Four door this, four door that. Whatever happened to great design rather than stupid desire. Over my 60 years of car watching I have seen some great original car designs aborted and destroyed by stupid desires. I am not going to mention any car brands but those in the know will know which cars I am talking about. I have seen one of the most beautiful English sports cars altered by the maker to carry four people when the original design was to carry only two. The original classic design was completely destroyed to satisfy those who just wanted to abort a great design to suite their needs without any regard for beauty. I have seen many cars converted to four doors when a whole new car design should have been the first choice. I have even seen one of the worlds finest classic sports saloon design converted to a station wagon. If the car maker were to just listen to these people who have no regard for good design then we would not have some of the finest classic cars we have today. Another example of what I am talking about is the stretch limousine that starts out as a normal family saloon car and finished up looking like a sausage dog. If you are not fortunate to be sitting on the main rear seats, then you have to clamber in and out like a sausage dog through a normal car door, which was only originally designed for the people on the rear seats to exit and enter. No wonder they can be a death trap in accident. Yet people encourage this kind of bad design simply because it is fashionable. It is very fashionable at the moment to have very large rims, with low profile tyres that require so much air in the tyres, that they have almost reached the practical point of having solid rubber tyres. This fashionable large rim necessity destroys the more comfortable ride of any car, and the only correction to deal with this hard ride is to introduce a more complicated air suspension. You see these people who’s personal need are greater than their sense of good practical design are slowly encouraging our over complicated car designs, which are costing the average buyer more for a car than is practically necessary. When it come to performance? The fasted I can drive on my fastest motorways is 110klph and there are no corners to go around only very soft bends. There are enough well designed four door sports saloons on the market today without destroying a great two door car.