Based on reviews, Musk delivered on the promise: you won't be able to buy a better car for the money. If your need is a car you may not be able to buy a better car for the money period and if it is better it's probably a Tesla. Tesla has a car that even in stripped form is the best car on the market and this is the middle of the market. If this is the scaled down S, the scaled down X will very likely do the same. In concrete terms this is a better car than Camry, Accord, BMW 3 Series and certainly better than Focus and Malibu also better than Sonata. This car also has unheard of demand. And production seems to be coming along nicely- remember Tesla is still well ahead of the original production curve- the 2x speed up of schedule was just in response to more than double the demand on announcement of the car. No auto maker has had this problem ever. Car and Driver might be the last review coming, but there is enough data to conclude its mission accomplished. The point is proven. This is a better performing, much lower cost over all, much more reliable tech (won't break down on side of road as often as ICE- actual reliability measure) that will be a more durable car than anything a hybrid or PHEV or certainly hydrogen will be able to offer. Give those technologies a decade and they won't match it. This car also includes a much higher level of technology than any of those cars. The only car on the market that is actually ready for sharing electric autonomy (save for pending software and regulatory approval) backed by the only brand that isn't Chinese that won't have to cannibalize itself to compete.You can even get better insurance. And its lower emissions and ready to set up owners to cut the pump cord at home. Model S and Model X dominate the top end, and this looks set to do the same in the middle of the market, and low end is next. These cars will also be produced with more green energy The hybrid and ICE disadvantage even on reliability is insurmountable. Even FCA could produce an electric more reliable than the most reliable ICE power trains ever produced, maybe tech from the 70 years into future might allow an ICE to run as reliably but it would probably have to be a self healing machine.