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Old 08-15-2018, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2012 Karma vs Tesla 3 Impressions

At the request of another member, I’m posting my experiences as an owner of both of the captioned cars. I know there were owners of both 2012 and Model S cars, which may be worth digging up also, since the 3 has many similarities with the S.

On looks I think the Fisker Karma is always going to be the winner: unique, head-turning, etc. I always wanted a 1965 corvette, and this car checks all the boxes with 50 years worth of better technology (and seatbelts).

Which leads logically to the contrast with the 3: the 3 is like the first iPhone, and the 2012 is like a Motorola razr, if that makes sense.

The Tesla is amazingly fun to drive: responsive, quiet, fast, and beautiful inside - sounds like the ugly friend someone wants to set you up with, but here it’s not an ugly friend, but it will be as common as dirt in a few years (like the S), but I’m ok with that, because it’s extremely fun and the tech is outstanding: one example as I sit in the 3 waiting for my kid to finish swim practice is the radio: stations are better than Sirius, and all free. You can ask the thing to play a song, and it can do it. You can type a destination into the gps lightning fast (or speak it), and it’s all there in enormous satellite glory. Contrast that with the fisker’s gps, where your first entry is the zip code?! Then street name (not number)?! Who designed this?

So Bart: don’t cancel your model 3 reservation. I have 2 reservations, and I may buy the $35k base version if Elon ever makes it. One fisker, on the other hand, is enough.
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