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Old 05-24-2018, 12:26 PM   #41
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Hatchback seems like it only sucks for a dog no? Or am I missing something?

When I had a wagon we rarely used the additional height provided by it. Seemed like hatchback would provide most of the utility I needed, aka loading a bike and long items.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:27 PM   #42
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It does nothing better than a wagon back end and gains very little over the sedan.
Really? Sedans made it difficult to load large item - like a big bicycle. And there are items that could fit once you got them in there, but you can't load them because of the trunk clearance angle. It seems the hatch would help all of these things, right?

It's definitely not a wagon replacement though, for sure.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:06 PM   #43
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Hatchback seems like it only sucks for a dog no? Or am I missing something?

When I had a wagon we rarely used the additional height provided by it. Seemed like hatchback would provide most of the utility I needed, aka loading a bike and long items.
It is a personal use case topic I guess. We use the height space of the e46 wagon or X5 all the time for the dog (I don't like the dog free roaming in the car with the seats down or sitting in the back seat), for 2 to 3 hockey bags when we were taking our daughter and friends to ice hockey practice, for moving the kids back and forth to college, Taking bulky items to the lake, etc. A few of these things would work with the hatchback, but many wouldn't. I guess my take is what is the benefit of the hatch that the wagon doesn't do better.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:56 PM   #44
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Nothing beats a wagon. I wish that BMW would put a proper engine in the 3. Now that it's practically 5-series sized, that's all it needs. Oh, and a manual transmission and RWD available for those who want them. (Okay, let's throw an LSD and proper sport suspension in there as well).
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Old 05-24-2018, 07:58 PM   #45
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we have the best dog car you can get and our spoiled dog will not stay back there
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