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Although the Tesla Model S scored a near-perfect 99 out of 100 in Consumer Reports latest test, the product testing outlet won’t list the electric luxury car on its recommended list. 

“Another concern is investing in a new car and startup company with no track record for reliability or resale value, and a skimpy (although growing) service network,” says Consumer Reports in its full review. “So, yes, despite its stratospheric road-test score, we can’t recommend the Model S until we have sufficient reliability data.”

Basically, CR is saying that despite car being great, it is still dangerous to be an early adopter, especially when it comes to EV tech from a startup company

SEE ALSO: Tesla Model S Rated 99 out of 100 by Consumer Reports

Despite the words of caution, the rest of the the review is spent effusively praising the car. “Slipping behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S is like crossing into a promising zero-emissions future,” says the review. The Model S is “brimming with innovation, delivers world-class performance, and is interwoven throughout with impressive attention to detail.”

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[Source: Consumer Reports via Hybrid Cars]

By Stephen Elmer