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'Suicide doors' make a comeback on 80th anniversary edition Lincoln Continental
CNBC ^ | 12-17-2018 | Robert Ferris

Posted on 12/17/2018 8:33:35 AM PST by NRx

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To: NRx

I always thought the term suicide doors was in regards to if you happen to be stepping out and a passing car hit the open door, it would do great damage to your leg as opposed to a door opening from the other angle. I thought the original purpose was to allow the driver and front passenger to more easily open the rear door to allow ladies to exit. That was back when women were not insulted by a man opening the car door for them.


21 posted on 12/17/2018 9:36:18 AM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: Jewbacca

There is no blind spot. With a properly adjusted left side view mirror cars approaching on the lane to a drivers left are seen first in the rear view mirror, then the image moves the side view. As the image leaves the side view the overtaking car can be seen directly.


22 posted on 12/17/2018 9:41:32 AM PST by coaster123
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To: bk1000

The version I heard back in the day was that the door could be opened at speed and it would blow off, or at least be flattened back allowing a person to jump from a moving vehicle.


23 posted on 12/17/2018 9:41:39 AM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: Yossarian

I think frame and uni-body construction to allow for no B-pillar would have to be bulky and heavy to add enough strength.


24 posted on 12/17/2018 9:43:59 AM PST by Baynative ("A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." - John Barrymore)
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To: NRx

Has Christine Blasey-Ford put one of those in her house yet?


25 posted on 12/17/2018 9:58:27 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NRx

That’s not news. The Rolls-Royce Phantom VII and VIII luxury saloons sport such doors.


26 posted on 12/17/2018 10:46:00 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: NRx

I hope Lincoln’s will keep building 3 cars: the Continental, a smaller luxery car and a GT.


27 posted on 12/17/2018 10:46:40 AM PST by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: Yossarian

Nice color scheme, much like my 2018 Navigator’s, except mine’s a little more toward tan. The exterior is black.


28 posted on 12/17/2018 11:01:42 AM PST by libstripper
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To: RayChuang88

Hi.

“the Rolls-Royce Phantom VII and VIII luxury saloons (sic) sport such doors.”

Saw a midnight blue one yesterday. Beautiful vehicle inside and out.

I think the guy said they start at $250k.

5.56mm


29 posted on 12/17/2018 11:09:59 AM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: bgill

Bonnie & Clyde preferred Ford sedans for the rear hinged driver/passenger doors which enabled Clyde to blaze away without exiting the car.

The doors also left them exposed in the final ambush.


30 posted on 12/17/2018 11:19:09 AM PST by elcid1970 (My gun safe is saying, "Room for one more, honey!")
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To: M Kehoe
And if you have the the car undergo a Bespoke customization, the cost can approach $1 million for the car.
31 posted on 12/17/2018 11:54:19 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's Economic Cure)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You do understand only the rear doors are considered suicide doors.


32 posted on 12/17/2018 12:12:09 PM PST by carmen2017
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To: ifinnegan
Ford cars are crap and breakdown early.

Back in the early 90's my wife had a Ford Escort 1.6 liter with either a cracked head or a blown head gasket. I changed the oil every time it looked like chocolate milk (made with half & half).

She literally got 100,000 miles (30k -> 130k) out of this car before we traded it in.

That being said, you wouldn't ever catch me owning a Ford product. Never have, never will.
33 posted on 12/17/2018 12:26:11 PM PST by akalinin
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To: RayChuang88

“Bespoke customization”

You can carry much armour with a 700 hp engine.

5.56mm


34 posted on 12/17/2018 1:19:26 PM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: RayChuang88

“Bespoke customization”

You can carry much armour with a 700 hp engine.

5.56mm


35 posted on 12/17/2018 1:26:39 PM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: NRx

if you’re getting someone from a wheechair into the back seat this would really help.


36 posted on 12/17/2018 1:28:18 PM PST by cherry (official troll)
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To: M Kehoe

Ooops.

5.56mm


37 posted on 12/17/2018 1:29:33 PM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: Baynative

I always thought it was if you were standing in front of the open suicide door and the driver took off you would be flattened by the door - versus the standard front hinged door where you would just be left standing there.

Of course if the driver was backing up your mileage may differ.


38 posted on 12/17/2018 2:44:59 PM PST by John Milner (Marching for Peace is like breathing for food.)
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To: elcid1970

Doubt anything would have protected them from the bazillion shots.


39 posted on 12/17/2018 3:03:26 PM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: ifinnegan

Funny, that is how I think of GMs. GM is a company run by marketing and bean counters that would dispose of engineering entirely if they could. I have had 3 Fords and have all done well by me.

I had a Chevrolet once and that was an absolute nightmare. It was constantly breaking down. It ate front brake pads every 10-15K miles and every time the brake pads were replaced there was also at least one CV boot found torn. Every time a CV boot tore, it was just a matter of time before the CV joint would start ticking and need to be replaced too. I was also poorly engineered for even basic maintenance. Getting to simple things like the oil filter and spark plugs were a complete PITA. After that disaster I moved into my first Ford and I was astounded at just how much easier everything was to get to and do basic maintenance. Never had a set of brake pads last less than 80k miles since then and haven’t had to replace a single CV joint either. I will never own a GM product again, ever.

My favorite cars though have been my Toyotas and Mazdas. I drive a Subaru now and while it is OK, I probably won’t get another one.


40 posted on 12/17/2018 3:16:53 PM PST by Data Miner
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