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Karma Comedian: Obama's 'Undriveable' Electric Car
Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 12, 2012 | IBD editorials

Posted on 03/12/2012 6:02:22 PM PDT by raptor22

Industrial Policy: A leading consumer product testing firm takes one of the administration's dream green cars for a spin and had to call a gasoline-powered flatbed truck to tow the lemon away.

At least it can go from zero to $529 million in stimulus dollars in nothing flat. When the testers at Consumer Reports took it for a test drive, not only was the $107,850 dream car unable to complete the evaluation, but also it had to be towed away, a visible metaphor for the Obama administration's green energy failures.

In a test conducted last Wednesday by Consumer Reports magazine, the niche-market sports car conked out after a short ride at 65 miles an hour on a Connecticut test track.

"Our Fisker Karma ... is super sleek, high-tech — and now it's broken," Consumer Reports wrote on its website late last Thursday.

"We buy about 80 cars a year, and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undrivable before it has finished our check-in process," noted the consumer watchdog.

At least the battery didn't catch fire, which is what happened with the Chevy Volt in crash tests.

We don't know if the Fisker Karma comes with free towing along with the current $7,500, soon to be $10,000, subsidy for its purchasers who count themselves among the one percenters that Occupy Wall Street rails against.

But they probably can afford it. General Motors CEO Dan Akerson, speaking of the Karma's electric cousin, related in a recent interview that "the average purchaser of a Volt is earning $170,000 a year."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: chevyvolt; consumerreports; electriccars; fisker; fiskerkarma; ibd; karma; michigan; moneylaundering; stimulus

1 posted on 03/12/2012 6:02:35 PM PDT by raptor22
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To: raptor22

Another day in Obamaland.

Now go pay your taxes: the Ruling Class is broke. :)


2 posted on 03/12/2012 6:10:38 PM PDT by Tzimisce (this sucks)
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To: raptor22

Toyota launched its newest version of the Prius today....57 mpg and under $20,000. Who will buy Government Motors’ turkey, the Volt, at over $40,000 and a range of 40 miles in its electric mode? Oh silly me...of course, the Federal Government will buy fleets of them to make it seem as though it is gaining market share. What a hoax this entire administration is!


3 posted on 03/12/2012 6:12:28 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: raptor22; Questori; lightman; SF_Redux

Above my pay-grade, and way below my IQ, to ever own/drive/tow that “greenie-crap” POS.


4 posted on 03/12/2012 6:13:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks raptor22.
At least it can go from zero to $529 million in stimulus dollars in nothing flat. When the testers at Consumer Reports took it for a test drive, not only was the $107,850 dream car unable to complete the evaluation, but also it had to be towed away, a visible metaphor for the Obama administration's green energy failures... Consumer Reports wrote... "We buy about 80 cars a year, and this is the first time in memory that we have had a car that is undrivable before it has finished our check-in process," noted the consumer watchdog.

5 posted on 03/12/2012 6:13:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Ping


6 posted on 03/12/2012 6:17:54 PM PDT by raptor22 (Join me on Twitter @gerfingerpoken)
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To: raptor22

Biodiesel makes a lot more sense!

7 posted on 03/12/2012 6:20:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: raptor22
"the average purchaser of a Volt is earning $170,000 a year."

Where is the outcry that the $7,500 soon to be $10,000 tax credit to buy one of these lemons is a tax cut for the rich.

Nancy? Harry? Democrat Congressional commies?

Hypocrites.

8 posted on 03/12/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT by A message
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To: raptor22

By the time we get rid of this fool, he will be handing out $25k rebates.


9 posted on 03/12/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by mylife
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To: txrefugee

That’s a pretty cheap car with good mileage. It makes this 20k mile per year SUV driver think about trading for a little econobox with 50+ mpg.

Too bad so much of my job involves driving down dirt roads chasing news stories. I wish Toyota would come out with a hybrid RAV4. Just enough SUV to get me through rutted roads and deep snow, but not as expensive as the hybrid Highlander.


10 posted on 03/12/2012 6:37:08 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: raptor22

Liberals...play at building cars...play at building housing..play at having families...play at being mortgage brokers...play at being traders ...and play at being doctors...and play at presidentin’!!!

they don’t REALLY DO a DA*% THING useful...except to provide a contrast to reality!!!


11 posted on 03/12/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: raptor22

The silly thing went tilt on its maiden drive and then stuck in neutral and would not go back into drive gear.

Whoever was supposed to be in charge of quality control for that one is going to get bawled out pretty bad, I imagine.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 7:02:15 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: raptor22
I wonder if Fisker will file a libel suit against Consumer Reports like Tesla did with Top Gear?
13 posted on 03/12/2012 7:13:39 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: raptor22

Fisker would be better off dropping a Hemi V8 in the thing and actually make some money.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 7:14:41 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: txrefugee

Maybe we can get the Highway patrols to equip with nothing but volts. Like when Jerry Brown gave the Highway patrol nothing but 4 cylinder Dodge Omni’s....


15 posted on 03/12/2012 7:16:41 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: txrefugee

Maybe we can get the Highway patrols to equip with nothing but volts. Like when Jerry Brown gave the Highway patrol nothing but 4 cylinder Dodge Omni’s....


16 posted on 03/12/2012 7:16:41 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: MediaMole

I get 52 mpg from my2002 VW Jetta and it cost me way less then 20 K.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 7:24:07 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: MediaMole

I get 52 mpg from my2002 VW Jetta and it cost me way less then 20 K.


18 posted on 03/12/2012 7:24:07 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: MediaMole

I get 52 mpg from my2002 VW Jetta and it cost me way less then 20 K.


19 posted on 03/12/2012 7:24:07 PM PDT by Kozak ("It's not an Election it's a Restraining Order" .....PJ O'Rourke)
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To: raptor22

20 posted on 03/12/2012 7:49:23 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: raptor22
I hear the $100,000 price tag includes unlimited lifetime towing.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 7:52:42 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kozak

I get 3 posts per click (”ppc”) and it doesn’t cost me a thing!


22 posted on 03/12/2012 7:54:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: raptor22

I say nothing...

23 posted on 03/12/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; Kozak

My F250 gets 11 mpg @ $5/gal here in Maui and only cost $50k. Beat you both!


24 posted on 03/12/2012 8:31:43 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: 1FreeAmerican
An F250 for only $50k? What are you? Enzo's grandson?



25 posted on 03/12/2012 8:39:15 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: steelyourfaith; Red Badger; Nachum

Ping.


26 posted on 03/13/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Kozak

Are you kidding me?................


27 posted on 03/13/2012 9:02:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

Doesn’t Fisker make scissors for children?


28 posted on 03/17/2012 9:25:52 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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