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Consumer Reports gives the Tesla Model S the highest rating of any car in the magazine's history
Copnsumer Reports ^ | July 2013

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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http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2013/07/tesla-model-s-review/index.htm

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1 posted on 05/23/2013 5:09:52 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

Communist Reports likes it? What a shock.


2 posted on 05/23/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: grundle

The first and ONLY electric car I’ve ever liked.

And I LOVE it!

Be sure to look at the interior photos.


3 posted on 05/23/2013 5:11:33 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: grundle

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.


4 posted on 05/23/2013 5:11:47 PM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Base price of $109,000 and they liked it because it was so practical.


5 posted on 05/23/2013 5:12:45 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: grundle

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.


6 posted on 05/23/2013 5:13:41 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: grundle

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.


7 posted on 05/23/2013 5:13:47 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: grundle

related

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3017548/posts


8 posted on 05/23/2013 5:14:23 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ClearCase_guy

It’s also the 2013 Motortrend Car of the Year.

I guess it’s a commie conspiracy! /s


9 posted on 05/23/2013 5:16:28 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Base price of $109,000 and they liked it because it was so practical.

That way you can take out a 30-year loan and buy one car every thirty years.

10 posted on 05/23/2013 5:17:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: grundle

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.


11 posted on 05/23/2013 5:20:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

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.


12 posted on 05/23/2013 5:21:49 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That way you can take out a 30-year loan and buy one car every thirty years.

The first house I bought was less than that.As was the second.

13 posted on 05/23/2013 5:22:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: grundle

My neighbor has a Tesla Roadster. Very nice car.


14 posted on 05/23/2013 5:22:36 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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15 posted on 05/23/2013 5:24:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: grundle
Slipping behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S is like crossing into a promising zero-emissions future.

LOL.

16 posted on 05/23/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Third Person
Slipping behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S is like crossing into a promising zero-emissions future.

If they are really so concerned they would stop breathing.

17 posted on 05/23/2013 5:27:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: grundle; a fool in paradise
The July 2013 issue of Consumer Reports

News from the future? Isn't it May 2013 now, or have I been asleep?

18 posted on 05/23/2013 5:28:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

They have went the way of AARP.


19 posted on 05/23/2013 5:29:12 PM PDT by kempo
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To: grundle

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.


20 posted on 05/23/2013 5:29:17 PM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: Third Person

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.


21 posted on 05/23/2013 5:29:34 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Third Person

My zero-emission car makes me feel so good about myself. I hardly pollute at all.

22 posted on 05/23/2013 5:30:40 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Either that or they don’t want to deal with a lawsuit.

Top Gear row: Tesla loses appeal over Jeremy Clarkson review

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/mar/05/top-gear-tesla-jeremy-clarkson


23 posted on 05/23/2013 5:31:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tapatio

***** “My neighbor has a Tesla Roadster. Very nice car.” *****

My neighbor has more money than sense. Same neighbor?

TT


24 posted on 05/23/2013 5:32:15 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: grundle

The biggest bull crap magazine on the market.


25 posted on 05/23/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: grundle; a fool in paradise
Free energy, perpetuum mobile! Free Obamafoams, and now free locomotion. I never thought I'd live to see it, but here we are!


26 posted on 05/23/2013 5:33:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: grundle

Prefer Edmund’s. have for years.


27 posted on 05/23/2013 5:33:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Base Price for a Model S is $62,400

http://www.teslamotors.com/models/options

Standard charger can take 8 hrs to recharge.

Upgraded charger takes 2.5 hrs to recharge.


28 posted on 05/23/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sheesh! What a pant load.


29 posted on 05/23/2013 5:36:40 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grundle

Consumer Reports???? Since when is that a go to place for automotive reviews???


30 posted on 05/23/2013 5:44:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Yeah right. And if you run the battery out your car is now an expensive book end


31 posted on 05/23/2013 5:45:40 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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


32 posted on 05/23/2013 5:47:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Gay State Conservative

I like yours better


33 posted on 05/23/2013 5:48:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

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.


34 posted on 05/23/2013 5:49:31 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Nifster

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.


35 posted on 05/23/2013 5:49:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Reaganez

good luck on finding ANY S model at the base price


36 posted on 05/23/2013 5:50:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: grundle

barf


37 posted on 05/23/2013 5:51:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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


38 posted on 05/23/2013 5:51:46 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: grundle

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.


39 posted on 05/23/2013 5:58:27 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: TexasTransplant
My neighbor has more money than sense. Same neighbor?LOL! I don't think so.

His Dad leased it then got the new one.

Let son use up the remaining six months on the lease.

40 posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:13 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

as a reference

http://www.geekosystem.com/tesla-charging-problems/


41 posted on 05/23/2013 6:04:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Yeah right. And if you run the battery out your car is now an expensive book end.

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.

42 posted on 05/24/2013 12:14:56 AM PDT by Wingy
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To: Nifster

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.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 12:32:14 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: TexasFreeper2009
um... and if you run out of gas a normal car is too...

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 :-)

44 posted on 05/24/2013 1:29:32 AM PDT by Greysard
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To: ClearCase_guy; grundle
CleanCar photo IDriveACleanCar.jpg
45 posted on 05/24/2013 2:18:55 AM PDT by preacher (Communism has only killed 100 million people: Let's give it another chance!)
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To: Third Person

I love commenting to owners of plug-in electric cars, “nice coal-burner!”

Some even get it.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 2:40:05 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Base price of $109,000 and they liked it because it was so practical.

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,

47 posted on 05/24/2013 3:23:28 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: Nifster

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?


48 posted on 05/24/2013 3:38:48 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

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...:)

Brilliant!


49 posted on 05/24/2013 4:13:26 AM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: grundle

Wow. CR’s latest Jump the Shark moment.


50 posted on 05/24/2013 5:07:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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