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Most people probably expect at least a few trouble-free years from a brand-new car. According to Consumer Reports, that's not always likely to happen.


No surprise, but Elon Musk isn't keeping quiet following Consumer Reports damning report about the Model S' reliability.

When you buy a new car, you expect it to be reliable. But, according to Consumer Reports, some buyers will be rewarded with better reliability than others.

Not all cars are as reliable as they should be. Consumer Reports surveys members to find out which brands are best, and which are worst.


Consumer Reports finds reliability of the Tesla Model S to be even worse than last year in the magazine's latest survey among 1,400 owners. Squeaks are a common complaint, but there are bigger issues, too.


Consumer Reports made some interesting findings after claiming to have tapped into the cheat mode Volkswagen's TDI vehicles use to beat emissions testing.

Chrysler, Land Rover, Kia and Lexus all made the list. Find out which of their models were bad enough to be singled out by Consumer Reports' testers, and why.


The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D did so well in Consumer Reports' test that the EV actually broke the ratings system. It was the highest-rated car CR has ever tested.


Independent Testing Reveals 0-60 Time Of 3.5 Seconds

Consumer Reports takes its Model S to the test track and finds the car is amazing, just not quite as quick as Tesla promised.


In an annual survey of car owners, significant numbers reported what Consumer Reports considered to be excessive oil consumption.

These days, all automakers build cars all over the world, making it hard to know which cars are most American. Some of the results may surprise you.


EV Maker Gets High Marks For Service Responsiveness, Though

The Tesla Model S P85D that Consumer Reports is testing had problems with it door handles, making the car temporarily undrivable.


Consumer Reports' 2015 motorcycle study still finds Japanese brands to be the most dependable, but riders have the most love for American models from Victory and Harley-Davidson.


Following a complaint from Consumer Reports, BMW has issued a software upgrade to the range-extended i3 model that alerts the driver of a low state of charge that could affect the vehicle's acceleration.


Tesla Model S Named Top Model For Second Year In A Row

For its 2015 brand rankings, Consumer Reports names Buick the best brand and the Tesla Model S the best model. The Tesla won two years in a row.


The weather might be nasty, but Jalopnik is showing that the snow and ice can still be tons of fun too in the right vehicle. It took a quartet of performance cars to the Consumer Reports test track to go sliding around the slippery circuit.

Here are the top three most-reliable small crossovers and the top three least-reliable small crossovers sold in America in 2014, according to Consumer Reports.


Tesla Model S, Chevy Corvette Earn Plenty Of Admirers

Consumer Reports is crunching the numbers from its annual owner-satisfaction survey, and part of that process is finding out how attached drivers are to their cars. CR simply asks readers of models up to three years old if they would buy the same vehicle again in light of their entire ownership experience, and tallies the results. After looking at the responses for about 350,000 vehicles, it turns out that people really love a certain California-built, electrically powered luxury sedan.


To most consumers, tires all tend to look alike and be fairly easy to ignore. You slap them on your vehicle, check the pressures (somewhat) regularly and drive for thousands of miles. They're arguably the most important part of your car, however, and they deserve more attention and thought. They're also a lot more complex than you might think, and in unexpected ways.


Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk strikes us as someone who retches at the word "average," especially when it's applied to one of his companies. But that's the reliability grade his company's Model S all-electric sedan has received from Consumer Reports. From what others have reported, that might not be a bad thing.


Fiat Chrysler has announced a management change following the company's woeful performance in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Of the 28 brands surveyed, FCA's marques occupied the five the seven lowest scores, while Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat were the four lowest scorers.

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