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Suicide Doors?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by setritt, Feb 12, 2012.

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  1. setritt

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    Anyone think why we didn't get those on the model S - that would be pretty cool.
     
  2. AnOutsider

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    I dunno... why didn't we get a number of things? The Model X "needed" the doors if you go by what the Tesla folks are saying. I don't think the Model S needed them -- they got cool door handles anyway.
     
  3. doug

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    I don't see how there would be much benefit to having them on the Model S.
     
  4. Andrew Wolfe

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    Also, I think you would lose the Pano roof.

    Not to mention that they won't be ready for 18-months.
     
  5. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    The OP was talking about suicide doors, not falcon doors.

    There are a lot of issues with suicide doors, including trying to get people into the front and back rows at the same time. They're great if you have a chauffeur.
     
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    Wasn't there a Honda Fit or something that had a suicide door?

    I like them and they are really easy to detail

    There was one thread on here where the doors when completely under the car or something- that was really cool- can't imagine it on the Model S though (it may be too low the ground)
     
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    The MINI Clubman has one, and from the linked article it sounds like the future standard MINI hardtop might be getting them too.
     

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