Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th June 2007, 14:23   #1
king_julian's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pune
Posts: 99
Thanked: Once
Default Sedan vs Hatchback driving characteristics

Mods: Please post this in a different category if I've posted it in the wrong place.

I could not find a thread discussing this topic, so I wanted to start a discussion on the differences (if any) between driving a hatchback vs. a sedan - beyond the obvious like a hatchback being easier to drive and park in the city, hatch giving a tad better mileage being a bit lighter, etc.

I'm talking about things like handling, comfort for long drives, etc.

Would the more even weight distribution of the sedan help the handling? Or would the extra weight of the boot skipping around cause handling to suffer? Would the more planted nature of the sedan make long drives more comfortable than a hatch? Would the sedan be more of a driver's car even if a person does not require the boot?

king_julian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2007, 15:21   #2
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Banglaore
Posts: 269
Thanked: Once

There is already a thread "http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/technical-stuff/10353-hatch-back-vs-sedan-ride-handling-comfort-power-etc.html"
chanapli is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power characteristics of long and short stroke engines: Cast in stone? Sutripta Technical Stuff 131 19th January 2014 01:09
Sound characteristics of an engine - how is it unique to each engine? justwheels Technical Stuff 35 20th February 2012 23:10
Characteristics of Drivers- Esp. in Bangalore himanshugoswami Shifting gears 28 19th August 2008 17:23
Special behaviour/characteristics & what you can expect from different speaker brands hydrashok In-Car Entertainment 12 27th September 2006 10:29

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:39.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks