Submitted by olanmills on February 26, 2012
I don't recall seeing atopic about this.
I was never a big fan of the original side indicators as seen on the alpha: see two angles, here and here. I didn't particularly like the way they looked, but more than that, it looked like they would be tough to keep clean. However, one aspect about them that I did think seemed cool and "flashy" (pardon the pun), is that it was the curved line above the 'T' that illuminated. I can't finda picture of this, but it was on an old poster/pamphlet issued by Tesla.
However, I'm not a fan of the new design either. I first saw it when the first time the beta was on temporary display in the Bellevue store. I think that it looks kind of cheap and visually, it kind of sticks out to me in a bad way. In particulaly, I don't like the "plasticy" look about them. So at the time, I thought it was just some kind of beta placeholder for whatever the design would really be. However, seeing as all of the promotional images feature the same style, and the Model X also has the same style side lamps, I'm assuming they're here to stay.
What do you think?