Do we need the falcon wing doors

Do we need the falcon wing doors

The latest word is that the Model X is delayed in order to perfect the falcon wing doors. The promise of the X is a great driving energy efficient family SUV with all wheel drive and a real third row. These features already put it ahead of any other SUV today. Given that, do we really need these doors? I personally find them a negative feature -- more sports car than family car. What do others think?

NumberOne | June 9, 2014

This has been extensively discussed on other threads. The falcon wing doors are not going away.

Red Sage ca us | June 9, 2014

Ldr inquired, "Given that, do we really need these doors?"


Roamer@AZ USA | June 9, 2014


FactDoc | June 9, 2014

Finally I won't have to break my back putting the booster seat and rear facing baby seat in the back. I'll just be standing in the car with the falcon doors open and set everything up by squatting instead of bending my back.

It is the most essential feature.

donaldmeacham1 | June 10, 2014


NumberOne | June 10, 2014

Since my earlier post did not really say much... Yes, and as per the other threads, there are many people who want roof racks, and for whom that is the biggest objection to the falcon wing doors, but there are many, many more who would like the convenience of these doors, and who do not care for a roof rack.

In conclusion, I think once the car is actually available and people see it for themselves, the vast majority of people (who can actually afford the car) would prefer doors that are not in the way, such as falcon wing doors. Are they needed? Yes.

jjs | June 10, 2014

Moot point. It is not a matter of needed or not. They are.

Iowa92x | June 10, 2014

Do you need an $80k SUV?
Do you need falcon doors?

The answer is obviously Y.

Detroit SuperCharger | June 11, 2014

Yes. Yes. A 1000 times yes. Because I'm pretty sure they're necessary for a properly working flux capacitor.

jjs | June 11, 2014

You're right. The flux would simply not capacitate properly without them.

Please note there is one word in the sentence above inserted just for Brian H.

Brian H | June 11, 2014

Please read the entirety of this thread: and then you can delete this one.