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      12-14-2009, 02:23 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by rawbert54 View Post
I dont mind hatchbacks, but they dont have a perception of luxury in the USA. I wonder how well the audi A3 is selling. It would probably be the closest luxury hatch competitor here.

I personally prefer sedan or coupe to hatch because the added storage area you get is minimal.
Really? My M Coupe can carry a box, a keg and all sorts of other things my 135i coupe can't even consider carrying. I would have much preferred a 5 door to the coupe. If the 5 GT wasn't so pitifully ugly, it would be a nearly ideal solution for me.

I'm not sure how well the A3 has done, for me it's too close to the GTI, yet it's had fewer updates and just seems a little dated, and a little too expensive.