This Car Company Is One Of The Most Loved Yet Least Reliable

In 2008, Elon Musk founded Tesla Motors and gained widespread notoriety when it released the Tesla Roadster, which was the first ever electric sports car.

Elon Musk is a save-the-Earth tech billionaire liberal who has God-like revere amongst the liberal Hollywood elites.

He’s the man who will save us all, apparently.

Over the years, however, Tesla Motors lost its prominence – once one of the hottest cars to own – Tesla models developed many problems in their reliability.

But that didn’t stop liberal elites from buying them.  Consider them like the Apple computers of cars.

According to Consumer Reports magazine, they found that a higher percentage of Tesla owners over any other car company would buy another Tesla, but the magazine gave Tesla a dismal number of 25 out of 29 carmakers in reliability.

In Consumer Reports’ 2016 Owner Satisfaction Survey, Tesla ranked number 1 with more than 90 percent of current Tesla owners, saying they would buy a Tesla vehicle again.

The magazine’s Mike Monticello wrote:

“Our brand rankings represent owner sentiment across each brand’s product line.  To determine brand love — or disdain — we took a straight average of the satisfaction score for each brand’s models.”

Porsche placed second, with a score of 84 percent in the survey – then followed by Audi, Subaru, and Toyota for the top 5.  The bottom 5 car companies for customer satisfaction were Jeep, Acura, Infiniti, Nissan and Fiat.

The survey only gauges

“the percentage of owners who responded ‘definitely yes’ to the question of whether they would buy the same vehicle if they had it to do all over again.”

The survey included over 300,000 car models between 2014-2017 to represent the current automotive industry.

The top tier ranking for satisfaction comes after the magazine blasted Tesla in October as “one of the least reliable car companies”, although Consumer Reports commented that the Tesla Model S sedan had recently improved its below average ranking to just average.

But to be fair, the Model X mid-sized SUV that premiered late last year dragged down the brand.

The “X” is currently ranked as the worst luxury car in its category, due to owner complaints about sticky locks, faulty power equipment, electronic electrical shorts, and a weak climate control system, according to the San Jose Business Journal.

The worst aspect for the Model X is its innovative “falcon wing” doors used to access the SUV’s back seats.  Falcon wing doors are very similar to the Delorean’s.

But these doors’ water seals continue to malfunction for many owners, despite Tesla providing a software download that was supposed to fix the issues.

Tesla told Consumer Reports: “We are committed to making the world’s most reliable cars” and Tesla complaints had fallen by 92 percent.

The main reason Tesla seems to have such high satisfaction is the company’s technology, which, continues to amaze customers.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently claimed that all Tesla vehicles after being upgraded to a self-driving vehicle complete with a suite of cameras and ultrasonic sensors will be capable of traveling from Los Angeles to New York by the end of 2017 without “a single touch”.

Although Tesla has been criticized by Consumer Reports for its autopilot upgrade functionality being “too much, too soon”, Musk stated that full autonomy is the goal, because it will save lives.

In a sign of Musk’s confidence in the all-electric future, Tesla recently announced that they are pursuing a joint venture with Panasonic to begin production of solar photovoltaic cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, New York.

The factory is under development by one of Musk’s other companies SolarCity Corp, and expects to begin production in mid-2017 and also create 1,400 jobs in Buffalo.

Would you buy a self-driving Tesla or do you think Consumer Reports is right that it’s too much too soon?

  • mainefishman

    Have to laugh at this one. I would give a Tesla to cars for kids if you gave me 1!