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Re: E46 Sedan Or Coupe? (archive)

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Posted by Gregg on April 15, 1999 at 01:04:56:

In Reply to: E46 Sedan Or Coupe? posted by Ken on April 14, 1999 at 22:35:42:

: I'm deciding which one to get...Coupe or Sedan with Sport Package...Just based on looks alone , which one which you pick? I've always had coupes and thought Sedan were for families, but the sedan does look quite good....

Coupe, IMO, if you don't have your won immediate family and/or regular (passenger) need for back seat. Yes, extra doors are convenient, but after owning a coupe I found that the need to regularly access the back seat was few and far between that couldn't be at least adequately taken care of by the fact the coupe has larger doors making rear access (to get things, etc.,) not so bad. Coupe's lower and an inch wider, so wider "stance," and I think steeper (shallower?) slope of windshield, but may be wrong about that. I disagree with those that say "it looks just like sedan." Not any more than E36 2 to 4 door comparisons. S, for "sportier" mage/looks and (perhaps) a modicum of extra sing by wider aspect (on't know if track is actually wider tho), go with the Coupe! One mag article's bottom line was, to paraphrase "While it won't recall/resurrect the CS, it's still very nice." Latest Brit car mags have some vg pics of the coupe..just enough diff from the sedan to set it apart...just enough panache that gives you the idea the coupe's the one that might (hypothetically) appear in the next Bond movie, not the sedan! But I also agree with others--hard to go wrong either way!

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