Submitted by netgroover on Sat, 2015-10-10 08:02
I hope I'm wrong, but seems to me these doors are still problematic. They open/close very slowly and according to reports from the unveiling, there are issues with the doors sealing properly. And what is the benefit of being able to open these doors with 12 inches of clearance if the driver can't get out? I would have preferred conventional doors that would allow for roof racking.
Had the falcon wing doors been ditched two years ago I would be driving an MX now, and Tesla would likely be cranking out 100,000 vehicles a year. As it stands, I suspect more production delays and further negative news about these blasted doors.
Elon was hell-bent on making these doors reality, but I fear the reality will be disappointing. With so much of Tesla's fortunes hinging on the MX, these doors may turn out to be an unnecessary risk of form over function. But I hope I'm wrong.