Skip to comments.Consumer Reports gives the Tesla Model S the highest rating of any car in the magazine's history
Posted on 05/23/2013 5:09:52 PM PDT by grundle
The July 2013 issue of Consumer Reports gives the Tesla Model S the highest rating of any car in the magazine's history.
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Communist Reports likes it? What a shock.
The first and ONLY electric car I’ve ever liked.
And I LOVE it!
Be sure to look at the interior photos.
I don’t believe that many of Consumer’s Union workers have kids with bedrooms above the garage.
If they did, I think we’d see a ENTIRELY DIFFERENT result.
Base price of $109,000 and they liked it because it was so practical.
Sounds like Obama’s poll numbers.
Somebody was made an offer they couldn’t refuse.
Tune in next month, as Warren Buffett becomes a reviewer for Consumer Reports.
This is why I no longer subscribe to this rag. I NEVER agree with anything these folks recommend. I think they have some kind of racket going on.
It’s also the 2013 Motortrend Car of the Year.
I guess it’s a commie conspiracy! /s
That way you can take out a 30-year loan and buy one car every thirty years.
So what? More than $80K and it has a range of 300 miles if you’re lucky (at 55mph mind you) and takes the better part of an entire night to recharge...at the several dozen charging stations available in the country.My diesel has a highway range of about 800 miles (at 70mph),cost much,*much* less than $80K,is every bit as fancy as the Tesla,has an engine that puts out 400 ft lbs of torque and can be fully “recharged” in about 5 minutes at any one of about 30,000 “recharging” stations nationwide.
Me too. I dumped them long ago when they started advocacy that smelled like more big government. Before that, I did rely on their product tests but its all questionable now.
The first house I bought was less than that.As was the second.
My neighbor has a Tesla Roadster. Very nice car.
If they are really so concerned they would stop breathing.
News from the future? Isn't it May 2013 now, or have I been asleep?
They have went the way of AARP.
Politics aside, getting behind the wheel of the Model S has really ruined me for driving anything else. Amazing ride and acceleration. I only wish I could afford one.
Is there a windmill strapped to the roof? The CR writers are fairly ignorant about electric car and energy production, but an agenda is an agenda.
My zero-emission car makes me feel so good about myself. I hardly pollute at all.
Either that or they don’t want to deal with a lawsuit.
Top Gear row: Tesla loses appeal over Jeremy Clarkson review
***** “My neighbor has a Tesla Roadster. Very nice car.” *****
My neighbor has more money than sense. Same neighbor?
The biggest bull crap magazine on the market.
Prefer Edmund’s. have for years.
Base Price for a Model S is $62,400
Standard charger can take 8 hrs to recharge.
Upgraded charger takes 2.5 hrs to recharge.
Sheesh! What a pant load.
Consumer Reports???? Since when is that a go to place for automotive reviews???
Yeah right. And if you run the battery out your car is now an expensive book end
Motortrend has rocks on for techy gadgets....They have never reviewed a car from the stand point of the real life driver who commutes and uses their car on a weekend and drives a vehicle until it is ready for the glue factory
I like yours better
Heheh! I guess a jump start is out of the question unless AAA has portable electricity generating tow trucks. Of course, popping the clutch for a push start is virtually unheard of these days, so no disadvantage there.
um... and if you run out of gas a normal car is too...
300 mile range is good enough for anything but cross country trips. Very few people would choose to take a high end luxury sports car on a cross country trip anyway electric or not.
good luck on finding ANY S model at the base price
Nope read the reviews from people who have had this happen. The car has to go back to the factory. All a gasoline car needs is a gallon of gas
Don’t electrical cars rely on electricity which is generated by burning coal. So really you could call these ‘coal burning cars’, right?
Really, I’ve never had anyone show me where I am going wrong here.
His Dad leased it then got the new one.
Let son use up the remaining six months on the lease.
as a reference
um... and if you run out of gas a normal car is too...
No not quite. If you run out of gas you call AAA and 5 gallons later, you are on your way. If you run these batteries down to zero, you need new batteries. Not quite the same thing.
ALL NEW ANTICIPATED MODELS ARE FULLY LOADED or nearly so at launch.
But there will be models in the $75-$85K price range very soon.
NOT A STARTING PRICE OF $109K
According to most on FR these will be a complete market failure so the market should see big discounts soon.
If you run out of gas in a gas car you can, believe it or not, bring the gas to the car!!! But if you have an EV you need a flatbed to take the car to the charger. It won't cost you more than just a couple hundred dollars; people who can buy a $80K car do not worry about such pocket change. Besides, there is only a dozen of superchargers for Tesla; and any other outlet requires you to set up a camp right there for many hours.
300 mile range is good enough for anything but cross country trips.
This is the best possible range under best possible conditions. A reporter took this car on a trip, left it overnight outside of a hotel, and next morning it lost half of the charge. He became stranded shortly after that, despite his frantic efforts to find a public charger.
Very few people would choose to take a high end luxury sports car on a cross country trip anyway electric or not.
Tesla S is not a sports car, it's a family sedan. It just costs like a top notch sports car; but it can't go much faster than the speed limit on I-5 (70 mph.) You could drive very comfortably in the right lane at that speed, right between huge trucks :-) Calculators on Tesla's Web site max out at 65 mph. Makes sense - who would dare to drive faster than that? :-)
But otherwise you are correct; whenever I go on a road trip I always walk into my garage and spend literally hours trying to pick the best car out of tens - no, hundreds - of cars that I own :-)
I love commenting to owners of plug-in electric cars, “nice coal-burner!”
Some even get it.
That's the Roadster sports car, Agree, overpriced and not practical for its function.
The Tesla S sedan starts c.50-60K and is actually competitively priced against the BMW or Merc,
so basically your saying that no electric car will ever be acceptable?
doesn’t matter what it costs
doesn’t matter how long the battery lasts or how quick it can be charged
doesn’t matter how well it performs
The very fact that it is electric is some how evil unto itself?
LOL...electric cars themselves are not evil.
But when underperforming, over-subsidized (with my OWN money) electric vehicles are foisted on us against the existing limiting forces of the market with the heavy hand of liberal advocacy and political correctness behind it...now THAT’S evil!
Personally, I would LOVE to have an electric car up here in New England that would be worthwhile for me to drive to and from work, but winter weather doesn’t suit them well. Heaters are a power-suck. And I don’t want to get a government subsidy or kickback for choosing it or having it made.
I find the evil-electric car meme by conservatives truly funny, and not in a condescending way, either. Best example of this is the great book by Michael Crichton “State of Fear” in which all the evil bad guy environmentalists all drive Toyota Priuses! (I know it is a hybrid not full electrical, but...still. It is almost impossible for me to visualize one without imagining the “Coexist”, “Obama-Biden” or “No Blood for Oil” stickers on them...:)
Wow. CR’s latest Jump the Shark moment.