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Casting about looking for a Karma to buy and spotted a damaged one with 37000 miles on it . Surely there are not many Karmas about with this many miles on them. Be interesting to find out what work had been done on it before it was crashed. And No I shant be buying one with body damage.
 

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Although, i personally can't, if you post a vin, ppl on here can help you out with work/repair history. But if you're not buying it, then what's the point?
 

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Mine has 15k miles, and since 510, nary a problem.
Yes that is what I want to hear. Owners that have racked up a few miles with little or no problems. Often all you hear are the woes of car ownership online. Taking a car out of the US to a country where there never was probably never will be a fisker service centre is a risk. A tesla does not interest me,
 

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You're in NZ? I keep wanting to move there, and if I do eventually do that, I'm not sure if/how to take the Karma. :)

The lack of service is only one problem. The Karma is very wide and long. There are a lot of Auckland and Wellington alleys it won't fit!
 

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My main concern would relate to the management of the battery pack. What was the method of charging? How many cycles? Or was the ICE used to rack up many of those miles?

The most expensive part of the Karma (or any other EV) is the battery pack. That's the $25K question at the moment.
 

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You're in NZ? I keep wanting to move there, and if I do eventually do that, I'm not sure if/how to take the Karma. :)

The lack of service is only one problem. The Karma is very wide and long. There are a lot of Auckland and Wellington alleys it won't fit!
Easy to ship out of California so will source one from that side..Last car i fetched out of the US was a R2 Avanti in 1971. I know how to pick them!!!. I live in the Southern Island and well clear of the cities you mention. Central Otago is a drivers dream.Yes I understand the size of the Karma . The turning circle of my Merc G wagon is diabolical yet i persevere
Surely the Karma cannot be worse.
 

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My main concern would relate to the management of the battery pack. What was the method of charging? How many cycles? Or was the ICE used to rack up many of those miles?

The most expensive part of the Karma (or any other EV) is the battery pack. That's the $25K question at the moment.

Thank you Ira and a point I did not think of. Gambling that at some stage down the road battery packs will get cheaper and more reliable.
 

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TANEx, I use the ICE approx 40-50% of the time since I use it a lot for my commute (~27 mi/43 km one way). I have a late Laguna model, at 11k miles. Been to the shop once for it's ~5k (actually was 8k) check up, only service was an oil change. But as you've eluded to, people that drive around with no problems, don't typically lurk or post here.

So I'm just riding this one out while it lasts, since I'm poor by Fisker standards. And when it breaks, it will certainly be the most expensive paperweight in history. But i've made it a year, so even if it breaks now, at $8k a month I'd still say it's worth every penny of the ride :)
 

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Easy to ship out of California so will source one from that side..Last car i fetched out of the US was a R2 Avanti in 1971. I know how to pick them!!!. I live in the Southern Island and well clear of the cities you mention. Central Otago is a drivers dream.Yes I understand the size of the Karma . The turning circle of my Merc G wagon is diabolical yet i persevere
Surely the Karma cannot be worse.
It's ... probably about the same (haven't driven one of those but have driven similar vehicles).

Parts of central Otago, sure. Just don't take it out to Skipper's Canyon! I think you can navigate the twisties on Crown Range Rd uphill from Frankton... :D

(Incidentally, like several others in this thread I have a "high" VIN Laguna. Mine has gone about 6400 miles now. It's been in for its 5000-mile service, and I had a weird case of Instrument Cluster Blankness that was cleared up by a hard-reboot. Other than that it has mostly had "normal" errors, like low-washer-fluid—I refilled it—and "gas-tank-empty". I had one temporary, less-than-one-minute-long, bogus "turn signal failure" error or some such too but it went away on its own before I could manage to note quite what it thought was wrong.)
 

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The highest mileage client I have was at 38k when I did his last service. He's probably over 40k by now knowing his driving habits and how long ago I saw his car. No battery issues, no RDM issues, car runs just fine. He's only done oil changes and tires to it.
 

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The highest mileage client I have was at 38k when I did his last service. He's probably over 40k by now knowing his driving habits and how long ago I saw his car. No battery issues, no RDM issues, car runs just fine. He's only done oil changes and tires to it.
How high of a VIN?
 

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I believe 700ish? This is from memory though
And the damaged one was 0003.... If I remember right. And I dont mind the quirks that Fisker ownership may bring. Have owned French cars for many years. We have a Grand Picasso Citroen that throws a "hand brake fail" and "gearbox failure" on the screen if you brake hard at speed. We ignore it and it goes away!!!!!
And LORMAX thank you for you help.
 
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