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Old 02-21-2011, 03:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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There they are, the first reviews by automotive journalists:

- Motortrend.com:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/alternative/1102_2012_fisker_karma_drive/index.html

- Caranddriver.com:
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/car/11q1/2012_fisker_karma-first_drive_review

- Roadandtrack.com:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/impressions/driven-2011-fisker-karma-ever

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Autocar also drove the Karma!

http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Fisker-Karma-Range-extender/255538/

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's Edmunds Inside Line:

http://www.insideline.com/fisker/karma/2012/2012-fisker-karma-first-drive.html

and Automobilemag.com:

http://www.automobilemag.com/green/reviews/1102_2012_fisker_karma/index.html
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and Automobilemag.com:

http://www.automobilemag.com/green/reviews/1102_2012_fisker_karma/index.html
The video on Automobile's page is very interesting - nice to see some different rolling footage and hear the Karma.

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There they are, the first reviews by automotive journalists:

- Motortrend.com:
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/alternative/1102_2012_fisker_karma_drive/index.html

- Caranddriver.com:
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/car/11q1/2012_fisker_karma-first_drive_review

- Roadandtrack.com:
http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/impressions/driven-2011-fisker-karma-ever

Thx for the links, Dutch. They appear to be quite positive, overall.

To be honest, I was pleasantly surprised that the reviews weren't a little snarky, given that the automotive media has not be generally positive about EVs.

Got an email from Fisker this am. Production will begin on March 21. Deliveries commence in May. I project getting my car in July, given that I'm # 737.
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Autoblog:

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/02/21/2012-fisker-karma-first-drive-review-road-test/

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Yep, seems the muffler is the only big down point of many of the reviews, which they say is being rectified before the customer deliveries.
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You were right though about the delivery date, being a bit later than expected. The reason can be found in this Fisker-mail:

''To ensure quality is paramount, we will have a slow ramp-up. The first cars produced will be retailer demonstrators that will allow you to experience the Fisker Karma drive characteristics. [...] Depending on when your deposit was received, you will be receiving your Fisker Karma between May and October this year. Your Fisker Automotive retailer will be able to give you a delivery date by the end of April as we finalize individual production slots.''

I still think, reading these reviews, that it is worth the wait.



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Autoweek

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110222/CARREVIEWS/110229983

Some information not mentioned in the other reviews:

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Fisker's men admitted after I asked them about the quoted 403 hp that our test mule was only producing about 320 hp. It's a matter of further development, they said.
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Autoweek

http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110222/CARREVIEWS/110229983

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Fisker's men admitted after I asked them about the quoted 403 hp that our test mule was only producing about 320 hp. It's a matter of further development, they said.
Yeah, I saw that too. Seems the pre-production cars they were driving were missing several features (like traction control), which is a little odd. I thought they pushed 200 production cars off the assembly line for testing. Wouldn't those cars have all of the features and be "done"? Sounds like they're still working on the car even tho it goes into production in 1 month. Apparently they've got new mufflers on order as well since the current ones sound pretty bad according to the reviews.

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