I think moderns all suck. A writer in Slate
recently described the current crop perfectly.
It takes something like a Maserati Quattroporte to turn one's head. Or not, since the styling of this large sedan is remarkably unstunning, an Italian Ford Crown Victoria. The Bentley Arnage"”I saw two"”is equally unprepossessing, a $200,000-plus sedan with about as much panache as a Chrysler 300; that is to say, none at all. These expensive cars, like the expensive apartment buildings on South Ocean Boulevard, were consistently dull, willfully dowdy. They seem to have been intentionally designed to appear not designed.
If I had to have a four door, there are surprisingly few worthy choices even considering all of automobilia. Most of history's great driver's sedans (Alfa GTV, Lotus Cortina, BMW 2002, BMW 320i) have had two doors. Maybe a Jaguar Mk. II/S-Type or a Mercedes 220SE Fintail. Going a bit closer to the present, perhaps a Mercedes 190E 2.0 Evo II. - DTM homogolation special, just like the only decent M3 - or a Ford Sierra Cossie, though it would be more fun to weld the hatch of a Lancia Integrale shut and call it a 4-door. Ultimately, there's only one four door I could pick, the CitroÃ«n DS
If I had to drive a modern four door, I guess I'd take a Subaru WRX or Mitsu Evo MR, because those seem to be the only two large cars offered in America that actually want to be driven, instead of merely serving as expensive and monumentally dull transportation appliances like most moderns. The only wildcard would be one sedan I've never seen, let alone driven: the new CitroÃ«n C6.