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Truly remarkable automobile (CNN)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sp4rk, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. sp4rk

    sp4rk Banned

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    Cheapest cars to fuel - Tesla Model S (6) - CNNMoney

    Interestingly, the LEAF didn't make the cut. Not that this is a Leaf forum!

    (Mods: If already covered, plug me into a 14-50. With wet hair.)

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    I sort of stand corrected ...

    In ... http://money.cnn.com/gallery/autos/2013/01/03/cheapest-fuel-cars/5.html

    it mentions "The 2012 Nissan Leaf would have ranked just behind the Focus, but we looked only at 2013 model year cars. The Leaf has not yet been rated by the EPA for the 2013 model year."
     
  2. Ceilidh

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    interesting that they gave the wrong info for price and battery. People who see that will be in for a $10k surprise.

    Cheers.
     
  3. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Looking through this list we find:
    1. Scion iQ EV -- "The car is not for sale. Toyota is providing 90 cars to specific car-sharing programs."
    2. Honda Fit EV -- "Unfortunately, it's only available for lease in limited numbers and in limited areas."
    3. Mitsubishi iMiev -- " Unfortunately it would be hard to recommend it, even at that price. It's underpowered, uncomfortable and cheap-feeling."
    4. Smart ForTwo ED -- not yet available in the U.S.
    5. Ford Focus BEV
    6. Nissan Leaf (should have been here)
    7. Tesla Model S
    So, if you eliminate the cars you can't really buy (or, at least, that I can't buy), and toss out the iMiev as not recommended, we're down to the Focus and the Leaf. Seems about right to me.
     
  4. Ceilidh

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    +1 Robert.

    Completely agree

    Cheers
     
  5. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    As usual, the comments give a great insight into the biases and knowledge of the general population.

    Thanks for the link.
     
  6. GSP

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    Some others:

    Toyota RAV4-EV (limited number in limited areas)
    Fiat 500 EV (limited number in limited areas)
    Coda
    Spark EV (limited number in limited areas)

    GSP
     
  7. STxTesla

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    ...what about the golf cart? how did it rank?
     
  8. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Exactly.
     

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