QOTD: What's Next on the Four-door Firing Line?

Matthew Guy
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qotd what s next on the four door firing line

On Friday, I penned a minor rant about the state of the four-door sedan. Many of you read and commented, for which I offer my profuse thanks. It’s the readers who make this place, after all.

Many good reasons and theories were bandied about in the comments, leading me to believe the B&B has a bit more opinion than most on the future of this once-burgeoning segment. Still, we know four-door family sedans are slowly going the way of PalmPilots and Polaroids.

My question for today is this: what’s the next sedan, on sale today, you think will asked to leave stage right?

We’ve already seen more than a few sedans pack up their belongings and head out of town. FCA put the brakes on both the Dart and 200 not that long ago, the latter of which once commanded Super Bowl air time.

Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • JohnTaurus JohnTaurus on Jan 08, 2018

    Didn't we already have this as QOTD recently?

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    • Sub-600 Sub-600 on Jan 09, 2018

      @Lichtronamo “Death Watch”, that was the film where Charles Bronson walked around NYC and shot late model sedans which he deemed redundant.

  • Dal20402 Dal20402 on Jan 08, 2018

    Buick LaCrosse: See you later. Chevy Impala and Malibu: I don't know which one will be left standing, but only one will. VW MuricaPassat: Watch for the Jetta to grow a little bit and this homely thing to be axed. Toyota Avalon: (Edit, never mind, there's a new one coming).

    • SC5door SC5door on Jan 09, 2018

      The Buick will live and the Impala will die. It’s been quite obvious that GM has no plans for the Impala as the Malibu has been already gone through a complete overhaul and due for a MCE soon.

  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on Jan 08, 2018

    Chevy Malibu will be next to go. The answer is convert all sedans into station wagons. Offer two models one that is raised 3-inches and has "tough" gray/black cladding around the wheel openings, and another that sits 1-inch lower than normal height and has the requisite front splitter, rear "diffuser." Everybody is happy.

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    • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Jan 08, 2018

      @JDG1980 But the damn tires are as thick as rubber bands!

  • El scotto El scotto on Jan 08, 2018

    Y'all forgot well-educated women and fancy European sedans. RWD lexi's too. Ex-GF's education and rides: 2 Masters and 1 PhD from an Ivy League school, Audi S6; Masters from George Washington,Cayman & ancient Wrangler; Masters from UVA, her dad's old truck, she's a flight attendant living in Charlottesville; current GF, Masters, Mercedes SL, Red. Would any of them trade their high-priced sdan for a high-end SUV? Not a chance.