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Anybody ever heard of a Fisker?
http://m.fiskerautomotive.com/#home ^ | 4/12/12 | vanity

Posted on 04/12/2012 3:33:59 PM PDT by goseminoles

A friend of mine bought a car that I've never heard of. Anyone else ever heard of a Fisker Karma? Im on a phone so I have limited posting capabilities. Basically its like a Volt. It gets almost 60 mpg and does 0-60 under 6 seconds. Just curious is others have ever seen one? Thoughts? Tired of the Trayvon story.


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1 posted on 04/12/2012 3:34:01 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I’m amazed that a FReeper hasn’t heard of a Fisker.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goseminoles

Isn’t this Algore’s electric car company from Norway or somewhere like that? I think they are built with U.S. taxpayer dollars.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 3:36:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: cripplecreek

Lol!! I swear I haven’t. ;0)


4 posted on 04/12/2012 3:36:41 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: cripplecreek

Lol!! I swear I haven’t. ;0)


5 posted on 04/12/2012 3:36:50 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Gore-Backed Car Firm Gets Large U.S. Loan

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125383160812639013.html


6 posted on 04/12/2012 3:36:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m amazed that a FReeper hasn’t heard of a Fisker.

AKA Brick Door Stop

7 posted on 04/12/2012 3:36:58 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: goseminoles

It’s been posted here many times.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Ole Okie

Junk??


9 posted on 04/12/2012 3:37:50 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles
It's a very good looking, very expensive performance hybrid electric sport sedan. There were a lot of folks on here hooting because one had a drivetrain failure during a Consumer Reports test. I wasn't one of them.
10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: cripplecreek
I’m amazed that a FReeper hasn’t heard of a Fisker.

I thought is was the technical name for an oozing, pussy boil on one's backside?

11 posted on 04/12/2012 3:38:57 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: cripplecreek

The Fisker Karma is the vehicle that broke down while being
tested by Consumer Reports.


12 posted on 04/12/2012 3:39:17 PM PDT by markoman (The man with the rubber glove was....surprisingly gentle.)
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To: goseminoles

The Fisker Karma is a plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan produced by Fisker Automotive and manufactured at Valmet Automotive in Finland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisker_Karma

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rated the Karma’s combined city/highway fuel economy at 52 mpg-US (4.5 L/100 km; 62 mpg-imp) equivalent (MPG-e) in all-electric mode, and at 20 mpg


Yuppie mobile, and I bet it costs a bundle.


13 posted on 04/12/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: goseminoles

Volt = Dolt Auto

Lets face it, electric cars are simply a bad idea except on the golf course.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 3:40:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: JaguarXKE

Considering the half billion it cost the taxpayers they should have called it the Frisker in honor of their search for our wallets.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 3:41:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goseminoles

Manufacturer Fisker Automotive

Production 2011-present

Assembly Uusikaupunki, Finland by Valmet Automotive

Class subcompact luxury sports sedan

Body style 4-door sedan

Layout front engine, rear wheel drive

Combustion engine 2.0 litres (120 cu in) Turbocharged Ecotec VVT DI LNF I4

Electric motor 2 120 kW (161 hp) motors, and 479 N·m torque[1]

More

16 posted on 04/12/2012 3:41:48 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: goseminoles

Great looking car, which one would expect from a world class designer (Henrik Fisker). It’s going to flop because the price/features/performance ratio isn’t good. The thing weighs over 5,000 pounds. There’s nothing eco about it.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 3:42:01 PM PDT by Captain Steve
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To: goseminoles

Why would name a karma? But the German did it first.

I think they also make cat food.


18 posted on 04/12/2012 3:43:16 PM PDT by ThomasThomas ("Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!")
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks. From your link:

“A tiny car company backed by former Vice President Al Gore has just gotten a $529 million U.S. government loan to help build a hybrid sports car in Finland that will sell for about $89,000.”

U.S. taxpayer subsidised.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 3:43:24 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: goseminoles

Justin Bieber bought one and decided to have it completely chromed and thus blinding innocent bystanders with it. You can read and see it here. http://www.autoblog.com/2012/04/10/justin-bieber-chromes-his-fisker-karma-henrik-just-happy-for-th/#continued


20 posted on 04/12/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Texas Fossil

Was the loan ever paid back? Thanks for the insight FRiends. Now I can rag on him what a cod sack he is for buying one.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 3:47:56 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Captain Steve

Since I’ve been watching Top Gear, my appreciation of European sports cars has definitely risen. I’d love to have an Aston Martin but I hate to think what it would cost to own one in this country.


22 posted on 04/12/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goseminoles

Sorry to say but your friend is a fool. Take appropriate precautions with their stupidity.


