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Full circle #1337640 Sat Dec 14 2019 05:04 PM
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When I was young a 4dr was an "old persons" car and mine had to be a coupe or convertible. At about 50 years of age I sold my 50 Ford Convertible to a country singer named Eddie Rabbit and was without a car to go on a cruise I liked. Saw a 37 Buick sedan at the Arlington, Texas swap meet for a very reasonable price so bought it to go on the cruise with intent of selling it when I returned. That was 30 years ago and now I will not get in a car that the back of the front seat has to tilt forward. With a sedan you have a trunk plus a secure storage area that is easy to access and a place where friends can get in or out without disturbing the front passenger. Sometimes age does make one smarter. PS; if looks mattered to me I'd have all the mirrors in the house removed.


Evan
Re: Full circle [Re: coilover] #1337661 Sat Dec 14 2019 07:57 PM
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2-Ton Offline
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There are not many new two door cars to choose from nowadays.
I think standard cab trucks are also a minority now.

Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sat Dec 14 2019 07:58 PM.

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Re: Full circle [Re: coilover] #1337665 Sat Dec 14 2019 08:50 PM
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WE b OLD Offline
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When my son wanted a car, first off he did not get his own. He wanted a 2 door and I explained to him when toting his friends around it is raining it is more practical to have a four-door rather than standing out in the rain to let him in. BTW I asked him why he wanted a car when he had 2 very attractive girls bringing home every day.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
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Re: Full circle [Re: coilover] #1337704 Sun Dec 15 2019 02:31 AM
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New cars have no styling to speak of, so who cares if it is a 4 door.
Cars made prior to WWII have so much style that it doesn't matter if one has 4 doors.
The cars in between, why, they need to be 2 doors. That's just not debatable, unless you're old. smile

Re: Full circle [Re: coilover] #1337708 Sun Dec 15 2019 04:53 AM
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I subscribe to "Hemmings Classic Car" magazine. One thing I like about them is they feature 4 door sedans and other "plain jane" cars that people either have restored or nice originals. Their point being that everyone is after the convertibles and two door hardtops and the 4 doors are mostly ignored, when the reality is there were actually more of those cars on the road back in the day.


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

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Re: Full circle [Re: coilover] #1337714 Sun Dec 15 2019 11:09 AM
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Without a nameplate, I can not tell my new Buick Encore from a lot of others because the only thing that is different is the grill and tailgate and name tag.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
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Re: Full circle [Re: coilover] #1337814 Mon Dec 16 2019 03:20 AM
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Why does a chicken coop have two doors?
Jerry


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Re: Full circle [Re: Hotrod Lincoln] #1337823 Mon Dec 16 2019 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
Why does a chicken coop have two doors?
Jerry


If it had 4 it would be a chicken sedan!!


Rich

'47 Loadmaster

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