Model 3 Hatchback

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not a fan of that look on the VW Golf, and even less on the Model 3. If there were to be a hatchback, I would much rather see it be a 2 door coupe.
 

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not a fan of that look on the VW Golf, and even less on the Model 3. If there were to be a hatchback, I would much rather see it be a 2 door coupe.

I agree..... Do NOT like the look. Looks to 'station wagon' like.....Makes it a totally different looking car...TOTALLY. Ruins the flare and Sexiness that got me looking at the 3 to begin with. Of course, My Opinion only. I never liked the long nosed, hump back-like cars ala older Jaguars, Beemer model, old Datsun 240Z.....and others. Wow!!! Can't believe we're talking Datsuns and EVA Teslas in the SAME conversation!

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After hearing so many people complaining about the 3 having a trunk instead of a hatchback, it's nice to hear that there are others who definitely prefer the look of the sedan.
 

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Hatchbacks are very popular in Canada, not so much in the US but I prefer what Tesla did for the Model 3: sedan all the way. +1000

Franz and his team hit it out of the park on the design with this one. Just the right mix of Model S and Model X
 

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I'm intentionally getting rid of an SUV to get a sedan. (If I had dearly wanted a hatchback, I might have kept my 1977 Chevy Vega, except for the part wherein the front end of it fell apart one day.) Anything that looks like an SUV that was somehow inadvertently shrunken in the dryer and I'm taking my money back! I still have a discount on GM cars. I don't want a Bolt!

P. S. : I like the front end of the 3 prototype too. I only need grills to barbeque, not drive.
 
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This looks like the latest Mazda 3 hatchback. I leased the previous version of that car(2.5L). I actually liked the whole hatch design, versatility an the handling. Personally could go either way.
I do have a bigger SUV for the times when I need to lug things around. For a father of two and a homeowner, that need arises rather often.
 

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...my 1977 Chevy Vega...
Cerebral flatulence: It was a '74 Vega. (The hatchback body style from the VIN was "77".) My bad.

(I'll never forget the look on his face when they told DeLorean the GM "cost engineers" had decided there was to be no petcock on the Vega's radiator. No wonder the poor man fled to Ireland.)
 
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Could the model 3 be a hatchback if it hinged at the b pillar and base of the window so the trunk lid stays horizontal while opening?
 

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Could the model 3 be a hatchback if it hinged at the b pillar and base of the window so the trunk lid stays horizontal while opening?
On the other hand, "Honey, I Shrunk the Model S after its Big Greek Wedding to the Model X" might not sell well enough as a movie to cover all the production costs. Some potential buyers don't want a hatch and might be disinclined to buy one, since if they had more budget, they'd buy themselves an S or X next.

It's not just a matter of if things are "doable," it's that old question at the bar, "Who's buying?"
 
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Good point. I got the sense that most people preferred the hatch back. Besides it kind of looks like it should be a hatchback from the outside. I'm stoked either way.
 

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Good decisions come from having seen people make bad decisions. Long ago in Fremont, a location which at that time had a reputation for high quality of workmanship, another manufacturer built a very unique car by accident. Somebody missed a side frame gate change in the body shop. After the vehicle had been painted, trimmed, and mated with the chassis, the two inspectors on final line were quite puzzled. The inspector on one side said that it must be the wrong price label in the window: this thing is not a four-door, but the other inspector said, "It is on my side!"