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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 8:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Are four doors lame.?
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Not lame, they make great parts cars!

Okay, now that I have people riled up and have that comment out of my system here is my real answer to the query:

Nope, not lame. For some people they are both functional and bring back great memories of the past. Usually an affordable route to a cool driver, entry into muscle cars, or cool race car (just look at the very cool Honk If Parts Fall Off Chevelle)!

Not my preference however for some they check the boxes they are looking for. In the end the car hobby is all about what does it for you and I'm good with just about any car person regardless of chosen style (2dr, 4dr, wagon, original. hot rod, pro tour, drag car, etc...). Does that mean I like the direction everyone takes their car/project? Of course not but like they say opinions are like ________, everyone has one
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Don't tell that to my son-in-law..........he loves his patina'd 67 Malibu wagon, it's a 4 door, of course.

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Not lame. They’re an acquired taste.

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I think crew cab Chevelles are pretty cool.

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Are four doors lame.?

To answer that question, yes and no. Of all the car companies and model lines out there, I wish Chevy did not make a four door version of the Chevelle, it loses a little something that the GTO’s, Camaro’s and other no four door model lines will never have. And that is a sole purposely build mandate to be only a performance car. The only embarrassing this the Camaro has is that it has a 6 cylinder option, big deal.

The Chevelle has an ugly brother that should have been aborted at birth and now comes out in the light of day pretending to be the same thing. But they only cheapen the big brother, I for one can not wait until all the four door cars are gone to parts for the two doors. Good riddance in my mind.

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I normally don't care for sedans myself but I've seen some very nice ones over the years.
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Not lame at all and I'd make space for one in my garage, especially a wagon.

The only lame thing about them is the lack of aftermarket sheet metal and glass support. I looked at a fixer-upper 57 Chevy Bel Air wagon a few months ago and just couldn't justify it because of the glass and metal. It was $2000 with a title and a wagon parts car to sweeten the deal. Still. Just. Too. Far. Gone.

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To answer that question, yes and no. Of all the car companies and model lines out there, I wish Chevy did not make a four door version of the Chevelle, it loses a little something that the GTO’s, Camaro’s and other no four door model lines will never have. And that is a sole purposely build mandate to be only a performance car. The only embarrassing this the Camaro has is that it has a 6 cylinder option, big deal.

The Chevelle has an ugly brother that should have been aborted at birth and now comes out in the light of day pretending to be the same thing. But they only cheapen the big brother, I for one can not wait until all the four door cars are gone to parts for the two doors. Good riddance in my mind.
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Are four doors lame.?
Nope, if you have to have a back seat for the family, might as well be able to get to it. If you want sporty, go for the 2 seat El Camino!
(and yet for my daily driver I went from a Charger to a Challenger...)
I am a huge 4 door fan, learned to drive in a 1972 Dodge Van, and a 1975 Impala 4 door hardtop.
I had a Lancer ES Turbo, Intrepid, LHS, Caprice LS, 2 Chargers, a PT Cruiser, 3 Cadillac SUV types, all 4 doors, all were cool cars.
Some were mine, some my wife's.
But classics, 4 doors are only cool if a full sized car. Nowadays nobody wants a moredoor when a 2 door is available, and pay a lot more for them.
Personally I really like 4 door hardtops (Sport in Chevy terms), post cars, not as much. I love having a 6' wide opening with all the windows down.

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To answer that question, yes and no. Of all the car companies and model lines out there, I wish Chevy did not make a four door version of the Chevelle, it loses a little something that the GTO’s, Camaro’s and other no four door model lines will never have. And that is a sole purposely build mandate to be only a performance car. The only embarrassing this the Camaro has is that it has a 6 cylinder option, big deal.

The Chevelle has an ugly brother that should have been aborted at birth and now comes out in the light of day pretending to be the same thing. But they only cheapen the big brother, I for one can not wait until all the four door cars are gone to parts for the two doors. Good riddance in my mind.
Not all 2 doors were "muscle cars" either. 68-72 Malibu's with 250s, 307s, 327s and 2bbl 350s. Not all were Malibus either, there were base Chevelle "heater and horn" cars. I have had a two 4 doors and they were fun cars. I also had a 72 Monte. Wagons are also great as are Elkys. So many Chevelles have been stripped to make clone SS cars to the point when you see a non SS car it makes you look twice.

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I like the 64-67 4 door sedans best. Just don't care for the rear door styling on the 68-72s. Which is kinda strange since I prefer the 68-72 wagons over the earlier models.
Wanted to buy a 67 4 door Malibu last year. 283/PG, all original. Owner wasn't ready to sell. And of course a few months after I bought the GTO he gives me a call and says he's ready.
Nice thing about the 4 doors is they can be an everyday driver that not to many people pay attention to. And that can be an advantage too.

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post #13 of 26 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 10:42 PM
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Not to me. I like em all and I'd own as many as I could get my hands on if I had the cash and the space.

I appreciate all types of cars.
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Funny out here in the west all the um new high performance cars are 4 doors! When you hear a V8 rumble down the street sadly it is usually a Mercedes and yep 4 doors!
$ door Porches and the like....
4 doors does mean 1 other HUGE thing here in Canada and more specifically BC... way cheaper insurance for the year!!!!!

Okay 2 doors too many for my taste as in the case of the dodge Charger,,, It could have looked good with a 2 door model... At least the cop cars look and sound good!

I do like wagons... Poor mans Pickup truck and to be honest way cooler when done up.

I did hear about a 1968 Malibu 2 door wagon in the design stage as a Nomad and made for dealers to pick up and deliver parts...anyone else hear this or is it a Canadian tale only?
It was a parts man that told me this back in the late 70's and even showed me some pictures... remember this was waaaay before Photoshop Etc.

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I did hear about a 1968 Malibu 2 door wagon in the design stage as a Nomad and made for dealers to pick up and deliver parts...anyone else hear this or is it a Canadian tale only?
I guess anything *could* happen in “design stage”. However it doesn’t seem plausible because Chevrolet was already using the Nomad name on its A body wagon from 1968-1972. It also doesn’t seem like there would be enough demand and too much stamping cost for such a limited production vehicle that they would waste their time on it.

I have seen a picture of a ‘71-72 wagon that was converted to a two door using El Camino doors. It inspired me at one time to do the same. Then I started planning (Photoshopping) a build of a crew cab El Camino out of a wagon. I didn’t like the amount of rear overhang and felt like the wheelbase needed to be stretched because there wasn’t enough bed. But that’s another story.

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