Originally Posted by zjpj83
My personal opinion, for what it's worth, is that I simply don't understand "sport sedans." When I want to drive a sports car, I drive a sports car. When I want do be in a sedan, it's because I want to be comfortable. I don't want a sports car ride. I don't want carbon fiber accents. I want wood, and leather, and deep carpets, and luxury limo suspension. In my opinion, you're getting the worst of both worlds. You're getting some speed, but not as fast as a similarly priced sports car, and you're getting some luxury, but not as much as if you didn't get the sporty model. I have never bought a "sport sedan" and honestly can't see myself ever doing so. Luxury should be luxury in every possible way, and sport should be sport. I think combining the two is unsucessful both in principle and in execution.
Performance is also a form of luxury, and with the modern materials and modern technologies available today, the performance of larger, heavier cars has improved considerably. CAD in particular, has made possible things that previously were merely the stuff of dreams. To some extent, this allows us to have our cake and eat it too.
While I would probably still own a sports coupe if money were no object (the Bentley Continental GT and GTC come immediately to mind, as does the BMW 650 convertible and M6 -- for me the most bearable of the Bangle designs), there are often times when a 4-door sedan would be the optimum car for the occasion. At those times, I would want to sacrifice as little performance as possible and maximize my driving pleasure.
I never stipulated that you could only have one car. You can keep an entire stable of your favorite sports cars, but you must also choose a 4-door sedan that, for you, optimizes style, function and performance. Which would you choose?