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Edmunds Model S Long-Term Test

Discussion in 'News' started by tenstringer009, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. tenstringer009

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    Just noticed that Edmunds has introduced a P85 Model S to their long-term test fleet. Should be interesting to see more frequent updates on their experience than what Consumer Reports does (especially appreciate the first blog post being about doing burnouts).

    http://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-s/2012/long-term-road-test/
     
  2. gregincal

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    Glad to see it. It was the Edmunds review back in September that got me to do a test drive and plop down the money for a reservation.
     
  3. Park2670

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    I just read their introduction as well. Should be a great car for them.
     
  4. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    Edmunds' receives Model S for 1 year long-term test

    http://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-s/2012/long-term-road-test/

    Looks like they picked up a P85 Model S, fully optioned.

    This is going to be interesting. I find the Edmunds' long-term tests useful because they include blog entries from a variety of reporters and editors on the staff, most of whom have different needs and preferences in a car. I have a feeling that there will be arguments over who gets to take the Model S out on any given day.

    :biggrin:
     
  5. smorgasbord

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    PureAmps Model S P85 (#2817)

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    Uh oh. Sounds like they'll have to get their touchscreen replaced.
     
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    Guess they'll be describing the quality of Tesla's service dept and warranty as well as the car itself. :rolleyes:
     
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    I said it over at the TM forum and I'll say it again here:

    After the NYT article, Tesla is under the microscope. Every glitch, small and large will be seen as evidence of the car's failure by some of the press. Not knocking Edmund's here yet (the blog article was measured, the tweets.... Not so much), it's their job to report on the reliability, but the halo of BI, Jalopnik and other such sites jumping on these things and reblogging with glee is only going to get worse.
     
  10. TokyoRush

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    Those Business Insider guys are about as negative as you get. I find it very hard to figure out why.
     
  11. Stoneymonster

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    Two words: Henry Blodget.
     
  12. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I guess we'll just have to push back harder with our good experiences.
     
  13. anticitizen13.7

    anticitizen13.7 Enemy of the Status Quo

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    There's a good chance they could have rebooted if they only knew how. Oh well. It will get sorted but that is not the perspective the naysayers will take.
     
  15. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    I tweeted at him that a touch screen can crash in any car to which he responded that the computer industry's update method doesn't belong in cars. I then said that I'm sure people said the same thing about phones 20 years ago.
     
  16. Park2670

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    Really dumb comment from fordson1.
     
  17. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    So they're running 4.1?

    - - - Updated - - -

    It was an attempt at humor. I found it mildly amusing, myself. Though perhaps too soon.
     
  18. CapitalistOppressor

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    Yes, I thought it was kinda funny. Hopefully it turns out to be a minor problem and is quickly fixed. There is little doubt though that we'll start to see a lot more reporting about glitches in the car.
     
  19. dbfish

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    Update - all fixed!

    No Touchscreen, No Heat - 2013 Tesla Model S Long-Term Road Test
     
  20. Park2670

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    Very true.
     

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