Tesla Model X: Falcon Doors Are Not Practical At All?

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What is there not to like about the latest Tesla Model X? Well, we have one answer and it is with the crossover’s Falcon doors. Yes, it might be innovative, futuristic and stylish but it is not practical at all.

Just yesterday, we experienced heavy snow but we weren’t bothered to shove the snow off the roofs of our BMW X5. If we are to drive the Tesla Model X, it is very important to remove the snow on the vehicle because it could have an undesirable effect on the Falcon doors. The way we see it, forcing the Falcon doors open can force the snow inside the cabin or possibly damage the doors.

The next major issue with the Falcon doors is when driving the Model X in the city. Parking in the city often involves tight spaces and we do wonder how to open the doors when in such situation without banging on the cars parked next to the Model X.

Tesla is simply trying too hard to make a big impression with the Model X. The crossover ends up as something that is too expansive, too impractical and too complicated. Even so, we are not saying that the Model X will be the end of Tesla. Instead, it is a big leap forward for the EV giant.


  1. Joseph Greer

    December 30, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Of course, you want to shovel snow off the roof. Duh! No different than having a full-size 2-door automobile that needs lots of room to open those huge doors. Scandinavia is big on Tesla’s. We’ll see what their experience is with the Model X with all that snow.

  2. Kamau

    December 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    If you are too lazy to remove the snow off the roof, then this says something about you. Not the car.

  3. mark

    December 30, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Regarding opening the falcon doors in tight spaces – did you get a chance to see the video of Elon launching Model X?

  4. faris

    December 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    The snow is a valid point – however anyone who watched the press release of the Model X would know the falcon doors can open in a tighter space than the average car. 🙂