Four-door Mustang? Real or rumor?

Four-door Mustang? Real or rumor?

How would feel if Ford added two doors its iconic vehicle line?

You may recall that Ford Motor Co. announced this spring that it would quit producing regular passenger cars — with two exceptions: the new Focus Active, a crossover wagon it would import, and, of course, the ever-popular and ever-collectible Mustang.  

This summer, Ford said the new U.S. tariffs on imported vehicles forced it to change its mind on bringing in the Active, and now rumors are circulating that the company is considering a four-door version of the Mustang for those who still want or need a standard passenger sedan.

A Mustang forum, Mustang6G.com, reported that Ford hinted at such a vehicle at a recent meeting with its dealers. Apparently, the sedan would be built on a long-wheelbase Mustang platform and would have a fastback architecture. The car would be aimed at competing with the likes of the Porsche Panamera and vehicles of that ilk. 

When Car and Driver magazine followed up on the report, a Ford spokesman would neither confirm nor deny any such rumor, instead responding that “we are always on our game to keep Mustang exciting every year.”

Which brings us to this question: As a car collector/enthusiast, would you accept a four-door version of the Mustang or does such a car violate the spirit of the Mustang badge? And would a four-door version enhance or hurt Mustang values as collectible cars?

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  • Joe Odgers
    November 12, 2018, 6:14 PM

    Bad move. They ruined the Thunderbird by adding doors. Guess they could also ruin the Mustang.

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    • Andrew Sotiro@Joe Odgers
      November 12, 2018, 9:23 PM

      Just google "Ford xy gt" & you will see the first 4-door- factory-built Mustang made in 1971. Purposely built sedan to resemble Mustang.

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      • Don Dear@Andrew Sotiro
        November 13, 2018, 5:40 PM

        If Ford makes a 4 door model, it’s all over as far as people lovin* that car. Leave it alone. You are making tons of money off that model and all your customers love it. I have three mustangs and one 57 third and three 2002 t birds. Some one has already said they killed the t bird by adding doors. Don’t kill the Horse.

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    • Dan O’Brien @Joe Odgers
      November 13, 2018, 4:19 PM

      ….don’t forget the bench seat in the ‘67 T-Bird “sedan”. It even had a fixed B pillar!

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  • James McIntire
    November 13, 2018, 10:44 AM

    In my humble opinion, this would ruin the Mustang. If Ford wants to build a 4-door sport sedan based on the same chassis as the Mustang, I’d have no problem with that, provided it shared no common styling themes. Dust off the Falcon, Maverick, Galaxie name or whatever, drop in a 5.0 V8/6-speed manual/AWD drivetrain and it sounds like great fun! But whatever you do Ford, don’t make it look like a Mustang! You should be smart enough to realize by now that the Mustang is almost held sacred. It is a legend in its own time; and one should not fool with such a legend.

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  • Brian Flowers
    November 13, 2018, 4:16 PM

    4 door Mustang?? Don’t ruin it Ford!!

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  • Geoffrey Whitten
    November 13, 2018, 5:20 PM

    It might be OK if it was 4WD with a bad-ass motor – like a Ferrari Luso (FF).

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  • Tom Tedesco
    November 13, 2018, 7:04 PM

    The only thing that prevented me from buying a new mustang was that it had two doors. Instead I bought a new BMW M3 which I would gladly trade in this mustang ever comes out with a four-door version with a manual shift.

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