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Motor Trend's Car of the Year: Tesla Model S [All Electric]
CNN ^ | November 12, 2012 | Peter Valdes-Dapena

Posted on 11/13/2012 6:20:23 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Motor Trend magazine has named the Tesla Model S its Car of the Year. The magazine's staff selected the all-electric plug-in luxury car out of a field of 11 finalists that included models such as the Ford Fusion, Porsche 911 and Hyundai Azera.

It is the first time the magazine's Car of the Year award has ever gone to an all-electric car.

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cars
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Don't know much about cars.. What do the rest of you think?
1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:20:30 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

OK, who paid who off and/or, did Bammy twist someone’s arm?


2 posted on 11/13/2012 6:23:16 AM PST by Nowhere Man (Whitey, I miss you so much. Take care, pretty girl. (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012))
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To: SoFloFreeper

Car of the Year is like Time’s Person of the Year. It’s become a joke with clear political motivations. So a car that’s barely sold and has a range of 120 miles for $59k is better than the new Ford Fusion? No.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 6:23:52 AM PST by paul544
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To: Nowhere Man

Doesn’t it catch on fire occasionally for no reason?


4 posted on 11/13/2012 6:24:24 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: SoFloFreeper
Don't know much about cars..

Neither does Motor Trend.

5 posted on 11/13/2012 6:24:59 AM PST by ILS21R
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To: SoFloFreeper
Did you ever own, or give as a gift, a model train set?

Multiply every problem (the most important was a firm foundation NObody could touch), by about 20.


THAT'S the electric car in modern society ... unless modern society is now a genteeler kind of humanity.

Big block eights mean testosterone ... LOTS of it.

Take away the big 8 and you castrate a man.

6 posted on 11/13/2012 6:25:27 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: TigerClaws

C’mon... Motor Trend doesn’t care about your car blowing up. They want to be socially responsible. 2011 Car of the Year: Chevy Volt. Nuff said.


7 posted on 11/13/2012 6:27:00 AM PST by paul544
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To: SoFloFreeper

I think they should send a bunch of these wonderful vehicles to Long Island to replace all the cars that were lost to Sandy. They would be perfect because there has been a shortage of gas .... just plug them in and .... oh wait .....


8 posted on 11/13/2012 6:27:26 AM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It makes an okay hobby car. Time off of the line is exceptional. This is Motor Trend, not Consumer Reports. After some early transmission issues this one seems to perform better and more reliably than the Volt, and is more reliable than the higher performance Fisker Karma.

It couldn’t possibly be used as a first car, but for those who have the dough, it could be a fun third car.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 6:28:11 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Teslas run on sunlight...

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-09-25/tesla-fires-up-solar-powered-charging-stations


10 posted on 11/13/2012 6:28:38 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

OK but I’d still take the 911.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 6:30:35 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Fresh Wind
Teslas run on sunlight...

..and moonbeams! (... and don't forget the unicorns!)


12 posted on 11/13/2012 6:31:40 AM PST by WVKayaker ("Mitt Romney couldn't keep up with lies and spin of Barack Obama" - Sarah Palin 10/24)
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To: showme_the_Glory

I own one.
It’s more fun than just about anything on 4 wheels.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 6:32:20 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The problem with the culture pushing alternative energy too soon, before it is ready, is that when it does become relevent the poison pill has already been swallowed.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 6:33:19 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
At $100 grand, this car will be in every driveway, carport and garage! /S

(Don't forget the $7500 credit (our money) for this commoner's car!)

15 posted on 11/13/2012 6:33:34 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SoFloFreeper
Magazines go down hill when the biggest advertiser controls the content of the projected information (i. e. Microsoft and Ziff Davis). It kills the publication. Now the government controls them.
16 posted on 11/13/2012 6:34:46 AM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Some thinks never change....


17 posted on 11/13/2012 6:35:40 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“Model S ranges from $50,000 for a car that can go 160 miles on a charge to almost $100,000 for a richly equipped model that can go 300 miles. It went into production this summer, and by the beginning of October Tesla said it had sold about 250 Model S sedans.”

This is a politically correct choice with no basis in reality. The sales of “about” 250 cars were probably to rich liberals who don’t even drive it.

Has anyone ever seen a Tesla on the road? The car was built with taxpayer money and no intelligent person would pay for it with their own money. I believe the company is going bankrupt while the company owners pocket taxpayer subsidies.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 6:38:48 AM PST by detective
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To: Nowhere Man

This is one of Obama-lover Elon Musk’s projects, taxpayer-subsidized, like his SpaceX stuff.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 6:39:31 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Tell us more! How long have you had it, do you have the S model, how long does it take to charge, acceleration,etc


20 posted on 11/13/2012 6:42:35 AM PST by Mamzelle
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