Just out now from Consumer Reports: Tesla’s Model S got the green light “reccomend”.

The groundbreaking Tesla Model S earned Consumer Reports highest test score and it aced crash tests, yet we could not truly recommend it—until now.

Based on data collected from more than 600 owners in our 2013 Annual Auto Survey, the Tesla Model S earned an average predicted reliability score. Owners of the 2012 model reported very few problems, although 2013 owners cited quite a few more. The combined score allows us to recommend it.

Quite interesting that they saw different reliability in the 2012 and 2013 models since they are the exact same thing. Also, since they are rolling off the line, you’d expect the earlier ones to have more problems (like sunroof squeaking) that were fixed in later ones.

Nope. CR says that 2012s scored better than 2013s.  Go figure.

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