A Tesla Reality Check

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Investors have flocked to Tesla Motors after it reported its first-ever profit during Q1 of 2013. But whether or not the Tesla Model S sedan is a great car -- and the car mags and even Consumer Reports have written glowing reviews on the luxury electric vehicle -- putting close to a hundred grand into the car may be a better investment than buying the company's stock. At least in the near future.

Fool.com contributor Dan Radovsky explains why looking just at Tesla's first-quarter earnings is certainly no guarantee of future profit.

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The article A Tesla Reality Check originally appeared on Fool.com.

Motley Fool contributor Dan Radovsky has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Tesla Motors. The Motley Fool owns shares of Tesla Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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