Why does America seem to dislike hatchbacks so much? My big move over there happens next week, and I'm looking for something compact that will swallow a bass rig in the back, handle nicely and get good gas mileage. A hatch seems just the ticket, and there's hardly any to be had out there! We're spoilt for choice with good hatches over here in Europe, why does the US seem to hate them so? There's the Mazda3, the Focus (not even the spiffy new one we've got out here), the Golf (again, not the new one), the Chevy Malibu, and, well, not a lot else, it seems. For now I'm inheriting my GF's '94 Chrysler Concorde. The thing's a tank and drinks petrol like it's going out of fashion! It'll probably end up being and older Focus 3-door hatch, I suspect. But I am curious as to why the US seems to be so against hatches in general. They're the best-selling bodystyle of car over here.