Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 10:04:17 -0500

From: jeffrey howard allen jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCS.INDIANA.EDU

Subject: Coupe vs. sedan

For some people, there may be an actual distinction between coupe and

sedan in English. Coupe was not used much in the area I grew up and

worked in here in the States. I would tend to use Sedan as the generic

term for a certain for of car in contrast to a hatchback/liftback or a

station wagon.

Again, in popular spoken French, berline is the common term. Coupe' does

exist in the dictionary but is not used in advertising and in everyday

conversations about cars in France.

Bob, thanks for the possible clarification. Does anyone else make the

distinction between coupe and sedan?

Jeff Allen