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Old 09-05-2004, 21:42   #1 (permalink)
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it would be interesting to see why people's opinions seem to have a higher regard for the coupe over the sedan.
personally, the coupes rear end is too wide and not proportionate to the front end. as an example on a sedan you can put 7" wheels with 235 tyres all round and look neat put the same on a coupe and well, it's lacking
after saying that i'd still have a jgs or cobra in the garage.
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Old 09-05-2004, 22:07   #2 (permalink)
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Coupes look much tougher than sedans, They'll take huge tyres in the back, and they raced them at Bathhurst (not sedans). They are all good reasons why coupes are more popular.
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Old 09-05-2004, 22:24   #3 (permalink)
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I sort of know what you mean. I love all the XA-XC range (one day I'll get a wagon & a pano I hope ) but I was drawn to the sedans before the coupes. I think the coupes look fast, but the sedans look tough.
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Re: x series coupes

Sedan = family, taxi, fleet car

Coupe = Muscle car

This same size wheels & tyres all round is a newish fad.

Coupes are like Hot Rods, they need Big'n'Little rubber and no I don't mean drag front runners. The Bathurst cars of the era ran fats on the back and shorter, narrower rubber at the front.
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i like em both, but agree that the coupe has that classic muscle car shape. obviously owning an XA coupe im biased, but would love an XAGT sedan along side it in the shed
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funny the phase 4 wasnt a family, taxi or fleet car
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Re: x series coupes

I've got a sedan but would prefer the coupe. I think the coupe is more popular because it can be immediately connected with bathurst.

Not to mention the fact it looks very similar to american coupes of that era..
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Re: x series coupes

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I've got a sedan but would prefer the coupe. I think the coupe is more popular because it can be immediately connected with bathurst.

Not to mention the fact it looks very similar to american coupes of that era..
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Re: x series coupes

Most of it's been covered, a couple more reasons: less coupes were made than sedans (rare), Mad Max !, two doors are always seen as more of a sportscar than four doors, and as for the fat rear end, it's tough as f#%k and i love it.
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Re: x series coupes

I prefer the coupe body but there was also a 4 door GT sedan I've ended up with another sedan although I wouldn't mind doing a coupe one day. Especially if I found one for the right $. I refuse to pay $6500-$8000 for a Falcon coupe not GS/Fairmont or GT thats got loads of hidden rust and has to be restored. A Falcon or Fairmont sedan with virtually no rust can be had for $2500 or less.

I'd pay more for a GS/Fairmont or GT for obvious reasons. They are better resale value.

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