I am on my second Model S and love it, but would like a bigger vehicle. Naturally, have given serious consideration to the Model X. But I just can't get on board with the Falcon Wing doors. I'm one that throws stuff in the back seat almost every time I get in and out of the car. In the Model S, it's a simple as open the door, toss it in, close the door. About a 1.5 second process. Certainly not the case with the Model X. I was annoyed just waiting for the doors to open in the couple of times that I tried. Not something I could live with every day.
I see where there is some limited appeal to some people with the extra head clearance entering the vehicle and I guess for the few that truly have access only to very tight parking spaces. But have owners found that they're really worth the trouble? Would anyone not have purchased the Model X if it had standard rear doors? To me, it's more of a cool party trick, but in every day life, especially for those that need constant access to the rear, it would be a nuisance more than anything.
Am wondering if anyone has heard of Tesla considering producing a regular door Model X? Seems like it would be easy enough and likely much cheaper for Tesla. I'm also not a fan of the huge front windshield and the plastic running along the windshield to the mirror. Personally, I'd like to see the option of a standard, Model S type roof by moving the cross bar forward, then offer either a solid roof or panoramic sunroof option like the Model S with standard rear opening doors.
Right now, the windshield, wait for falcon wing doors to open/close, lack of ceiling height clearance in my garage are three deal killers for me to purchase a Model X. Anyone else feel the same way. If enough people expressed interest, would Tesla listen and consider a much cheaper and simpler production roof/door combination for those that don't need the party trick? If they ever do, I'll be first in line to order one.