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Here’s Why Consumer Reports Pulled The ‘Recommended’ Tag From Some Electric Cars

Consumer Reports last month pulled its recommendation of the Porsche Taycan, Kia Niro EV and Audi E-Tron because of reliability issues with the trio of EVs. Though there were few headlines about the move, it’s significant news for a couple of reasons: Automakers don’t want to lose the organization’s stamp of approval,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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These Are The Most (And Least) Reliable New Vehicles On The Market

When you’re buying a new car, the big thing you want is reliability. Yes, all those fancy doo-dads, gadgets, and features are nice, but if your machine is breaking down all the time, you don’t actually ever get to use any of that. Thankfully, you don’t have to go out and test every single vehicle […]

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GM’s Super Cruise Is Far Better Than Tesla’s Autopilot: Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports isn’t at all impressed with Tesla’s Autopilot, Fiat Chrysler reports record profits and Jaguar Land Rover is ready to hand a lot of money over to the European Union. All that and more in The Morning Shift for October 28, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Nearly 400,000 Vehicles Are Sold Each Year In The U.S. With No Publicly Available Crash-Test Results

Crash testing seems pretty damn important, but some vehicles just never make it to the independent smashing science lab here in the U.S. That includes all Jaguar, Porsche and Land Rover vehicles currently on sale. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla And Consumer Reports Might Be On Better Terms Now

Tesla, which has a long and sometimes sour history with Consumer Reports, did pretty well in this year’s CR rankings of automakers, rising eight spots to take 11th, with Porsche finishing first. The rankings are based on safety scores, a reliability survey, and road tests. Maybe this means Tesla and CR are entering a…Read more… […]

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Tesla And Consumer Reports Might Be On Better Terms Now

Tesla, which has a long and sometimes sour history with Consumer Reports, did pretty well in this year’s CR rankings of automakers, rising eight spots to take 11th, with Porsche finishing first. The rankings are based on safety scores, a reliability survey, and road tests. Maybe this means Tesla and CR are entering a…Read more… […]

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Dodge Is Actually Reliable Now, Says Consumer Reports

Dodge proves its reliability against thirty other manufacturers, city residents want us to rethink our relationship to cars, and China is bringing its first-ever electric vehicle into Europe. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, November 15, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM Kept Selling Replacement Keys It Already Recalled, Has To Recall Them Again

Back in 2014, General Motors had to recall every single fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro key, meaning hundreds of thousands of key fobs sold with cars from 2010 to 2014. Well, GM has to do it again, because somehow they never stopped selling the potentially hazardous key fobs as replacements.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here Are the Most and Least Reliable Cars According to Consumer Reports

Even though a lot of buyers prioritize getting the latest technology in their new car purchase, reliability should still a key factor. Thanks to the internet, you don’t have to personally kick the tires on every car in every lot in town just to find a reliable ride. A good place to start is Consumer […]

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Consumer Reports Now Recommends Tesla Model 3 After Software Upgrade Fixes Braking Issue 

Earlier this month, Consumer Reports said it couldn’t recommend the Tesla Model 3, after finding what it called “big flaws” in the electric sedan’s braking distance. But the publication reversed its decision on Wednesday, saying an over-the-air software update promised by CEO Elon Musk fixed the issue.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Model 3 Updates Coming After Consumer Reports Found ‘Big Flaws’

Following a Consumer Reports story yesterday, where the publication said it found “big flaws” with the Tesla Model 3's braking distance, touch screen and ride quality and thus denied it an official recommendation, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded last night via Twitter that the car will get some updates.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Consumer Reports Says It Found ‘Big Flaws’ With The Tesla Model 3 And Won’t Recommend It

The Tesla Model 3 has been billed as Tesla’s mass-market, affordable electric sedan, but with a bunch of fancy options, the car can easily get into the high $70,000-range. Even then, Consumer Reports found some issues with it that keep it from earning a Consumer Reports recommendation. However, Tesla claims that its…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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