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2010 Volkswagen GTI: Hatchbacks Rule

December 03, 2010

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I was reminded of something as I loaded our 2010 Volkswagen GTI full of donations for the Salvation Army the other day. Hatchbacks rule. In the case of our GTI, just remove the cargo cover, lower the rear seats and stuff it in there. Why would you want a car with a trunk?

I flipped through some blog photos I'd taken but never posted for supporting evidence.

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Here is our 2010 Honda Crosstour full of track testing equipment. Like the VW, just remove the cargo cover and load it up. The only drawback is finding someplace to store the cargo cover when not in use.

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There was no way this crazy concrete pogoda was going to fit in a trunk. Well, at least not without destroying the lower back muscles of the unfortunate soul lifting it back out of the trunk.

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Even our Flex, the resident utilitarian king of our long-term fleet, is popular because its rear door opens upwards. In my book, there isn't a more functional design than the hatchback.

Hatchback? Trunk? Pickup bed? What is your preference? Do you have something else in mind? Well, let's hear that too.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager

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