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While most people consider automotive design in terms of what we look like getting from A-to-B, there's an entire (gull)wing of design devoted to how we get into and out of the things that get us from A-to-B. There's been a fascinating renaissance in the style of doors, as one can see in the 2009 Honda Element, which features suicide-style wide cargo doors, a hatchback and a tailgate all in one vehicle. What about the Skoda Twindoor system? You get a four-door hatch with a normal trunk opening that turns into a full hatch! Given all the random door configurations throughout history, which is your favorite? We're sort of partial to the Isetta single front door with a Landau-style opening roof. With the exception of the BMW 600, all Isettas feature a single opening in the front and, possibly, a folding roof (good for the claustrophobic). We admit that in the event of a head-on collision the prospect of having the only easy exit blocked is a bit scary, but you have to admire the simplicity. It makes us wonder why they put two doors and a hatch on the Smart Fortwo. Clearly, there is an easier solution. QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of The Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.)

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