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Old 06-10-2018, 12:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There was a time when you could choose a 2-door sedan, coupe or business coupe. The 1950 Hudson and 1950 Studebaker business coupes were probably my favorites.


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The bodystyle nomenclature thing has always mystified me. Two door sedan I (kinda) get, but the four door coupe thing still offends my sensibilities. There's a lot more room for play with the terminology than I want to admit.
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According to Hoovie, some manufacturers call sedans coupes because they have coupe rooflines in the rear, which he does not appreciate, because he has a head, and cannot simply set it in his lap (my words). He also found Mercedes claiming that the Society of Automotive Engineers defined coupes and sedans not by the number of doors, but by interior volume, which would make small four-door cars coupes and large two-door cars sedans. He also gave examples of various cars that had their own terms like fastback, sportback, freckleback, wait, no...

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But in an age where a Civic sedan has a roofline with so much taper that it comes as a genuine shock that it has a separate trunk
Just like the Audi A5 and A7, the early Passat/Dasher (some were even assembled there in the Philippines by DMG resorting to Brazilian CKD kits), and even some versions of the Fiat 127 had such feature.

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