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2013/10/24-11/8 [Transportation/Car, Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:54744 Activity:nil
9/30    Tesla Model S earned 5.4 stars on the NHTSA's 5-star safety test.
        http://www.csua.org/u/11bw (theweek.com)
        The only problem is that it's so expensive.
        \_ I am buying one. -dotcom millionaire
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