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pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
9/20/11 7:54 a.m.

You could also disconnect the front half-shafts from a Golf-R.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
9/20/11 7:55 a.m.

I vote for the BMW 318ti also (I am biased) but also the 240SX can be had in Hatch form.

I can see what you are saying in you want a true "hatch" styling, not a fastback with an opening hatch. That does tend to limit it some. Hatch backs like that were never truely popular and the rear wheel drive ones few and far between

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt Dork
9/20/11 8:00 a.m.

And a Pinto as a Kamm tail instead of sloped:

Also available with more normal rear window glass.

Vegas had a Kammback version, too.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
9/20/11 8:01 a.m.

goodluck finding one though....

EvanB
EvanB SuperDork
9/20/11 8:02 a.m.

Toyota Starlet

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
9/20/11 8:43 a.m.

Question - Do you actually want to be able to use the hatch?

Seriously, I had a '79 Olds Starfire V-6 4-speed. If you can find one, they are pretty cool cars. In fact, and thanks to you, I'm off now to go look for one....

Joshua
Joshua HalfDork
9/20/11 9:08 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: You could also disconnect the front half-shafts from a Golf-R.

I don't think that works with the Audi FWD based AWD platform.

That was a mouthful.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
9/20/11 9:34 a.m.

Oh, you want it to work? I never bother with the details, sorry.

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
9/20/11 9:40 a.m.

Wow, no sooner do I start looking for a Monza and this pops up:

Monza For Sale!

I wonder if it's in my $0-3000 price range...

nocones
nocones HalfDork
9/20/11 9:44 a.m.

I'cs spent some time beneath my Vibe wondering if a rwd focus type conversion could be done and retain the utility. I think it could especially if you started with an awd one..

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
9/20/11 9:46 a.m.

Okay, if you had an AWD vehicle, why would you want to convert it to RWD? Unless, of course, you are a drifter.

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy HalfDork
9/20/11 10:04 a.m.

1980-1983 Corolla........ 2 hatchback models

Liftback model

Coupe model (mine )

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
9/20/11 10:05 a.m.

This Fucus

trucke
trucke New Reader
9/20/11 10:09 a.m.

There is also the ever popular Toyota AE86 chassis ( 1985 - 1987 Corolla GT-S). Unfortunately, these all come with the drift tax.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
9/20/11 10:11 a.m.
bravenrace wrote: Question - Do you actually want to be able to use the hatch? Seriously, I had a '79 Olds Starfire V-6 4-speed. If you can find one, they are pretty cool cars. In fact, and thanks to you, I'm off now to go look for one....

Goddamn.

DO WANT.

This is the 4th time I have seen pics that car in two weeks. I might have even posted one of them.

Aeromoto
Aeromoto New Reader
9/20/11 10:21 a.m.

I like hatchbacks too.

ditchdigger
ditchdigger Dork
9/20/11 10:36 a.m.

Sunbeam Talbot

turboswede
turboswede SuperDork
9/20/11 10:45 a.m.
ditchdigger wrote: Sunbeam Talbot

AKA precursor to the Plymouth Horizon/Dodge Omni (Sunbeam Horizon)

nervousdog
nervousdog HalfDork
9/20/11 10:49 a.m.
MadScientistMatt wrote: And a Pinto as a Kamm tail instead of sloped: Also available with more normal rear window glass. Vegas had a Kammback version, too.

Thanks. I now want a Pinto EXACTLY like this one.

To contribute: Dodge Magnum. Too big?

madpanda
madpanda Reader
9/20/11 11:05 a.m.
Joshua wrote:
pinchvalve wrote: You could also disconnect the front half-shafts from a Golf-R.

I don't think that works with the Audi FWD based AWD platform.

That was a mouthful.

There is a way to do this with the Impreza drive train and the current Impreza is definitely a "short wagon"

Klayfish
Klayfish HalfDork
9/20/11 11:26 a.m.

Would you call these "hatchbacks"?? I don't remember if the whole thing opened.

aggravator
aggravator New Reader
9/20/11 11:28 a.m.

porsche 924, 944, or 928

scardeal
scardeal HalfDork
9/20/11 11:51 a.m.

350Z, 370Z, RX-7...

I think my ideal car would be 5-door RWD hatch that's not terribly expensive to own/maintain. Something like an RX-8, with 4 real doors and a hatch. And the 2.3 turbo instead of the rotary. Okay, so completely different than an RX-8.

Joshua
Joshua HalfDork
9/20/11 12:05 p.m.

Even though it's technically America's favorite small SUV the Subaru Forester is more of a hatchback than a lot of cars mentioned so far.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde HalfDork
9/20/11 12:08 p.m.

You know, I test drove a Mazdaspeed3 last week off a local lot, and i had the recurring thought that if it was AWD I'd be considering it strongly, and if it was RWD I'd already have it at home. But as a FWD I found it a little odd. Cool, but odd.

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