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How Many Doors Would You Prefer On Your Fiesta?


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For some reason I have always liked cars with 2 doors on the side. It took me a long time to come around to convincing myself that I will be happy with the 5 door hatchback. I am curious how many other people here would have ordered a 2/3 door Fiesta of they had been available from the get go.
 

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I've always owned two door cars from the time I could drive and I've owned two ZX3s and a three door SVT.

I'm 6'6" and the longer doors and extra legroom are a HUGE plus for me.

Besides the fact that I like the way they look more.
 

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My previous car had 2 doors. It definitely looked sportier and I loved it when I was in college, but one of the things I was really looking forward to with my new car was having actual doors to access the backseat. If the sedan was only offered as a two-door, I wouldn't have bought it.
 

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I was definitely psyched for the 3-door Fiesta, but I think I may have talked myself into getting the 5-door. It's not as sporty, but it's still the same Fiesta :)
 

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4-Doors please. I have always hated having to climb into the tiny back of a 2 door. I am not a big person so it's not difficult, but it's definitely not convenient.
 

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I'd say the 3-door is the best-looking Fiesta, but the 5-door is barely any less attractive and I prefer having the extra 2 doors even if I don't use them often.

That being said I think Ford should offer a 3-door hatch and make it the price leader in S trim, maybe with a $12,995 starting price? ;)
 

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The three-door is my second favorite behind the sedan but it would only tempt me if offered as a price-leader. The Verve sedan concept is what got me interested in Fiesta, and it would take something special to get me into a hatch.

I wouldn't ever want to see Fiesta as a two-door sedan after seeing that hot-mess known as the Focus coupe (sorry if any Focus coupe owners see this, but I just can't stand its proportions).
 

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If they would have offered a 3 door hatch then I would be waiting for it to arrive but I don't think I will be disappointed with the 5 door. If Ford does bring the 3 door out later then I guess I will just have to trade in and get one especially if it is more of a performance model.
 

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Your poll is missing the 5-door HB. I refuse to be lumped in with the 4 door sedan. Two completely different vehicles.;)
 

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When I was young and single I would not have bought a four door car. Now that I have a son, a four door car makes it easier. But we have the "mini"van when we need space or for long trips. My son being 14 would have no problem getting into the back on a two door. The room would be tight. I don't really need the room, so I really don't need the extra doors.

So if the four door cost more, I would get the two door. Two doors almost always look better. Back in the '70's and before, full size cars always came in two doors. (Four door too). Cars like Pinto's and Vegas only came with two doors. The back seats held only two and were almost worthless.

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Cars like Pinto's and Vegas only came with two doors. The back seats held only two and were almost worthless.

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I rode many thousands of miles in the back seat of a Pinto and not only survived but eventually took the drivers test in it! :rolleyes: Fortunately a fair number of those miles were road trips to Disneyland and back (From Portland, OR). :D

I do remember the back seat being small, but I'm under 5" so it worked for me.

The back seat in the Fiesta I test drove was also tiny, but I think its more for looks than regular usage. I don't think a family of five is going to get a Fiesta to use as their family car unless the kids are pretty young.

My last car was a ZX5, so it had 4 doors. I test drove the two door before I bought it and it was definitely easier to get the kids in and out with four doors. Now that the kids are in college, I might have bought a two door hatch Fiesta if they had been available. My daughter thinks she'll convince me to let her take the Fiesta to college with her, but if I like it as much as I think I will, that will not happen!
 

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After owning my present 3-door (2-door) hatchback for several years, I've voted for the four-door model. I've found that the doors are longer in the 2-door models, which means that they swing out much farther when opening. This can make exiting the vehicle more difficult when you're parked next to someone. You just can't open the door as far before banging into the next car.
 

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Getting into the back seat of the 5 door with the moonroof is tight already because my head is in the indent between the moonroof & the hatch (I'm 5'10). The extra twist and turns required of a two door, probably would make the back seat pretty much useless for anyone over 5'6. Maybe it's better without the moonroof but they are so nice to have.
 

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I would of loved a 3 door. That is all I used to drive in my care free BC (before child) days Chevette, Escort and Mustang.

However don't think it would of been the best for hauling around my 14 yr old daughter and her friends or when I have to watch my 3 yr old niece and getting her in and out of the car seat.
 

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I would buy a 3door if introduced....

I prefer the longer doors of a 3 door. Rear seat roominess or ease of access is not an issue for me. I think Ford chose wisely to offer the five door hatch initially. I do not dislike it in any way. It is still very sporty. I do think that single people, retired people and childless couples would find the 3 door to be just right. If Ford were to ask for a show of hands for this body style, I would say that mine is already up! My sister in law is in love with the Sync and ambient lighting in my Fiesta and would take this car from me in a heartbeat. She sat in my driveway and played with the Sync and sirius radio for over two hours last sunday!
 

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If they had offered the three door from the start, I would have one ordered right now. I'm patiently waiting to see what they offer in the next few years.. I'm not holding my breath, but perhaps we will get a sporty version.. if not, there's always the 2012 focus.

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If the 3 door hatch was available, I would have taken that over the 5 door. The smaller doors on the 5 door are nice for tight parking places, and it makes taking people to lunch easier, but I prefer the look of a 3 door. Any sedan/coupe' would have not interested me at all. I am 100% for hatchbacks, unless it is an M3, then I make an exception. :D
 
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