Why Consumer Reports Bought A Tesla Model S P85D

MAY 9 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 11

P85D

P85D

Because it’s so frickin’ insane, that’s why…

Okay, maybe that’s not why.

Here’s what Consumer Reports says:

“You wanted to see how Tesla’s top model would perform in Consumer Reports’ tests and so did we. We’ll also evaluate the latest safety and self-driving features. But first, some fun. Watch as we take the P85D out on our track for the first time.”

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11 Comments on "Why Consumer Reports Bought A Tesla Model S P85D"

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Why? Oh, let’s be honest. The car reviewers at Consumer Reports love driving the Tesla Model S as much as any other car reviewers. If they could talk their bosses into buying another, even faster one, why wouldn’t they?

The only real question is this: Did they buy the car so they could perform a review, or did they perform a review so they could have an excuse to get their company to buy the car? I think I know the answer! 😀

Agreed. I think they would use any trick in the book to get a P85D. They did a “Talking Cars” episode the day after the above video from completely from inside said P85D.

I just figured it out!
This is how and where Elon perfected his giggles, in insane mode!

I’m expecting Tesla to come out with a version with the 470 hp both front and back soon. Probably with a slightly increased battery size too, a P95D+.

Because we have reached 400 ppm of CO2…our grandchildren will be so proud.

something doesn’t add up about this review. why would consumer’s report want to test a $130k automobile. i mean, how many CR readers would actually BUY such a thing? it would be like CR testing gaggenau kitchen appliances.

We can presume YOU wont.

Do you follow Consumer Reports? They test $100K+ cars. Model S isn’t the first. They would argue, and I would as well, that high end cars give them a better benchmark to compare affordable cars to in order to more accurately determine value offered.

that’s a rather weak rationale. when people make purchase decisions, they typically compare a set of candidate purchase options and compare the different options, selecting what they think is the best option. you typically don’t need to know how much your choice sucks in comparison to products that cost 5 times as much.

Just goes to show, that no matter what the topic — soon as the word “Tesla” appears in any article on insideev’s, somebody will find something to complain about.

Gobstopping.

I just realized why I’ve seen so many old people in Scottsdale driving the Model S…Consumer Reports.