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2012 Fisker Karma

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1yr anniversary and still love it
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By domain123
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2012 Fisker Karma Eco-Sport 4dr Sedan (gas/electric hybrid DD)


Review

Ferrari, Aston Martin looks for half the price.....at the same time averaging 112 miles per gallon over the last year. Talk about a sexy poster child for green vehicles. First couple months had some little software bugs with the touchscreen and check engine lights however nothing that impacted driving. Software patches have put that behind us and now just enjoy driving around a technological and artistic masterpiece.


Favorite Features

Ridiculous exterior styling. 4 door batmobile....Batman's got babies. 112 miles per gallon over the last year.


Suggested Improvements

Touchscreen does not match the technology and looks of the rest of the vehicle. Give it the touchscreen in the Model S. Unleash more of the HP to the wheels, there is a distinct feeling that power output is being limited by conservative software limiters. Can't wait until some tuner figures out how to tweak and release the beast.


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Bad Karma-worlds most unreliable lemon
19 of 54 people found this review helpful
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By bad_karma
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2012 Fisker Karma Eco-Sport 4dr Sedan (gas/electric hybrid DD)


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Car looks great and is not finished. Consider it unfixable due to multiple problems. Manufacturer not interested in taking responsibility or quality control. Multiple recalls and rushing deliveries before all the problems are even identified. Read Fisker buzz or search problems with fisker. Rebooted multiple times in motion the first 24 hours. No one calls you back with any certaintly or help. Company refuses to take them back, so do not take delivery unless you want the buyer beware speech. You will be plagued by constant and chronic failures, unless you like waiting 5 minutes to reboot or waiting weeks for any response. Bottom line is there is no fix. Expect a car that works.


Favorite Features

design- nice lines. 22 in. wheels.


Suggested Improvements

Take them back, and make a better quality, reliable car, do not trust Fisker C/S agents- young and company is chaos. I don't believe for a second that this model is reliable or been tested enough to be on the street, My car is unsafe, wish the NTSB would get involved sooner. This company has failed to disclose how bad the Karma really is. Do not purchase them unless you want the agrivation. Do not pay for EV Connect- they do not answer phone, not complete installs or refund any money. Have voicemails promising refunds over last 3 months. Dealer involved with no response or support from car maker. Do your research and I am sure you will make the wise decision. Your dealer can't help U


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New company, new design, new drivetrain, new process
42 of 67 people found this review helpful
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By autoenthus
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2012 Fisker Karma Eco-Chic 4dr Sedan (gas/electric hybrid DD)


Review

This is a great car. I have had several days with my new Karma, and I love it. I Have driven 300 miles and used only two gallons of gas! The design catches more eyes than I thought, as people are constantly pulling out their cell phones and taking pictures of it. Charging at night is simple. Plug it in and forget it. Interior is comparable to any of the many European luxury cars I have owned, only more plush. Drives like a big car, it does weigh 5300 lbs, but it handles much better than I thought it would.


Favorite Features

50 miles without gas. I have done this several times, so I don't think it is a pipe dream. EPA estimate seems more political (read the gov't owns GM, maker of the Volt) than anything else. Beautiful.


Suggested Improvements

Could use Mercedes Comand system.


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