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Bad Karma: Our Fisker Karma Plug-in Hybrid Breaks Down
Consumer Reports, via Yahoo ^ | March 8, 2012 | Consumer Reports Staff

Posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:51 AM PST by RetroSexual

Our Fisker Karma cost us $107,850. It is super sleek, high-tech—and now it’s broken.

We have owned our car for just a few days; it has less than 200 miles on its odometer. While doing speedometer calibration runs on our test track (a procedure we do for every test car before putting it in service by driving the car at a constant 65 mph between two measured points), the dashboard flashed a message and sounded a “bing“ showing a major fault. Our technician got the car off the track and put it into Park to go through the owner’s manual to interpret the warning. At that point, the transmission went into Neutral and wouldn’t engage any gear through its electronic shifter except Park and Neutral.

(Excerpt) Read more at autos.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: automotive; consumerreports; fisker; fiskerkarma; greencorruption; michigan; moneylaundering
Best comment so far: "I could-a had a V8"
1 posted on 03/09/2012 7:03:55 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: RetroSexual

Does the “Tesla” also have bad Karma?


2 posted on 03/09/2012 7:06:56 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: RetroSexual

3 posted on 03/09/2012 7:07:18 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: RetroSexual

I guess Fisker just couldn’t cut it.............


4 posted on 03/09/2012 7:08:54 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: RetroSexual
I spoke to one of my "auto gnomes" who may or may not have seen it up close and then some......

To dovetail off of Sargent Shultz, "I say Nothing, Nothing".... Dang wish I could...

5 posted on 03/09/2012 7:09:00 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: RetroSexual
Consumer Reports lost any credibility it had long ago. Now it is nothing but a shill for all things "green".

CU, it's parent company is a big Obamacare cheerleader.

6 posted on 03/09/2012 7:11:42 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: RetroSexual
Isn't that just dandy? And it only cost you, the taxpayer, $529 MILLION!

How Fisker got $500 million in government loans for a fuel economy flop

7 posted on 03/09/2012 7:13:42 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: RetroSexual

Give me a break! This is the PERFECT green car. You buy it for $100+K to show everyone how much you love Gaia and then you park it out front because it won’t run. Zero pollution, zero energy use, and lots of kudos from your red-diaper doper friends.

Then you sneak out the back way to your house in your Suburban...


8 posted on 03/09/2012 7:18:27 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: RetroSexual

Well... at least it didn’t catch on fire.


9 posted on 03/09/2012 7:20:41 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: RetroSexual; tubebender
Best comment so far: "I could-a had a V8"

We have a winner!!!

10 posted on 03/09/2012 7:21:37 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: RetroSexual

Typical Obama, a great step backwards.


11 posted on 03/09/2012 7:22:15 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: RetroSexual

I saw a Fisker on the road a couple of months ago...the only US dealer is in our town...great looking car...I didn’t know what it was...did the research and almost puked at its story...glad to see it’s nothing but a POS.


12 posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:02 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Constitution Day
Half a billion dollars is a small price to pay to subsidize a rich liberals $100,000 car! /s

What, most people cannot afford a $100,000 car? And those that can don't really need the government to subsidize it? Who knew?

And here I thought a $100,00 a car eco friendly vehicle was our long-term mass produced SOLUTION to the dangers of global warming! NOT!

13 posted on 03/09/2012 7:24:07 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: RetroSexual

Karma this Karma that, they are all comedians


14 posted on 03/09/2012 7:29:10 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RetroSexual

A whole new meaning to BSOD on the highway


15 posted on 03/09/2012 7:32:19 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: RetroSexual
Even immobilized, I'd take it. Nothing wrong that a little LS7 therapy couldn't cure.
16 posted on 03/09/2012 7:40:20 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: RetroSexual

Is there a complete running list anywhere of all the failed or failing Obama-promoted taxpayer-funded “green” companies and projects? Plus an accounting of how much money has been flushed down the poop chute for this and how much in campaign cash has been laundered back to the regime?

Like: the Volt, SpectraWatt, Solyndra, Beacon Power, Fisker, Ener1, etc. etc. etc.

Just remember that oil is “the fuel of the past” according to Obama.


17 posted on 03/09/2012 7:42:48 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: driftdiver

Maybe they can get Boy George to do the commercials.


18 posted on 03/09/2012 7:46:48 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: RetroSexual

At least Fisker is taking the car back to fix it.

After a half dozen Tesla Roadster owners bricked their cars by mismanaging the battery charge state, Tesla told them that they would not cover the cost of the battery replacement, so they are on the hook for $45,000.

These cars are all vaporware, anyway. They exist to bilk credulous investors out of their money and milk the government of subsidies. Producing actual cars for actual customers is the last thing they want to do.


19 posted on 03/09/2012 7:50:53 AM PST by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: RetroSexual

LMFAO!!!!


20 posted on 03/09/2012 7:56:55 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: RetroSexual

Instant Karma’s gonna get you.


21 posted on 03/09/2012 7:58:21 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: 43north

And the kicker is, there are conventional cars in its price range that can almost match it on fuel consumption and kick its battery-laden ass performance-wise. And they don’t suffer from silly electrical glitches during their break-in period either.


22 posted on 03/09/2012 8:17:57 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Common sense isn't a blessing. It's a curse because you have to deal with those who don't have it.)
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To: RetroSexual

The very idea of Karma does not, and never has existed.

I despise the use of the term Karma being used as as much as I despise the use of the phrase, “Global Warming”.

Neither Karma, nor Global Warming exists, and thus should never be used in any way to ever describe anything.


23 posted on 03/09/2012 8:54:03 AM PST by OneVike ((Just a Christian waiting to go home) internet ID:: impeachobamanow)
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To: Jack of all Trades

over designed. Over weight. Current engine is a turbo 4 - no room for LS-7.

When you could have an Alfa 8C - straight out of production?

4300 lbs. 124 inch wheelbase. Some sports car. It is a grotesque. Even the giant Panamera is 115 inch x 4100 lbs.

Anyone who would even review it as a sports care is a liar.

I could send a better design from a blank sheet of paper by midnight tonight.


24 posted on 03/09/2012 9:11:14 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell (question,.)
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To: OneVike
The very idea of Karma does not, and never has existed.

Then you don't know what Karma is. Karma is just the word for the idea of the cause and effect of one's actions.

25 posted on 03/09/2012 9:28:24 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
The very idea of Karma does not, and never has existed.

Then you don't know what Karma is. Karma is just the word for the idea of the cause and effect of one's actions.


Thanks for straightening that poster out. In the Bible it is referred to as "What you sow, so shall you reap"
26 posted on 03/09/2012 9:57:17 AM PST by Rooivalk
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To: UCANSEE2
Well... at least it didn’t catch on fire.

Naw, bricks don't burn very well.

27 posted on 03/09/2012 10:11:05 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: Jack of all Trades

Just get a 918 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnJ3OsRssQM


28 posted on 03/09/2012 11:11:10 AM PST by Neidermeyer
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