Then again, mini-vans don't have a concealed trunk either.
 

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My mom hates driving hatch backs because she hates ducking under it when its open to put shit in. Also..when dem props go back. He Santa Fe hasnt had a prop go bad yet at 5 years/130,000 miles. When its open I can stand under it with out head clearance issues though. That aside, she is looking into a Veloster for the commuter and Santa Fe for inclement weather days.
 

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I think the props have been sorted for a while. When I had f-bodies I needed to change them all the time. I don;t think I ever had one go on the 240sx (which had ~180k miles when I got rid of it, on the xB or on the Chevy Venture that's now around 100k miles).

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Again her biases were based on an old Chevette and the door to the topper on the 88 Dakota they had. I'm trying to push her into a 335d though.
 
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