23 posted on 04/12/2012 3:49:48 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: goseminoles

Sorry to say but your friend is a fool. Take appropriate precautions with their stupidity.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 3:49:54 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: goseminoles

Justin Bieber owns one.

I can’t think of a better reason NOT to own one.


25 posted on 04/12/2012 3:51:02 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: goseminoles

nice scissors, lousy cars.


26 posted on 04/12/2012 3:51:12 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: xp38

That video is hilarious! I lol’d.


27 posted on 04/12/2012 3:51:37 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: cripplecreek
Give a dealer a call:

http://www.astonmartin.com/cars/v8-vantage-coupe/dealers

28 posted on 04/12/2012 4:02:08 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Texas Fossil
If I was ever going to buy a "reasonably priced" European sports car I would go with one of these for $280,000+

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29 posted on 04/12/2012 4:06:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goseminoles

I took my brother down to Stanford hospital in January and we went past a Fisker dealership in Palo Alto. I had to look on the internet to find out what a Fisker was. It was right beside a Mclaren dealership. I at least had heard of Mclarens.


30 posted on 04/12/2012 4:09:42 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: ThomasThomas

No.

Fiskars makes scissors.

Viskas makes cat food.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=TmWEqoPKrzo


31 posted on 04/12/2012 4:23:31 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: ThomasThomas
Ваша киска -купила бы Viskas.
32 posted on 04/12/2012 4:24:47 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Im a poor working fool that drives a 99 durango at 13mpg’s. He also has a hummer, lambo, vette, and a tricked out R1 motorcycle. Must be nice to be rich... gas alone is $100 per week. Breaking the bank I tell ya.. oh, I forgot the arsenal of guns I can’t identify including a 37 mm grenade launcher.


33 posted on 04/12/2012 4:28:49 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

I haven’t seen one on the road yet. They look good but they don’t run. Guess that why they get good mileage. If you can’t move the mileage is always great.
I wonder what other great projects Obama has in mind. Like the N. Korean rocket that didn’t make it. Obama keeps making the wrong choices. Solyandra anyone?


34 posted on 04/12/2012 4:33:03 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: goseminoles

From the post referenced below:

Judicial Watch’s FOIA request regarding Fisker’s missed milestones is part of a comprehensive Judicial Watch investigation into the Obama administration’s bailout of this failing automobile manufacturer.

“The Obama administration’s response to this simple FOIA request is not only dishonest it is insulting to the American people. How dare the Obama Department of Energy take over half-a-billion dollars from the taxpayers and then tell them it’s none of their business whether these funds were put to good use! I suspect the information on these blacked out pages of records is embarrassing to the Obama administration. But embarrassment is not a valid reason for withholding records. The Fisker scandal is debacle for taxpayers and the Obama administration is in cover-up mode,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2867709/posts


35 posted on 04/12/2012 4:38:34 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: goseminoles

” Breaking the bank I tell ya.. oh, I forgot the arsenal of guns I can’t identify including a 37 mm grenade launcher.”

LOL, I bet that is not a demographic that Fisker never thought to market to. Green cars to gun owners.


36 posted on 04/12/2012 4:39:24 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

YES algore is deeply involved with this company. NO US jobs out of this, btw.


37 posted on 04/12/2012 4:56:48 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Rocky

Thx ...


38 posted on 04/12/2012 4:59:59 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: cripplecreek

Since I’ve been watching Top Gear, my appreciation of European sports cars has definitely risen. I’d love to have an Aston Martin but I hate to think what it would cost to own one in this country.


I watch that and love European cars too (and others, but HATE the bail-out company cars like the re-Volt-ing).
I have a 10mpg 500hp BMW M6. It’s amazing! All cars are money pits. The only difference is how deep is the pit! lol


39 posted on 04/12/2012 6:48:50 PM PDT by Captain Steve
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To: Captain Steve

As far as Top Gear is concerned, I hate to admit it but they’re right. Almost all American cars are crap. However I have heard them mention that Americans drive differently and generally are willing to accept poorer quality.


40 posted on 04/12/2012 6:52:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: goseminoles
I tend to get these confused, but I'm certain someone will clarify — Fisker and Tesla are making high end EVs ($160,00+ class). One of them (Fisker or Tesla) was at Consumer Reports for EV testing and died early in the tests.

The EV was so dead that it required a trip to the factory and $40,000 in repairs to fix before returning to Consumer Reports to finish testing. Word has it that the CR testers are so spooked by the car's unreliability the will not drive the car outside cell phone range in case it dies again!

41 posted on 04/13/2012 12:16:36 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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