Top 13 cars with suicide doors that you can buy today

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Phantom
Rolls-Royce Phantom

It's the oldest car on this list (facelift aside), but the Phantom was preceded, in the modern era, by the Saturn Ion Quad Coupe and the Mazda RX-8. Both of these cars are now out of production, so aren't eligible for this list.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

The huge, rear-hinged doors of the Phantom Coupe are designed to make entry and exit from the rear easier as you're not constantly bumping into the front door.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe

Does do suicide (sorry, coach) doors work? We've tried it on many occasions, typically with a whole swag of photography gear and press kits in tow, and it works as advertised. That said, the rear seats aren't exactly roomy, but they are stupidly, ridiculously plush.

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

With the top down it's arguable that the suicide doors on the Phantom are of a little less use, because you can just into the back seat. With a pole vault.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost
Rolls-Royce Ghost

Some dismiss the Ghost as a BMW 7-Series talking with plum British accent, but the quality of the interior and handsome grandeur of the exterior put it above and beyond its German brother.

Oh, and it's got suicide doors just like the rest of the post-BMW Rolls-Royce family.

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Rolls-Royce Ghost
Rolls-Royce Ghost

Apparently the rationale behind having suicide doors in the Rolls-Royce range, apart from ingress and egress, is that most buyers prefer to be driven.

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Rolls-Royce Wraith
Rolls-Royce Wraith

It doesn't matter whether this car has the suicide doors, front-hinged doors or no doors at all, it's just gobsmackingly beautiful.

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]