• Nov 23rd 2008 at 7:32PM
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This weekend's Porsche Panamera photos have everyone talking, and it had us thinking it's time for a Sunday Poll. Sportier, coupe-like four-doors are no longer a novelty; everyone's doing (or plans to do) it. So, given the choice, which one would you pick. Our candidates are a mix of cars already here, cars on the way, and one concept that seems like a lock to come to fruition. Are you beguiled or bewildered by Stuttgart's new four-door? Maybe you like Fisker's green-but-beautiful approach. How about the Mercedes CLS, which basically started this trend? VW's now in the game with the CC, and Aston's busy cooking up the production Rapide. Let's not forget Jaguar's wide-eyed kitty, the XF. And we'd be remiss if we left out the Lamborghini Estoque, a concept that has cash cow written all over it for Sant'Agata. So, throw all those pesky restrictions like budget and availability out the window. In your opinion, who's got the best take on the coupe-sedan look so far?

Aston Martin Rapide
  • Aston Martin Rapide
  • Fisker Karma
  • Jaguar XF
  • Lamborghini Estoque
  • Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Volkswagen CC

Choose your favorite coupe-ish four-door
Porsche Panamera 700 (5.4%)
Volkswagen CC 1184 (9.2%)
Fisker Karma 1254 (9.8%)
Jaguar XF 1001 (7.8%)
Aston Martin Rapide 4732 (36.8%)
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 1292 (10.0%)
Lamborghini Estoque 2697 (21.0%)

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Fisker, love it's curves. In my order it'd be Fisker, Aston, Lambo, Mercedes, VW, and the Jag. Jag looks the plainest.

      I can't in good conscience put the Porsche in with the company of these other beautiful cars. As to how on earth that body got more than a chuckle on the design board is beyond me. But hey, to each their own. :o)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Though the Aston is derivative of other Astons, I think it still looks the best and is the most coupe-like. So I think it's the winner.
      • 6 Years Ago
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        • 6 Years Ago
        yep. That was a tough one. I was torn beetween the rapide and the estoque as im sure all of you were too...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thanks anyway, but I'll keep the RX8
      • 6 Years Ago

      Aston Martin Rapide is my pick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I went with the Estoque. IMHO, it has the best proportions, especially towards the rear (see the Panamera for how NOT to sculpt a rear end). The Rapide is beautiful, but the rear bumper looks slightly bloated.

      I also appreciate the fact that the Lambo sedan is significantly different-looking from their other offerings, as the Aston gives the impression of nothing more than a stretched DBS (luckily the DBS is stunning).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see that so far 127 Porsche employees have voted...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was going to comment on how vexing the four door coupe designation is, and how it's more of an oxymoron than "sport utility", but then I started reading the myriad definitions of the word, and am now not even sure if any of those even count as cars anymore...

      So to avoid that conundrum, I'm just going to call all of the above "pillared hardtops" and be done with it.

      I won't take my anger over stupid marketing terms out on any of those cars, that said the Fisker is the only one I don't find ugly or contrived, and it seems appealing spec-wise, so...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll pass on all of them. They all scream: "I hope you like my car, because it makes up for who I am."

      That may sound like a cliché, but there are too many people who buy cars like these because they think that they'll feel better about themselves. Maybe short term, but not long term.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You come to a community of car enthusiasts, and say that?

        Speak for yourself, perhaps, but don't visit other people's intentions without knowing them.

        I like cars because I like CARS. All that it says about me is that I LIKE CARS!!!

        And unless you know people personally, I would probably try to refrain from speculation on why they buy certain cars over others. Perhaps you are right, but it is entirely likely that you are wrong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      IMO Jag shouldn't be on list. But asking someone to choose from Rapide and Estoque is just torture... I took the Rapide in the end since the Lambo is slightly shouty and Rapide so far looks like pure classy beauty.

      Gotta say, they are all fantastic looking things (except Panamera, hopefully it looks better in person than in photoes, fingers crossed)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Well, the guy who shares your last name and designed the 928 is retired, and his successors probably have lots of requirements to meet with their new designs that weren't there 30 years ago.

        Unfortunately, they let functional perfection steal the souls of the Cayenne and Panamera.
      Jonny Rock
      • 6 Years Ago
      BMW Concept CS!
      • 6 Years Ago
      this should had been between porsche, lambo, and aston only. This are the only new if you can say to this market. The Aston is a GT style, the porsche and lambo not so much. THis is why is harder to see a lambo and a porsche in sedan form. The Aston is just perfect, it has the right proportions and it still looks sporty and elegant at the same time.
      1. aston
      2. jaguar
      3. fisker
      4. porsche.
      the others I dont care. put them last if you please.
        • 6 Years Ago
        sorry I forgot the lambo before the panamera. my bad.
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