mr2peak Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 2:20 a.m.

So I want a list of RWD hatchbacks. I love hatchbacks, and I love rear wheel drive cars. The lighter the better, but the better looking is always a major plus.


So far I have: Starlet Chevette ///M Coupe

With an engine in the way: Clio V6 Renault Turbo 5

Other than that I'm pretty stumped. Everything else seems to be a fastback. Help me out, a Starlet is a pretty ugly car. Cool and capable definitely, but it's no E-Type (which is a fastback BTW).

WhiteLX New Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 2:29 a.m.

200sx, supra, 79-93 Mustang, Isuzu Impulse, 240/280/300ZX, Pinto, Vega, Gremlin, Merkur XR4Ti, Starion/conquest, corolla AE86, Mazda GLC, RX7.

I was always under the impression that a fastback looks similar to many hatch backs, but instead of a hatch, the glass is fixed to the body and the car has a standard opening trunk.

mr2peak Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 3:17 a.m.

I think of a hatchback as the ultimate use of space.

The Mazda GLC and Gremlin both qualify, everything else just looks like a car without a trunk. I guess I really want a short RWD wagon. Anything else qualify under that ruleset?

WhiteLX New Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 3:24 a.m.

Volvo 1800ES, Pinto wagon, AMC Pacer

MGB GT is close.

novaderrik Dork
Sept. 20, 2011 3:50 a.m.

82-02 Camaros and Firebirds.. they are actually fairly light for something with an optional V8 engine if you leave out useless options like power windows or locks and AC..

78-? Olds Cutlass hatchbacks..

71-74 Chevy Nova and the BOP clones could also be had in hatchback form.

byron12 Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 4:23 a.m.

I consider a first gen rx-7 to be hatchback.

Mazdax605 Dork
Sept. 20, 2011 5:10 a.m.

^^^ Why just the 1st generation? They all were the same throughout their run.

bravenrace SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 5:34 a.m.

TVR Taimar.

jrw1621 SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 5:53 a.m.
mr2peak wrote: ...but it's no E-Type (which is a fastback BTW).

How is this not a hatch?

jrw1621 SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 5:58 a.m.
novaderrik wrote: 78-? Olds Cutlass hatchbacks..

Contrary to your statement, the 1978 Old Cutlass Salon and Buick Century have a fixed rear window and below that have just a standard trunk with no pass through from trunk to interior - fastback.

DrBoost SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 6:12 a.m.


HStockSolo New Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 6:47 a.m.

BMW 318ti

RossD SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 6:57 a.m.

MkII Capri ('74-'77, IIRC)

impulsive New Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 7:27 a.m.

Hyundai Pony for those in Canada

Brotus7 Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 7:27 a.m.

Opel Kadett wagon. Yea, it's a wagon, but it's got a hatch and it's not bad looking.

pres589 Dork
Sept. 20, 2011 7:31 a.m.

AMC had a number of these things, Spirit/Hornet based.

rotard Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 7:35 a.m.


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pinchvalve SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 7:50 a.m.

The term you are looking for is "shooting brake":

ST_ZX2 Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 7:51 a.m.
pres589 wrote: AMC had a number of these things, Spirit/Hornet based.

Hornet Sportabout

pinchvalve SuperDork
Sept. 20, 2011 7:52 a.m.

There is a whole collection HERE.

And don't forget the SHOGun:

Or the Volvo P1800 Wagon. (the image below does not represent a stock car IIRC)

ST_ZX2 Reader
Sept. 20, 2011 7:53 a.m.

delete post--nevermind--forgot RWD

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