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Consumer Reports: You should buy a $70,000 Tesla

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Consumer Reports named Tesla's all-electric Model S as its best overall vehicle to buy in 2014. The battery-powered car, which starts at an admittedly pricey $70,000, was recognized for its "blistering acceleration" and "razor-sharp handling." Tesla's win is a surprise, the Wall Street Journal notes, since Japanese companies have dominated 70 percent of the top rankings since 1997. This year, they took only five of the top 10 spots.