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2012 Tesla Model S: Seven Little Things A Buyer Doesn't Like

2012 Tesla Model S: Seven Little Things A Buyer Doesn't Like

Let's make one thing clear right up front: I think the 2012 Tesla Model S is the coolest freaking car in the history of Western Civilization. I put down my $5,000 deposit more than two years ago. I've chugged the Tesla Kool-Aid, extra-large size. But after a 7-minute spin in a dark green Model S... read more

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GigaOm's Katie Fehrenbacher behind the wheel of a 2012 Tesla Model S (video screen capture)

2012 Tesla Model S All-Electric Sedan: Drive Reviews Roundup

On Friday, Tesla Motors delivered its first production Model S electric sedans to retail customers, an event the company webcast live. Watch the 26-0minute video above if you... read more June 25, 2012 by  16


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Quick Drive

It's not all that fuel efficient, but it's more fun to drive than we expected. That's our reaction to a quick drive last month in a blue 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's the... read more June 21, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SE

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: Quick Drive

On paper, the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport sounds like the ideal compact crossover solution for those on a limited budget. It’s small in size, coming in at over a... read more June 18, 2012 by 


 
Audi A3 e-tron prototype: first drive, June 2012

Audi A3 e-tron Prototype: First Drive Video (Exclusive)

Unlike other carmakers--including BMW with its ActiveE program--Audi has chosen to use only in-house drivers to test the fleet of electric A3 e-tron prototypes it has brought... read more June 18, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

2012 Ford Focus 3-Cylinder: Quick Drive Report

Downsizing: The car industry's buzzword for both consumers shopping for smaller cars than their previous model, and carmakers equipping their models with smaller, more... read more June 12, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Lexus GS 450h First Drive. [Photos: Antony Ingram]

2013 Lexus GS 450h: First Drive

Ever since Lexus launched the RX 400h hybrid SUV in 2005, gasoline-electric hybrids have been an integral part of the Lexus lineup. Cleverly combining performance, luxury and... read more June 11, 2012 by 


 
2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5: First Drive

Last year, the Nissan Altima was the second-best selling car in the United States. That stat is impressive on its own, but it’s even more impressive when you realize... read more June 8, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Lexus ES 300h

2013 Lexus ES 300h: First Drive

When Lexus rolled out its HS 250h hybrid sedan a few years ago, there was a lot of head-scratching. The HS 250h was rather cramped inside, had a powertrain that was way too... read more May 31, 2012 by  5


 
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 First Drive Report

Earlier on this year, we asked you if the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 was really green, or not? Now we've had a chance to drive it. Combining a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. But Chinese maker BYD continues to... read more May 10, 2012 by  13


 
2013 Acura ILX

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid: Driven

Though it has wandered through a handful of brand identities and images over the past decade, Acura continues to reinvent itself. This time, the next new thing is a hybrid... read more April 20, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to... read more April 19, 2012 by  9


 
Renault Twizy first drive, Ibiza

Renault Twizy Electric Minicar First Drive Report: Video

GreenCarReports was invited to the island of Ibiza to test Renault's latest electric effort. The Twizy isn't your average electric vehicle, so this won't be your average... read more April 9, 2012 by  16


 
Volkswagen up! first drive photos

Volkswagen up!: Forbidden Fruit First Drive

We've been following the progress of Volkswagen's up! for quite some time. First, we saw the up! Lite concept. Then the up!, a rear-engined minicar. VW then teased some... read more March 19, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012

2012 Toyota Prius C: First Drive Report And Full Details

The 2012 Toyota Prius C may be the most surprising entry in the expanding Prius range. It's smaller, less unusually styled, and about $5,000 less expensive than the standard... read more February 8, 2012 by  2


 
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