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Car and Driver's In-Depth Video Review of the Model S

Discussion in 'Blog Archive' started by TMC, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. TMC

    TMC Member

    Oct 2, 2012

    Car and Driver Magazine released a 16 minute video in which editor Csaba Csere does a comprehensive review of the Model S. Car and Driver previously published a brief First Drive Review back in August.
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  2. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

    Dec 26, 2011
    Eugene, Oregon
    Great review! I wish that he had discussed the notion that, though the Model S is more expensive initially than it's main competitors, it costs less to run than the big V8s from Germany. Also, when he says that it doesn't work on the freeway it wouldn't have killed him to at least mention the Supercharger network plans.

    All-in-all, it's another glowing review of the Model S.
  3. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

    Nov 28, 2006
    Stanford, California
    Great comprehensive review and nicely shot. Cool that he acknowledges that Tesla can do software updates. Hopefully they'll get some updated Google maps where the orientation of the large screen have the option of direction of travel as up, not just north.

    He says only around town, though, and no mention of the Supercharger network.
  4. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

    Jan 13, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Seems really good and fair except for the last minute or so. He doesn't seem to mention that the Audi 7, BMW 6 GC, and the MB CLS all get terrible fuel mileage. And that you will end up spending hundreds a month on fuel. that and no Panamera, which is really what I think the S will compete against, as I see a whole lot more of those than the other three.

    And I wouldn't expect C&D to 'road trip' accept an electric car for some time, even with supercharging. Remember this is the publication of Brock Yates the creator of the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. They don't do nature breaks, or food breaks. They drive straight through.
  5. Babylonfive

    Babylonfive Power12

    Feb 3, 2011
    Cedar Park (Austin), Texas
    Agree on all those points. He really overdid it on the 'no highway'; he could at least have said ' hard to go over X hundred miles...

    Also, can't help but laugh about how I've botched his name over the years... it's "Chubba Cheddah"?


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