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    Motor Trend Car of the Year 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstp View Post
    Model S one of the finalists
    It's a funny video... and yes, it does increase the suspense. Didn't quite understand what they said about the Model S in the end, but I hope that wasn't the final statement... talking about the body structure, he said "they didn't do it"... so was he talking about the Roadster? Dunno...
    Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...

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    Wow.. you guys scared me. When I first saw this thread I didn't realize it was a year-old thread being resurrected. I was thinking how in the world a Passat could beat out a Model-S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstp View Post

    Model S one of the finalists
    I enjoyed the video. Thanks for posting.
    Model S clearly seems well-positioned in this piece. Both from the visual shown in the frame and the lack of comments (element of surprise). I assume that, when they announce, we'll see the shot extended showing the Model S pulling away into 1st. Hard for the Malibu to do that from way in the back. I don't follow MT, nor any of the COTY stuff. I was struck by the debate room scenes; automotive writers and invited guests. Pro-drivers, former auto execs... not one woman. The one in front of the camera was shooed out when it was decision time.
    For a magazine with the word "Trend" in it's title and given the fact that women make the majority of car buying decisions, seems kind of anachronistic, disconnected, like a political party I once voted with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcstp View Post


    Model S one of the finalists
    I like at 1:02ish, 99% of journalists have hovered within two feet of the Tesla ....

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    The 6 criteria certainly fit Tesla well:
    • Value
    • Safety
    • Efficiency
    • Advancement in Design
    • Engineering Excellence
    • Performance of Intended Function

    The latter 5 fit the Model S like a glove and even the value proposition isn't bad if considered relative to it's market niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    The one in front of the camera was shooed out when it was decision time.
    She was visible shortly in the debate room (as some others were only visible shortly), and said that she is a "judge". Of course, still only 1 in 11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert View Post
    She was visible shortly in the debate room (as some others were only visible shortly), and said that she is a "judge". Of course, still only 1 in 11.
    Sure enough; at ~07:54 & 08:09. My mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    Sure enough; at ~07:54 & 08:09. My mistake.
    Are you sure that wasn't just Jessi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sublimaze1 View Post
    Are you sure that wasn't just Jessi?
    That's who he was talking about in the first place.
    Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...

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