Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 10:04:17 -0500 From: jeffrey howard allen 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 --------------------------------------------------------------- Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't 'coupe' refer to a 2 door car and 'sedan' to a 4 door? Was 'coupe' ever a synonym for 'sedan'? Bob Wachal