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My favorite car magazine review quote that I will still use to this day:

When reviewing a 1970s era F body Camaro the reveiwer suggested that in his opinion this was the prettiest car "the General" ever designed and sold to the public. So good looking that you can almost over-look the Torture chamber for adult passengers that masquerades as an actual back seat and you might even say that it's no big deal that the trunk is so small it can't handle much more than a bagged lunch and toothbrush.

Even today. As big as the modern Dodge challenger is in size and weight. It offers no more room inside than a Honda Civic at over 1000pds less weight and a much smaller foot print in a parking space. Clearly the mere fact that Dodge can sell Challengers suggests that to at least SOME OF US.....the styling of a car still motivates us in a purchase decision.
Compare the 2nd gen F-body for interior space against the LC/LA Challenger - there's a big difference in space.

The 2nd Gen F-body was below the interior volume as a sub-compact, but instead as mini-compact. That a coupled with a 7 cu.ft. trunk. Those cars had a large trans tunnel, especially in the back.

Coupes by their nature are smaller than their sedan counter parts - the origins from carosse coupé
literally "cut down carriage" to denote that modification.

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