Normally, left brained, engineering focused, unemotional Consumer Reports has dropped its shields about as much as could be humanly expected.
The whole video’s good, but at 2:24 when the CNBC guy tries to ascertain if it’s a good electric car or a good car, the review gets going:
And if that’s not enough, here are three guys from CR trying to one up one another for 18 minutes:
If you do anything, please watch the first 20 seconds of this video and listen…
OK, when fanboys like me rave and drool over the Model S, you are welcome to ignore us. But when Consumer Reports hints in their June online issue that they are going to reveal in the July issue that the Tesla Model S is “The Best Vehicle We’ve Ever Tested”, well, listen. They have tested THOUSANDS of cars in their 75 years, now doing 8o/year. Look at the picture, it doesn’t say ‘Best Electric Car…’. or ‘Best Vehicle this Year…’, ‘Best Vehicle that’s Named after a Scientist…’ it says ‘Ever’. Now will you go test drive one? Please?
On Saturday, my wife and I went to Brian and Kathy S’ house outside San Antonio for his official welcome party. This what’s awesome about the car – we didn’t even know them, and they asked us to come through mutual friends! They live in the hills northwest of San Antonio, very beautiful. Including Brian’s fabulous new Black with Gray interior (sharp), there were three white, one dolphin gray, our blue, and a red roadster. Seven Tesla’s in one spot, personal record! You could feel the magnetic north pole shifting south…
We met good people, enjoyed beautiful weather, and ogled great cars. There were even Tesla cookies!
There was even a poignant historic moment. One of Brian’s friends brought his Ferrari over. Beautiful to be sure. But he gave a few test rides, each one seemingly louder than the last, like a desperate call to hold on to fading glory. Reminded me of a scene from a movie, go to the 2:50 mark…
Yup. When dinosaurs ruled the earth.
Glad to be living in the century when momentum shifts from loudness to goodness.
My son and I are going to TESLIVE! It’s a Tesla conference sponsored by Tesla Motors Club, supported by Tesla. Elon’s supposed to be there, I hope we get a chance to meet him and ask for an autograph (we have no shame.) Join the party, owning a Tesla is not necessary (but it’s fun!)