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Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by James92Scort, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. James92Scort

    James92Scort Guest

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    Um sorry dude, but even Mustang guys would call that a notchback.
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    notchback...
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    8O are you kiding...i used to have respect for some of you...its now gone.
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    Why because owners of Mustangs would call it what Ford calls it? It's a notchback, just like the 91-96 EGT.

    Give me a break and stop arguing. You're trying to deny that millions of Mustang owners are wrong and you're correct. It's just not going to happen.
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    www.tcstangs.com

    That is my local car club. Way over 100 members. Go ask them if this is a notch back.
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    mayb we should start a poll in another thread for the 9000 plus members here....wut do ya think james
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    if the rear window is part of the trunklid, its a HATCHBACK
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    if theres a trunk lid it cant be a hatchback...
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    oh shut the hell up your wrong egteric. :wink:
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    What I was just reading is essentially a notchback is a car that has a 3 box design, one raised box for the cabin, and two lower boxes, one in the front and one in the back for the engine and the cargo compartment. They can actually be either sedans or hatchbacks. Now, this is from Wikipedia, so it's not guaranteed to be 100% accurate(at least not by me, though usually they are pretty close to the truth), but it sounds good to me. :D

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notchback
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    A hatchback has no bar under the rear window that is immovable.
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    dont bring up MUSTANGS cuz IM A MUSTANG LOVER! and that red 1 is a HATCHBACK! the other one is a notch back!
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    state farm insurance classifies my EGT as a notchback...
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    I know im a little bit late on this but damn some of you guys are stupid. that red one is not a notchback.
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    After conducting some intense research, I've come up with the fact that these terms are pretty much self explanatory. A Notchback is any vehicle haveing a "Notch" in the "Back"...being any vehicle with a vertically sharp slope from the roof to the rear platform, followed by a horizontal plane onward to the rear of the vehicle. This encompasses all sedans with "trunks" and EGT's with the "Notch in the Hatch"

    In the EGT's case, BOTH terms are absolutely by definition correct in the fact that EGTs have a Notch in their rear profile, and the means of accessing the rear cargo area is via a Hatch versus a Trunk. I feel that we all can agree concretely the differences between a Trunk and a Hatch.

    The word "Notchback" seems to be more slang than anything else that simply describes a Notch in the Back. I would say that a true "Hatchback" where the term "Notchback" would NOT be acceptable would be a car that simply has no Notch carved into it's profile. For example a Pontiac Vibe or a Toyota Matrix.

    As far as the Mustangs go, I would say that there are Notchback Mustang Sedans and Notchback/Hatchback Mustangs. For doing a Google image search for "Notchback Mustang" will produce tons of images of both body styles.

    Now who could really object to that? :D
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    mine is a hatch i dont care wat you say 93 egt
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    I hate to bring up old and aparently sore subjects but in the mustang racing world any foxbody (Thats 1979 to 1993 for those who don't know) that has a trunk with stationary glass is a coupe or notch. this means no lifting the glass when you get in the trunk. All Foxes that the glass lifts when you raise the trunk open are called hatchbacks only a very minute and very picky (often called wrong add notch to it). if this was otherwise then you'd have to show me an example of a car where the glass goes from the roofline to the top of the rear fascia. all hatches have a small metal deck over the rear otherwise there would be nothing to latch closed.
    I've owned 3 Foxbody hatchbacks and 2 notchbacks.
    INTERNET SEARCHES LOOK FOR KEY WORDS THAT IS WHY BOTH SHOW UP WHEN LOOKING UP NOTCHBACK FOXBODIES
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    God this is the most retarded discussion ever!

    egt/lx are 3 door hatchbacks same with the mustang with 3 doors and if you want to get technical 3door mustangs are called runabouts cause that's what my 100% original 1984 turbo gt mustang was called and it was a 3 door hatchback.

    If its got 2 doors its a coupe or notchback and in some cases a sedan, sedans have ample room in the back seat area where as if its got very little room like mustangs then its a coupe.

    Wagons are also called 5 door hatchbacks or saloons.

    That's great that your mustang fans call a hatchback a notchback I bet real mustang people call them morons cause I have never heard any mustang owner ever call a 3 door runabout mustang a notchback.

    state farm insurance is ran buy a bunch of monkeys that can speak.

    Wikis are gay cause anyone can edit them.
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    My Father and I between the two of us has owned 3 foxbody mustangs. The Red one is a "hatchback" and the blue one is a "notchback". I have owned two "hatchbacks" and he has owned one "notchback". There IS a difference!!!!!! I am also a club member of "Shelby Mustang Club Of Rochester NY" and all of us (500+ members) have gone by those terms all our lives. Stop arguing and you ARE wrong!!!! My LX 2dr ( or GT, it doesn't matter, same damn thing) IS a hatchback. My old SVT Focus is also a "hatchback". Ya they look a little different but they are called the same. If they made a 2dr escort without a trunk attached to the widow it would be a "notchback". A "sedan" is a 4dr and IS NOT classified as a "notchback". And any 2dr can be called a "coupe". ONLY 2DR's CAN BE NOTCHBACKS ONLY IF THE TRUNK IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE WINDOW!!!!

    I Dare you to go to a car show and call a "hatchback" Mustang a "notchback" and see how many guys laugh at you.

    DO NOT ARGUE WITH A MUSTANG OWNER AND DROP THE SUBJECT!!!!!!!!!
  20. focus2000

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    I agree to it being a hatch itself, i own a 91 mustang GT its definately a hatchback. or if you want call it a lift back, thats what my step bros 79 corrolla was called.
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