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> Fisker Karma, Initial Drive
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post Feb 27 2012, 05:35 AM
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Saw a Karma yesterday at South Beach. Looked very cool. Like a 4 door Maserati Grand Sport with better looks.



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post Feb 27 2012, 10:19 AM
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QUOTE (pockmark @ Feb 27 2012, 05:35 AM) *
Saw a Karma yesterday at South Beach. Looked very cool. Like a 4 door Maserati Grand Sport with better looks.


Sweet! Should have snapped a shot! I need to go check one out...
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post Feb 27 2012, 01:26 PM
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Sweet! Should have snapped a shot! I need to go check one out...


I was half drunk, and my wifes friend says what kind of car is that, and I look and couldn't figure it out for a second, then I relized what it was. Then a Bugatti Roadster drove by in the opposite direction, and EVERYONE walking by stopped to drool.


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post Feb 27 2012, 05:11 PM
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Could you elaborate a bit on the Volt? I may be forced to use one in the near future...



GE?

I like it. For a daily driver it really is perfect. I've put ~3500 miles on mine, and have only had to burn ~3 gallons of fuel. My commute is 15 miles each way, electricity is dirt cheap in my town, and I plug in at work. I don't care where I park it, in fact I don't really think twice about it at all. It's an appliance, not a toy.

Basically, having the Volt gives me more time to focus on cars that are truly fun and don't compromise, with the Volt I've realized how little sense an M5 sedan makes, and just how much sense cars like the 911 GT3s do.

That being said, I'll be replacing mine with a a Focus electric, or Fusion energi, strictly because I'm a Ford guy.
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post Feb 27 2012, 08:07 PM
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I think they look awesome.
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post Mar 1 2012, 12:17 PM
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Saw on something today that Beebers manager bought him one for his 18th birthday. He had to go through the motions when he saw it but he was probably thinking WTF. Wonder what the battery replacement cost is.


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post Mar 1 2012, 01:31 PM
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price includes ghetto-fabulous wheels.



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post Mar 4 2012, 05:50 PM
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here was one I was looking at today in CT.
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Karma makes no sense. The car is utter crap in every way except exterior design. I looked at the welds from under it, it looked worse than my first time welding a water heater. I predict the company will go under.

The Tesla S seems to be the best of electric. With about a 200mi range, an extended range engine isn't necessary. It's lighter and the quality is decent.

I would lease Volt instead of owning since the weak battery will likely go bad much faster than Tesla's. Once the warranty is up, the car would tank in value. Daily charging just means shorten lifespan.

Leaf is a toy. With a short range and no ranger extender, i think it's only good around town.
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post Mar 8 2012, 10:49 PM
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Not off to a good start
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/08/fisker-...ts-breaks-down/
"We buy about 80 cars a year and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undriveable before it has finished our check-in process."
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post Mar 9 2012, 06:01 AM
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I saw one the other night at sunset plaza. It looked nice, but now seeing a month's worth of breakdowns and recalls, it seems their drivetrain is a huge clusterfuck. I have to say, you need to get it at the correct angle for viewwing otherwise ot is ugly as a mud fence. The driver of the car told me that pulling up to an intersection with someone in a turn lane next to him is a huge disadvantage, he didn't feel too comfortable about it.


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post Mar 9 2012, 06:12 AM
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I saw one the other night at sunset plaza. It looked nice, but now seeing a month's worth of breakdowns and recalls, it seems their drivetrain is a huge clusterfuck. I have to say, you need to get it at the correct angle for viewwing otherwise ot is ugly as a mud fence. The driver of the car told me that pulling up to an intersection with someone in a turn lane next to him is a huge disadvantage, he didn't feel too comfortable about it.



what's the disadvantage?....I noticed when I drove it since you sit so far back it was hard to site it in the corners. The hood is e type long.
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post Mar 10 2012, 12:48 AM
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Huge piece of shit. Terrible fuel economy considering what it is, shit performance for what it is, a questionable interior, and an OK exterior. I predict Fisker with be gone in 2-3 years when they can't turn a profit and lose all funding.


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post Mar 10 2012, 07:49 AM
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Huge piece of shit. Terrible fuel economy considering what it is, shit performance for what it is, a questionable interior, and an OK exterior. I predict Fisker with be gone in 2-3 years when they can't turn a profit and lose all funding.

I think the people handling their government funding know this as well seeing as they have only given them $200 mil out of the promised $545 and are waiting to release anymore. Fisker has already been laying off employees. Shame,I had high hopes for this car.
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post Mar 10 2012, 09:58 AM
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I gotta say when this car first came out i thought it looked like a whale shark (kinda ugly) but man has it grown on me.
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post Mar 20 2012, 04:55 PM
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I saw quite a few of these at the dealer and they looked atrocious. The front end doesn't flow very well, the car is f*cking huge to the extent that it's obscene and the finish under the hood and anywhere that needed to actually be engineered did not impress. Also on the topic of electric/hybrid vehicles. The Volt sucks balls. It doesn't have nearly enough range as an EV, nor is the mileage when on the gas motor impressive at all. In addition, the batteries do not have nearly enough energy density and are friggin expensive as hell to replace. Cycle life isn't great either. A M5 is a great car to have. Many people want one car they can do everything with, and that is exactly what the M5 represents.


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post Mar 20 2012, 06:07 PM
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I spent an hour with a Karma the other day, I was really impressed. As far as people commenting about shitty build quality, let's not forget that its built by the same company that builds boxters and caymans for Porsche. IMO from the brief time I spent with the car, it's well worth the $100kish price tag


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post Mar 25 2012, 11:56 PM
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Test drove one on saturday. I have to say i was impressed at how it handled. It also had a nice feel to it.


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post Mar 26 2012, 07:22 AM
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I spent an hour with a Karma the other day, I was really impressed. As far as people commenting about shitty build quality, let's not forget that its built by the same company that builds boxters and caymans for Porsche. IMO from the brief time I spent with the car, it's well worth the $100kish price tag



Last time I drove a Boxster, I thought the build quality was pretty iffy too. The car creaked and rattled, the interior panel fit was inconsistent. It had an air leak around the windshield. Admittedly it was a first gen car.
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post Mar 30 2012, 01:46 PM
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Saw another one yesterday at the Heat game. This one was white...


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