Read through a few pages of this. Not sure if someone already posted something similar, but this owner's opinion looks like this... CR has its data. They've used data for decades and are effective at analyzing it. Their number is their number. As far as I can tell they are not beholden to oil or big auto or dealers. They have remained independent and their analysis is done without bias. Yes, it's a smaller survey than any other auto maker but the data is what was reported by the owners surveyed. There's little use in trashing CR unless their methodology was flawed. It appears not. My personal experience is that my 2014 MS has been almost bulletproof in 46k miles. Only one issue with a leak discovered in the back when we got 3 inches of rain overnight in Orlando. Otherwise any of my other "complaints" amount to grains of sand vs. my ownership experience. When I compare my MS experience vs. the very best ICE car I ever purchased new, I'd say the number of issues is about the same. It's new technology. No one has ever built something like this before. Expectations of owners is high due to the high price point. However early adopters need to expect errors. And that's kind of the amazing part. To have something totally new compare equally (and in some cases favorably) in reliability to brands that have a 100 year head start is pretty dadgum impressive. IMHO Tesla invests in advancing technology more than anything else and I like that direction. If you look at how slowly ICE automobiles have evolved over the decades it's amazing nothing better came along until now. Give me the constantly-improving car and I'll put up with the wrinkly leather seats and the creaks and the tiny issues. Tesla will eventually get around to those too. But not before the cars drive themselves and avoid accidents and all that great stuff that brings our society to a new, better place.