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So...we bought a Fisker

I have to admit that I wasn't a fan of buying an "electric" car, especially for my extremely smart yet sometimes forgetful wife. My fears around her plugging in a car regularly seemed to be a stretch. My research on the Fisker caused me pause due to mechanical/corporate issues. BUT, it's what she wanted. We picked up her new car on Friday. It is pretty amazing on how they built this thing and the overall material used. While I won't profess its the most elegant interior I've had the pleasure of sitting in or the panache of other marquee names, the exterior, in my opinion, is absolutely gorgeous! I've attached a picture from the dealership. Anyone else have a Fisker?

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Thank god you own a Ferrari to compensate the Fisker!

Anyway, enjoy your Prius.. Uhhhhhhhh Fisker :-)

No but really, a Fisker is a nice car, i like the wheels and the point of it... Very good to ''Save the Planet''...

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I like the Fisker.

It looks good and it helps to create a better city environment. Never extend ameliorating the city environment to saving the planet, or you will have a new thread going on that issue...

The planet saves itself. Humans can only help by saving themselves, in any way the seem fit. The planet doesn't need our self pleasing, silly navel gazing, quasi-conscience.

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Nick, believe me when I say the first thought I had in my head was "this is an over-priced Prius" so I chuckled when I read your post. The lines on the car are well thought out and really are striking when you see one in person.

Capo, agree 100%. While the environment itself wasn't the first thing on my wife's mind when she bought the Fisker it certainly has its benefits. We've had it for 5 days now and haven't burned an ounce of fuel (then again, we haven't driven it more than 50 miles at any given time either!)

There's no doubt the 430 gets a ton of attention. Most people know "what" my car is when they see it (although I did get a "is that the new Corvette?" when they see the Ferrari...I just laugh and say "yes." However, the Fisker, being a relatively new "footprint" in automobiles gets a TON of looks!
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nice, looks great

compliments your fantastic specced f430

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Hehe, it's a nice car, looking good. I drove one a few months ago for 20km's....
Acceleration is cool, sounds like a Paris Metro train :-)

I sure like the looks, the interior is quite nice with that big touchscreen in the middle!
Enjoy it
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nice, looks great

compliments your fantastic specced f430
Thanks karakal!
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We have two in my 'hood', and I must say it's much better in person.

Then again I live in the land of roots and berries, but love that we are doing this alternative.

BTW: They would easily task most cars in a 0-60 mode, hands down.

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We have two in my 'hood', and I must say it's much better in person.

Then again I live in the land of roots and berries, but love that we are doing this alternative.

BTW: They would easily task most cars in a 0-60 mode, hands down.
Gran, spot on. When my better half was showing me the research on the car I admittedly was wary of the overall design. Mind you, there's a thread going on about buying "sight unseen" for our Ferrari's (which I bought mine that way) and I did with the Fisker too. I figured SHE has to drive it, not me...understandably not rational thinking but oh well. After seeing it in person, feel much better and feel a helluva lot better about the spend. And yes, it is a "lively" car off the line...ONLY off the line
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Congrats man. I have to agree the Fisker is one very sexy car!

Would love to hear your impressions and long term ownership impressions

Curious though, did you consider the Tesla Model S?

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Curious about the Tesla as well.

Those Fiskers are beautiful cars though! Congrats!
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I believe on the streets the Tesla model S will beat it in a 1/4 mile drag race but, 1/2 mile the Fisker will pull on the Tesla...

Nice looking car! Love the black over the white on those cars...
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Admittedly, we didn't consider the Tesla S model. There were a couple reasons:

1. It didn't have a gas backup. The premise behind this is simply we would be limited by the "distance" we could travel in the Tesla and not knowing where charging stations are created a level of what they call "distance anxiety."

2. It didn't have the "looks" differentiator we were wanting. To me, the Tesla S is obviously a more eco-friendly choice but in my opinion, looks like many other cars in the sedan space.

My wife had the final say in the direction we went. While I would have preferred a Flying Spur or Quattroporte, I am satisfied with her decision.
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I bought a Karma last weekend. It's as good, if not better, looking than any other exotic I've ever owned. And like the OP said, it gets more looks than any modern Ferrari, Lambo or whatever.

I got my 2012 as a Dealer Demo with 1,100 miles. I paid way less than a similarly equipped 2013 BMW 535i.

I freaking love my Karma!!
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I bought a Karma last weekend. It's as good, if not better, looking than any other exotic I've ever owned. And like the OP said, it gets more looks than any modern Ferrari, Lambo or whatever.

I got my 2012 as a Dealer Demo with 1,100 miles. I paid way less than a similarly equipped 2013 BMW 535i.

I freaking love my Karma!!
Beautiful. What did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
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Admittedly, we didn't consider the Tesla S model. There were a couple reasons:

1. It didn't have a gas backup. The premise behind this is simply we would be limited by the "distance" we could travel in the Tesla and not knowing where charging stations are created a level of what they call "distance anxiety."

2. It didn't have the "looks" differentiator we were wanting. To me, the Tesla S is obviously a more eco-friendly choice but in my opinion, looks like many other cars in the sedan space.

My wife had the final say in the direction we went. While I would have preferred a Flying Spur or Quattroporte, I am satisfied with her decision.
Same here, the Tesla Model S does nothing for me and I never really considered it. For those thinking about a Tesla, go price one out and after you're done adding all of the options you thought would be standard (and pick up on the deceptive math they do with the $7,500 tax credit) you will be well into the 6 figures for a car that could easily be mistaken for a Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Hyundai/Kia. Congrats.

PS Your wife has great taste!
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I got my 2012 as a Dealer Demo with 1,100 miles. I paid way less than a similarly equipped 2013 BMW 535i.

I freaking love my Karma!!
Wow that's a deal! I'd choose the Karma over a "boring" 535i any days.

Many congrats on the Karma. I agree, the exterior design is one of the best.

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Did I mention 22" wheels standard and more torque (959 lb ft) than a Veyron?

Nice piece written by Hamster:
Richard on: the Fisker Karma - BBC Top Gear
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Did I mention 22" wheels standard and more torque (959 lb ft) than a Veyron?

Nice piece written by Hamster:
Richard on: the Fisker Karma - BBC Top Gear
No you forgot those details, but I knew that already But still wow, 22" standard...amazing.

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Glad to see another member went down the same path!! Love the color of your Fisker...what interior did you get?
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