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Old 11-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by 79letour View Post
Less doors means less weight, less parts to creak and rattle, less of a "grocery getter church-wagon" look, and often a shorter wheelbase. All those things make the car more fun, to me.
In the past this was often true, but today less doors often equals more weight. The longer doors of a 2-door variant have to span a greater distance between the A and B pillar, yet have to pass the same side impact standards. The resultant heavier door often more than cancels out the weight savings of having two fewer of them. Just check out the weights of common 2 vs 4 door versions of cars like the Civic, 3-series, Infiniti G etc. The coupe is always a bit heavier than the sedan. The M3 is a slight exception to the rule, but only because the coupe has a carbon fiber roof.
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