TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Anyone else think the falcon doors + normal front doors is weird looking

Discussion in 'Model X' started by InsanityWolf, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. InsanityWolf

    InsanityWolf Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    22
    Does anyone else think that the normal front doors plus falcon doors in the book is a bit odd combination. I think a cooler look is if there is just one set of falcon doors (one falcon door on each side of the car). Basically combine the front and back door, so each side has one falcon wing that opens and reveals all the rows. The wing doors will be bigger than the current ones but smaller than both doors put side by side.
     

  2. They should have done lambo doors up front and had a circus clown giving ridealongs, spinning hubcaps optional.
     
  3. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    lol........
     
  4. LST

    LST Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    179
    Location:
    Switzerland
    I don't care too much how it looks when open. I just can't find any advantage over, say, sliding doors ? The set of two doors makes IMO perfect sense, it's a family car, so you got to be able to get out of the car, without opening the rear doors / access to the rear seats. It would be too dangerous otherwise. The disadvantage of falcon doors is the impossibility to have a roof rack. BTW how high do you guess they open up ? Really could also be a problem in car parks. Must say my expectations were higher than what i saw until now. I was expecting a really (huge) practical family hauler. The sloping line / hatchback style does not promise that.
     
  5. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Messages:
    11,923
    I agree, I also thought sliding doors would have worked, but I guess there's not enough room for the rail and elon probably didn't want minivans doors
     
  6. fraccy

    fraccy Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    68
    Location:
    Reading, UK
    Oh my life what have they done? :confused:
     
  7. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    8,572
    Location:
    Winchester, UK
    Falcon doors = meh to fail.

    I'm willing to bet they don't make production.
     
  8. Bearman

    Bearman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Sweden
    I like the doors, its just very unusual. I get frustrated when every single car looks and functions exactly the same, we just have to see if its practical or not.
     
  9. Fr23shjive

    Fr23shjive Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    235
    Location:
    Southern California
    Do you think that is still a possibility? I would like to see the falcon doors as options but Elon seems like the type that once he's committed to an idea, he runs with it. I think it's unlikely that he changes.
     
  10. InsanityWolf

    InsanityWolf Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    22
    #10 InsanityWolf, Feb 10, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012
    Can we at least make all the doors falcons?

    Can we at least make all the doors falcons? Its just so bizarre that the front has normal doors but the back is all futuristic falcon?

    Also, the top can still carry stuff like bikes and snowboards, you just gotta exit the front, remove them, and then let the ppl in the back out. Failure to remember that there was stuff on your roof may prove disastrous.
     
  11. Bearman

    Bearman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Sweden
    Well the frunk and the trunk are falcon too :wink:
     
  12. Mitrovic

    Mitrovic Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2010
    Messages:
    592
    Location:
    Bern, Switzerland
    Yes. I like it how it is! You need motorised doors in the back, and the falcon doors look just better then sliding doors!
     
  13. felixtb

    felixtb RsEU502,Sp+14274,XpEUSig4

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    630
    Location:
    Lausanne, CH
    must say in real life it looked spectacular and the doors were very easy to get in and out of. on another note the sloping roof did not make it to difficult to sit in the third row. I am 6'3" and was fine in the third row. not a lot of head room above but enough to be comfortable.
     
  14. domenick

    domenick Nerd

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    600
    Location:
    Florida
    I was unsure looking at the first photos on my phone but they definitely look better in the videos I've seen since I got back to the house.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    13,257
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    Agree.
     
  16. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    Atlanta
    +1

    I am 6'4" and I was shocked that I had enough headroom.

    The reason I could sit bolt upright and not touch the ceiling was because the headliner ended about 9" in front of my face and above my head was just the rear windshield.

    I can tell you the third row has more headroom than my sister's 2005 Honda Odyssey.
     
  17. Bearman

    Bearman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Sweden
    Thank you for the information, could you also tell us what the legroom was like and seating comfort/height?
    Haven't seen any pictures of the third row.
     
  18. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight _____ P85 #549 _____ Sig Red / Sig White

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    Atlanta
    I don't remember the legroom being an issue at all- it was good. And the 2nd row was all the way back too.

    I was able to get in and get out of the third row directly but moving the seat forward (there were electric buttons up high on the side of the 2nd row) makes it a piece of cake.

    My friend who is 6'5" sat in the second row and he said the headroom and legroom were great there too.
     
  19. Bearman

    Bearman Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2011
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Sweden
    Very good, thanks.
     
  20. tnawara

    tnawara Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Naperville, IL, US
    Not that I think they're the most stylish vehicles in the world, but do all minivans also look bizarre to you?
     

Share This Page