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    New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

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    Taking a closer look at the new Mazda3 hatchback (courtesy of Burlappcar.com)...
    begs the question: How would you do as a back seat passenger? I make reference to the last photo.


















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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

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    A shining case of form over function - but who would want to sit back there?

    Claustrophobic's apparently, need not apply.

    Prediction - sedan will be a big winner, hatchback not so much.











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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    I say oh well it looks great

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    Chevy needs to amp up the looks of the next Sonic if it wants to compete.

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    It's a gorgeous little car but the picture from the rear seat looking out makes me claustrophobic.

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    Chevy needs to amp up the looks of the next Sonic if it wants to compete.
    Agree. I really like the Sonic but it looks dated now. For a different look I'd go back to the round headlights of the first-gen Sonic (doesn't seem to have hurt Wrangler sales!). Ideally they'll take some of the money they're saving by dumping the Cruze and Impala and put it into the next gen Sonic and Malibu.

    Mazda3 sedan looks great, yes that hatchback back seat looks claustrophobic.
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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    Does anyone notice all of the exposed metal the rear seat passengers can see on the B pillar

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    I'd definitely be doing a lot of forward leaning to see out the window. But, flesh out that window to be larger and a lot of the good looks of the car go away.

    And I agree, the Sonic needs to grow up in its looks, seems childish looking next to the new Mazda 3.

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    How the hell is this stunning??

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
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    A shining case of form over function - but who would want to sit back there?

    Claustrophobic's apparently, need not apply.

    Prediction - sedan will be a big winner, hatchback not so much.











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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    Allpar poster DC-93 posted a good thought about the Mazda 3 hatchback. https://www.allpar.com/forums/thread...ost-1085064243 It was worth to quote and to share.

    Back end looks mashed in, IMO. Like a Pinto that got rear ended!

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    The reviewer must be blind if he thinks this hunchback looks stunning
    Who the hell approved this abomination? Hidden Content

    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    The only thing I find stunning is girls.

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    I guess it's another way to kill sedan sales and send people into SUV's when they can't fit an adult in the back.

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    Re: New Mazda3 Hatchback Is Stunning - Unless...

    Normally, especially with compacts/subcompacts, I'd say the hatchback looks better than the sedan. Not so much in this case. Dumb design decisions like these just push people closer to boring CUVs.

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