This is in reference to Edward Lapham's column on the four-door Mustang ("4-door Mustang is dead — but it shouldn't be," Oct. 22).
I agree that Ford needs a four-door sporty-sexy rear-drive car. Also, Ford's current North American car portfolio is questionable, except for the Mustang and Fusion. But this car needs to be a separate model. The Interceptor concept was a great example of this.
The BMW 3 series is a great example, but it is a flawed comparison. The 3 series was a sport sedan to begin with, and the four-door and other variants were a natural extension. The Mustang is a sports car, or sporty car. The natural extension of that is not to create other variants. That would be similar to creating a four-door Corvette or Porsche 911. It would not be right.
So let's push Ford for a four-door sport sedan — but not a Mustang. The Interceptor name is a good one and has some sporty value of its own.