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View Poll Results: Which car body style suits your daily usage? (see my post for description)
Hatchback 28 23.93%
Sedan/Saloon 27 23.08%
Coupe 27 23.08%
Station Wagon/Estate 7 5.98%
Covertible 6 5.13%
MPV/Van 2 1.71%
Pickup Truck 2 1.71%
SUV 16 13.68%
Limousine 2 1.71%
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Old 6th February 2007, 19:01   #16
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A sedan/ saloon with 200+ BHP and a 30+ Kgm torque will do. BTW I'd like if it is low pollution diesel plant.
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Old 6th February 2007, 19:15   #17
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For your daily use, which body style is suitable?
I prefer this:

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Limousine: a chauffeur-driven car with a division between the front seats and the rear.
BUT.. seeing the condition of traffic on Delhi roads, i gave up the idea, and instead bought a puny little hatch.
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Old 6th February 2007, 19:28   #18
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Gimme a HatchBack!! Preferably a 2door one!!!
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Old 6th February 2007, 19:41   #19
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Same here - the smaller the better. Maybe a Smart at Tata prices.
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Old 6th February 2007, 19:53   #20
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hatch and sedan only
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Old 6th February 2007, 21:12   #21
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Its definitely a hatchback for me for daily use considering the traffic conditions.
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Old 6th February 2007, 21:36   #22
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Voted for hatchback, as the practical choice given our narrow, traffic-filled, bad roads. I save lots of time driving around in my Santro on Pune, Mumbai and Pune-Mumbai roads.
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Old 6th February 2007, 23:02   #23
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For practicality its a hatchback as almost 99% of the time the rear end of the car is not even used. However since this poll is about choosing preferred bodystyle (preferred not always = practical) and the fact that the FASTBACK body style is not even an option chose the Estate. Interestingly what I find is that Estate received the max votes on this forum, quite a contradiction to what we find on our roads.

However, pleas include the fast back body style, which is very popular in the Europe. Like the Vectra the Mondeo (UK has a fast back version rather than our sedan one). Even the octy I guess can qualify to be a fastback one.
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Old 6th February 2007, 23:30   #24
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Ideally I like 2-dr Coupé for daily use but they aren't available in India!
So, next most practical is either Hatchback or Sedan.

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What the limousine is doing here?
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Old 7th February 2007, 09:40   #25
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Multiple choice... My choice would be a coupe or a hatch or a sedan.
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SUV guy. Also sedan dude. This poll should have had multiple choice selection
Sorry guys, you have to go with your 1st preference.

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However since this poll is about choosing preferred bodystyle (preferred not always = practical)
Exactly, thats the objective of this poll.

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Interestingly what I find is that Estate received the max votes on this forum, quite a contradiction to what we find on our roads.
Sedan, hatchback & coupe have received max votes. Estate is way down.

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However, pleas include the fast back body style, which is very popular in the Europe. Like the Vectra the Mondeo (UK has a fast back version rather than our sedan one). Even the octy I guess can qualify to be a fastback one.
Fast back, Notch back are all types of Sedan, according to this: Sedan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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PS:What the limousine is doing here?
Any chauffeur-driven car would qualify as limo, need not be only stretch-limo
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Ideally: A coupe for me. Any RWD V8 coupe in the market would do.
Reality: Budget rules! So, am quite happy with my 1.8 Octy and as 1100d said it does look like a fastback
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i always prefer saloons/sedan. and i am in love with my my Premier Padmini!
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Old 8th February 2007, 12:30   #28
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A coupe with a v6 engine, since its mostly me and my wife. (Coupe for coup(l)e

Again, sadly none are available. And I have to think of parents who visit once in a while. So, have to settle for a sedan.
who say coup(l)e cars arent available here???
btw, are you talking about availability of coupe cars or V6 coupes.
Anyways,
Bentley Continental GT coupe. (though its 12 not 6)
and what about the porsches 911, cayman.
MB SLKs are coupe roadsters.
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Old 8th February 2007, 16:17   #29
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coupe....i somehow love teh concept of just 2 doors.....being sporty yet not too flashy....the zen carbon even though a hatchback...looked really good
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Sedans for me .. the old fashioned wedge shaped ones.

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For your daily use, which body style is suitable?
I'd love to read Sam's response to this .
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