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#1 (permalink) Old 01-14-2006, 06:23 PM
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Coupe or Sedan?

I have always been a sedan person, I drive a 325i sedan and love it. But It was not until recently that I have been driving and in a few e46 coupes and they seem to have just as much space (rear seat) as the sedans. Not much is compelling about having the sedan except easy acces to rear seats it would seem (maybe better weight distribution). They have the same wheelbase and length even!

Anyways, I think it is in general agreement that coupes look better than sedans but sedans are just more practical. As a passenger car, I can see how the coupe is really less practical than the sedan. So why do people by sedans?
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You are kind of answering your own question. Sedans are more practical. Additionally, if you have a fast sedan, that is just badass.
I have never owned a sedan (or an automatic) but rented one for 2 months once. It is nice to just open a back door and throw shit in. However I'll stick with coupes untill there is a Matt Jr.

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You are kind of answering your own question. Sedans are more practical. Additionally, if you have a fast sedan, that is just badass.
I have never owned a sedan (or an automatic) but rented one for 2 months once. It is nice to just open a back door and throw shit in. However I'll stick with coupes untill there is a Matt Jr.
yea but my question is:

Are the extra two doors the only thing more practical about the two cars? Are they infact just as comfortable, same handling, same weight distribution? I think I must be overlooking some benifit of a sedan.
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As far as BMW, the sedan chassis is a bit stiffer tham the coupe, so there is a handling benefit there. Granted the difference is not substantial.

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if i had a family, wife or kids, i would never look at a coupe.

but im a single guy in my 20s so a coupe is more appealing. and obviously looks better.

thats the way i see it. people will have their own reasons.
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Bingo. As a young 19 year old I feel it's necessary for me to display my selfish demeanor by buying a car that primarily only fits me, and maybe a female passenger. It's a natural thing. Ill grow out of it someday.


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I like sedans. By the way, they weigh less.

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Bingo. As a young 19 year old I feel it's necessary for me to display my selfish demeanor by buying a car that primarily only fits me, and maybe a female passenger. It's a natural thing. Ill grow out of it someday.
In some ways you are right.But I don't thing that the door's number makes you more selfish.I prefer sedan, because when driving four people-you,your girlfriend and other couple your friends you will not look very selfish when you stay as a door-keeper next to your car,waiting for your friends to get off.
Thats the main reason why I chose the sedan.Coupe looks better,but I prefer the comfort.
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