No recent vehicle is more polarizing at Jalopnik, in the industry or in automotive culture than the Tesla Model X right now. Why? Because it’s a fundamentally promising vehicle that looks like a blanched egg, and from a company that’s going through growing pains. You’ve heard a lot of good and bad, but is the Model X really awful?
Remember Doug DeMuro? Me either. But when he’s not driving a car he recently bought that barely gets more than 200 miles of range, he’s driving the Tesla Model X and addressing some of the criticism that surrounds it.
Does it have quality issues? Sure, just as many as a car from any other 10-year-old automaker would have. Do the silly vertical-opening doors not make any sense? Of course not—but they’re an awesome trick at Cars & Coffee. In fact, I’ve personally seen the Model X draw a larger crowd at a car meet than a LaFerrari.