Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Stats
12222 Members
65 Forums
72734 Topics
980343 Posts
80 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
101 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1468 Guests and 220 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
On-street parking charges dropped 413
Ceiling needs smoothing 350
TS Indefatigable 283
Patio work 253
Hezballah 227
Sea Shepherd 210
vet fees 202
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 89
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 63
New General Forums
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
Happy BirthdaY
by Vanmanone
10th Feb 2017 2:51am
Warning!!!
by muzzy2
9th Feb 2017 9:09am
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 11:12 PM
Missing
by granny
Yesterday at 11:10 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:24 PM
Stanlow Abbey
by techgran
Yesterday at 09:07 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
Yesterday at 06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
Yesterday at 04:09 PM
vet fees
by starakita
Yesterday at 03:48 PM
Lobbying the council
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:29 PM
Changes to bin collections
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:27 PM
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#91703 - 28th Jan 2005 11:09am What is Coup'e?
AX_125 Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
I was looking at the Citroen C4 coupe, despite it being hideous to look at (IMO) it got me wondering, What is a coup'e?

How are the different from normal hatch's saloons etc

The only definition of coupe i can find is this

Quote:
coupe n : a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
Does this not apply to every 2 door car?
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from £20 . Click Me
#91704 - 28th Jan 2005 11:15am Re: What is Coup'e?
Basskiddanny Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 18th Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Loc: Ellesmere Port
is it the bodyshape then?

Even though a lot of coupés look fast they all seem to be heavy (the common ones anyway)
_________________________
1.8 Escort Si on an 'R' plate, 129bhp

GIVE IT TO ME BABY!

Top
#91705 - 28th Jan 2005 11:18am Re: What is Coup'e?
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Think its to do with 2 doors and a boot, rather than 2 doors and a hatch (3door)
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#91706 - 28th Jan 2005 11:19am Re: What is Coup'e?
AX_125 Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
The Hyundai coupe is a 2 door hatch.

The old polo coupe is a 2 door hatch

_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#91707 - 28th Jan 2005 11:27am Re: What is Coup'e?
Basskiddanny Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 18th Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Loc: Ellesmere Port
hmmm not sure then, ive even seen my car advertised in auto trader as a coupé before think
_________________________
1.8 Escort Si on an 'R' plate, 129bhp

GIVE IT TO ME BABY!

Top
#91708 - 28th Jan 2005 1:07pm Re: What is Coup'e?
scoop Offline
Wiki Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2004
Posts: 7238
Loc: Leuchars
I think a coupe is a 2 door car with a hatch.And it involves the windowline. Look at the old megane 3 door and the magane coupe(non CC)

There is no room in the back of the coupe, even my head was touchin the roof!!
_________________________

Top
#91709 - 28th Jan 2005 1:09pm Re: What is Coup'e?
AX_125 Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
Mine is a coupe, with a boot :S
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#91710 - 28th Jan 2005 5:06pm Re: What is Coup'e?
jimbo4x4 Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 3rd Mar 2004
Posts: 2912
Loc: Bebington
The C pillar on a coupe is at a drastically different angle to saloons/hatchbacks, which essentially makes them more aerodynamic.

Top
#91711 - 28th Jan 2005 8:07pm Re: What is Coup'e?
John WRX Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 18th Nov 2003
Posts: 1663
Loc: Tranmere
From what i could remember about the Astra, a coupe was a 4 seater ie no centre seatbelt in the back.

I may be wrong though
_________________________

Top
#91712 - 28th Jan 2005 11:13pm Re: What is Coup'e?
dj_russell_plays_trance Offline
Forum Addict

Registered: 18th Jun 2004
Posts: 2003
Loc: west mids
coupe means different things!!!!take the mazda rx8 4 example its a coupe and a 4 door 4 1!!!!so cant mean 2 doors
_________________________

Top
#91713 - 29th Jan 2005 1:07am Re: What is Coup'e?
mikebroomy Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 20th Nov 2003
Posts: 3041
Loc: moreton
Madness, seems you've got a great question there mr 125, any more ideas? I really haven't got a clue myself.
_________________________

Top
#91714 - 29th Jan 2005 2:00am Re: What is Coup'e?
jimbo4x4 Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 3rd Mar 2004
Posts: 2912
Loc: Bebington
Quote:
Originally posted by dj_russell_plays_trance:
coupe means different things!!!!take the mazda rx8 4 example its a coupe and a 4 door 4 1!!!!so cant mean 2 doors
The '92 shape mazda 323 is like that too. I'm stickin by my theory smile

Top
#91715 - 29th Jan 2005 2:59am Re: What is Coup'e?
Scooby Offline
Forum Veteran

Registered: 9th Nov 2003
Posts: 5327
Loc: Birkenhead, Wirral.


Quote:
Quick Definitions for 'coupe'
noun: a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary

Quote:

Coup'e \Cou`p['e]"\ (k[=oo]`p[asl]"), n. [F., fr. coup['e], p.
p. of couper to cut. See Coppice.]
1. The front compartment of a French diligence; also, the
front compartment (usually for three persons) of a car or
carriage on British railways.

2. A four-wheeled close carriage for two persons inside, with
an outside seat for the driver; -- so called because
giving the appearance of a larger carriage cut off.

"coupe" wn "WordNet (r) 2.0"

coupe
n : a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment
"hatchback" wn "WordNet (r) 2.0"
hatchback

Quote:
n 1: a car having a hatchback door
2: a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open

Top
#91716 - 29th Jan 2005 11:29am Re: What is Coup'e?
AX_125 Online   content

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
I think it may just be a word that sells cars?

The polo coupe, as above is a hatchback, i am guessing they may have been poor sellers, and coupe is quite an attractive word?

Like GTI, people assume GTI means a car is dead fast, but in the case of an escort, isnt the GTI the same engine as an SI?
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#91717 - 29th Jan 2005 11:40am Re: What is Coup'e?
Basskiddanny Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 18th Oct 2004
Posts: 483
Loc: Ellesmere Port
the gti is actually about 0.8 seconds slower 0-60 that the Si

it has a few little extra bits such as half leather seats (identical seats with a bit of leather)

Side skirts
15" Alloys in a different style to the Si alloys
The rear bumper has "spats"
Air Conditioning (Which some Si models had anyway)

Same engine with more weight it what makes it that tiny bit slower (this is according to fords book figures anyway)

So theres not really enough difference between them i dont think. If you buy a GTi escort second hand you will pay more just because it says GTi lol. The interiors can be bought for £150-£200 in excellent condition and are dead easy to find too!!

Anyway back on topic....yes maybe its just a word used to sell them....
_________________________
1.8 Escort Si on an 'R' plate, 129bhp

GIVE IT TO ME BABY!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
vet fees
by eggandchips
Yesterday at 12:01 AM
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
For Sale & Free
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:24 PM
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
Yesterday at 06:35 PM
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
Yesterday at 04:09 PM
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
ESCHENBACH Illuminated Magnifiers
by buddy
15th Feb 2017 1:12pm
Featured Member
Registered: 23rd Oct 2013
Posts: 4
Newest Members
vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns, Rog0137
12222 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
vet fees
by eggandchips
Yesterday at 12:01 AM
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
Hospital
by cools
10th Feb 2017 9:53am
X Box One S
by rossie
9th Feb 2017 8:56am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:16am
Sunset Tue 5:35pm
Local Time Tue 2:29am
WikiWirral Can . . . .
Advertising Click me
To Advertise with
Wikiwirral Click Me