I didn't mean to imply against 4 doors for everything, I meant in the performance sector of vehicles. Also not sure if you're aware but Dodge did make an SRT-4 ACR with the 16" BBS's and adjustable suspension.I am not against four doors. I am against not having the OPTION of having 2 doors. They don't have to make money. Honda and everyone else understands that beginner cars are loss leaders for MPG/CAFE and creating brand loyalty. Everyone else except Mopar, evidently.
The problem with not having reliable, cheap, sexy, fun, first cars is that the later cars that have the kinds of profit margins bean counters think about when alone in bed are largely a product having the money-losing or lower-profit loss-leader initial cars to get people in the door in the first place.
A reminder, I gave Bob Lutz the idea for a revived Dodge Challenger (actually a Plymouth 'Cuda, befcause Plymouth was still alive back then) back in the early '90's, replete with the idea of a new, small-block Hemi. I am batting 1000 on my ideas and understand the market better than my critics do. Anyone driving a Dodge Challenger (new version) is proof I was right. The millions of 2-door first, cheap, fun, cars being sold worldwide is proof that they are wrong.
And I am saying that Dodge is missing the boat by abdicating all 2-door sporty compact car sales to anyone and everyone else.
How many car models have YOU originated? How many units are THEY selling? Ask yourself these questions. I know this stuff. I have a 100 percent proven track record. I also encouraged him to produce the Viper GTS, but I think that was probably already planned by the time they just showed a concept. But, I was right about that one, too.
I know a hole in the market when I see one, and even with the Climate Cultists shrieking about how bad muscle cars are, while they write checks to NAMbLA to support it, or whatever else they do with their time, MY idea, the car I asked Mopar to produce, is absolutely steamrolling, no, it is Sturmpanzering the other automakers day after day after day.
I was right then. I am right now. Hire me, Dodge. Bobby never sent me the keys to a new Challenger when they got around to making them. This would be just.